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35mm SLR Lens mount identification guide

It’s taken me three or four years to be able to tell by sight what lens fits which camera without having to try a lens on every camera within reach to figure it out. If, like me, you are also experiencing lens mount misery, read this handy quick guide to the most common lens mounts, and banish those bayonet blues. … Continue reading

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Cheap Camera Challenge: Part 1

We’ve got G.A.S

Photography can be expensive. It’s a proven fact which photographers and their long suffering, rational-decision-making Significant Others accept and put up with. Despite the sensible voice inside my head (which sounds remarkably like my dad’s voice) constantly pleading with me to stop spending … Continue reading

100 Years of Leica Videos

We didn’t invent photography, we invented photography.

As I’m sure you’ve heard at some point over the year, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Leica. There have been a few commemorative videos from various companies, all of which are … Continue reading

Inspirational Photographers: Don McCullin

I started to become interested in photography in my second year of my three year stint at college, where I did Interactive Media. I used lots of photography in my work and immediately got hooked. During this time I went on a trip to the Imperial War Museum … Continue reading

Inspirational Photographers: Franco Fontana

Not long ago, a customer introduced me to Franco Fontana – an Italian photographer who does amazing things with long lenses & the Mediterranean countryside.

His work really appeals to me; I love abstract art & colour photography, I love Italy, and it’s also a similar style to how I shoot – but infinitely better. … Continue reading

Review: Hasselblad XPan

Intro:

The Hasselblad XPan – a legendary rangefinder with both panoramic and standard 35mm modes, which is interchangeable mid-roll! It’s a beast of a camera with a gorgeous viewfinder and excellent lenses. I shot a roll through it recently around South Leeds and was very happy with the results, so I thought I’d do a review on it here. … Continue reading

Tom Horton – Didsbury & Leeds on Pen FT & Precisa

Following on from my review of the king of the half frame cameras, the Olympus Pen FT, I’ve got some shots to share from it shot on Agfa Precisa – a.k.a rebadged Fuji Provia. This is a great slide film, especially when on a budget. We sell it at £6/roll for individual rolls, with discount available on bulk buys – and thats for 36 shot rolls.

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and sharpness I got from a half frame … Continue reading

Historic Photos from the Field Museum Library, Chicago

The Field Museum Chicago recently uploaded a huge archive of photographs to their Flickr page for the world to see – as soon as I found out I trawled through all the photos there, some are absolutely stunning.

Dating back as early as 1893, and even including lots of shots of when they moved the museum in 1920, zoology expeditions to Panama, Africa, landscapes of the mid west – it’s quite a comprehensive archive of photos. … Continue reading

Review: Mamiya C330

Intro:

The Mamiya TLR series was topped by the C330 which boasts features such as 120 & 220 compatibility, a one-action wind on crank, a changeable back for single exposure photography, and also weighs 340g less than the C33. It also has interchangeable lenses across all the series – a massive selling point for these cameras. Ideal TLR’s for people who like to chop and change lenses … Continue reading

Review: Olympus Pen FT

Intro:

The Olympus Pen FT is generally known as one of (if not the) nicest half-frame cameras around due to having interchangeable lenses. In the 60’s and 70’s Olympus made lots of half frame cameras due to the appeal of them shooting 48/72 shots a roll. The Pen FT was specifically made between 1966-1972 and had an integrated … Continue reading

Cameras I Want

Following on from Nick’s post I’ve been thinking of my wish list and what cameras and equipment I’m lusting after at the moment.

I have a thing for rangefinders, waist level finders & shiny things, … Continue reading

Howard Parker – London on Kentmere 400

A few months ago I went on a little trip to London to chill out, explore, take in some art galleries, and most importantly, take photos! I had four rolls of Kentmere film and three days to kill it off with. The results are below, but of course let me know what you think – be as honest as you like – keep the insults coming thick and fast. Oh, and if you have enjoyed my work you can check more of my photos out on my website at howard-parker.com … Continue reading

Cameras I want

I’ll probably be doing a few of these posts when I think of a batch of interesting and quirky cameras that I find desirable.

I don’t go for the most expensive, or the highest quality, or the rarest prototypes or anything like that – these are cameras that I simply want to own because they are great to use, have a special feature, are beautiful to look at, or historically significant. Crucially though, I try to focus … Continue reading

35 Trips – Ryan Learoyd at Shutter Go Click Photography

Back from Bali ~ Another Olympus Trip

A little bit about me

My name is Ryan & I’m a cameraholic. My wife made it apparent to me that as this was our honeymoon & not a photo holiday I shouldn’t be taking a huge DSLR. Of course me being the gentleman & the scholar that I am didn’t take a single camera… I took 3 instead 😉 … Continue reading

Review: Canon AE-1

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Intro:

Canon’s AE-1, released in 1976, and the subsequent AE-1 Program, released in 1981, are cult classics in the crowded SLR market. Touted as the world’s first camera equipped with a microprocessor, it gave photographers the option to use Shutter Speed Priority exposure mode, rather than the usual Aperture Priority offered by their main competitors. They were a runaway success, and are still … Continue reading

Vintage Halloween Photos

Happy Halloween!

I have been looking around at some vintage halloween photos today, and well, Halloween was certainly a lot creepier back in the days before digital. Vintage cameras & film certainly helped the atmosphere here I feel…

This is a small compilation of some of the creepiest … Continue reading

Shop Fitting: In Pictures

With us putting in new cupboards at the back of our shop recently, we were reminiscing about back in June when we were fitting out the shop, and put a gallery together with a before, during and after – enjoy! … Continue reading

35 Trips – Kano, Dais Boutique

Who is Kano?

Kano is a good friend of both me (Tom) and Nick who we met while in Huddersfield at university. He runs Dais Boutique in Huddersfield – primarily a clothes store specialising in up and coming, independent and contemporary fashion for men … Continue reading

We have rebranded

As the first step forward in some major developments for us, we have decided to rebrand.

Lots of things are changing here at West Yorkshire Cameras, and the first major change is that we have rebranded. We felt that the end of an era at Queensgate Market has opened up new windows of opportunity for us, and that a rebrand pushes us in the … Continue reading

Postage Price Increases

Like Monty Python, we always like to look on the bright side of life – but sometimes we can’t overlook the bad news.

Due to recent price increases by Royal Mail, we have had to alter the costs of all our postage services. We have absorbed some of the cost but unfortunately we have had to raise postage prices. This has hit the smaller items particularly … Continue reading

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