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Dogwood blossoms
Apr 24, 2016
One of the great things about mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras is the ease with which you can attach lenses from the film era. With the recent interest in the Meyer-Optik Goerlitz Trioplan, I decided it was time to try this lens for myself. The problem is that I don’t have a Trioplan in an interchangeable lens mount. However, I do own a non...
The Linux desktop
Feb 28, 2016
I have a couple of older but still functional computers that just can't handle Windows XP – even after a fresh install of the operating system. About a year ago, I installed Linux on one of these laptops. The experience was not pleasant. Side note here. You just can't say Linux. That's the "kernel" or the core atop which everything else sits....
Cleaning a lens
Dec 05, 2015
In time, you will need to clean your camera lens. There is a right way and definitely a wrong way to do it. No matter how meticulous you are with your equipment, your lens will pick up dust, debris, water spots, finger prints, smudges and other things that can be removed. If you have haze or fungus or mold on an inner element, then you are...
Yashica Electro 35
Apr 01, 2014
Yashica Electros are a curious lot. They were a throwback to the days of the big 35mm rangefinders, competing in size and market share with similar cameras from Mamiya, Fujica, Minolta, Konica, Petri and others. If you own one of the Yashica Electro models, perhaps you've heard of the "Yashica Pad of Death." When functioning normally, the...