Sunday, July 24, 2005

Canonet GIII QL-17

cool camera
Originally uploaded by argusmaniac.
This highly desirable camera is a great little rangefinder camera. I bought mine about 5 years ago at a resale shop for $10. If you go to Steven Gandy's Cameraquest site, you'll find a bunch of information about it. ( I replaced the foam seals in mine after I first acquired it, installed a mercury battery, and the camera has worked flawlessly ever since. If the battery goes I could still use it fully manually; otherwise it's a shutter-priority auto exposure system. With its matched flash - Canolite D, the camera does really well with flash exposure.

My camera is pictured with its series VI filter holder and a yellow filter.

Should you find one of these for sale, pick it up. If you have been shooting with digital for a while, you might have forgotten the instant response of a film camera.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

superior bay, superior day

superior bay
Originally uploaded by argusmaniac.
We just returned from a week in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, or UP. The UP is my favorite part of the state, perhaps because it reminds me more of where I grew up in northern NY. However, the fact that the UP has Lake Superior to the N, L Michigan to the S and L Huron to the SE, means that it has an abundance of shoreline. This was my first foray into the Keweenaw N of Houghton, and it is a fantastic place to visit. Lots of photographic opportunities, and someday I'd like to spend a week or two there, not just an overnight visit.