Gordy’s camera straps are a popular with photographers who prefer a traditional looking, all leather strap. We asked Gordy’s to make two straps for Archival – a wrist strap for smaller point and shoot cameras and a longer neck strap with two attachment points – perfect for DLSRs, mirrorless and medium format cameras. Gordy’s straps are made of latigo belt leather. The leather is wrapped with red polyester cord that is heavy duty and waxed for durability. Gordy’s straps for Archival make use of brass split rings.
The Gordy’s wrist strap for Archival comes equipped with a larger brass split ring – perfect for carrying keys and other sundries.
Gordy’s are made on Whidbey Island, just north of Seattle.
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 of the day that affordable digital backs or iPhone mounts become available for classic camera. For now, I’ll capture and record images of the Veriwide itself so we can appreciate what we’re missing:
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. It was a pleasure to watch Nick, a professional photographer, at work. Here he is taking light meter readings before shooting Terry. I love that Nick shoots on film.
Nick and Takuhito, delightful gents
Documenting how Terry sets washers and snaps.
Checking Polaroids of me. I’m posing in front of a Quonset hut.
I endorse Takuhito’s twin pack approach to rucksack portage. Nicole, AC Production Manager, dodging the camera in background.
Archival heirlooms: Mamiya 645, Domke canvas camera bag and Kodak 120 Portra film.
Nick’s back up rig – an Olympus Stylus point and shoot. I like his Makr carry pouch.
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, I’m browsing the pages of the 1995 Camera World catalog for a new camera (you always need a new one). Most of the cameras here are aspirational models (compact, complicated point and shoots or expensive rangefinders) that I admired but could never afford. Although the flagship Camera World store has been bought out, I’m hoping the customer service folks will honor the original published prices and deliver my equipment in time for the June project start.
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Contax G1 (autofocus rangefinder). Old school version of this camera.
Konica Hexar (another point and shoot rangefinder).
Canon F-1. Last chance to buy one of the best, all metal, manual control SLRs.