Canon Canonet QL17 GIII

The Canonet is a coupled-rangefinder, leaf-shuttered camera made by Canon from the early 60’s to the early 80″s. “The Poor Mans’s Leica” is what they called it (more specifically this QL17 GIII model). Know what else they called a “Poor…

Colorized B&W

Normally I avoid screwing around with my film photography post-production, I prefer my photos to have their native colors and native grayscale inherent to the filmstock I shot them on. The exception would be to touch-up the dust specs that…

Mamiya M645

I had been shooting film in 35mm format for years, and had recently been exposed to (get it? Exposed? I slay me!) medium format by way of the Holga, then a twin-lens reflex. I enjoyed what medium format brought to…

Ausable Chasm

With the world all Covidy in the summer of 2020 I was furloughed from work for nearly 3 months, downtown Burlington was a ghost town with every business shuttered for the foreseeable future. So it was a good summer to…

Nikon F4

Introduced in 1988, the F4 was Nikon’s premiere professional camera until the F5 was released in 1996. It was the first auto-focusing professional camera, the first professional camera with a built-in motor drive, and the first professional camera with matrix…