Purma Special — Camera Go Camera

I decided to look for another 127 camera seeing as I had the FCK127 when up popped this blog post on Casual Photophile. Then this post appeared up on another blog I read. That was it, I wanted Purma Special and luckily I am in England so they are fairly cheap. I put a minimum […]

Purma Special — Camera Go Camera

Great post! Please take the time to check it out. It’s amazing what Peggy can do with cameras and film from another time and place. Chris

Not how you want the box with your new laptop in it to look!

Looks like Ace Ventura had a hand in this delivery!

The computer arrived safely no thanks to the “excellent” handling by FedEx and the suspect packing by B&H.

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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Unique Yosemite Backpack – Camera Tote

As I continue to downsize my collections of stuff (mostly cameras and photo gear), I run across a few items now and then that I believe my readers would find interesting. So here I am “hawking” my stuff again! You can purchase it directly here through my blog via PayPal and I’ll even mail it for free to a US address.

Vintage Yosemite Backpack / Camerabag

Vintage Yosemite Logo Backpack – Authentic backpack purchased at the Yosemite NP gift shop. 100% Cotton with a polyester lining. It’s about 10 inches tall, 5 inches deep (front to back) and about 8 inches across. It holds a standard 35mm SLR, a small digital DSLR or tablet with ease. It’s a really cool backpack that easily carries just about anything without being overly large. It has a split zippered adjustable shoulder strap and a small zippered card pocket in front and a zippered compartment inside. That zipper inside is off its track but the rest all work perfectly. It also has a magnetic snap flap closure and a drawstring to keep everything safely inside. The inner polyester lining turns out for easy access to your stuff. One-owner, smoke and pet-free home. Super clean and a rather HTF design and style. I can mail it almost worldwide so please contact me first at ccphotographyai@gmail first or message me here for a quote. USA addresses I’ll mail this FOR FREE!

$38.00

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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a decade ago – random image surfing

Occasionally I like to surf my image files and revisit what was a pretty standard (boring) picture and see if I can make it into something well, interesting. Let me be totally upfront – I am one of those rare (odd) photographers that doesn’t have sophisticated post production software. No Photoshop, no (I don’t even know what else is out there). I do use the program? that came with my pc and I’m no even sure what it is.

April 2011 – NY Mets against the hated Nats – LGM! Modified tonight (May 2021).
The original picture unretouched. I used this picture to prove to Sony that their TV failed – I got a new TV from Sony because the color block on this one went crazy and turned everything too green.
My backyard firepit 10 years ago.
Real rocks and a real fire perfect for some quality time with the family.

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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“This is a Toy” – Goofy Stuff from Yashica

Happy SUNday!

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Normally you’d expect to see “this is not a toy” on something not designed to be played with. Here we have a rather odd promotional item from Yashica.

20180928_162012 My best translation – Color Camera Yashica Electro 35

20180928_161953 Still looks good and holds air after 50 years!

20180928_161942 A Yashica float. It’s about 6 feet in length and I’m guessing Yashica didn’t want you to use this at the beach or pool as anything but a toy.

Admittedly a pretty goofy item that we’ve added to our Yashica collection recently. I saw it on a Japanese auction site and well, I couldn’t resist. It was listed by a seller in Shiga Prefecture (which is just east of Kyoto). I paid a silly amount to ship it after paying less than $10 to purchase it. Collecting – jeez. On the bright side, I may have the only matching set of Yashica beach gear…

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We Want Our Flag to Fly High Evermore – Stop this Assault on America – We Have a Right to Exist!

Again – and again. Please stop the madness.

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1791 – That’s when the Second Amendment was ratified. Without going into the details of the wording of a document written over 225 years ago, no sane person today should ever use the word “arms” to mean the “war weapons” that Americans can purchase and use today – high velocity, high rate of fire, killing machines (there were no wounded in Sandy Hook Elementary School – only dead children and teachers) and an almost unlimited supply of bullets and magazines that can be changed out in a matter of seconds. Totally insane! We are being held hostage by the words of ghosts! I don’t want to hear your argument about it – the writers of the Bill of Rights could NEVER foresee what “arms” would become just as we can’t see what the future of weapons will be in let’s say 1, 5, or 10 years from now. They would…

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random pics part 2 – March 2021

More fun with some random and “found” pics.

Surprise shot. My Samsung Galaxy S8+ taking pictures on its own.
“Drop the knife, Mack, and no one will get hurt”… found photo on Sony SD card. Unknown photographer.
Sony SD card found photo. Unknown photographer.
Another found photo on a Sony SD card. Unknown location and photographer.
Street artist. Possibly upstate New York 2010. Unknown model and photographer.

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random pics part 1 – March 2021

Samsung Galaxy S8+ unintended image
Found foto on a Sony SD card
Unknown chalk artist
Battery corrosion in a 58 year old camera (not fatal)
60 year old lens on a modern mirrorless digital camera

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Spiratone (Sankor) Telephoto Lens – 1950s?

Kinda hard to find lens from the late 1950s or maybe even the mid-1960s. This one was mounted on a Miranda SLR so it had an M44 T-mount that I removed.

Although the lens barrel looks like heck the glass is nearly flawless with only a very few dust specs inside. Since I purchased this from a photographer in New Mexico the dry climate has prevented any mold or fungus growth.

I have a T-mount to M42 adapter coming so I can hardly wait to give this little gem a try on my Fujifilm X-A10.

The serial number is No. 51496E which offers a clue as to who made the lens. I believe it was made by Sankor who also made lenses for darn near everybody under at least a dozen brands. If it’s the same maker, Sankor makes a very well respected line of cine lenses.

It’s not the prettiest lens in my collection but after nearly 60 years of use the glass is nearly flawless.
The serial number with the ‘E’ suffix is a clue to the original manufacturer.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by my shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com – Chris

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