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
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:
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.