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The Capitol 120 Box Camera

The Capitol 120 box camera was made by the company Metropolitan Industries in Chicago, Illinois around 1930. It came in two versions: one with a silver faceplate and black letters and one, like mine pictured below, with the black background and white letters. Capitol 120 Box Camera It gets its name from the Capitol building… Continue reading The Capitol 120 Box Camera

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Developing Adventures – Pulling Ilford Delta 3200 to 1600

I am always on the search for things in my film journey, and now I have been on the hunt for the perfect film to use for pics of my family and home indoors in low light without having too much noise and contrast. I have tried several films so far which I will review… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pulling Ilford Delta 3200 to 1600

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Developing Adventures – Kodak Tri-X 400

Kodak Tri-X (or Kodak TX) has been a tough film for me to develop. It is a contrasty film, so I have come to learn that it doesn't just automatically look that way. It needs to be developed and agitated a certain way to introduce that contrast. If you go to the Kodak Alaris site… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Kodak Tri-X 400

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The Bear Photo Service Box Camera and Developing Ilford Pan F Plus 50

The Bear Photo Service Camera is a box camera made by Ansco Company in the 1940’s. There isn't much info out there about this camera, so I have not found a definitive date for this camera. It is based on the Ansco B2 Cadet model, but this version was specially made for the Bear Photo… Continue reading The Bear Photo Service Box Camera and Developing Ilford Pan F Plus 50

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My Top 19 of 2019 – End of Year Blog

In this case, this year I have been processing a lot of sickness and death. As the year draws to a close, and I go through my photos from the year, I have discovered that I have expressed these struggles through my photos.

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The Argus Argoflex Seventy-Five

The Argoflex Seventy-Five was made by Argus in 1949 until 1964, and there were two versions; the first had the name Argoflex Seventy-Five written on the front and the second had the name Argus Seventy-Five. Later models replaced the words with the number 75. I happen to have one of each of the first two… Continue reading The Argus Argoflex Seventy-Five

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Ilford Ortho Plus 80 with My Mamiya 645 Pro and Nikon F

Last week we had a nice cool front come through here in Florida, and since I wait all year long for this weather, I just had to get outside. I went to Tradition, Florida, a small town nearby, to walk around and take some landscape pictures with the new Ilford Ortho Plus 80 film.

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Shooting 35mm film with a Rolleiflex Automat

The day it came in the mail, I had just missed the mailman and was so upset because it was a holiday weekend and I didn't want my camera sitting in the post office. I tracked down the mailman and got him to give me my package. I'm too embarrassed to even say how I tracked him down. Yes, Rollei had me going temporarily insane.