There’s no denying when you get a group of photographers together for a long period to time there’s bound to be some cross-person camera exchanges. Well that’s what we’re talking about because there’s been a fair amount of exchanges of gear between our hosts even in the short four years we’ve been operating.
Nikon F5 – The Nikon F5 is no stranger to the CCR, we talked about it back when we did our brilliant Nikon F-Series where we first were joined by Bill Smith. But today, it’s John Meadows who recently acquired the F5 off of James Lee (who upgraded to the F6). As a replacement for his sadly nicked F4.
Zeiss Ikon Contax IIIa – Being frustrated with the Barnack Leicas and having an eye for Robert Capa’s work, Alex picked up John’s Contax IIIa as he much preferred the Russian copy of the camera, the Kiev 3a.
Canon FTb – It only makes sense for Bill to get Mike’s old FTb, this beautiful match needle mechanical is the perfect addition to any FD mount Canon tool-kit.
ФЭД-2б (Fed-2b) – When it comes to Russian Leica copies, Mike is our local expert, so it only made sense that in our little internal trading circle that he get the Fed-2b.
Pentax 645 – Having gone to a Hasselblad Alex decided to offload the Pentax 645 his “point-and-shoot” medium format to James Lee, however, James got little use out of the camera and turned around and sold it off already to someone willing to use this beautiful camera.
GAS Meet II – A Success
We’d like to thank everyone who made it out to our second meetup in Cambridge, Ontario at the beginning of the month. It was great to meet and interact with all of you! Hopefully, we can have these meetups more often and explore other parts of Ontario!
Looking for a good spot to get your gear and material fix check out Burlington Camera (Burlington, ON), Downtown Camera (Toronto, ON), Film Plus (Toronto, ON), Belle Arte Camera (Hamilton, ON), Pond’s FotoSource (Guleph, ON), Foto Art Camera (Owen Sound, ON). Out West there’s The Camera Store (Calgary, AB) and Beau Photo Supply (Vancouver, BC). Additionally you can order online at Argentix (Quebec), buyfilm.ca (Ontario), the Film Photography Project or Freestyle Photographic.