some details about some cameras
I would have wanted to compile this list of "reviews" already a long
time ago.. but as always: if you don't just begin a project, than you just won't
proceed with it anyways. So t I finally did...:)
First of all: I do like small devices - and among the small devices, cameras
are probably my dearest. I don't really praise(?!?) them, build little temples
around them or other fetish like activities - but I do like them, and I do keep
them in a dry place, next to the Kubrick DVD Collection, always ready to take
some more pictures.. (which doesn't automatically mean that I have a slightest
clue wich one one them would actually still operate correctlyand) ..andsometimes
I even draw a little 32x32 pixel icon for them. .
I know, I am not the only one who likes cameras and it's is probably also not
the most cunning(?!?) hobby to 'collect' cameras. I must say that I do also
know some people who do have a much more sofisticated obsession for cameras,
e.g. for cameras with two or three or even hundrets of lenses! But since the
Bilderbook is somehow based on my 'camera history' I finally just had to write
this little personal camera history down.
Well. Here we go.
Once upon a time..
.. I probably bought my first digital camera in 1998 - although I am actually
not 100% shure about this. Before this I used to use a variety of different
cameras - of which I'll only shortly list a few..:
- Agfa: "Agfamatic 2008", a sweet little Pocket Camera, sometimes
called "Ritsch-Ratsch-Camera" due to the sound it makes when you
transport the film to the next picture (my first camera)
- Voigtländer: "Vito CL" with a 50mm/2.8 ~lense (my first
- Nikon 603e
well - enough of the cameras I used before 1999. All of these 'analog cameras'
are still in the shelf next to me.. (exept for the really nice Nikon 603e which
I left in a Taxi in Cologne one night) ..and so I can just update this list
at any time.. `.´ ..and go on with the cameras I used since then..:
Since 1999, or in other words: since I run this website, I only used these four
the"Lomo": a LOMO Minitar 1
||..with all it's advances and disadvances: a 32mm lense
that allows a 1:2.8 - and a half automatic exposure mechanism that
just might blow your mind!
the "Digi Cam": an Olympus Camedia C-840L
with incredible 1.3 Megapixels. My first digital
camera - which is basically also the reason why I started Bilderbook
the "Nikon": a Nikon Coolpix 995
3.34 Megapixels, with it's amazing axis, that let's
you look at things from different angles that other cameras
the "Mobile-Cam": a NOKIA 6600 mobile phone
with a built in VGA-Camera (640x480) and a 32MByte
extra 'disk space' on this MMC-Chip, which is actually called Multi
Well - those are the cams, my friend, that made the Bilderbook what it is today:
my cute little Mega-Dump for all kinds of every day pictures..:) ..frther details
will be added soon - of course.