Pentax K1000 featured image. Pentax K1000 featured image.

Pentax K1000 – Basic and Reliable The Pentax K1000 single lens reflex camera is robust and simple to operate. It is a mechanically operated single lens reflex camera (SLR) with manual focus, and manual exposure control, only. Although there is a single 1.5-volt button cell battery (A76, or LR44, or AG13) housed in the bottom…

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Christchurch Cathedral prior to the earthquakes. Christchurch Cathedral prior to the earthquakes.

Christchurch Cathedral The cornerstone of the Anglican cathedral in the city of Christchurch was laid on the 16th of December 1864. The transepts, chancel and sanctuary were not finished until 1904. The cathedral spire stood 63 metres (207ft) tall. The building is located in the centre of the city, surrounded by Cathedral Square. The first…

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Barrow's Buildings, Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch Barrow's Buildings, Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch

Christchurch Before and After the Earthquakes I have lived in Christchurch City most of my life. I find it difficult to describe the sense of loss at the disappearance of so many of the city’s buildings following the series of devastating earthquakes starting with the magnitude 7.1 shake on 4 September 2010. It is as…

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Ricoh 500G Ricoh 500G

Ricoh 500G 35mm film camera I’ve had this little Ricoh 500G camera for quite a few years and have shot a lot of film with it. The results have always impressed. If you have been thinking about getting one of these my advice is to go ahead and take the plunge! You won’t be disappointed.…

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Olympus 35ED Olympus 35ED

Olympus 35 ED 06/05/2013 by Allan Burgess | No Comment The Olympus 35ED was one of the last rangefinders to be made as single lens reflex cameras began to overtake rangefinders in the marketplace. It is programmed Automatic Exposure control only. There are no manual controls. This is something I don’t like. It means if…

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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…

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