A Camera Built Like A Tank - Project Zenit ET

A Camera Built Like A Tank - Project Zenit ET

I'm sure you've heard the saying "built like a tank" - something that is strong, solid, virtually unbreakable.

Well there is something about the solid mechanical "thuuunk" of the shutter firing on my old Zenit ET camera that says "I'm built like a tank!" And the weight of the beast with it's solid metal construction also says "I'm built like a tank!".

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Canon EOS1000F Sticky Shutter

Canon EOS1000F Sticky Shutter

My foray (back) into film photography started back in October 2016 when a Canon EOS 1000F that had been sitting in a cupboard at home since about 1997 was brought out, dusted off and fitted with a new battery.

On the surface the camera appeared to operating correctly, so a Lomography 35mm film was popped in and away I went shooting analogue for the first time in as long as I can remember.

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Back To The Future With Plastic Fantastic Holga

Back To The Future With Plastic Fantastic Holga

Recently I stumbled across a website that featured some galleries of lo-fi, quirky, over saturated, light-leaky, vignetted photographs that reminded me very much of the sort of photos I used to take back in the day with my Kodak Instamatic camera.

It turned out be a genre of popular photography which I had not heard of – lomography – and I quite liked what I was seeing so stated to do a bit of Googling about the topic.

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