Monthly Archives: March 2018

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm 1:5.6E ED VR Lens Review

This week I’m going to tackle one of Nikon’s newest telephoto lenses.  The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm 1:5.6E ED (VR) lens is the large telephoto for the masses.  At $1,400.00 US, it gives aspiring photographers access to the 400-500mm range that was previously reserved for professional photographers.  (A quick...

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The Yashica Mat 124G Camera

The Japanese Yashica company has made a range of cameras since 1949.  While not currently known for high quality cameras, they did produce a number of high quality, competitive camera designs in years past.  One example, the Yashica Mat 124G, is a variation on the better known Rolleiflex medium...


American Blower Corporation Size 00 Blower

I was struck by the uniqueness of this little air mover when I first saw it.  The size 00 American Blower Corporation blower. Google shows this to be the miniature version of the “Success Utility Blower” listed in their 1931 and 1938 catalogs.  This little squirrel cage blower measures 8″...


Ewing Brothers Tins

Up for review today are two galvanized Ewing Brothers tins.  They are quite small, measuring 1-3/8″ and 1-1/2″ in diameter respectively.  Both tins are thin and remind me of pocket pill containers.  I haven’t been able to find very much information about Ewing Brothers except that they were a...