Happy SUNday!

Cirrus and Cirrostratus clouds over North Florida. Camera and lens – Canon EOS R with Canon EF 75-300mm f3.5-5.6 III zoom lens at 75mm.

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and, while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday!

Feeling froggy!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and, while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday!

Nikon D800 as seen by a D800

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday!

Sunshine makes for a happy lizard.

Camera – Canon EOS 7D

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday!

Jessie & Woody

Y’all have a rootin’ tootin’ rip-roaring day and thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday! – bountiful

Acorns a plenty in my Japanese garden. There’s much work to be done but can I count on the squirrels for help? Thank you for stopping by and have a bountiful day! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Auto Yashinon 55mm f1.2 by Tomioka Optical – 1973

Monster glass from Tomioka. The lens has a super low serial number that puts it within the first few months of production. The camera is the Yashica TL Electro X – ITS made in April 1973.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday! – chasing compact P&S digitals.

If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll no doubt know that I like these compact (little) point-and-shoot digital cameras. I find them easy to tote as most will slip nicely into a pant or jacket pocket. Before smartphones were a thing with their high-resolution cameras I’d often carry a pocket digital and shoot with it alongside my primary (big) film SLR. I find shooting with two distinct formats fun and challenging. I also like the fact that with these compacts it’s easy to get both extreme low and high angles that would be difficult with a bulky SLR.

Today’s featured camera is this awesome Canon PowerShot A480 10-megapixel ultracompact with a sharp Canon 3.3x zoom lens. It has 10 shooting modes plus 30fps movie capabilities and one of the best parts it takes just two easy-to-find AA batteries. There is a separate button battery for the date/time feature (CR 2016) but heck that only needs replacing once every ten years or so (which I just did).

With the lens retracted the camera is about the size of a deck of playing cards.
In the studio.
Super sharp Canon power zoom 37-122mm (35mm equivalent) lens. Up to 6x digital zoom.
It’s from Canon so you know the design and function are top-notch.
The details.

Just in time for Christmas I’ve added this little gem to my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday! – Classic Asahi Pentax K1000

Happy day all, thanks for stopping by! Today I have a very nice early model Asahi Pentax K1000 from the late 1970s. One of the longest-running 35mm SLRs ever made. I find it rather compact compared to other cameras from the same period so it’s a little hard for me to get a good comfortable hold on the body. That doesn’t mean it’s not a good camera but I tend to like a bigger body especially on the right side where I usually grip the camera. Its simple design and rugged reliability are its claim to fame (low cost too).

I’ve just listed this in my online camera shop yesterday and it just sold to a client in Finland! My Etsy Shop (www.ccstudio2380.com) has a tremendous worldwide appeal which I’m most appreciative of. It’s fun to think that cameras that have been a part of my collection can end up finding a new home almost anywhere on Earth (that’s the best part of online selling). I had a vintage Japanese-made auxiliary viewfinder from the 1950s end up going back to Japan last week from my eBay site – cool!

Here is the Asahi Pentax K1000

Includes a gorgeous Asahi Optical Company SMC Pentax-M f2 50mm lens and instruction booklet from 1981.
Simple layout and easy-to-use controls.
Engraved Asahi Opt. Co. on the right rear top plate.
An early serial number indicated it was made in Japan. Interestingly the lens has been made in Taiwan.

Happy SUNday! – Classic Digitals

Happy Sunday everybody! Yes, you read that right, classic digitals. I find collecting these early compact digital cameras a fun endeavor. But too much of a good thing can be overwhelming. So, it’s time to let a few go by putting them in my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

From 2010, here’s a sharp ultracompact digital from Fujifilm. The FinePix JX250 features a true 14-megapixels of image quality and a super sharp glass Fujinon 5x zoom lens.
In the studio.
An original boxed set is included with this slightly used camera.
No post production image of my model kitty. Fujifilm FinePix JX250.

The Kyocera Finecam S5R is and was a pretty sophisticated digital when it was released in mid-2004 at an opening price of a whopping $499.99! The Kyocera lens is a 7 element in 6 groups design and has a 35mm equivalent range of 35-105mm. It feature Kyocera’s new “RTUNE” Image Processing Technology. It’s also capable of up to 3fps in full auto mode. More can be found at https://americas.kyocera.com/press-releases/press-releases_20150319896.htm

Kyocera Finecam S5R with a sharp glass Kyocera 3x zoom lens and a rugged stainless steel outer case (the body).
See cat picture below.
Totally unretouched. As it was recorded by the Finecam S5R. Not bad for 5MP.
The complete boxed set as it came from the factory. Everything is in mint unused condition except for the box which shows considerable shelf wear. It even comes with the original Panasonic 16MB SD card and Adobe Photoshop Album CD!

Thanks for stopping by and as always, have a beautiful day!

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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