Posted by: farhadzb | October 13, 2009

Ahh Venice…

For those about to go, and those who’ve just returned…you know who you are.

FZB Photography

FZB Photography

 Taken a couple of years ago along the banks of the Grand Canal with a D70’s

Posted by: farhadzb | October 12, 2009

Lomo LC-A+ Snap

Boat moored along the Grand Union Canal. Lomo loaded with lomography film ISO100 CN.

Taken with my LC-A+

Taken with my LC-A+

Posted by: farhadzb | October 11, 2009

What’s going on inside my Lomo 35

The Lomography FilmShop, your one stop shop…

A snippet from the lomography FilmShop site say’s it all:

Ah, it’s so nice that you’ve arrived. Here, have a seat on my tatami and allow me to present to you something very special. For my humble dojo is none other than the world’s greatest go-to source for new, interesting, and downright insane film. Here, I will present a hand-selected assortment of film varieties. Each film will serve a valuable purpose for Lomographers: be it crazy-vivid colors, high contrast, super-fast speed, great cross-processing potential, or buckwild special effects.’

I have some old Fuji Velvia & Provia slide film which is going in the LC-A+ and likely to be cross processed if i can get it done. And when i am done i’ll be stocking up here for my 120 & 35mm.

For all your lomo film needs, hit this site :

A place worth checking out if your near is Mac’s Cameras in Hammersmith. A real aladdins cave of  second hand treasures and ‘old school’ photography bits and pieces. Classic old cameras, lenses AND expired 120 film when they have it in stock!!

Mac’s Cameras
262 King Street, Hammersmith
London, W6 0SJ


Mac's Cameras

Posted by: farhadzb | October 9, 2009

Pic of the day!

From the lomography site:

Taken by oldskool_rider with a Lomo LC-A+ (available in our Online Shop) loaded with Fuji Sensia 100 X-Pro film in Woodbridge Skatepark, United Kingdom. These tags describe this photo: lc-a, sensia, xpro, skatepark, bmx, EURO TEAM 1, oldskool_rider, Stage 3 and LC-A RACE. This photo can also be found in the album LC-A RACE (Fuji Sensia 100).

Taken by oldskool_rider with a Lomo LC-A+

Taken by oldskool_rider with a Lomo LC-A+

Just back from the cycle show at Earls Court so this seems appropriate!. Cool shot by oldskool_rider. The silhouette against the vivd sky is great.


The photo was taken from here:

Check out more snaps from oldskool_rider here:

Posted by: farhadzb | October 8, 2009

Alternative cool Rangefinder…?

The Yashica Electro 35 GSN

I am looking at a few cheap rangefinders and can’t decide the best one to get but this looks a good contender!. Rich vivid colours and hyper contrast pictures is what i’m after and what this delivers…

This description from the lomo store is reeling me in:

The Yashica Electro GSN is one of the most underrated cameras around. Yielding super-sharp images, it’s a shocker that this fantastic all-rounder goes for a snippet of the price of many of its rangefinder pals!

The first Electro was introduced in Japan back in 1966. Yashica was at the forefront of rangefinder innovation and the Electro sported a unique automatic, electronic, step-less shutter. It received its name and fame from the electro-magnet that controls the speed of this shutter.

And this is from the microsite…

We all know that great rangefinders are hard to come by. So we’re going to let you into a little secret that could mean the start of a beautiful partnership for you – the Yashica Electro 35 is hands down the best buy you will find.

If it’s crowd-pleasing, stunner shots you’re after, the Yashica Electro will exceed your expectations…

The original Electro came out in 1966 and with it a new type of rangefinder was born. At that time Yashica was a leading innovator in rangefinder development. The Electro was the first of its kind to use an all electronic, stepless shutter mechanism. The revolutionary shutter was powered by an electro-magnet and this is how the camera got its name and fame.

Don’t stop there! The Yashica Electro 35 is so much more than just an electro-magnet! It is one of the few compact, semi-automatic rangefinders which uses Aperture Priority. When you adjust the aperture, the camera automatically selects the correct shutter speed. This function means that you can keep control over the depth of field. The two warning lights alert you to slower speeds and overexposure. Not only that; it’s a speedy rascal with ia 45mm f-1.7 lens and it can flash sync at ALL shutter speeds.

Tricky lighting is no beef with the Electro’s in-built ATL (above the lens) metering. The Electro 35 was years ahead of the SLR with its reactive light meter system. As long as the shutter is open the metering mechanism keeps working. Turn the light on – the meter adjusts. Likewise when you suddenly go from light to dark – the meter reacts with you.

Focussing is its forte. The large, bright viewfinder sports a diamond-shaped rangefinder patch. All you have to do is twist the focus rings to match up the ghost image. Then the parallax compensation kicks in automatically to make sure your shot is as perfect as you want it to be!

More info on the lomo dedicated microsite here:

Posted by: farhadzb | October 8, 2009

Lomography – The 10 Golden Rules…

  1. Take your camera everywhere you go.

  2. Use it any time – day and night.

  3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it.

  4. Try the shot from the hip.

  5. Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible.

  6. Don’t think. (William Firebrace)

  7. Be fast.

  8. You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film.

  9. Afterwards either.

  10. Don’t worry about any rules.

Posted by: farhadzb | October 8, 2009

Pic of the day!

From the lomography site:

Taken by yoscolmi with a lca + loaded with sensia 100 x-pro film inLindhorst/BerlinGermany. These tags describe this photo: mr flinkylca+,the great lca+ raceeuropesensia 100x-prostage 2 and 3euro team 3race doublesmephisto19yoscolmi and doubles. This photo can also be found in the album LC-A RACE DOUBLES with MEPHISTO19.

Taken by yoscolmi with a lca +

Taken by yoscolmi with a lca +

I love this snap by Yoscolmi!!!..Ace.

Check out more here:

I got this from the lomography site here:

See loads of amazing lomo photos updated daily here :

Posted by: farhadzb | October 8, 2009

The new school of old school…

The Leica M9

A bit of what Leica say:

The history of 35-mm photography began almost 100 years ago with the legendary Ur-Leica. Today, it is the Leica M9, a landmark camera that carries the proud heritage of Leica M cameras into the digital age. The Leica M9 is the world’s first digital system camera of its size to be built with a full-frame sensor – a CCD sensor developed specifically for the M9 – that is capable of perfectly capturing the full 35-mm format (24 × 36 mm) in ultra-high resolution. The new M9 – in the familiar, classic, and timeless M design, represents the quintessence of its predecessors based on the consummate technological level of our time. It is the perfect contemporary tool for those who set the highest standards in image quality and are committed to creating images of enduring value.

This looks the cats pyjamas!..

A full frame, 18MP in a small and light rangefinder body. More on the ‘dream list’ than wish list!.

Check out the Leica site here:

Posted by: farhadzb | October 5, 2009

My own pic of the day…

Taken at the Plaza de Armas, Arequipa, Peru

I waited for the birds to take flight, but a little kid assisted by running right at them. I liked the flinching expressions as the pigeons took flight…

FZB Photography

Posted by: farhadzb | October 5, 2009

Contax G2

Apparently this is the Manufacturers rather effusive description:

The titanium embodiment of precision. Hold it in your hands and you’ll feel the quality. The durability. The heritage. You’ll sense the speed and technology. You know that today’s images will be the best you have ever made. After all, the G2 features a Carl Zeiss T* lens set, the lenses that makes the difference.

These are nice cameras…another on the wishlist but well behind the Leicas & Nikon Fm’s.

You can read a bit more about it here:

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