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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Another on-going series of photos I am working on is called "Camera as Object".  Most of these are from my personal collection.  Some I used professionally.  Others I collected for their importance in the history of photography.  I still use many of them today when I want to shoot film.

All of these images were taken with a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens fit with a close-up filter and used wide open for a very shallow depth-of-field.

I took this photo today of my favorite film camera, one I still use, a black paint Leica M4 retro-fit by Leica with an M6 viewfinder so it includes the 28mm frame.  I included the shadow of the see-through lens hood because it is so distinctively Leica.
The Alpa 9d with 24mm Angenieux lens, a rare and beautiful combo from circa 1964.  I never used these professionally, but always admired their looks, quirky mechanics, and workmanship.

An original Contax I rangefinder made from 1932-36 and shown here with a 5cm Sonnar lens and variable viewfinder that shows framing for 28-85mm lenses.  I had this camera restored to full working order and still shoot with it today.  I use it in conjunction with a Weston Universal Master I light meter from the same era.

This is the last rangefinder to carry the Contax name, a G2 made from 1996-2005. It was a very stylish machine and still fun to use.

Hassleblad 500CM with 150mm Sonnar lens. This is the camera I used for beauty advertising photography I did in the 1980's.

A collection of old Weston light meters all of which have been re-calibrated so I can  use them when shooting with the old cameras.

My first serious professional SLR camera was the Nikon Ftn from 1968-71 shown here with a 58mm Noct-Nikkor f/1.2 lens.

Polaroid SX-70 camera circa 1970's  with a photo from it taken with the new film available from the "Impossible Project".

Sub-miniature, or "spy" cameras: in the foreground the first Minox model, a Riga circa 1940.  Behind is a Tessina, made in Switzerland since 1960. It takes actual 35mm film.
Nikon's ultimate photo-journalist's rangefinder, the 1957 Nikon SP was equipped with viewfinders for six lenses ranging from 28-135mm, which was very advanced for its time.  This, in addition to the Leica M4 shown above, is one of my favorite film cameras to use today.

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