Argus and Me

This is the TLR camera with which I shot the 120 film. (see here). Roughly 70 years old and heavy as hell, it works beautifully. It’s a far cry from the modern cameras with all the bells and whistles and is a testament to the fact that you don’t need a complicated, state of art gadget to take great pictures.

Zombie Photography
Zombie Photography

I started taking it apart this weekend to try clean the focus screen, but got stumped – there are four tiny screws to get to, and I don’t have a screwdriver small enough Yet my eyeglass screwdriver is too small and flimsy. That’s on hold until I find someone with a bigger assortment of tools to borrow from.

I also started another roll, this time with my Canon AE-1. I choose my shots more carefully than with a digital, which is both good and bad. The habit will help me hone my eye and make sure I don’t waste a shot. But on the flip side, it also means it’ll take me longer to finish the roll. Actually, it’ll have to be two rolls because my developing can fits two 35mm reels, and I don’t like wasting chemicals.

Have any photography goals for this summer? Tell me about it.




    • There’s a really good one…Epson V700, and you can get film holder adapters for 120 and other size films. I haven’t tried it, but it comes highly recommended. Spendy though.

      • yep, i know the v700 but it’s definitely out of my price range. i’d prefer getting more/better lens(es) for that money 🙂
        but i’ve an eye on its little brother the v500. i guess that should do the trick, too.

  1. I’ll be trying to get through my current spell of “photographer’s block.” I think we all go through it from time to time — a blah period when you’re shooting just to shoot without any real inspiration.

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