One thing I have learned since becoming a mother is taking pictures of a baby is not easy! They are almost always going to come out blurry from movement. the Photoshoot Kelsey and I were sitting in Alaina's nursery one afternoon, and the light coming in through the window was beautiful. I am always looking… Continue reading Photographing my Daughter Using a Leica
Category: Vintage Camera
3 Cameras from 2022
Several of us in the film community have decided to create articles sharing 3 cameras we used this past year that we are excited about. I’ve chosen 3 that I haven’t yet reviewed so that this can serve as a preview of what’s to come next year. Here are my 3 cameras from 2022. 1.… Continue reading 3 Cameras from 2022
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
Still Life on Delta 3200
Since the warm weather has been in full heat here in Florida, I just haven't been able to get outside and shoot. On top of it I just haven't been feeling well for a while now, so I am frustrated to say the least. That is where still life photography has become my favorite medium.… Continue reading Still Life on Delta 3200
Riding in Cars with Film – the Leica Summitar 5cm f2
In my quest to find a working Leica IIIF, I shared my thoughts on the Leica Summitar 5cm f2, and my decision on whether or not to keep it. I did end up keeping the lens because of the difficulty I had in finding one that wasn't in horrible condition, as well as the compact… Continue reading Riding in Cars with Film – the Leica Summitar 5cm f2
3 Still Life Photos with a Rolleiflex Automat
My Rolleiflex Automat may just be my favorite camera, at least out of my medium formats, because it gives a look unlike any of the others. Here are 3 still life photos with a Rolleiflex Automat & Ilford HP5 400 to show you what I mean by that. The Look of a Rolleiflex Automat The… Continue reading 3 Still Life Photos with a Rolleiflex Automat
Auto Micro Nikkor 55mm f3.5 – A Macro Prime?
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?
The KMZ Start
Before World War II, 35mm cameras started to gain popularity with rangefinders like Leica and Leica copies like the Zorki. After the war, and especially into the 1950's, the SLR style cameras started to take over. One being the KMZ Start. The KMZ Start (Старт in Russian), is a professional 35mm SLR camera made in… Continue reading The KMZ Start
The Leica IIIF – Final Chapter?
The Leica IIIF RD has been the subject of a lot of my articles lately, and for good reason. It has been quite the ride. I first purchased a IIIF RD from KEH last year when I discovered it had pinholes in the shutter curtain. You can read about that here. I was happy to… Continue reading The Leica IIIF – Final Chapter?
Summitar 50mm f2 – To Keep or Not to Keep
If you've been following me for a while, you'll know I have been having quite the experience with a Leica IIIF I purchased from KEH. To get the whole story you can check out these articles here. In the meantime, I had purchased a Summitar 50mm f2 collapsible lens for the IIIF. At first, I… Continue reading Summitar 50mm f2 – To Keep or Not to Keep