Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Small Hidden Places

I only have a small window of opportunity to take personal pictures during the workweek.
During my short lunch breaks I usually just  have 20 minutes to find something interesting to shoot.
Our company is located in a small town in northern New Jersey and there are not many interesting scenery around or exciting events going on. Sometimes I get lucky and discover small hidden places like this.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Japanese Barnack

I recently got this Canon rangefinder camera from It was described as a Canon III but based on the serial numbers, "Made in Occupied Japan" engraving at the bottom and the maximum shutter speed of 1/500 sec, I think it is really a IIB. The light meter is a Brockway Norwood Director M-2, an American made selenium meter and the grandaddy of the Sekonic L-398. The meter still works accurately without batteries despite being 50 years old or so. The viewfinder is a little dim and very squinty compared to my Leica IIF and Fed-1. I plan to just use it with my wide angle lenses with accessory viewfinders.
Above are some images from my first test roll, a Fuji Superia 400 converted to black and white.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Color Skopar 21mm

Testing my recently acquired Voigtlander Color Skopar 21mm f4 LTM lens.