Tag: camera

January 31, 2014 / Photography
July 2, 2013 / Photography

On Sunday I had a strong desire to head out into Somerset and photograph some more churches and other old structures. I always enjoy photographing buildings in rural settings and…

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May 30, 2013 / Gadgets

This week I picked up a kit to make your own camera out of cardboard. The box said it was OK for ages 12 and up so there was a…

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March 28, 2013 / Photography

These days, camera lenses are high-tech pieces of kit. Each manufacturer uses many abbreviations and acronyms to refer to the various technologies and it can get confusing to compare lenses…

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December 26, 2012 / Photography

For Christmas, my father-in-law-to-be gave me a Victorian mahogany and brass view camera. It’s an Instantograph, manufactured by J Lancaster & Son of Birmingham. Despite its name, there’s nothing instant…

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November 23, 2012 / Photography

I’ve probably discussed before the way that different size “sensors” (or pieces of film) need different focal length lenses to achieve the same angle of view. For instance, it is…

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June 28, 2012 / Audio
April 15, 2012 / Photography

In theory, the Horseman 6×9 cameras such as the 970, 980, 985, VH and VH-R can take normal large format lenses – obviously with the caveat that the smaller film…

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March 30, 2012 / Photography

This week, the Photo Challenge was a surprise to me, because Paul set it. It’s a nice feeling, because I get to participate like everyone else. The Challenge was called…

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March 19, 2012 / Photography

When my grandad died in 2008 I inherited his old cameras. Theoretically, at least, since nobody knew where they were. At the time, I knew he’d taken some wonderful pictures…

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