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! 🙂



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 there’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 people…

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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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