LUMIX S5 II - LIMITED OFFER - FROM £1699* GET FREE ACCESSORIES WORTH £££íS

Items of Interest, or Odds and Ends

johnriley1uk

I hope you enjoy browsing the images in my Portfolio - all comments are welcome!
...Read More
Profile

Items of Interest, or Odds and Ends

4 Jul 2020 12:31AM   Views : 457 Unique : 349

Over the years a mass of interesting bits and pieces has flowed through my fingers. We buy things, we enjoy them, we sell them, they continually circulate and it's really the meat and drink of the amateur photographer. Just that one more accessory that's absolutely essential. Just that one more lens....Of course, eventually photography moves on and desirable items no longer have any practical use and then they become collectables. And don't we just love collectables....

I'm going to look in some of my old image folders now and see what I can find that once was so desirable. Let's discover what there is together.

Anyone for a dry mounting kit? This is for mounting prints on board using a special heated tissue system.
22471_1593817926.jpg


A folding plate drier.
22471_1593818009.jpg


Photography magazine, 1956
22471_1593818050.jpg


Vintage films
22471_1593818075.jpg


Kodak Beehive Safelight
22471_1593818143.jpg


The beautiful Voigtlander Bessamatic of 1959
22471_1593818176.jpg


Ilford chemicals
22471_1593818274.jpg


Minox Leica M3
22471_1593818309.jpg


Wallace Heaton Zodel
22471_1593818342.jpg


Pathescope Film Splicer
22471_1593818386.jpg


Voigtlander Bessa RF, 1947
22471_1593818533.jpg


Rollei 35
22471_1593818568.jpg


Kodak Brownie 127 Albino
22471_1593818595.jpg


Reynard The Fox 1 - coloured glass slides
22471_1593818655.jpg


Projector
22471_1593818731.jpg


Photo Sniper Outfit
22471_1593818748.jpg


The Dorothy Vernon Steps, Haddon Hall
22471_1593818844.jpg


Wray Brass Lens
22471_1593818892.jpg


It's just endless really, who could fail to love some part of photography, be it collecting, equipment, or even shooting pictures. One day very soon the last option will be back!

Recent blogs by johnriley1uk

The Pentax and the Butterfly

I always carry my trusty Pentax MX-1, probably the best compact camera that I have ever used. It is staggeringly useful in terms of functions, not too large or heavy and sturdily made. It also has a great lens, the SMC Pentax 8-25mm f/1.8-2.5, comple...

Posted: 25 Sep 2023 3:37PM

Historic Tyldesley - Frank's Cafe and More!

There was a cafe in this building for many years, well loved by local people and run by Frank and his wife. Eventually, of course, Frank retired and the building has been under restoration for some time now. If you look on YouTube one of the urban ex...

Posted: 24 Sep 2023 10:55AM

Historic Tyldesley - The Technical College

There is a road sign that says "Welcome to Historic Tyldesley" or something similar, and for a while we scratched our heads wondering what excatly was historic about Tyldesley. Well, slap on the hand for us, because there are plenty of things that w...

Posted: 23 Sep 2023 2:41PM

Buile Hill Greenhouse - Progress Report

We were down at Buile Hill Park in Salford today, just to see how the mansion and the Greenhouse were getting along. The mansion is under restoration at the moment, but the greenhouse was set to be demolished. This was such a wonderful place, with bi...

Posted: 11 Sep 2023 12:42AM

Always Carry a Camera

I make a point of always carrying a camera, just to capture anything and everything that catches my eye as we carry on with the minutiae of life. I was in Atherton and just heading for the shop that sells fuses and passed a small alleyway that used t...

Posted: 7 Sep 2023 8:59PM

Comments

pablophotographer Avatar
pablophotographer 12 2.2k 450
4 Jul 2020 2:06AM
Quite a selection!
altitude50 Avatar
altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
4 Jul 2020 5:33PM
You say 'the beautiful Voigtlander Bessamatic of 1959' I couldn't agree more. I bought a used one about 4 years ago because my Vito B was my first 35mm camera and I have had a few Vito varieties through my hands but never used them and I always wanted a Bessamatic (and a barn door Vitessa!).
.
In 2017 I hadn't taken a photo on a colour print film for probably 10 years. I put a 24 exposure film in the Bessamatic, I think it was a Poundland Agfa Vista.
I went to a summer classic car show and moved around the exhibits taking pictures, guessing exposures because although the needle in the viewfinder moves, I did not trust it. A couple of mature aged men asked about the camera, one said 'a classic'
The end result 24 perfectly exposed, perfectly focused negatives, some with that distinctive 'film' look. Down to the camera and the lens rather than me.
Login

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join for free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.