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Updated Fuji GSW690III reveiw

I've updated the Fuji GSW690III 65mm F/5.6 review to reflect more thorough use and additional knowledge, which includes correcting a few minor errors.  I've also added a couple of pictures and made direct links to full size images.  With the right film, this camera will easily out resolve any current Sony camera, or Nikon and Canon for that matter, So if you're looking for a lot of resolution and have a good solid grasp of film use, these Fuji models are the ones to get.

There are two basic models, one with a 65mm F/5.6 lens, the other has a 90mm F/3.5. The 65mm is wide angle in 6x9 format, it covers about the same as a 28mm in 135 format (or 35mm camera), the 90mm is a more 'normal' lens, covering about 41mm in 135 format.

Check out the full review; oddly, it's the most popular page on the site, that's why I've updated it!

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Let’s stroll through a camera store…in 1938!

Come on in and check out our folding and box cameras, enlargers, splicers and photographic publications, especially the ones on the top shelf.  While you're here, don't forget that post card Kodak 122 film, or maybe a roll film developing kit?

This wonderful Moulin studio image was taken inside a Camera Craft store in San Francisco, CA on April fools day 4/1, 1938 for Mr E.R. Young.  I bought this 8x10" Defender Safety base negative and scanned it on an Epson flatbed scanner.  Amazing how sharp the image is using 80 year old technology; you'd be hard pressed to get more resolution from a modern day high end digital camera.

As I look at the products for sale back then, I'm reminded that I own quite a few of them now, my collection contains many of the folding cameras you see on the shelves in the back, and the Kodak Rangefinder, extinction meters, filters etc in the display cases below the cameras....

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Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash Model Review

 

Introduction.

 

The Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera was very popular back in the 1950s, and sold like hot-cakes for over a decade.  They were cheap, easy to use, and produced sharp 3½ x 3½ prints from about 10′ to infinity with the non-focusing, internal meniscus lens.  Baby Boomers and even younger people are getting acquainted with the camera their …

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Kodak moment #2

For this installment of the Kodak moment we travel back in time to war torn Korea; near the village of Chonan; ca. 1952.  The four subjects are the children of Korean radio techs that man part of the Chonan (now spelled Cheonon) repeater station.  This station was reportedly built by the Japanese during the 1930s or 1940s; and was located …

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