This will be my first lens review. It’s fitting that it would be a review for the Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 because it is one of the first lenses I purchased when I started shooting again. Why is a Good Lens Important? When I first got back into shooting film I was really a noob when… Continue reading the Nikon Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 Auto
The first close focus Nikkor for the Nikon F was the 5.5cm f3.5 lens produced in 1961. It did not have an automatic diaphragm, meaning it did not automatically stop down the aperture when taking the photo. The lens I am reviewing is the Auto Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5 introduced in 1963. This is an… Continue reading Auto Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5 – A Macro Prime?
Today’s Snapshot of the Film Community is going to be a little different. It is not going to be an interview like usual. In fact, I am not even going to ask this person questions. I will simply let him tell his story about his Nikon F and the Vietnam War. Let me explain. One… Continue reading A Snapshot of the Film Community – How the Nikon F took one Vietnam Soldier from Hell to Heaven
For this installment of One on One, I spent a week shooting with my Nikon F and the Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 pre AI lens. It was loaded with Kodak Tmax 400 pushed to 1600. I have owned this lens for over a year and although I’ve used it countless times, I decided to make it… Continue reading One on One: A Week with the Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 on Kodak Tmax
As I researched the Nikon F3, right away titles with words like the greatest SLR ever made, Legendary, and Classic all jumped out at me. This was interesting to me because I’d come across similar titles when researching the F2. In my view, these two cameras are very different. So I asked myself how could… Continue reading The Nikon F3 – Greatest Legendary Classic
Every now and then I like to share some of my latest film related pick-ups with you all. Since I don’t have any film friends to share these things with in person, I look at this like a “hey look what I got today” kind of post. Since you all seemed to enjoy my last… Continue reading 5 Film Related Items AVCA Recommends
In doing my research for this review, I ran across quite a few statements calling this the best 35mm camera ever made. I was surprised by that because I have heard the same for many other cameras I have reviewed, but never with as much gushing as I saw for this one. I’m not sure… Continue reading The Nikon F2 – Best 35mm Ever?
I’ve been feeling extremely tired lately I think from the medication I am on for Crohn’s Disease, and just from the disease in general. It’s been really challenging for me to go out in the summer heat to take photos. I can’t really explain the type of fatigue that comes with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It’s… Continue reading Testing Cameras on Location: Canon 7, Nikon F, & Kodak Premo No. 2
As a follow up to my last article Saying Goodbye, I thought I’d share some photos I’ve taken as I explored our new home, while photographing light on Lomography CN 800. Finding and Photographing Light on Lomography CN 800 When we moved into our new home, the first thing I thought of doing was to… Continue reading Photographing Light on Lomography CN 800
“AgfaPhoto’s APX 400 Professional Black and White Negative Film is a high speed black and white film… The film exhibits a high nominal sensitivity of ISO 400/27° and can effectively be pushed to ISO 1600/33° for use in low-light conditions and with fast-moving subjects… The film also responds to push and pull development; however testing is… Continue reading Developing Adventures- Pushing AgfaPhoto APX 400 to 800