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Shopping from ebay: Beaulieu Movie Cameras


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       One of my most prized, obsolete possessions is a Beaulieu S2008 Super 8 motion picture camera.  I’ve owned this camera for over twenty years without using it to shoot a single frame of film.  I purchased it in the 90s from the original owner who advised me to replace the decaying battery.  …

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Archival Field Trip – San Francisco

                Box Dog Bikes Karikter           AB Fits Lomography Store Rancourt mocs at Taylor Stitch       Random encounters with Rivendell           Aggregate Supply  Unionmade Sound level monitoring  Mister Self Edge  Harris tweed castoff Sushi Boat

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Wishful Shopping – Analog Edition

Here are some analog items that I wish I were buying as gifts (or, in a true Christmas miracle, unwrapping myself).  Since many of these artifacts are out of production or difficult to source,  I  recommend that you print out the images below and create your own wishful tree ornaments.   Contax T2 – via …

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Shopping from ebay : Brooks-Veriwide

Here’s your chance to bid on a Brooks-Veriwide, one of my favorite, medium format, panoramic cameras. Manufactured in Japan under license from Graflex, the Veriwide takes stunning, wide angle, 6 x 9 images. Even though I’ve moved to near all digital photography, I still shop for these older, rare bird cameras via ebay. I dream …

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Archival Visit – HUGE magazine

Last weekend we were honored with a visit from the Japanese “hi-style” magazine HUGE. HUGE is doing a feature on Oregon manufacturers and we were pleased that they included Archival in their itinerary. On Sunday, the HUGE team visited our sewing contractor’s facility in Springfield to get some live action snaps of Terry at work. …

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Archival Review: Camera Accessories

As a follow up to my post on film cameras, here are a few archival accessories to complete your kit. Gordy’s leather camera strap (custom made) Domke Gripper cotton web camera strap (made in USA) Custom straps and leather cases by Luigi (image courtesy Martin Sequerah).Waxed cotton camera satchel by Strawfoot bags (image and review …

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Shopping from 1995: Film Cameras

Mail order catalog from the original Camera World (Portland, Oregon) Photographer friend Rick has proposed we that we shoot film exclusively this summer. Given my refrigerated stockpile of 35mm and 120 roll film, I’m accepting this challenge w/the caveat that bike, blog and product photography will still be done digitally. In prep for the summer, …

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