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Thursday, 16 April 2009


"Still have my Canonet QL17. Don't you?"

QL19 GIII here. Nearly bought a dusty old QL17 recently, but couldn't really justify the expense (to my girlfriend)

"watch a show where someone is using a DSLR and with each snap there's this click then whir. film advance? really?"

I was watching some British crime show recently, set in a small town, etc. etc. Suspicion - of a murder - was centered around a camera club. One of the bit-parters was using an OM-1. When he took a shot, you'd hear the actual shutter, then the badly dubbed shutter/film advance, then he'd quite visibly - and audibly - wind the film on manually...

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