Fuji GSW 690 Mk III Professional

BackgroundI have had this Fuji GSW 690 Mk III for over two years and can’t think why I have never mentioned it before. I was first introduced to the camera when a friend was visiting Corfu and brought his with him. Foolishly, I accepted an offer to try it out and was smitten with it!…

Flexaret Accessories Have Arrived!

I am truly impressed with my Flexaret VI and as a result I decided to splash out on some accessories for it! One of the unique things about this model is that can also shoot 35mm film and to assist in this endeavour, those clever people at Meopta created a specific tool for the job….

Meopta Flexaret VI

I am not new to twin lens reflex cameras (TLRs) or cameras with waist level view finders such as the KMZ Start, as well as various Praktica and Praktina models. I accept that they are not everyone’s ‘cup of tea’ but once upon a time, the Rolleiflex was the camera to own, especially amongst professional…

Rollei SPUR HRX Developer

I was recommended this developer by fellow film shooter, Pjotr Utkin. As always, I tried to research it but to be honest there is little information on the web relating to real life experiences with it. I will come clean and admit that I thought I would test it with a roll of Fomapan 100…

Results Using Rollei Spur HRX Developer

Last year, I decided to try a different film in this developer as I had a few rolls of TMax 400 that were close to expiring. Upon reflection this may have been a stupid decision as I also had a bottle of TMAX developer open! Doh! I followed the manufacturer’s recommendations and exposed the film…

1919 Contessa Nettel Cocorette Contessa

Dear reader, you will later hear about the Praktica BX20 that I bought a while ago which just about satisfies the requirements for a vintage camera, ie. over 30 years old. However, today’s post is about a recently acquired true antique being over 100 years old – a 1919 Contessa Nettel Cocorette Contessa folding camera….

Grain? What Grain?

I am grateful to my friend and fellow photography enthusiast, Pjotr Utkin, without whom I would not have been writing this short article. Apart from putting me on to Spur HRX developer, he also gifted me a roll of Rollei Ortho 25 Plus before the dreaded virus hit. I never got around to using it…

Lubitel 166 Universal

This is a recent arrival for my collection. The seller was reluctant to ship it to Greece from the UK and so it went to one of my long-suffering daughters who shipped it to me. Unfortunately between her shipping it on 21st March 2022 and it arriving here, ELTA, our postal service in Greece suffered…

Drive-By Shooting!

I know what you are thinking. Stick with me! 2021 was a pretty torrid year for everyone, some even more so than others. By the time Christmas had come and gone, I think it fair to say that I wasn’t in the best frame of mind. Christmas is my favourite time of the year but…