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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Have you noticed how most coffee enthusiasts are also heavily into photography? (e.g Jimmy, Mark P etc.) Go to a competition and you'll find lots of people there to watch the show, but also to capture those moments on memory cards or film. I am no exception. I am into photography for a period, then coffee and back to photography again. They are both great hobbies. Coffee for the aromas, textures, caffeine kick, sharing coffee with friends, the technology and mechanics, the way a perfect pour looks etc etc. Photography for the way it makes you notice more of what is happening around you. I am always on the lookout for an interesting scene or angle.

Lately I've been using my new 300D a lot, but I am also checking out other equipment, like all the interesting old analog gear that is available on ebay. I am especially interested in the 70s rangefinders that can be had for 25-100 us dollars in good shape. The build quality of those cameras is just phenomenal, as well as the lenses. Just check out the Yashica Electro 35 GSN with its f1.7 lens. I won one of those in an auction some days ago and now it is on its way to Norway from Charleston, US. 39 bucks :). It has been in storage for 20+ years so it may have to be serviced somewhat.

I've also bought a Minox 35 GT that I got in the mail from Germany some days ago. It is one of the smallest 35mm cameras in the world, sporting a knife sharp tessar style lense. It is sort of a cult camera because of its size and image quality.

Another picture of the Minox.
And another picture of the Minox.
And yet another picture of the Minox.

I am on my first roll of film now and hope to develop it next week.

Norwegian latte art championship next weekend. I'll be there and take pictures.

Take care all.

2/12/2005 04:16:00 PM  

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