• Minolta Autocord Red Leather Custom Covers

    Milly’s cameras are always pleased to receive feedback from customers and when Lee from Australia got in touch with us, we were delighted with his results. So much so, that we decided, with his permission to make this post about his restoration. Lee tells us, being my 1st ever covering I found it a bit […]

  • Pentax K1000 Red & Black Snake Custom Covers

    Chris from outback Australia, who is a recent customer and an avid photographer/collector, has sent us photos of his Pentax K1000 sporting our Red & Black Snake skin leatherette. I have to say his skills at cutting and recovering cameras is exceptional. As can be seen in the photos sent, his attention to detail is that of […]

  • Camera leather – Re-cover a Praktica MTL3

    How to re-cover a Praktica MTL3 in camera leather. The Praktica MTL3 and MTL5 early models are both the most easiest cameras to re-skin. The reason for this is because the earlier models didn’t have a self timer to cut out and the old skins lift very easily. Before we delve into the steps involved […]

  • Fujica ST605 Camera Light Seal Replacement

    Camera light seals are pretty straight forward and easy to replace, so much so, even my 8 year old son has done it with great success, obviously with a bit of guidance. Now, that said please do follow the instructions carefully and take great care as you go, knives are sharp and cleaning products do […]

  • Lens Caps Off to Moshi Monsters Holga

    Lens Caps Off to Moshi Monsters Holga indeed! I always like to see photography being introduced to kids through the media they watch on television or in the books they read. Why? Because I feel it helps to develop an interest or a small connection with photography at an early age. I believe that photography […]

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  • Minolta Autocord Red Leather Custom Covers

    Minolta Autocord Red Leather Custom Covers

    Milly’s cameras are always pleased to receive feedback from customers and when Lee from Australia got in touch with us, we were delighted with his results. So much so, that we decided, with his permission to make this post about

    Sep 03, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Contact Print Frame Repair

    Contact Print Frame Repair

    I was not going to add this to the website at first. Then I discovered a couple of negatives sat on top of each other still in the print frame. The glass was cracked, the leather that joined the two

    Sep 04, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Praktica MTL 3 Recovered

    Camera leather – Re-cover a Praktica MTL3

    How to re-cover a Praktica MTL3 in camera leather. The Praktica MTL3 and MTL5 early models are both the most easiest cameras to re-skin. The reason for this is because the earlier models didn’t have a self timer to cut

    Sep 02, 2012 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Fujica ST605 Camera Light Seal Replacement

    Fujica ST605 Camera Light Seal Replacement

    Camera light seals are pretty straight forward and easy to replace, so much so, even my 8 year old son has done it with great success, obviously with a bit of guidance. Now, that said please do follow the instructions

    Aug 28, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Paterson System 4 Developing Tank

    Developing Tank Leak Repair

    My old faithful Jobo developing tank unfortunately leaked from purchase but recently it got to the point that a new developing tank was called upon. After searching the forums for a good developing tank that was reported as not leaking,

    Aug 06, 2012 | 3 comments | View Post

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  • A Panoramic Medium Format Camera Is Born - F.A.C II

    A Panoramic Medium Format Camera Is Born – F.A.C II

    Last month I made a post about the recovering of a Minolta Autocord by Lee Lira from Australia, found here. Since that post, Lee has been busy working on making a Panoramic Medium Format Camera. When he told me that he intended to do this, I replied that it would be great to see what […]

    Oct 08, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Ashi Pentax Spotmatic SP

    Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP Test Roll Review

    I recently bought this camera to replace my beloved Canon FTb QL. The FTb decided to give up on me with the rewind mechanism slipping. I decided it best to replace it and fix the FTb at a later date once I had more time. I used my FTb mostly with M42 lenses via the […]

    Sep 18, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Minolta Autocord Red Leather Custom Covers

    Minolta Autocord Red Leather Custom Covers

    Milly’s cameras are always pleased to receive feedback from customers and when Lee from Australia got in touch with us, we were delighted with his results. So much so, that we decided, with his permission to make this post about his restoration. Lee tells us, being my 1st ever covering I found it a bit […]

    Sep 03, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Kodak D-23 Developer

    Kodak D-23 Developer

    Recently I have been experimenting and mixing my own developers. Something that should be done with great care I might add. My intentions were to find a better developing partner for Fomapan 200, (35mm format). I had up until a few weeks back been using Kodak D-76, and while I had great results with other […]

    Aug 11, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Pentax K1000 Red & Black Snake Custom Covers

    Pentax K1000 Red & Black Snake Custom Covers

    Chris from outback Australia, who is a recent customer and an avid photographer/collector, has sent us photos of his Pentax K1000 sporting our Red & Black Snake skin leatherette. I have to say his skills at cutting and recovering cameras is exceptional. As can be seen in the photos sent, his attention to detail is that of […]

    Apr 17, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Ensign Selfix 320 How to load film

    Ensign Selfix 320 How to load film

    A good customer recently sent me an email asking “on what window do I use for 6×4.5 and 6×9 with an Ensign Selfix 320?” As I have never used one, nor could I locate any information to answer his question. I therefore decided to purchase one to see if I could work it out for […]

    Dec 04, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post