Cameras acquired July 2012


From my first introduction to photography in the 1950s
from my Father, I used a Leica IIIc. Subsequently a Leica M3, Exactas,
and NIKON F2s. I never considered cameras of what I perceived as the
"lower tiers" until this KONICA and its Xenanon 57mm f1.2 lens.
Researching KONICA has been a delightful eye-opening experience.


A chance to have a Retina IIIc for a great price was too good
to pass up. Both of these cameras were acquired the same week at
a flea market in Eastern Colorado. The climate is dry here at 4,000 ft.
and mold is rare. Rich farmers acquire these toys and then quickly
put them aside as farming leaves little time for photography . . .