While not quite Leica premium, Rolleiflex is a premium brand. Which means you pay a lot (sometimes too much) for what you get. Any Rollei with a fast lens (2.8 is fast in the medium format world) is expensive. Any recent Rollei is expensive. Rare or collectable Rolleis are stupid expensive.
But older, slower-lensed Rolleis are in the Yashica and Mamiya TLR price range (around £250), so you can experience Rolleiflex joy (and there is joy to be had) at a reasonable price.Continue reading “Medium format joy with a budget Rolleiflex”
People have a lot of bad things to say about the Sony A7R – it’s got a rubbish shutter, it’s got a terrible menu system, the shutter button is in the wrong place, battery life is too short.
We’ll, maybe.Continue reading “Is it worth upgrading from the Sony A7R to the Sony A7R2?”
Instant photography is fun
Instant photography is fun. It makes you take a different sort of picture. And Polaroid photos are lovely artefacts in themsleves.
The low-quality lenses and challenging chemistries make the world look like a memory of a dull afternoon in a ’70s childhood.
You need strong compositions and strong colours to overcome the limitations of the medium. You’ll go out searching for a different kind of photo.Continue reading “Sprocket printer – an instant camera alternative”