Apr 14 2014
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Photoset

I’m Just came back  from a week in the Holy Land (Japan of course). I was very lucky in general. Under the photography point of view not much. My bag was composed of M9 with 28 elmarit, 90 elmarit, 15 voigt plus the Fuji xpro1 with a 50mm 1,4 equiv (don’t ask the real focal lenght). A lot of photo opportunity which at a first glance did not work out well for me. Every where there was a lot o people (really a lot of chinese) for the cherry blossom. One day I decided to take the fuji and it died of battery illness Just 2 hours after the day. Another day I miss the opportunity to meet John Sypal from Tokyocamerastyle by Just 15 minutes. So not very lucky. At least this time no deer from Nara tried to charge me, they have been content just be eating part of my map.

The usual tour at Yodobashi and Bic camera in Shinjuku was uneventless. The Ginza tour of used camera store, Lemon camera, Sukiya etc, a lot of nikon lenses, was not as expected, nothing more than everything ever made for nikon, used or new, for the Leica there is a good selection, but luckily we in europe can still find everything at a decent price, except for the “collector” pieces, which I think that Tokyo still offers a good amount of rarity compared, to let’s say the New Old Camera shop in Milan or others.

I was looking for some fancy polaroid or instant camera but it seems that not much was for sale, I manage to get 4 boxes of FP10045c for half the price of ebay. Velvia in 4x5 is still pretty much available, but I did not see the Velvia 100 in 4x5, you can get everything you want in 35mm and 120. Of course in japan you can still use film as much as you like, and is very common to find people with film cameras, mainly Nikon, some contax and of course Leica.

A note must be written because it seams that everybody in china got a sony alpha 7 and traveled to Japan, somebody got 2, the leica M240 is very popular also, I’v counted at least 3, and a guy was using 2 at the same time plus a film MP.


Mar 18 2014

Photoset

The Fp100c45 experiment has moved forward and is now at the stage that my wallet hate me.


Jul 16 2013

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The 4x5 issue and the polaroid incident
The issue is that my beautiful 4x5 Sinar is now part of the furniture in my living room. Which is nice, in away. But every time a sit at the dinning table, and I see this camera looking at me, I get really mad.
So to use it more I’m thinking about buying a polaroid (well Fujifilm in truth) for it.
I have one for my Mamiya, and it works really well, is really a pleasant tool.
I promise is not an excuse to buy new equipment.

The 4x5 issue and the polaroid incident

The issue is that my beautiful 4x5 Sinar is now part of the furniture in my living room. Which is nice, in away. But every time a sit at the dinning table, and I see this camera looking at me, I get really mad.

So to use it more I’m thinking about buying a polaroid (well Fujifilm in truth) for it.

I have one for my Mamiya, and it works really well, is really a pleasant tool.

I promise is not an excuse to buy new equipment.


Jul 16 2013

Photoset

Where we were at?

ah right, a few months ago I decided to get rid of most of my nikon junk, digital and, sigh, film.

The time to use my photo equipment is still missing though.

I went to MIAMI and KEY WET WEST in May, with my M9 and 1 lens (28 mm). I’ve made litteraly only 5 photos with it.

On the other hand I’ve made a lot of other photos with my phone.

Same things in the last months.

So the last saturday I forced myself to use my M3, almost 18 frames exposed, still undeveloped and God only knows when I will finish the roll, the other 3 photos I’ve taken with the phone are already online.

So nothing new under the sun.


Jan 17 2013
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This is just pure pornography

This is just pure pornography

(Source: japancameramag, via tokyo-camera-style)


Nov 20 2012
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Quote

Quote

(Source: ildeboscio)


Nov 15 2012

RICOH GR1S

I’m finally selling some comeras I’m not using anymore, among other things I got a lovely Ricoh GR1s DATE for sale.

I’m really not much involved int he 35mm but I have to say this is one of the best camera for the so called streetphotographers (whatever it is)( #hipster #apple #starbucks).

I would be more than happy to find a new home for it, especially if someone will use it properly.

It’s here.


Nov 15 2012
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Techinic

Have you recently looked at a review of a digital camera? No? I think you should, because nothing come close to be bored to death.

Let me explain, to be clear I was casually looking the D600 review here.

Some years ago (not too much years in fact) reading these kind of review was kind of mandatory, because there was quite a noticable difference between models.

Today is really hard to tell, these kind of review are really for people who can not find nothing better to do than count pixels. I’m serious, I stared at this images for 10 minutes, and I didn’t see any APPRECIABLE difference. 

So… please spend more wisely your time, nowdays technically difference in image quality is so thin you really don’t need to worry!


Nov 09 2012
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tokyo-camera-style:

October 2, 2011 re-post
tokyo-camera-style:

Film cooler at Yodobashi Camera in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Image on flickr here

It’s rather revolting when you compare this to my local film shop

tokyo-camera-style:

October 2, 2011 re-post

tokyo-camera-style:

Film cooler at Yodobashi Camera in Shinjuku, Tokyo

Image on flickr here

It’s rather revolting when you compare this to my local film shop


Oct 29 2012

SELL\\BUY\\HOLD

I’m going to sell, because is really stupid to keep something that you are not using, and are not forecasting to use it in the future, especially for the nikon system, wich I think I have not used in the last year more than twice.

I have a complete set of full frame dslr and lenses up for sale, contact me if you are looking for something.

Probably I will keep only film cameras.


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