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 Canon EF: A Pioneering SLR Classic
The Canon EF (1973-1976) is a high-quality 35mm SLR which blended elements of Canon’s professional F-1 (1971-1981) system (FD breech-lock lens mount, all-metal body in black enamel) with many innovative features. While the EF did not have a removable prism,