Even the most hardened photographers can be sentimental. Johnny Martyr, a mid-Atlantic Coast film photographer, crafted this paean to a small camera repair shop, Baltimore Photo-Electronic Services, in Pikesville, MD. Anyone who would rather fix an old camera or lens than toss it out for a new one would feel right at home at BE-PS. After all, just above the desk where repair estimates and testing might begin is a shelf of vintage 35mm Kodaks dating back to the late 1940s—along with an Instamatic tucked in behind the elders. Take a moment to savor this delightful meditation on a (nearly) vanished world of analog cameras, lenses, and the people who keep them going.
The PHSNE warehouse team recently discovered an original 1959 Canonflex (https://global.canon/en/c-museum/product/film38.html) —minus its lens. While members are searching for a lens that would complete the camera, a substitute is in place temporarily. Acknowledging its relatively brief run, Cameraquest’s Stephen Gandy