Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I am really liking this camera. Also getting used to Nikon's Capture NX2 Photo Editor. The camera comes packed with a sixty day trial version of it. After sixty days, I might know how to use it.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I have once again put the Canon AE-1Program on the shelf in favor of a new Nikon. I've upgraded to a Nikon D90. I've mostly been reading the manual and the "Nikon D90 for Dummies" book. I went out today looking for
something to shoot.

I love this camera!

Friday, February 13, 2009


The Canon AE-1 Program, that I bought in 1984 was the first serious camera I ever owned. It served me well for over a decade, until my daughter was born and I decided a Nikon N60 with auto focus would better serve my needs. I shelved my Canon and replaced it with a the Nikon.

Ten years later, I decided get it off the shelf. After a good CLA and light seal replacement, it was good as new.

I don't use any of my cameras as much as I would like, and this one is always a fun one to shoot with. We had a thaw here in Iowa last week and I took the Canon for ride in the country.

My niece Melanie was probably the person I photographed most with this camera. We were together a lot at that time and she was always ready to pose.

I took this picture of my computer screen while viewing Melanie's Flickr page.

Monday, February 9, 2009



The Ansco Super Regent is actually an Agfa Super Solinette, made by Agfa Camera Werk in Müchen, Germany. They were produced from 1954 through 1960. I was also produced in 1954.

It is a 35mm folding camera, with a coupled rangefinder sporting an excellent Solinar lens. When I got this, the focusing ring was locked up, due to the lubrication used at factory solidifying, as is usually the case with these cameras. The method I used to unfreeze it was, to use a hairdryer to heat it, then carefully pry it loose with a screwdriver on each side while applying small amounts of lubricant to the back threads. Once it got loose enough to turn with my fingers, I did, until I wore a blister on my thumb from turning and lubricating so much.

Finally the thumb healed, the camera was tested and everything was perfect.

I used this camera to photograph our High School's, Marching Band road trips this past Fall. It folds up and fits nicely in the back pants pocket, allowing one to roll a ladder-platform out to the back 50-yard line. Those pics can be viewed here.