Tag: Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros

  • An evening in the front yard with a 70-year-old camera

    My circa 1940 Voigtländer Bessa, a medium-format folding camera, sits on prominent display in my office. It’s been in that spot the entire six years or so I’ve owned it, making it one of my earliest old-camera purchases. It came to me with a hazy lens that I have been meaning to try to clean up. This…

  • Ansco Shur Shot

    A review of the Ansco Shur Shot, a box camera for 120 film. It’s a fun camera but a middling performer.

  • Argus A2B

    A review of the Argus A2B, one of the first cameras made to use the 35mm film cartridge. There are more enjoyable early 35mm cameras.

  • Captured: In Loving Memory

    Photographer Dorothea Lange once said that a camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera. I’ve found that to be true. Since I started shooting several years ago, I’ve come to notice things I never would have seen before. But I’ve also found that getting the settings right on one of…

  • Argus A-Four

    Let’s get the details out of the way first, because few are available anyway. The Argus Camera Company of Ann Arbor, Michigan produced the Argus A-Four (or, as the camera proudly declares across its face, argus a-four) from 1953 to 1956. The A-Four takes good old 35mm film. Its plastic and aluminum body holds a…

  • Canon Canonet QL17 G-III

    The Canon Canonet QL17 G-III is a lovely camera with a fine lens. I review it here.

  • Voigtländer Bessa

    Consensus is that the Germans made the finest lenses and wrapped them in well-designed, nearly indestructible bodies. Collectors fawn over their Zeiss-Ikons, Rolleis, and Leicas. But the granddaddy of all German cameras — and the oldest name in photography — is Voigtländer, which made its first optical instruments in 1756. When I saw the very…