At the end of 2016 I stumbled upon a nice camera at the thrift store, a Ricoh 500G. I fell for its good looks and could not wait to go out and shoot with it. However, I first had to clean away the nasty gunk of a decayed inner lining. Soon it turned out that... Continue Reading →


Russian Tank: Zenit E

A few years back found a Russian SLR in a garage sale, the Zenit E. I had wanted a Soviet camera for a while, so I was happy with it. It is a beautiful thing, built like a tank, and very suitable for braining potential robbers. It also makes beautiful photographs. The technical specifications in... Continue Reading →

Perfekt Horizons

I had had my eye on the Horizon Perfekt for a long time. I had often drooled over pictures taken with this camera. Occasionally I looked at it in web shops, but at over 400 euro's, I found it too expensive. Until one day it was considerably discounted, I had an extra discount code, and... Continue Reading →


Top 5 Must Have Cameras

There are many types of analog cameras in the world, from simple boxes-with-a-hole to super deluxe, fully adjustable mirror reflexes with lenses more expensive than a second-hand car, and from tiny spy microfilm cameras to huge, large-format aircraft cameras. If you like to collect stuff, cameras are a great choice. But even if you don't... Continue Reading →


No Photo: New Years Holga

At my first attempt to take some pictures with my brand new Holga TIM, it turned out to be a true Holga. I happily shot a half roll of film on New Years Eve. Camera on a tripod, cable release on camera, snapping away at the fireworks. After processing my film, there were hardly any... Continue Reading →


Tinkering with the Snapsights

One of my favorite cameras is the Snapsights underwater camera. Not to actually use under water, but to use in rainy weather or in the snow. With its plastic casing, it is not only waterproof, it can also stand to be knocked about for a bit. The ideal outdoor camera, in short. (Well, as long... Continue Reading →


DIY Fun: Matchbox Pinhole

My favorite pinhole camera is made from a matchbox. The design is simple. You take a matchbox, and cut out a little square from the center of the outer box. It's easiest to cut it open, then you can blacken the inside with a marker while you're at it. Behind the open square you tape... Continue Reading →


Matchbox pinholes: Lucipin

One of the coolest things about pinhole photography is that you can easily make your own camera. A piece of tin, some cardboard and tape, that's all you need. The first successful pinholecamera that I made (after one or two less successful attempts) was the Lucipin, so named because it was made out of a... Continue Reading →



About three years ago I looked at what cameras I use the most. Back then, the Olympus XA and the Holga 120 CFN came out as glorious winners. We're a few years along the way now, several cameras and a lot of photos further, and I was wondering how the camera/photo ratio now stands. The... Continue Reading →


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