My camera collection is growing more and more each month. After all, this wouldn’t be Aly’s Vintage Camera Alley if I didn’t have a lot of vintage cameras right? I love these cameras. I can’t help it, and I love reviewing different ones for all of you, but the downside is, I don’t get to spend enough one on one time with a single lens or film stock to really get to know it.
One on One: a New Series
Therefore, in response to the downside, I’ve decided to start One on One as a way to get to know some of the cameras and lenses I own. Moreover, I want to get used to some film stocks I don’t normally reach for.
In this series I will shoot for a week with a lens I have neglected, and on others a film stock. For example, this week coming up I am going to shoot only with Kodak Tmax in my Nikon F. I can change lenses if I choose because the one on one will be focusing on the film this week. The following week I may shoot with my 85mm Nikkor on my Nikon F, but use a film stock I am already familiar with. This allows for only one unknown variable, the lens. I will still be continuing other projects, such as my pushing film experiments. This will simply be a way to focus my attention.
I will post my results at the end of the week. If you’re interested stay tuned and be sure to please sign up to get my articles in your inbox. Have you ever done something like this? Let me know in the comments. I always look forward to chatting with you all.
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14 thoughts on “One on One – One Week with One Lens or Film Stock”
It is a good idea. I often just take one lens with me so I would not suffer from indecision 😉
The Nikon F is a great camera.
Which film cameras do you shoot with Merlin? I see your Instagram posts but those are digital correct?
I have a Nikon F and an F2 and an F3 and many Nikkormats. I also have several other Nikon film cameras and a few Canon film cameras and Minolta film cameras and Pentax film cameras. I have used only a few of them, and more and more infrequently. Most of my photographs on Instagram are digital, but some are film. I am still enamored with film photography, but am less enthusiastic to actually make film photographs. I do admire the work that you and other film photographers do.
Oh nice collection. I asked because I have an extra Canon TX someone gave me and if you didn’t have a film camera I was going to send it to you. I think I’m going to try to find a beginner to send it to.
Very generous of you, thank you, but you should send it to someone who has not a film camera. Or just keep it. 🙂
How many? Just curious. 🙂
I have 8 LOL one for each type of prism that I own
Yikes! I’m impressed. Lucky you!
LOL my love for the camera got out of hand. back when I first started back into film they were the only cameras I had.
Regarding your Nikon F, did you exchange the Photomic finder for the meterless eyelevel finder?
I have both LOL I have way too many Nikon F cameras in my collection.
How many? Just curious. 🙂