It´s not what you think. Paparazzi is a small camera shop for used equipment only. It is located on the underground at Sete de Abril gallery just next the hair salon.

As well as other stores, their equipment is in good condition.

And their attendants are very experienced.

Just don´t go between 12:00 and 13:00 o´clock because they close for lunch.

More Books and Cameras

Speaking about books, a few time ago I decided to develope my films (B&W and chrome only; no color negative). So I bought the book “Formulario Fotografico” by Reinhard Viebig that brings most known formulas for film development. I got it used and cost me 5 US dollars (shipping included). Back cover is all white.

“Cameras Classicas” by Mario Bock gives technical and historical details of some classic cameras. As far as I know it is the only book in portuguese language about this subject.

My friend Andrade Mendes (the “dream fridge” guy) sent me this picture of photo books and his lovely Leica M3 and Hasselblad 500.

But I think he wouldn´t mind if I post a few more pictures I downloaded from his flickr.

Leica M4-P, M3, III and M8 along with more photo books.

I love this picture: The Three Amigos (Rolleiflex 2.8F with Planar 80 mm f/2.8; Wide Rolleiflex with Distagon 55 mm f/4; Tele Rollei with Sonnar 135 mm f/4). Not to mention some Rollei photos behind the cameras.

More info regarding Tele and Wide Rolleiflex here.

And below, more of his Rolleiflex colection. Top shelf: Rolleicord, Rolleiflex 2.8E, 2.8C, 2.8D and another 2.8C. Bottom shelf: Rolleiflex 3.5F with Tele Mutar 1.5x, 3.5E, 3.5D and 3.5A with a very strange focus knob.

More info about all Rollei models here.

Used Book

Last week I went to a used bookstore looking for cheap photography books. Well, I found some… (yes, this is all photography books).

There are some very nice books and the price ranges from cheap to “a steal”. I bought only one: Kodak Guide to Shooting Great Travel Pictures by Jeff Wignall.

It cost me 5 US dollars and is intended for beginners. Each page brings some nice tip for one particular travel subject. For example:

Page 52, Tropical Beaches:
– Capture expansive views.
– Don´t let bright sand fool your meter.
– Include people.

Page 100, In The Rain:
– Explore puddles and wet pavements for abstract designs.
– Control rain-streaking with shutter speed.
– Protect cameras with plastic bags or waterproof housings.

And so on… Everything ilustrated with plenty of beautifull pictures.