Let’s talk about folding cameras today, eh?

Oh no.. I think this new blogging lark is going to cost me! I don’t need encouraging any more as it is! I saw this post yesterday and at that time knew little about folding cameras. I got researching last night…til 4am :S and eventually settled on a Moskva-5 to add to my collection (as a working camera). I love all things Russian so decided to risk it and bought one titled ‘EX’ condition from eBay.
I have to travel a lot with my day job and the ARAX-CM with a few lenses fills the bag and the Mamiya RZ67 isn’t worth trying. The folding Moskva-5 will not only fit in my bag but I can now also offer clients a new exciting film format too! 6×9.
Excitedly awaiting it’s arrival. Review then to follow! ๐Ÿ™‚



The reason why I have so many folding cameras in my collection, and why I tend to use them so much, is due to many reasons.

Firstly, they are so solidly made and are a delight to handle. Some have quirky features that you have to learn to work with, and all of them without doubt produce absolutely unique results.

Then thereโ€™s the attention they attract in the street. Whenever I use a folding camera, I tend to take my shots as fast as possible and then disappear from the scene, as I know that within a few minutes of people seeing me use such a camera, there will soon be a small group of people asking how it works or how quaint it is, etc etc.

And because I like to answer every question, it can delay my day quite substantially if I keep stopping to talk to peopleโ€ฆ

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Author: matthewosbornephotography

Coventry, UK studio based Model and Wedding Photographer offering both Medium Format Film and Digital Images. 1-2-1 Photography and Lighting Tuition also available.

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