Friday Fotos!

Spoon

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Vintage demitasse spoon from the world-famous Jockey Club Brasileiro located in Rio de Janeiro and founded in 1932.

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Fantasy Shot – A Yashica in a Tokyo camera store window – 1964

Two of our most popular images on our Flickr page. Both were featured in “Explore”.

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Japan and the summer Olympic Games held in Tokyo.

Yashica’s latest in their popular J-series line of SLRs as it would have appeared in a Tokyo camera store window in 1964, possibly in Shibuya or Shinjuku.

The world was coming to Japan for the Olympics and Japan was ready to show the world its best technology and design. The Tokaido Shinkansen made its inaugural run from Tokyo on October 1st and Japan and its technology never looked back.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to visit our online store at http://www.ccstudio2380.com for some great cameras and stuff!

C&C ^.^

Please respect that all content, including photos and text, are the property of this blog and its owner, Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Yashica Sailor Boy, Yashica Chris.

Copyright © 2015-2018 Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Chris Whelan
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Yashica 44 LM – Up close in the studio

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Yashica 44 LM 127 roll film medium format film camera – 1960

Studio Camera: Fujifilm X-A10 hybrid with Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 wide angle lens with Canon Close-Up Lens 240 (see below). The front of the lens was about 3 inches from the Yashica. No cropping or other post production. A poor man’s Fujifilm-X.

ISO 400 on Acros film simulation mode at f/ 16 at 1/30 sec.

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Canon FD 24mm f/ 2.8 wide angle lens with Canon Close-Up Lens 240.

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Great combination for getting close.

Last two images shot with Fujifilm FinePix S9900W.

Chris

Be sure to stop by our online store at https://www.ccstudio2380.com

Please respect that all content, including photos and text are property of this blog and its owner, Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Yashica Sailor Boy, Yashica Chris.

Copyright © 2015-2017 Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Chris Whelan
All rights reserved.

Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Printer

Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Inkjet Printer

Brand new in unopened box direct from Canon. This large format (up to 13x19 inches / A3+) color inkjet printer uses genuine Canon archival inks that are guaranteed not to fade over time. Matched with Canon's large assortment of professional grade photographic papers it's a unbeatable value for the home studio. We will include FREE SHIPPING via UPS or FedEx in the USA (lower 48 please). For more details on this incredible printer, please visit our online store (see link below).

$289.00

Please visit our online store, CC’s Studio Twenty-3 Eighty at http://www.ccstudio2380.com for more details and a more complete description.

The free shipping offer is at least a $70 value! The printer will arrive to you in its original box from Canon unopened with everything included – 8 full color Canon ink tanks and the printhead.

Thanks, Chris and Carol

Serious Photography!

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If you’re a regular reader (or curious visitor) you’ve hopefully picked up that we (Chris & Carol) enjoy sharing images of cameras that have crossed our paths over these many years. You may have also noticed that while we post countless images of cameras, lenses and what not, we’re not overly technical when it comes to photo gear. We’re not going to “beat you over the head” with needless specs of the gear we share – just (hopefully) good imagery of the wide-world of  photography.

With that said, we’d like to share an image of a camera that never fails to make us smile –

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Our son Timothy’s first (and only) camera – a Pikachu 35mm with genuine Pokemons inside! Tim just loved this camera and it’s an important part of our collection still.

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As always, many thanks for your visit. We hope it made you smile – after all, that’s what photography is all about…

Chris & Carol and Pikachu and Ash too!

Yashica Pentamatic S – Phase 1

A long neglected (not by us) Yashica Pentamatic S is getting a much needed restoration and some re-imagineering  by us as a top-level professional SLR.

A few peeks before the color coats get applied. Stripped of its hardware and sanded to slickness – 2000 grit sandpaper – she’s ready to shine again!

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We love the hints of brass that are showing through the factory silver finish after the wet sanding. The Pentamatic family of SLRs have one of the sharpest looking pentaprisms around. Without a clunky accessory shoe on the top of the finder, the Pentamatics have a clean, modern design. This one is from early in the production run in 1961. It’s number 237 off the assembly line at the Yashica campus in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture.

Stay with us as we will post updates along the way!

Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9900W

Thanks, Chris and Carol Photography

 

Studio Fun

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Our first subjects in our studio (more than a few years ago)… some of our children’s toys – actually their favorites! Tim’s was Ash and Pikachu and Lindsay’s was Sailor Jupiter.

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Digital pop! HDR x 10

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Crystals…

We didn’t have room for a proper studio – portraits of people and pets, but a nice corner in our sun room became our tabletop studio and playground. Mostly product pics and of course the endless stream of camera pics.

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Bubbles into the light…

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Carol’s beads…

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More bubbles…

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Ash takes over the studio…

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Through the camera shop window… Tokyo Olympics 1964

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The Dark Knight… 1954 Yashima Flex

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Industrial art…

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My old phone…

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Yummy treats from Japan.

Not much really. Simple everyday items that struck our fancy. Nothing taken at 24MP – Sony Cybershot, Fujifilm FinePix and of course the trusty Samsung Galaxy S4.

Thanks for the visit!

Chris and Carol ^.^