I’ll try to keep this brief. Had an A7 (as a starting point to this post here) that I really liked, but never fully warmed up to. They have since added phase detect AF and image stabilization to part II and with time it has been nice enough to depreciate in to striking distance. Along with with a couple of other tweaks it has developed in to something I could really hold dear. Plus I love adapting old lenses and this has IS like the K-1, plus added mount flexibility owing to the inherently short flange distances mirrorless cameras have. Day 1 I am already impressed and I do not even have a proper AF lens yet. Samples from day 1 below. Original A7 gallery here and this will be home to the A7ii gallery. Happy Shooting.
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The nice persons at SE Camera Carrboro gifted me this piece of 80s film tech last year so it is only right that I put it through it’s paces every once and a while and have the film developed there. Ongoing album here and samples below. Happy Shooting.
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New roll back from SE Camera and has been run through the trusty Epson V600. Usually I am obsessed with sharpness and background blur, but this roll was taken a lot less seriously. Especially considering my being led to use the combo below.
Hindsight is 20/20, but using an f/8.0 only 600mm lens (donut bokeh! ahem.) for many shots with 100 ASA film (400 is my usual) is not optimal for sharp pictures… but perfect for oddball, blurry pictures that I still like. Gallery below. Happy shooting.
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Recently picked up a Nikon FE as detailed in my latest This Old Camera episode. Overall it was in great shape physically and more importantly, after initial testing, functionally. One thing. The bottom part of the ‘i’, the ‘k’ and the ‘n’ on the front of the camera were missing. No big. Cosmetic only. Since the FE does not carry the model name/number on the front I actually considered removing the remaining ‘N’, dot and ‘o’ to match and be all stealth like. Until I realized that was silly and I would much rather restore it to it’s former glory. What to do?
To the internets! Turns out that after some brief, but intense Googling I found a few companies I never heard of that make paint pens. Who knew? Not wanting to wait for an online order I stopped through a couple of Lowe’s Depots and found that Sharpie made just such a product as well:
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After keeping to my newly self established load one camera at a time rule I got around to loading the new camera to me, this old camera Nikon FE today.
No secret here. I love analog 35mm SLRs. Perhaps even more than medium format analog, which I also enjoy a great deal. Why?
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Recent roll as scanned through the trusty old Epson V600. Well pleased with the Olympus OM-10. Photos after the jump. -ELW
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