This great little product caught our attention sometime ago and we have now managed to get supply of the Swedish made Walkstools.
Once you have used one of these you will be going why didn’t I think of this. Not only is it really well made and very comfortable ( and we mean all day comfy) it packs up small and is lightweight. Perfect to simply be left in the car as a go to seat, or use it when shooting with a tripod not only is this more relaxing but as you lower the tripod you are more stable. More uses than a ferret and less smelly everyone deserves one. Tip the 55cm suits most folks.
If any of you are still using a vintageX100 camera then like me, you will be thrilled to hear that Fuji has just come out with another firmware update that promises faster startup time, quicker AF speed and focus peaking. This seems like a kind gesture from Fuji as they understand that without the fantastic sales figures from the X100, they wouldn’t be doing nearly so well today in late 2013.
Produced between 1954 and 1957 (depending on who you ask…) the IIc listed for $135 which was a lot of money at the time.
But for your buck, the camera boasts a bunch of quite sophisticated features.
1:2.8/50 lens (seriously sharp Schneider optics)
1s – 1/500th shutter speed range
F 2.8 – F 22
Focus scale + rangefinder focusing
36 exposure counter
Manual advance and rewind, obviously.
The IIc even features a couple of clever fail safe stops e.g. the lens won’t fold back in unless you set it to infinity (a feature which the famous Bessa III lacks sorely. I’ve seen one too many IIIs with a ruined lens from it not being at infinity when stored back in the body of the camera).
All real metal and tough leatherette. The IIc on my desk has been churning out photos for almost 60 years and is showing no sign of breaking down. The leatherette is pretty much as it would have been on the day it left the factory, albeit a bit dustier. I’ll bet you can drop this from 3 meters onto concrete pavement and still have a working camera for your sunset photographs this afternoon.
Brilliant. They don’t make them like this anymore.
Mainline Customers now have the opportunity to buy a very special matched pair of Voigtlander Noktons. The two lenses share the serial number ” 8330007.” Perfect as an Anniversary gift or for an avid collector. Contact us before this rare pair disappears! Now sold.