Do you remember when I told you about the latest addition to my photo family?
This year I have TWO new cameras already! When you look at the format they truly cannot be far apart. The smallest and the largest formats ( not exactly true…) they are out there.
I’m not the one who buys a lot of gear. Trust me, two new cameras in the first half of the year is a lot for me.
Here they are:
Olympus PEN EE-3
Not sure why I wanted a half-frame camera. Maybe because you can do 72 shots on 1 roll of 35 mm film, which seems to be like a great saving solution. Also, the idea of making diptychs and triptychs in the camera is pretty cool. I had saved eBay search for this type of camera and occasionally look at it to see what’s available. And there it was! A nice copy of the camera just waiting for me. There was no other way to go around, I had to buy it… GAS started to kick out. 🙂
I’m not going to do any review here, you can find plenty of reviews on the internet (here). Design of this thing is amazing, I love it. Pen EE-3 is a great little camera, I passed it to my son and he started to shoot it. Now it’s his camera. 🙂
MPP Micro Technical MkVII
It all started when one of my colleagues at work mentioned that he wants to buy a drone. That made me think. Do I really enjoy my drone that much? If I sell the drone what should I buy with the money? More I was thinking about it it became more clear that my heart is not in drone photography. Don’t get me wrong I had a good time flying the Mavic, but I know that taking still shots is the way I enjoy photography the most. So I have sold the drone a decided to do a jump into yet another photographic system. Large-format photography.
Originally, I purchased TOYO 4×5 field camera with 150mm lens, but after I have paid, the company rang me to say that they are really sorry but they don’t have the camera in stock 🙁 …
So I went on eBay and after a couple of days, there was a great offer on MPP Micro Technical MkVII 4×5 field camera with 6 film holders and other accessories in the original leather case.
I was so excited when the camera arrived. It is so heavy but beautiful. A direct copy of Linhoff Technika. I quickly realised that I know nothing… Quickly ordered few books from Amazon to help me to learn my way around Large format. ( hopefully, I will do a review in my Photographers library series…)
It took a week of practice for me to gain some confidence and take the camera out. So stay tuned for the results.
So here they are. My two new cameras. I hope I will like and use them a lot.
What is your favourite camera? Do you shoot 4×5 film?
Let me know in the comment box below!