Blurberati with Cameras: Minolta CLE with a Voitglander Nokton Classic f/1.4 40mm lens

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Minolta CLE

Welcome back to #CameraThursdays, our weekly showcase of Blurb employees (affectionately known as the Blurberati) and their cameras. This week we’re back in analog-land with a camera from one of the guys responsible for Blurb’s unique look-and-feel.

Camera: Minolta CLE with a Voitglander Nokton Classic f/1.4 40mm lens
Employee: Ben
Job: Director of User Experience

“My camera is a Minolta CLE with a Voitglander Nokton Classic f/1.4 40mm lens. It uses film. I shoot black and white (specifically Kodak TMax 100 or 400).  Although the DSLR has taken over color photography, nothing has replaced the beauty of black and white film yet. The camera was developed as a partnership between Leitz (maker of Leica cameras) and Minolta in 1980, so it uses Leica M-mount lenses, which tend to be very high quality. For a long time it was the only Leitz camera offered with automatic exposure (aperture-priority, focus is manual). It is almost silent. It is a sort of “poor man’s Leica,” and I love it.”

Pictures from Ben’s Minolta CLE:

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Next week we’ll return with something entirely different. In the meantime, check out previous featured cameras (and their operators) and follow blurb_books on Instagram for the latest dispatches from #camerathursdays.

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One Comment

  1. I like your photos. Many people were commenting in other message boards many years ago on how a camera made all the difference in the pictures you shot. I totally disagree. The cameras I used to shoot my work were not “Professional” cameras. It’s so great to see work from many photographers here. I like to see people using just simple cameras. I really like that. Have a great day. :-)

      October 24, 2011 – 10:44 am   Permalink

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