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 year has been a strange one. At the end of 2020, we had all hoped 2021 would be better, Covid would end and our goals were to get some parts of our old lives back. Instead, what 2021 has showed me is that this is not ever going to be the case. Wherever you… Continue reading End of 2021 Wrap Up – Goals for the New Year
I've been trying to find a medium format camera that suits my needs and style of shooting for a while now. I have a Pentax 67 that I'm using mainly for a project that I am working on, but I wanted something a little smaller and compact. That was when I saw the Fujifilm GF670… Continue reading First Thoughts – Fujifilm GF670
Seeing without judgement and with compassion is what makes a good photographer. I would argue it is also what makes a good person.
In this Developing Adventure, I developed a roll of Cinestill Double-X in D96 B&W Motion Picture Developer. I shot it with my Mamiya 645 at ISO 200. If you read my last Developing Adventure featuring Double-X film, you'd know I really fell in love with the look of this film. At over $10 a roll… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Double-X in D96
Shortly before we moved I was contacted by the company that makes the BenQ e-reading Lamp to see if I would be interested in trying out their lamp in my photography workflow. In exchange for an honest review here on my website I could keep the lamp. Usually I would've said no to this because… Continue reading The BenQ e-Reading Lamp – Getting back into the Film Flow
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 continuing with my quest to find the right black and white film that suits my style and need for faster speeds for shots taken around my home, I now continue with Kodak Tri-X. I did a post previously on developing Tri-X 400 using both Kodak HC-110 and Kodak D-76 developers. I liked my results,… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tri-X 400 to 1600
My quest continues. First of all, thank you all for your comments and recommendations on my last few developing adventures. It has been a lot of fun so far experimenting and learning. I started this series as a sort of journal to let people come along with me as I learn. I hope you've enjoyed… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing HP5 400 to 1600
Fujicolor 100 film, otherwise known as Fujicolor Industrial, is a color film with an ISO of 100. It is used for outdoors mostly and portraits because it is said to be good for skin tones compared to Fuji Superia Xtra for example, which can be very saturated. I didn't get to take any portraits to… Continue reading My First Try with Fujicolor 100