Curse of Black Agnes

In an old cemetery in Montpelier, VT sits a striking monument, marking the gravesite of a wealthy businessman from an age long past. This statue. depicting Thanatos, Greek God of death, caries a curse of untimely death to anyone who…

Yashica-Mat

I got an email from an older step brother one day. “Hey Kev! I’ve got a bunch of old cameras I’m looking to sell, see anything you like?” I think I bought three, one of them was a Yashica-Mat, which…

Olympus OM-2

It’s compact and stylish, and easily one of my favorite cameras to bring with me. It’s easy to take with you, easily one of the smallest SLRs ever made. That was the goal, to create an SLR that could compete…

What is a Creemee?

That’s what I wanted to know when I moved here from New York many years ago. Creemee? Two E’s followed by… two more E’s? People kept referring to them as creemees, more than one person. So it can’t just be…

Konica Auto S3

I was reading reviews of various cameras during my down time at work, and because somehow I’ve confused the term “Camera Review” with “Shopping List,” I decided it would be a good idea to have a super compact camera to…

Delicacies of Michigan

Across the lake, in neighboring Plattsburgh, NY, a couple of Michiganders named Eula and Garth Otis opened a hot dog stand. The year was 1927, and nearly 100 years later, the “Michigan” remains a regional favorite in and around Plattsburgh.…

Pentax K1000

If you’ve ever taken a photography class in college, odds are you’ve had one of these in your hands. The Time-honored “perfect student camera” is a title often applied to this camera, as well as the Canon AE-1 and, occasionally,…