AVCA tests a roll of Kosmo Foto's Agent Shadow for the first time. Check out their results with this 400 speed film.
As I researched the Nikon F3, right away titles with words like the greatest SLR ever made, Legendary, and Classic all jumped out at me. This was interesting to me because I'd come across similar titles when researching the F2. In my view these two cameras are very different. So I asked myself how could… Continue reading The Nikon F3 – Greatest Legendary Classic
In doing my research for this review, I ran across quite a few statements calling this the best 35mm camera ever made. I was surprised by that because I have heard the same for many other cameras I have reviewed, but never with as much gushing as I saw for this one. I'm not sure… Continue reading The Nikon F2 – Best 35mm Ever?
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
Every year I hope for a cold Christmas. Living in Florida for so long, the heat gets to me. I live for the few and far between cold fronts that make it our way. This year I got my wish. We had a cold Christmas and a week long cold front that I had to… Continue reading Kodak Tri-X Pan 400 Film – Expired 1971
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 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
A while back, a reader sent me a couple of rolls of expired black and white film. One was a roll of Kodak Plus-X 125 that expired in 1988. That is only one year after I was born! After my great experience with a roll of Kodak Pan-X, I was excited to give this one… Continue reading Developing Adventures – 34 year old Kodak Plus-X 125
August 24th marked the 3 year anniversary of the first video on my YouTube channel and the 29th marked the 3rd year since my first post on this website. Screenshot from first video At that point of 2019 I had been freshly out of the hospital and trying to recover from another really bad flare… Continue reading AVCA’s Third Birthday
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 decided to try Ilford Delta 3200 at 1600. *when I… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Ilford Delta 3200 at 1600