Author Archives: Steevithak

Argus Day 2012

Do you have an Argus camera? Maybe an Argus C3 aka “the brick”? Or the slightly more elegant Argus C-4 rangefinder? Maybe you prefer 120 film and use an Argoflex E TLR? Whatever your Argus of choice, it’s time to … Continue reading

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100 Years of 127 Film

Every year on the 12th of July, photographers celebrate World 127 Day. They load 127 roll film into vintage 127 cameras, shoot photos, and post the results on the Flickr 127 film group. This year is different, however, because 127 … Continue reading

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Vivitar Historical Research: Part 2

Vivitar Re-invents the Enlarger In my last Vivitar historical article, I told the story of Ponder & Best‘s re-invention of the zoom lens when they introduced the Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f/3.5 Macro Zoom. The company also successfully re-invented the … Continue reading

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Vivitar Historical Research: Part 1

The origin of Series 1 Lenses and the Macro Zoom Readers of this blog will know me as the system administrator for the Camera-Wiki.org web servers but I’m also a camera geek. One of my interests (or maybe obsessions) is … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Update

One year ago today, I posted a status update about Camera-Wiki.org’s infrastructure and other behind-the-scenes technical stuff. Since this isn’t really camera-related, I try to keep posts about it to a minimum but I’m sure at least a few of … Continue reading

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Status Update: Welcome to March

Hi! I’m Steve. You’ll see me online as Steevithak. As much as I hate to interrupt Voxphoto’s fascinating stories from the archives of Camera-wiki.org, it’s time to start posting occasional status updates on our infrastructure. Mostly, I’ll be talking about … Continue reading

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