Saturday, December 20, 2008

Matt Denton is now on Facebook!

Yes, it's true... I finally signed up for FB.

You know I like to be fashionably late to the party.... now, where's the beer?

PS I should mention that if you want to friend me, please include a personal note so I know who you are and why you're making the request....


  1. Matt,

    I still don't do Facebook, but I am on Twitter as rkraneis.

    Just wanted you to know that I "discovered" your web pages. Which is a little like Columbus thinking he "discovered" the new world.

    What a great site on cameras, photography, etc. I have spent way too much time on it lately.

    My Canon digital camera recently became soaked in the bottom of a canoe when my sister's canoe capsized in alligator mating territory in Florida(all true).

    This caused a renewed interest in purchasing 2 digital cameras (an underinformed journey I might add). Then came rehabbing an old Canon A1 camera. Then came wistful musings on the Internet for old rangefinders.

    Let's just say that 6 used cameras from in one month might be excessive. But looking on the bright side, I'm the proud owner of a Yashica Electro 35 GSN...

    Great website. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Anonymous9:57 PM

    It looks like you didn't make too big a splash on Facebook.
    I was stuck going over your pages which are entertaining as well as informative.
    I have collected cameras for the last 50 years, so i am too the point of making new discoveries in my old boxes.You do know what I mean.
    I started in photography in the second largest catalog studio in the country.
    We had about twenty of these:

    Imagine 5 to 7 days a week! They even paid me for it!

    Any way reading over the Conley info brought some tips to mind. Pass them along.

    On a view camera the rear movements control perspective. The front focus. That is all there is to it.
    The holes in the corner of the ground glass are to check to see if there is image cut-off at the lens.
    Look into the corner at the lens if you do not see a round circle stop the lens down until you do. Otherwise you will encounter lack of coverage. You can also see if the lens shade is interfering with the photo and will give you a dark area.
    The air comes out the film holder.
    Fix bellows with Dip-IT at your local hardware store they use it for tools. Please do't use tape. it leave a mess for those who restore after you.

    Keep up the good work and remember: the greatest photograph you will take will be the nexyt one.

  3. Wow, prior comment has been collecting for almost as long as my dad did. I think my dad was one of the first people to ever start collecting cameras, he was the first to put out a newsletter on them...which is why the info I'm looking for is probably something I should know...but I don't.

    I am trying to find info on how to take the lens and shutter off of some old kodak folding cameras (one is a No 2A folding Autographic Brownie). Some are super easy to take apart and some are not. My daughter and I make jewelry out of the old lenses.

    I never had any interest in cameras when my dad was still here, he passed in 2008. He would be shocked that I now love vintage cameras since I was forced to deal with his vast collection.

    Any info you could give me would be helpful as I'm not finding much.

    Thanks, Susan Lothrop

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