The Pentax 67 gets a lot of attention from the film photography community, especially for the 105mm f2.4 lens. It mostly gets attention for portraits, but that isn't really my forte. I tend to shoot the life around me, and that includes the plant life growing in the lot next to my home. I shot… Continue reading Abstract Nature on Cinestill 400D pushed 1 Stop
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
Large Negatives, high resolution, the Zeiss name stamp, all in the palm of your hand. What more could you ask for? Considering todays growing desert that has become the Medium Format film camera market, these options sound like gold. While the Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515 might be just what you're looking for, there are a… Continue reading Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515 – Medium Format in the Palm of Your Hand
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
The Imperial Satellite 127 was created by the Herbert George Company in Chicago, Illinois. The company changed hands in 1961 and it was renamed to the Imperial Camera Corp. They were one of the first to offer cameras in multiple colors. The Camera As its name suggests, the Imperial Satellite uses 127 roll film and captures… Continue reading Imperial Satelite 127
I first saw this camera on a vintage camera Facebook page many years ago and I loved the way it looked. I have an affinity for all things from the 1960's so the design of the camera appealed to me. Back then I wasn't shooting with my collection of vintage cameras because film wasn't as readily available as it is becoming today so I had intended to purchase one for display in my cabinet. For some reason I can't remember, it may have been price, I never bought one. Now that I am shooting film in my cameras I decided to revisit this camera.
The Yashica Electro 35 looks like a robot head straight out of a Jetson’s cartoon, but I love that about it.
Just like one would spread awareness for a disease I feel that my blog reviews and YouTube videos are also a way of spreading awareness for an institution that will eventually die because these cameras will at some point become extinct. I think it’s this knowledge (unless some company decides to start making film cameras again) that makes photographers like me want to collect cameras and shoot with as many as I can, while I still can.
if you're looking for a simple camera for uncomplicated shooting, or if you're a beginner to film photography, I highly recommend the Canon TX.