Yashica macro photography gear in the 1960s

Yashica’s first pro-black 35mm SLR.

Yashica J-3 with Yashica extension tubes and right-angle finder (1962).
Auto Yashinon f2 5cm lens.
A few years later here’s a gorgeous Macro Yashinon f2.8 60mm Tomioka lens set (1964).

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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Always at the ready.

Camera and Lens – Canon EOS R with Canon RF 70-200mm f4 L IS USM at 91mm.

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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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First images with my new Canon lens – Canon RF 70-200mm f4 L IS USM

It wasn’t the best situation to try out my new lens for my Canon EOS R but I just had to give it a go.

A splash of color on a rather dull afternoon. 151mm at f6.3 1/200 ISO 5000 (no crop)

Maidenhair ferns. 200mm at f4.0 1/200 ISO 3200 (no crop)

Backyard habitat. 200mm at f4.0 1/200 ISO 2500 (no crop)

Japanese garden. 141mm at f8.0 1/200 ISO 6400 (no crop)

Although this was just a quick test of the lens in less than ideal shooting conditions the lens performed just as I expected. It is after all a quality Canon lens with the latest technology and features. Most of these images were shot through my horribly dirty outside windows so maybe not as sharp as they could be – not to mention the ISOs were a tad higher than what I typically shoot at. I’ve got my fingers crossed for a sunny day as lately it’s been rather gray, windy, wet, and cold – not typical North Florida weather even in the winter.

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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Is this the last lens I’ll ever buy?

Short answer, yes. Or maybe it would be better to say “it should be”. Canon’s newest RF lenses made for the EOS R series of mirrorless cameras are crazy expensive but as with nearly everything Canon makes it will hold its value for years to come.

The unboxing! My first look – awesome lens. I’ve only wanted one of Canon’s white lenses since 1978!
Canon “L” lenses are weather-sealed against moisture and dust. This RF lens is not an internal zoom lens but that’s what makes it so compact for a 70-200mm zoom. By the way, these Canon lenses are still made in Japan.

Hope the weather takes a turn for the better soon (cold and wet) so I can grab some shots with my new lens. Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for the “exciting” first images. – 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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1953 Polaroid Print

An image of my dad’s favorite camera coming out of my Canon PRO-100 printer.

The image as its printing. A 13 x 19 inch (A3+) hi-res image of my dad’s Pathfinder 110 camera.

In addition to the cameras, lenses, and other photo gear that I sell in my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com, I also have made to order color and black and white prints of some of the cameras in my collection. Shown here is an image being printed for a customer. These large (I can print all sizes) prints are stunning as the Canon printer uses archival inks printed on high-quality Canon photographic paper and are suitable for framing.

Here’s a photograph of my original NY Mets World Series ticket from the first WS game ever played at Shea Stadium in 1969 (the Mets won BTW) being printed for a customer.

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to drop me a line as I may have just what you’re looking for. – 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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Sukoshi 2014

Sweet kitty Sukoshi

A “found” image from November 2014. We were lucky to have had her as our kitty from early 2003 to when she passed in late 2017. She was a rescue cat that we adopted from an organization known as Cat’s Angels here on Amelia Island. Both her parents were wild and although we met her as a young kitten she always had a bit of a wild streak in her to the very end which made her unpredictable and super fun. She was as soft as she looks in this “I want you to put down the camera and pet me shot”. We miss her bunches.

Canon CPS Camera and Lens Bag

Hi all! Since I have two of these hard-to-find bags from Canon I’ve put one of them in my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com These CPS (Canon Professional Services) bags are built super well by Tamrac with high-quality materials.

Canon pro-quality nylon camera and lens bag from Tamrac and Canon CPS.

It’s a rather large shoulder bag that can hold a “ton” of gear including lenses, SD and CF cards, batteries, and everything in between. It’s brand new and has never been used. I have another one that I do use.

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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Attention collectors!

I have decided to put my rare Meyer Gorlitz Primoplav Red V 58mm f/1.9 lens set up for sale in my online shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com if you’re interested in purchasing this famous and desirable “Bokeh King” lens.

The beauty of this lens is the desirable bokeh that it can deliver and yet stay sharp on the subject even wide open. Fotodiox makes adapters for the Exakta / Topcon mount to fit almost any popular modern DSLR or mirrorless digital camera.

I’ve included everything you see with this gorgeous lens. Only one previous owner and I purchased it from his estate as part of a large buy. AS always, thanks for stopping by and pop on over to my Etsy Shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com to see more and learn more about this historic lens. – Chris

Happy SUNday! – new and old

My new Canon EOS R mirrorless camera and my classic Canon EF 50mm f1.4 lens. By using Canon’s affordable EF-EOS R mount adapter I’m able to use all of my older (and newer) Canon EF mount lenses with no loss of quality or functions. I do have one of the new Canon RF lenses with another in the mail headed my way as I write this.

Old and new working together.

Notice how much more compact the new Canon RF 50mm f1.8 lens is (below) compared to the older Canon EF 50mm f1.4 lens pictured above with the EF to EOS R mount adapter. ATM Canon does not have an RF 50mm f1.4 lens available – only the RF 50mm f1.2L at nearly $2,300.

One of Canon’s newest RF lenses for the EOS R is the RF 50mm f1.8 STM lens. This lens lists at only $199 through Canon.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll have the big reveal by mid-week as to which new Canon RF lens will be in my mailbox. 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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