Author name: Eddy

My name is Eddy. I live and work in Oxford in the south east of England. I'm an enthusiastic amateur photographer with a particular love of analogue cameras from down the ages. My Instagram handle is @expectgrain and I'm always on the lookout for new people to follow and talk to.

Voigtlander Snapshot Skopar 25mm LTM on a Leica M2

Voigtlander 25mm Snapshot Skopar Review – by Eddy Lambert

The Voigtlander 25mm Snapshot Skopar is an unusual lens that won’t suit everyone but might be perfect for some. It’s small and light but also quite slow and comes only in Leica thread mount (LTM) without rangefinder coupling. It’s been discontinued for over 10 years but for those who want high quality results at a relatively low cost and with minimum hassle it’s a superb little lens and not too hard to find used. I love mine, especially for travel and landscape shots. Here are some reasons why:

Contax TVS

Contax TVS Review – The ‘Executive’ Compact Zoom – By Eddy

The Contax TVS is a fancy compact zoom camera from the mid nineties. Its body is made out of Titanium, it has a really nice Zeiss Vario-Sonar zoom lens and a good range of sensible manual controls. The TVS does a very good job at pretty much all the things I want from a camera like this and it does those things in a pleasurable and tactile way. It’s nicely built, well designed and not outrageously expensive. I’ve found myself using mine a lot for casual photography so thought readers of 35mmc might be interested in hearing more.

A Nikon L35AF in the fridge

Three simple, non-invasive things to try to repair dead or erratic Nikon L35AF – Guest post by Eddy

Hamish had a frustrating experience with a Nikon L35-AF.  His excellent review spurred me to write a few notes on some simple but sometimes effective things to try if you find yourself with a less-than-‘top-notch’ Pikaichi.  Some of these things might apply to other compact cameras as well. And as with most compacts, if you’re …

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