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Feb 22 | All About Tokyo Taxis – Part 1

In which I discover a minor taxi racket in Akasaka, ogle taxis from the top of Tokyo station, go taxi hunting, and end up calling myself an otakushii. You can get descriptions to all these photos by reading the alt text (hover) or by looking through this imgur album. New York City has, for all […]

Feb 12 | Strange Dreams from Oshima

In which I sleep walk 20km across an island 120km away from Tokyo, while taking weird photos and searching for warm drinks in the freezing cold. Samyang 14mm f/2.8, 15 second exposure on 5D Mark III, Magic Lantern, shooting once every 1 second at ISO 3200 with mirror lockup to prevent shaking It’s 6:57 when […]

Jan 3 | What’s In My Bag

I’m a photographer based in Tokyo. I collect film Canon SLRs too, though my current bag setup is not built around showing off my cameras! The key components are a Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon A-1, with a Samyang 14mm wide angle lens. I’m chiefly a landscape photographer stuck in an hyper-urban jungle, […]

Dec 29 | Japan’s Star Wars train

It turns out there is a Star Wars train in Japan. Unfortunately, it isn’t the interstellar kind. At least not for now. The train, which runs on the Nankai Railway line between Namba station and the Kansai Airport (KIX), had been painted black with Star Wars characters emblazoned on its side, in anticipation of the […]

Dec 26 | 1980 Canon Reflex magazine

Follow my adventures on YouTube at the CanonFilmGuy or see the entire catalogue at canonfd.org This is the 31-page Canon Reflex sales brochure from 1980, and lists information about the Canon F-1, AE-1, AV-1, AT-1 and the A-1. The full version can be downloaded here. A stamp at the back identifies as the store it […]

Dec 24 | What’s in a viewfinder?

Follow my adventures on YouTube at the CanonFilmGuy or see the entire catalogue at canonfd.org The view within a viewfinder has always been an opportunity to display additional information to the user. In the photos below I go over 8 film SLR and rangefinder camera viewfinders. Canonet 19 (1961) The Canonet’s viewfinder, which sported what […]

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