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Kodak Gold 200 in Medium Format

I've always been a fan of Kodak Gold, sharing a lot of my early work with this film because it had been so affordable at the time. Like many of you, I was really excited when Kodak announced they were releasing Kodak Gold 200 in Medium Format. It's been very rainy and gloomy, but we… Continue reading Kodak Gold 200 in Medium Format

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Riding in Cars with Film – May 26, 2022

The past two Riding in Cars with Film entries that I have shared were made using black and white film. This entry I'll share some photos from a roll of Fuji Superia Xtra 400 film that I shot from the car. Spring in Florida seems to be pretty short before temperatures start to feel like… Continue reading Riding in Cars with Film – May 26, 2022

Black and White Photography · Leica Camera · life · Rangefinder Camera · Riding In Cars Series

Riding in Cars with Film – May 18, 2022

As I have mentioned before, the photos taken for Riding in Cars with Film are the majority taken on my way to and from a doctors appointment. I have a lot of doctors appointments all in different places from my own town down to the city south of us. This makes for a lot of… Continue reading Riding in Cars with Film – May 18, 2022

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Riding in Cars with Film – May 16, 2022

While Riding in Cars with Film, I'm usually going to and from a doctors appointment. In this case, these photos were taken on our way home from my Chiropractor. I'm usually experiencing pain in my neck and right arm, so it hasn't been easy taking photos out of the window lately. Please take a moment… Continue reading Riding in Cars with Film – May 16, 2022

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Riding in Cars with Film – a Series

I've been working on the 3rd installment to my Riding in Cars with Film zines for a while now. I've been going back and forth on how many photos I should be including in these zines because I want to really make a book of them all at some point in the future. I'm starting… Continue reading Riding in Cars with Film – a Series

Color Film · Lens Review · Nikon Camera · opinion · Vintage Camera

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?

Black and White Photography · Kodak Film · Leica Camera · mental illness awareness · Rangefinder Camera

Still Life and Expelling Grief

Many times over the years I've shared my need to express myself through photography. I often do this to alleviate anxiety, but also to deal with feelings of grief. Very often, I express this through still life photography. I'm not sure exactly what it is about this form of the medium that helps me to… Continue reading Still Life and Expelling Grief

Black and White Photography · Soviet Camera · Vintage Camera · Vintage Camera Reviews

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

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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?

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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