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DJI Mavic Pro: First Flight! (Antananarivo, Madagascar)

Finally, it has arrived! Back in mid-October, I heard that DJI, the company that manufactured the first drone I owned, was releasing a small, foldable drone with an integrated camera.  In other words, one that would allow me to carry … Continue reading

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Testing the Aires 35 V

I found this rangefinder at an estate sale in Virginia.  It’s a heavy, solid camera and it came with a second lens, and despite never having heard of its manufacturer, I decided to add it to my collection.  Being from … Continue reading

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Testing the Mansfield Skylark

Funny story about how I ended up with this one. When you bid on high-priced items on eBay, it can be useful to decide the most you intend to pay, and then submit that bid just before bidding closes.  There … Continue reading

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Found Film: Kodak Hawkeye Instamatic II

I ordered one of these for a few bucks on eBay because it combined two things I like:  old cameras and found film – i.e. an undeveloped 126 cartridge was  still inside the camera, according to the seller. The Hawkeye … Continue reading

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Camera Test: No. 1A Folding Pocket Kodak, R.R. Lens Type

Remember the No. 1A Folding Pocket Kodak, R.R. Lens Type?  With such a distinctive name, who could forget it? Not like the cameras nowadays – all DSC-something-cybersomething-shot-pix – they all blur together.  Naming conventions were different in the early 1900s. … Continue reading

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Vintage Camera Test: Franka Werke Bonafix

A few months ago I picked up this Franka Werke camera for “next to nothing” (20 bucks or so) that appeared from the photos to be in near-mint condition.  When it arrived, it looked like it had been stored in … Continue reading

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Testing the Agfa Silette Rapid F

When I’m considering vintage cameras for purchase, I specifically look for cameras that still appear to work, and for which film can still be acquired somehow.  Then, periodically, I grab a couple and test them out.  This week, it’s the … Continue reading

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Two Towers, Two Cameras, Two Views on Photography

Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers make interesting photographic subjects – not because they are the tallest twin buildings in the world, but because of their shape and the textures and patterns on the outside of the building.  At night, they are lit … Continue reading

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Six-16 Brownie Special with Found Film?

I’ve mentioned it before, and I still can’t tell you why:  I like taking old rolls of film I come across, and getting them developed to see what secrets they hold.  It costs much more than modern film, and probably … Continue reading

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Vintage Cameras: Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 35

I was reminded today that I have a long way to go in building my vintage camera collection – the world record holder, who lives nearby in Mumbai, has a collection of 4,425.  At least, he did when this article … Continue reading

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Underwater Videography

Last Christmas, I ordered my daughter a last-minute Christmas gift, paying for “guaranteed” delivery by Christmas.  It was a waterproof cover for her Flip HD camera – and the timing was important because we were headed to Hurghada, Egypt, for … Continue reading

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Easy Flip Camera Lens Repair

In case anyone other than me has cracked the lens of their Flip camera (or one of its close cousins – it would probably work for them as well) here’s how I fixed mine after it had an unfortunate encounter … Continue reading

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