I am continuously amazed by my Rolleiflex Automat. Not just because it is more than 70 years old, but also because it is an under appreciated model that, despite not having the coveted f/2.8 lens, still produces consistently sharp images. Rolleiflex Automat with Kodak Portra 400 My Automat was the first film camera I purchased… Continue reading The Rolleiflex Automat and a Roll of Portra 400
I've chosen the Pentax 67 camera for a photo book I'm currently working on. I hope to document what is left of my hometown that existed from my childhood. This project will include mostly buildings and landscapes. This fact quickly made me realize that the 35mm format wasn't going to cut it for what I'm… Continue reading The Pentax 67 – My First Thoughts
Since Covid hit I started to realize I needed to get more creative with my compositions if I was going to be able to continue to shoot film while I was stuck at home. Exakta VX1000 Kodak TX 400 I have done still life photos here and there, usually on black and white film. This… Continue reading Still Life on Kodak Portra 400 – A Good Practice for Beginners
This past Christmas I received the Cinestill C41 color film processing 2 bath powder kit from Kelsey's grandmother. It came with 3 pouches of powder chemistry, 2 accordion bottles, a tank, and two reels, two 1000ml jugs, and the TCS-1000 water heater; everything I needed to get started finally developing color film myself. I normally… Continue reading Developing Adventures – My First Time Processing Color Film
Exakta VX1000 The Exakta is an advanced camera made by a Dutch owned factory named Ihagee Kamerawerk located in Germany in 1936, just before world war 2. That sentence right there says a lot about its history all by itself. There were a series of 8 versions throughout its production. The Exaktas continued to be… Continue reading The Exakta VX1000 – A Left Handers Dream?