Advice and how-to articles about photography, cameras, film, and accessories

Tatty looking leather ever ready case for a Minolta 7s. Tatty looking leather ever ready case for a Minolta 7s.

Restoring Leather Camera Cases Here’s how to go about restoring leather camera cases. The restoration, in this case, was fairly simple but has greatly improved the overall appearance of my old Minolta 7s rangefinder.  Many photographers enjoy using these old leather and vinyl half cases, while others loathe them. Although they add bulk, they do…

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GoPro Wide Angle Photographs Using the GoPro as a stills camera to take wide angle shots. You may not have considered the GoPro as an alternative to an expensive wide angle lens for your 35mm digital SLR. You aren’t going to get as good a quality as you are from a purpose made digital camera…

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The advantages of rangefinder-cameras. The advantages of rangefinder-cameras.

Rangefinder Camera Advantages Rangefinders make ideal cameras for street shooting. Being quite small in size most people will assume you are a tourist with a point and shoot and simply ignore you. Whereas when you are armed with a big digital SLR people will think you are some type of pro photographer and will likely…

Read More Rangefinder Advantages – Easy to use, simple to focus – Buying tips

Western Euro-Master light meter photograph. Western Euro-Master light meter photograph.

How to use a separate light meter! Good rangefinder film cameras often come up for sale with their only fault being a dead light-meter. You can often get it going again with the right batteries, cleaning the battery contacts, or replacing the corroded wires inside the camera that run to the battery. With the meter…

Read More What to do when your camera’s light meter doesn’t work!