Diary of a camera addict


Camerajunky with a Pentacon Six TL

As the name of this blog suggests I am quite addicted to cameras of all kind and photography in general. Personally I think it is a pity to not use the wonderful film cameras of yesterday, just because of the convenience of the digital age. I love to play with outdated equipment and sometimes I even develop the films by my own. The whole process is really rewarding for me with all of it’s uncertainties and disadvantages. Waiting for the lab to get my film developed is similar experience for me as to wait for Christmas to come as a child. I collect film cameras and I love to use them as much as I can.

At the same time I admire the capabilities of the digital technology and I am not among those who think digital is evil. In my opinion photography is a mapping of the reality and this is always just an approximation regardless of silicon or silver you are shooting on. Of course, different techniques have different properties therefore some prefers one way over another. If you ask me, I would like to try as many ways of taking pictures as possible and get the most out of it.
As a summary this blog is about experimenting with both digital and film technology, small photo projects and hopefully much more. I hope it will be interesting for you.

In my bag

My bag is a very manifold entity, so it is challenging for me to take a snapshot of it. Being a camera addict I tend to carry different gear almost every day. Anyway here are some bag shoots of mine which were published on the Japan Camera Hunter.

My bag no.:1 Usually I take one of these film cameras with me
My bag no.:1 Usually I take one of these 35mm film cameras with me
My bag no.:2

I also have a Canon 450D with an nifty fifty and a kit lens which I use for most product photos for this blog.

5 thoughts on “About”

  • hello camerajunkie….. I just discovererd your fine blog a week ago and started lurking in…. A couple hours later I found that I really enjoyed your blog and will keep visiting >>> keep the excellent old gears stories, review or field tests flowing…. I REALLY appreciate your dedication to the film gears and film photography


    brahma2358 ( please visit me at FLICKR by that name)

    • Hi,

      Thanks, I am really glad you like my blog! I will check your flickr for sure. Stay tuned, because I have countless plans to improve the blog and lots of interesting gear is awaiting for review.

      Bests, Gábor

  • Wow! This blog is simply… Amazing!! You are done a nice work with your ancient cameras! Everytime I feel distract from work… I’ll come here to see your interesting point of view!

    As we said in Catalan-Japanese… “Que vagi bé!”

  • Hello! I just found your blog, and I would like only to say keep up the good work!
    It’s nice to see that people still adore the analog cameras.
    Üdvözletem! 😉

  • Jealous of your…compass. My Silva like that broke. Used it as a zipper pull. Great tool for landscape shooters to know where the sun will be.

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