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the Canon New F-1

The Canon New F-1 is is an expandable system camera. By expandable I mean 5 types of viewfinders, 32 different focusing screens within 13 different types to go with 3 different metering patterns, 2 motorized film advance units, and a couple of interchangeable backs. That surely gives the Nikon F3 system a run for its… Continue reading the Canon New F-1

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AVCA’s Third Birthday

August 24th marked the 3 year anniversary of the first video on my YouTube channel and the 29th marked the 3rd year since my first post on this website. Screenshot from first video At that point of 2019 I had been freshly out of the hospital and trying to recover from another really bad flare… Continue reading AVCA’s Third Birthday

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Developing Adventures – A Roll of Lomography Lomochrome Purple

I've had several rolls of Lomochrome Purple in my fridge since it was first released. I've never shot with it because I don't find many settings that would fit a specialty film like this. However, the other day, Mario Piper mentioned in the comments of one of my Fiddle Fig Leaf plant photos that it… Continue reading Developing Adventures – A Roll of Lomography Lomochrome Purple

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Back to 9/11 – Ground Zero on Fuji Superia 800

I remember wondering were the planes out of control? What the heck is happening? Then the news anchor, describing what we were watching, said (I am paraphrasing from memory) "As you can see, there's people trapped in the buildings and they're throwing paper and furniture out the window..." They paused. "Oh my god, thats not furniture, those are people. Oh my god. People are jumping from the Twin Towers." My stomach sank I will never, ever forget that moment.

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The Canon FTb QL

Ilford HP5 400 The Canon FTb QL is a mechanical 35mm SLR for the advanced amateur photographer. It was released in 1971 at the same time as its Pro brother the F-1 and was preceded by the FT QL. (Check out Jim Greys great review of that camera). The FT uses the FL mount lenses… Continue reading The Canon FTb QL