Month: April 2014
I needed to run a test film roll through the Canonet 28 on Saturday to test for light leaks and make sure the exposure was working right, and while I was at it, might as well shoot some 3D squigglies with the Nishika N8000 so I’d have 2 rolls to develop. That meant rolling up […]
1970’s Canon Canonet 28 Rangefinder in the $2 Camera Bin…
I did all the testing I could without a battery in the store, and knew it needed new light seals. Everything else worked fine in it’s manual modes. When I got it home, though, a fresh battery wouldn’t kick on the light meter or make the camera work in it’s primary “auto” modes. I did […]
Google indexing our typecasts as text? It could happen real soon.
And now here’s the transcribed text of this typecast: Ok, so the question occasionally comes up about the GOOGLE indexing our typecasts as text, when they are typewritten and scanned as inages. For the most part, typecasters are split between two groups in attitude regarding whether or not we actually want Google OCR-ing our posts: […]
Passing Up The SM-3 for a Nishika N8000 Makes the Gnome Dance!
Well, ok, do you guys remember this post a couple of months ago, where I passed up an overpriced Nishika 3D camera in the glass case and was rewarded with a cheap Royal Model O typewriter in the electronics aisle? Well, the exact reverse happened to me at that same Goodwill today: I passed up […]
Pencast: 1920’s Conklin Endura, My Great-Grandfather’s Fountain Pen
Happy Easter, Typosphere!
My friend Erin has baby chickens and apparently they like the little blue Corsair I gave her the other month. It seemed appropriate to share this on Easter. (:
A Stats and Traffic post
This is going to be one of those stats and traffic posts, so if you don’t like graphs and speculation, look away now. I confess to not having bothered looking at my stats for several months until Scott K posted a very interesting conversation not too long ago about his stats and how he analyzed […]
Fun with the Anscoflex II Pseudo-TLR
The Anscoflex II seems to be a pretty popular “toy” TLR, due to the huge viewfinder and spiffy design. Lots of reviews and posts in photo blogs: http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Ansco_Anscoflex https://sites.google.com/site/contraptionsinphoto/ansco-anscoflex-ii http://danielleruth.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/anscoflex-ii/ http://westfordcomp.com/foundfilm/anscoflex/ http://junkstorecameras.com/anscoflex.htm http://connealy.blogspot.com/2012/08/anscoflex-ii.html http://mwpfilm.blogspot.com/2011/03/anscoflex-ii.html http://phil-are-go.blogspot.com/2010/02/anscoflex-camera-hideously-beautiful.html http://shootfilmridesteel.com/?p=133 http://www.jollinger.com/photo/cam-coll/cameras/tlrs/23601_Anscoflex2.html http://malcolmchalmersphotography.weebly.com/2/post/2014/01/anscoflex-built-to-last.html http://tazmpictures.com/site/?p=2468 These pages review the Anscoflex II and mentions an interesting technique where you shoot pictures with […]
Oh yeah, and I Updated the Look of the Blog too..
Adventures of the Typospigeon: Part 1
A-well-a, everybody’s heard about the bird. Bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word.
The Typospigeon’s first stop
The Ballad of the Second $2 Garmin GPS
Fun links for infos: The Garmin Nuvi 1450 LMT at Garmin.com Nuvi 1450 Manual GPS Insight, a fleet tracking service Nick Beland’s post showing off his typewriter artwork rubber stamps