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So, Which Type Of Shooter Are You?

Can You Spot What's Wrong With This Roxy Advert?

The Hasselblad 500 C/M is indeed a tricky camera to use. Too tricky for some, it seems.

1940's Jaeger LeCoultre Compass 35mm Camera on eBay for US$9,730

First released in 1937 at the princely sum of £30 (roughly equivalent to about £1,500), Noel Pemberton’s finely-machined aluminium camera piece known as the Compass was taken up by Swiss watchmaker Jaeger LeCoultre for production. 

The genius behind the design of this camera was also the same man who founded the Supermarine company, designs of one of the most iconic WWII fighter planes, the Spitfire.

There also just so happens to be one of these on eBay selling for US$9,730 right now

Vintage Halloween rabbits. I hope everyone had a great Halloween!

"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." - Ansel Adams

Audrey Hepburn Contact Sheets From Hubert de Givenchy Photoshoot

Did You Know: Kodak Used A 13-month Calendar?

Photo credit: Calendar Advice by brandoncripps

With an extra month between June and July named “Sol”, this unique calendar was invented by Moses B. Cotsworth in 1902 and named the “International Fixed Calendar”.  Each year was divided into 13 months of 28 days each, with one or two days each year not belonging to any month. 

Although it wasn’t officially adopted by any government around the world, George Eastman Kodak became a fan of it and it was Kodak’s official calendar between 1928 and 1989. 

Vintage Camera Advert of the Day: Mamiya Sekor DTL

A Mamiya-Sekor DTL advert from 1969.

How long do you actually have to sit at the computer, weaving that Wacom stylus like an orchestra leader, before you admit that most of that energy is being expended on putting lipstick on a pig?
—  Ibarionex Perello @ Candid Frame
Did You Know: What Was Nikon's First Ever Camera?

Nikon’s first ever camera produced in 1948 in occupied Japan was just called “the Nikon” while the company was still known as “Nippon Kogaku”?  

After the domestic success of “the Nikon”, Nippon Kogaku changed their to Nikon and renamed the camera the Nikon 1.

Did you also know the Nikon 1 is a mix of the best parts of a Leica III and Zeiss Contax II? Unfortunately, the Nikon 1 didn’t take 35mm film and was prevented from being exported by General Macarthur so Nikon reintroduced it as the Nikon M a few months later, accepting standard 35mm film.