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One on One: A Week with the Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 on Kodak Tmax

For this installment of One on One, I spent a week shooting with my Nikon F and the Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 pre AI lens. It was loaded with Kodak Tmax 400 pushed to 1600. I have owned this lens for over a year and although I've used it countless times, I decided to make it… Continue reading One on One: A Week with the Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 on Kodak Tmax

Developing Adventures · film photography · Film Processing

Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tmax 400 to 1600

Kodak Tmax was actually the first black and white film stock I ever shot with back around 2013 when I got back into film photography. It is a high contrast film, which isn't usually the look I go for these days, so I haven't shot with it much recently. However, I had a roll in… Continue reading Developing Adventures – Pushing Kodak Tmax 400 to 1600

film photography · opinion · photography · Vintage Camera Reviews

The Exakta VX1000 – A Left Handers Dream?

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?

film photography · Nikon Camera · photography · Rangefinder Camera · Vintage Camera Reviews

The Nikon S2 Rangefinder

The Nikon S2 was released in December 1954 at a time when Nikon was struggling to keep up with the Leica M3 Rangefinder. They didn't catch up with Leica until 1957 when they released the SP and then surpassed them with their first SLR the Nikon F. Even with this lag, the Nikon S2 was… Continue reading The Nikon S2 Rangefinder