Pictures, and writings on photography and camera equipment by a hobby photographer and part-time camera enthusiast. Enjoy.
*** These pages are permanently WIP (work-in-progress). ***
|Started: May 2005 - - Last updated: November 2011|
An ambitious undertaking, that is more like a skeleton at this stage than anything else. Nevertheless, the pages on Hungarian cameras are worth taking a look at. You probably won't find similar information elsewhere.
This section is growing and I'm adding new descriptions and pictures, so return for a visit from time-to-time.
Every now and then I sit down at the computer and toy around with some photograph in digital form until I get a headache from it all and quit the exercise. Occasionally, I manage to morph the picture into an acceptable form before I reach my "stuff that!!" point. Part of the problem is, that I don't remember all the program commands and techniques that I learned previously, so it is a case of starting from the ground up on most occasions. So, I decided to take notes, write down briefly how to do things, hoping that it will help me fast track to where I was once before.
Many of the older lenses I purchase on eBay arrive with some - often undesclosed - fault. A percentage of sellers (hopefully the majority) doesn't mean to cheat, they just don't know what to look for, how to recognise a problem. I attempt to describe the most common faults, and also make suggestions on what can be done about them.
Those of us, who began photographing before the auto-focus era, are familiar with the FD lenses Canon made for such popular SLRs as the FTb, the A-1, or the mighty T-90. Perhaps less well known are the FL lenses and the ones that came before them. I will examine how the design changed over the years and what makes them interesting.
Many of the images for this site were photographed with an Olympus Camedia C-3000 digital camera that I bought in January, 2000. (I had some time to kill at Vienna airport while waiting for a connecting flight and let myself be persuaded that life is not whole without a digital camera.) It was a disappointment right from the start, but I hung onto it until 2009, when I finally replaced it with a Nikon D300. I like my D300, but so far I've been only using it for WEB work, still preferring my film cameras for everything else.