I'm really enjoying converting my film cameras from their boring original leatherette to new wood veneer if you haven't noticed. This time around it's my Canon AE-1 that has received a makeover with Mahogany Veneer with a dark stain. The AE-1 is a great, entry-level film SLR to get started with. It has auto-focus and is … Continue reading Have you ever seen a wood-veneer Canon AE-1
First time shooting in the city. Didn't really know what to expect or what to take photos of but these are some of my favorites. Not sure what the lines are that are in a couple of the photos but I'm going to assume that's CVS' fault.
Surprise, surprise. I decided to veneer my first rangefinder, my Canon Canonet 28 which I featured yesterday with a roll of film, and I took a different turn with it this time. I went with a dark stain this time instead of a clear coat, that highlights the natural colors, and I think it worked … Continue reading Canon Canonet 28 – Mahogany Veneer
Finally finished shooting my first roll off of my Canonet 28 but I didn't really check to see the condition of the light seals before I shot it all. So with that having been said a lot of them didn't come out at all or had some pretty bad light leaks. But I don't mind, … Continue reading Light Leaks Galore – Roll 3
I really enjoyed converting the Minolta Rangefinder from a leather to wood veneer cover so I decided to buy another cheap rangefinder and give it another go. This week's custom camera is a Ricoh 500G produced in the early 1970's with a f2.8 Rikenon lens and even has an 8 second self-timer. You can find … Continue reading Ricoh 500G – Custom Veneer #2!
Remember that Minolta Hi-Matic F I posted the other week? Well, it doesn't really look like that anymore. If you've never heard of the company Ilott I highly suggest you check out that guy's work. He refurbishes old film cameras and gives them new life with a new wood veneer cover instead of the faux-leather … Continue reading Film Camera gets a Makeover
After a good amount of trouble shooting I figured out how to properly load this film, I feel like an idiot for not getting it originally, but with no further ado here are a selection of photos from my second roll of film. - Fujifilm Superia 400 Most of these were taken in the woods … Continue reading In and Around my House – Roll 2
Hello again, Got lucky today. Whenever I get bored I'll hit up the local thrift stores to see if I can find some cool clothes or whatever. In the back of one they had an old Minolta Rangefinder, a Hi-Matic F to be more exact. For the cheap price of $8 I gladly bought it. … Continue reading Thrift Shoppin’ – Minolta Hi-Matic F Rangefinder