Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
It is always a challenge to find a parking space in Manhattan.
To attend the Drums Along the Hudson Festival, I had to go around a few block several times to find a parking spot near the event. I was getting frustrated after almost 40 minutes of driving around, and was about to give up and just go home when I suddenly saw a car pull away from the curb leaving a spot for me.
I was happy not only for finding a parking spot but to discover a small yard sale next to it.
After a brief browsing on the first table, I found a good looking Olympus MJU-1 (stylus) point and shoot camera. Another simple but excellent camera designed by Yoshihisa Maitani.
The seller was willing to let me have it for less than what I would have paid per hour in a commercial parking garage.
It turning to be a good day after all, I thought.
Above are shots from the first roll.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
My Leica IIF was having shutter problems so I sent it to Fedka.com for CLA and repair.
Although Fedka specializes on Soviet cameras, I found out they can repair Barnack type Leicas too.
Their service was quick and very reasonable. I got my IIF back after one week!
I took it for testing to Coney Island last Saturday. It seems like they did a great job.