The Ute | Rolleiflex 2.8E Xenotar | Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film | Andreas Garcia

Suicide Doors | Rolleiflex 2.8E Xenotar | Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film | Andreas Garcia

Datsun 1600 | Rolleiflex 2.8E Xenotar | Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film | Andreas Garcia

Tumblr Radar

I was a great surprise for me to see Classic Dash on Tumblr Radar today.  I just wanted to say thanks to the Tumblr Staff for noticing my work, and thanks to everyone for liking it.  Thanks to all of my followers, and a special thank you to monochromeradiationsensitive for all the kind words.

Western View | Rolleiflex 2.8E Xenotar | Fuji Pro400H film (converted to black and white) | Andreas Garcia

No Looking Back | Rolleiflex 2.8E Xenotar | Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film | Andreas Garcia

Pontiac Power | Rolleiflex 2.8E Xenotar | Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film | Andreas Garcia

monochromeradiationsensitive said: Hey, I intend to buy a nice rangefinder camera quite soon, and after having looked and looked again at many different reviews, it seems like the canon ql17 G3 is a very nice one! Since it's pictured in your profile picture, I thought I would ask you: is it a nice camera to use in everyday life? I intend to carry it almost all the time with me. I miss way too much content because I'm lazy to bring my reflex with me ;) Have a great day and by the way, I enjoy your blog a lot!! All the best, Leo

I really don’t think I use my Canonet enough.  It’s a great camera because of its size, and the 40mm 1.7 lens is excellent.  One downside is the meter.  It only meters in shutter-priority automatic mode, and it’s not the most accurate with modern batteries.  Also, the 48mm filter thread is a bit strange, but a step-up adapter to 49, 52, or even 58mm is a tidy solution.  The quick-load feature is wonderful, though.  And the bright viewfinder is a dream to work with.  You will almost certainly have to replace the light seals.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a QL17-GIII with usable original light seals, but they’re easy to replace.  Overall, it’s one of the best companion cameras ever made.  Thanks a lot, and happy shooting.

Mirror and Pinstripes | Rolleiflex 2.8E Xenotar | Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film | Andreas Garcia

Classic Dash | Rolleiflex 2.8E Xenotar | Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film | Andreas Garcia