Leica M3 Post CLA Shakedown

Leica M3 Post CLA Shakedown

How Time Flies Finally, after over a year since having received a thorough Clean, Lubricate, and Adjust (CLA) service by Mr. Youxin Ye at YYeCamera [ http://www.yyecamera.com ] based in Canton, Massachusetts, I was able to take the mighty Leica M3 out for its post CLA...

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Mamiya C330 Professional: Walkabout

Mamiya C330 Professional: Walkabout

I had the chance finally to take my Mamiya C330 Professional out for a spin and run two rolls of Ilford Delta 400 120 through it. This had been on my to-do list since the beginning of 2019 when I made this post: New Year's Resolution: Shoot More Film in 2019....

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Leica M10-D: Comparison to an Old Friend

Leica M10-D: Comparison to an Old Friend

Bottom-Line-Up-Front The Leica M10-D is a remarkable camera. Its minimalist controls provide an uncluttered, refreshingly simple user experience that compliments your creative process. It is my first foray into Leica’s digital M ecosystem and I’m happy I waited until...

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Leica M3 Needs CLA

Leica M3 Needs CLA

Over the course of a year (Jan 2017 - June 2018) I ran a roll of Tri-X through this camera, and when I finally got around to developing the film, I discovered it had a serious problem which I'd never noticed before. At shutter speeds 125th of a second and faster the...

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What Famous Photographers Used Yashica Mat Cameras?

What Famous Photographers Used Yashica Mat Cameras?

On 5 September 2018, I received an inquiry via my website contact page from Mark Stone-Brant:Dear Rick    I was wondering which famous pro photographers actually used the Yashica TLR, It does not matter which models they used for their work. It is...

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For The Love Of Film

For The Love Of Film

OK, I admit it. I like to shoot film. I like everything about film: I like the way film smells when I open the canister, I like the way the chemicals smell during processing, I like the feeling I get when I load a fresh roll of film into a camera, and I like the...

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Improve Your Practice Through Journaling

Improve Your Practice Through Journaling

This being my first Technique post, I thought the best place to start would be to share with you what I believe to be the most important tool one can utilize to improve upon most any aspect of their life, especially one that involves some sort of process or...

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Oh Those Iowa Skies!

Oh Those Iowa Skies!

Returning from a ride deep into the midwest with my friend Ricardo Serpa back in July of 2014 I stopped along an Iowa highway and took in the verdant, open country and deep blue skies with white, puffy clouds. Images really can't capture the complete feeling of...

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