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A few weeks ago I got the assignment to write an article about 10 of the best analog compact cameras the history of photography has witnessed. I wrote it. And it got published in the online photography site QUESABESDE. It is written in Spanish. If you want to take a look at it, just click HERE or in the screen capture below. You might like it.

I had a shooting yesterday, with model Valentina. She is great to work with. She looks gorgeous, she is professional and friendly and has this awesome smile born to be on TVs, movies or fashion editorials.

I took my usual stuff to the shooting: Canon 5D Mark II with some prime lenses (50 mm being the one I use the most), light equipment and so on. But before leaving home I thought: why not taking the Fujifilm Instax 210 and the Fujifilm Instax 50s? I had a couple of film cartridges to use and I thought it was the perfect day and shooting to use them.

We took more than 800 digital pictures with the 5D and none of them can compare to the magic and feel we got with the more than 20 images we got the both the Fuji Instax 210 and the 50s. Shooting with film is great. Shooting with those cameras was awesome. And I think Valentina look even better in film than in digital. Well, she always looks good, it doesn’t really matter if you use film or digital sensors.

Here are some photos of yesterday shooting. As you can imagine, there is no digital editing at all on any image. I just scanned them and posted them right here.

All images on this post are Copyright of Calvin Dexter. Ask me first if you might want to use them in your blog or something like that.

Last Xmas my girlfriend’s parents gave us a new (very old) camera as a present. Yes, our collection of new and old cameras is getting huge. I really don’t even know how many cameras we own now. From digital to polaroids and different kinds of film equipment.

I haven’t tried the camera but it seems to be fully working. I still have a 100 hundred year old camera to test, so I don’t think I will be playing with this new camera any time soon. But be sure I will post the pictures I take with it once I used it.

A couple of pictures from our new family member.

 

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Canon announced yesterday the arrival of the shiny new EOS-1D x camera, the flagship of a new generation of professional digital SLR. According to the manufacturer, it offers an unparalleled combination of speed, resolution and image quality… yeah, whatever.

The camera sure looks great and the specs are pretty impressive, as well as the price tag of almost 7.000 dollars. Way out of my league. Actually, the camera is designed and thought for photojournalists and people who need to shoot faster than the light. I don’t need that.

The thing that gets my attention about this camera is the new processor “DIGIC 5”, because that is the processor that will probably be in the new Canon EOS 5D Mark III. And that camera, man, that one I really want it. It will not make me a better photographer, I know. But it will make me look cool.

Actually, I don’t think too much about all these new digital cameras. I’m very happy with my 5D Mark II and all the “real” film cameras I own. I think I will buy a Canon AE-1 Program and enjoy some analog shooting for a while now.

If you want to get all the information about the new Canon EOS-1D X, head to the official press release here.

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A few weeks ago, my girlfriend and I went to a second hand market in Barcelona to see if we could find a nice film camera to add to our collection, which is getting pretty big by now. We saw lots of them. And the one that caught our attention was a tiny old and …

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