Vintage

Fabio Corinaldesi’s Historical Photographic Techniques

Hi everybody, today I’m glad to present you the man of the Historical Photographic Techniques: Fabio Corinaldesi.
Fabio is for first a very special friend, so I’m very happy to dedicate this post, in addition to this (although “officially” it’s life business is completely far from photography) he’s a real expert of any photographic technique that don’t involve anything like pixels, bytes, electricity except perhaps for a couple of batteries and any kind of digital content.

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Steve Huff & the Lomography Petzval Art Lens

I stumbled into Steve Huff several years ago when I noticed his gallery on Pbase.com, I remember that there were some beautiful photos taken with an EOS 5D and some fixed lens, then he began his prosperous adventure with the blog stevehuffphoto.com that I follow constantly because it’s full of really interesting reviews, especially regarded the Leica and Mirrorless worlds.

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Analog Camera Porn

Just a bunch of my favourite shots from Flickr.
Under each picture you can find a link to the original page ;)

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Audioklassiks.de – Photography & Vintage Audio

If you like the classic vintage audio’s equipment of the 60’s you must check this blog:

Audioklassiks.de

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CONTAX 35-135 MM VARIO SONNAR BY PEBBLEPLACE.COM

Hi, if you like old school lenses please check out this interesting review from one of my favourite blog:

CONTAX CARL ZEISS T* 35-135MM VARIO-SONNAR ZOOM LENS

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Fujifilm X-Pro1

The evolution of the famous Fuji X100 is finally here, it has been called X-Pro1 and this is probably the advanced mirrorless camera available in the market.

At first glance it may seem a simple variant of the X100, which simply overcome the 35mm fixed lens limitation, but it has been improved in many other aspects.

The size of the body has been increased (and now it’s similar to an M9) and the controls has been improved while maintaining the traditional philosophy of the previous camera, but the real news comes from the new 16MP APS-C ‘X-Trans CMOS ‘ sensor.

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DIY Camera

Have you ever thought of building a camera? Probably will not be easy but in the next link you’ll find some great ideas regarding the home made camera construction.

There are many examples, from Folding to Large Format:
Camera Builders

*The one pictured on top is the 6×7 View Camera

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The Best Darkrooms Project

This post is dedicated to Richard Nicholson and his Darkroom’s Project: a portfolio of 22 shots from the fabulous Darkroom of some London’s photographers.

Here you can see a wonderful video regarding the project (it has been posted by the Guardian.co.uk)
Below you’ll find my favourites shots, for the entire set please check the website of Richard Nicholson → Analog – Last One Out

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Vintage Camera Icons

Are we going back to the old school film photography?
Probably not, however, many people likes film cameras and usually they prefer this kind of photography over the digital one.

I hope they’ll like this nice Vintage Camera icon set to customize their Desktops.

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The Million Dollar Camera

Few months ago I had the opportunity of trying (unfortunately just for few minutes) the latest M camera of the famous German producer: the M9.

On the top of this post you can see a photo made with the 50mm ASPH (aspherical) lens.

I’ve always been fascinated from the Leica M series and the little test drive with the M9 has confirmed my expectations: I like the body design, the controls minimalism, the metal details and the materials used.
There’s a big difference between my 5D and the M9 even in the shutter sound: you almost can’t hear a M9, while the 5D-in comparison-seems a scammed door.

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Olympus OM-2S + Zuiko 55mm f/1.2

I’ve been shooting with an Olympus OM-2S (Spot/Program) film camera since about 4 months and now I think it’s time to spend few words about it.

I’ve chosen the OM-2S version of the OM series because (I admit it) I like a little bit of comfort and, despite all the contrasting opinions about this body and its reliability, I’ve preferred a modern revision of the acclaimed OM-1.
The 2S is the evolved version of the OM-2n, it inherits the same OM electronic body and adds some nice features like the spot metering, ASA 3200 and LCD indicators in the viewfinder.

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