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?
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 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?
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
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
In this Shots article I wanted to share 5 frames from a roll of Lomography CN 400 shot with my Hasselblad 500 CM and 150mm f/4 lens. I haven't yet done a review for my Hasselblad or the 150mm lens because I'd like to use it more before I do that. So far though, this… Continue reading 5 Shots – Hasselblad 500 CM and 150mm lens
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
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
I bought a Leica IIIF RD from KEH last month, but only had it for a short time. My first impressions of this camera will be featured in an article on 35mmc very soon, so I am only going to share some photos I took with it and give a brief story on what happened.… Continue reading Leica IIIF – I Barely Knew Ye