View Full Version : Pens and Cameras

October 29th, 2015, 05:30 PM
Let's do a collection of photos of pens and cameras.
As a collector of both, I see a few similarities:

1. Camera types are like pen types, in skilled hands any type could produce amazing results, but we often think that the more expensive ones will magically boost our "artistic" efforts

2. Nibs are like camera lenses, people could argue until their faces are blue ... over subjective aspects

3. Adapting old lenses to new camera bodies, just like we try to put NOS nibs on new pen bodies

4. Ink is like film in terms of type, characteristics, price, capacity, the "look", etc. (at least it used to be, before digital kills the fun in that area)

5. Montblanc = Leica, Flex = Bokeh

and so on..

Anyways, today is Italian camera and pen day


Elioflex 2 Twin-Lens Reflex made in 1950 in Italy
Stipula Passaporto pocket pen. Discontinued and then this one came along, a reproduced from the original design via Massdrop initiative.

October 30th, 2015, 10:13 AM
This'll be fun! Here's my GH4 and 40D along with a D750 I was renting. And then some pens, of course.


October 30th, 2015, 11:36 AM
Alright, Dan!
Are these your tools to produce your pen review videos? I love watching those.
Very high production quality, I think.

Please allow me to cross post this one. It really belongs here:


Camera: Olympus Pen D2 (1960's). A Half-frame camera for ladies (or gents) who likes to do some street photography without having to lug big cameras. Designed to be in and out of a purse (or man-purse).
Pen: Esterbrook Purse Pen (Aloha Gold version)

I think they make an excellent pair.

November 1st, 2015, 11:20 AM

Here's a different take on the matter. Peering through a Mamiya 35mm at a Classic Pens LB6 and Aurora 85th Anniversary.

November 2nd, 2015, 07:42 AM
Which Mamiya 35 is that, Dan?

November 2nd, 2015, 07:25 PM
Which Mamiya 35 is that, Dan?

It's the Mamiya ZM.