AVCA tests a roll of Kosmo Foto's Agent Shadow for the first time. Check out their results with this 400 speed film.
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
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?
Every year I hope for a cold Christmas. Living in Florida for so long, the heat gets to me. I live for the few and far between cold fronts that make it our way. This year I got my wish. We had a cold Christmas and a week long cold front that I had to… Continue reading Kodak Tri-X Pan 400 Film – Expired 1971
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?
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
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
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
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
I have only one neighbor who puts up halloween decor on her lawn. I didn't grow up celebrating holidays so I guess you could say I am kind of drawn to them now. Not so much their meaning, but more so the traditions and celebrations they include. Nikon FIlford HP5 400 I have taken pictures… Continue reading One Shot with Aly – Halloween