film photography · Soviet Camera · Vintage Camera Reviews

The Zenit B – An SLR from the USSR

In 1968, the KMZ plant (Krasnogorski Mekhanicheskii Zavod - Mechanical Factory of Krasnogorsk) located just outside of Moscow, created an SLR called the Zenit B, and more than half a million were produced between 1968-1973. Zenit B Top Plate In Russian it is Зени́т B, and when translated to English it's Zenit-V. Zenit meaning Zenith, a point… Continue reading The Zenit B – An SLR from the USSR

Developing Adventures · film photography · film review · lomography

Developing Adventures – Lomography Color Negative 800

My fiancé Kelsey likes to go all out for me on holidays because I didn't get to celebrate them while growing up. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my posts for the 12 days of Christmas when she gave me a surprise gift each day counting down to Christmas, and luckily… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Lomography Color Negative 800

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing

Developing Adventures – Pushing Fomapan 400 to 800

For my next Developing Adventure I am pushing Fomapan Action 400 film because it is super cheap at only $4 a roll on B&H and a Facebook user recommended it as well. I pushed this first roll to ISO 800 and processed it in Ilford's Ilfotec DDX dilution 1+9 for 18 minutes agitating the first… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Fomapan 400 to 800

film photography · Photo essay · Vintage Camera

The Rolleiflex Automat and a Roll of Portra 400

I am continuously amazed by my Rolleiflex Automat. Not just because it is more than 70 years old, but also because it is an under appreciated model that, despite not having the coveted f/2.8 lens, still produces consistently sharp images. Rolleiflex Automat with Kodak Portra 400 My Automat was the first film camera I purchased… Continue reading The Rolleiflex Automat and a Roll of Portra 400

film photography · One on One · photography · Vintage Camera Reviews

One on One – One Week with One Lens or Film Stock

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… Continue reading One on One – One Week with One Lens or Film Stock

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing

Developing Adventures- Pushing AgfaPhoto APX 400 to 800

Agfa 1913 ADAgfa 1942 AD "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… Continue reading Developing Adventures- Pushing AgfaPhoto APX 400 to 800

film photography · Pentax Camera · Photo essay

The Pentax 67 – My First Thoughts

I've chosen the Pentax 67 camera for a photo book I'm currently working on. I hope to document what is left of my hometown that existed from my childhood. This project will include mostly buildings and landscapes. This fact quickly made me realize that the 35mm format wasn't going to cut it for what I'm… Continue reading The Pentax 67 – My First Thoughts

Developing Adventures · film photography · film review · How To

Developing Adventures – My First Roll of Arista EDU Ultra 200 Film

In my developing adventures, I have been trying to find an affordable black and white film stock to push for indoor use. I've recently found Arista EDU Ultra film. It is a very affordable stock with the 200 ISO roll being only $4.99 and the 400 ISO roll $4.89. In this article, I will be… Continue reading Developing Adventures – My First Roll of Arista EDU Ultra 200 Film

film photography · List Article · Photo Book · photography · Rangefinder Camera

AVCA’s 14 Top Film Photography Items

These are 14 film photography related items that I have gotten recently that I wanted to share with you. Items such as photo books, a rangefinder, a lens, camera straps, and accessories.

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing · How To

Developing Adventures – A Roll of Eastman Kodak Double X 5222

Eastman Kodak Double X film is a 1960's Kodak Motion Picture film that Cinestill has loaded into cartridges and rebranded with their name on the cassette. I had read many great reviews about this film and I love the classic film look of it. If James Bond was shot with this film then I had… Continue reading Developing Adventures – A Roll of Eastman Kodak Double X 5222