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Canon Canonet 28 – Mahogany Veneer

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 really well. I also took a couple photos of it with the other cameras I have veneer and I think you can tell a striking difference in the quality of my work since my first one compared to the Canonet.

I’ve been thinking about starting to sell these on the side or even possibly start a Kickstarter Campaign to get a headstart. Comment if you’ve had any success with Kickstarter or would be interested in getting one.

The dark stain just looks so luxurious.

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Light Leaks Galore – Roll 3

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, I think it adds some character to them and it just gives me another camera restoration project.

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Introduction

Hey Guys,

Little introduction here. So I’m John Kirby and I’m gonna be a sophomore at the University of South Carolina this year. Photography is something I’ve always been really interested in and I’ve had a Canon DSLR for a couple of years now. I recently just returned from studying abroad in Iceland and it really reignited my passion of photography after I had fallen away from it for well over a year now.

Like most teenage photographers with a nice DSLR I took a million photos, powering off shots at almost everything. But behind these photos there’s no meaning. They’re just photos with no contemplation or reason, only taken because I had a few gigs left on my memory card. In effort to get away from this I decided to invest in a couple of vintage film cameras.

After doing some research I ended up purchasing a Canon AE-1 SLR with an extra lenses and Canon Canonet 28 Rangefinder both for under a $100 and they should come in the mail this week or the next. I’m most excited to actually take time to compose my photos and get something that I’m going to be proud of once developed. This Tuesday my girlfriend and I are going camping in the Linville Gorge and I should have the AE-1 so it’s gonna be an awesome opportunity to get some great first photos with it.

With this blog I hope to document my progress and express my views on film photography as  a way to keep myself active in the art.

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Thanks guys,

John K.

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