This is a photograph I took last week in a parking garage. I used a late 1950's Ricoh 500 shooting Kodak T-Max 400. This is a full manual range-finder camera with split sight focus and a bottom mount thumb action lever to advance the film. Ricoh saw fit to put in a fixed 45mm lens at f2.8. It has screw-on attachments to convert for wide and tele shots.
This camera was originally purchased in Korea during the war by a US VET. He lived behind us during my high school years and gave the camera (and accessories) to me because I was interested in photography. I used the camera for many of my class projects over the years in high school and college. This camera has been well taken care of for 50 some years... and still shoots a crisp clean shot. I've given this camera to my daughter now as she starts her photography classes in high school. I'm sure that in '57 this camera didn't expect such a long life.
This is my near daily photography web log. I got interested in photography in high school and have been taking shots ever since. I am still developing techniques and honing my eye. I tend to gravitate toward macro shots, small subjects and low perspective. Have fun digging through the blog and looking at old posts. You will see that I have worked through different processing, framing and display techniques along the way. It's all in an effort to learn something new. All of these photos were taken with minimal equipment and consumer level cameras. You can do any of this with your camera too. Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment or ask a question. Let's learn this stuff together.
50mm f1.8 ***
28-135mm f3.5 IS USM
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