Not that long ago I tried slide film for the first time. Specifically Fujifilm Provia 100F in 35mm strength. And wow. Everything I heard and saw was true. Beautiful colors and amazing detail.
Wilson then showed me a roll he shot on his Pentax 645. To which I internally responded, “Yes, more of that, please. And thank you.” So a roll of 120 film it is. What to use? First up slide film has only a few downsides:
Continue reading My love/kind of unfortunate (Never hate) relationship with Fuji Provia 100F slide film
Was going to say I can add no more to what has already been said by so many about this lens. But it is so good I could not stop myself. Continue reading Could resist it no longer. Olympus 75mm f/1.8.
As stated in a recent post I wrote for KEH.com I like trying different types of film. Will now start listing new films I try under first rolls. Not much to say here so I will get the one potential negative out of the way first.
Kind of grainy. I say potential negative because you may like grain. Some folks seem to think grain is at the heart of the reason to shoot film. Others prefer blisteringly sharp tiny grain films like I find Fuji Acros 100 to be.
But this bit of grain is a small price to pay to get away with taking shots like this inside. handheld at night with only available light like this… Continue reading First Rolls: Ilford Delta 3200
If photography needs to make sense you are probably not doing it right.
I started uttering this half-jokingly some time ago in response to being drawn to a piece of gear or a photo idea that steps outside the realm of the reasoned. Usually having to do with film somehow. (Brace yourself. This is a long one.)
No difference here. The usual starting place…
So there I was surfing the interwebs researching some random notion that washed over my psyche with no warning and I realized that there existed an Alpha 7 before the Alpha 7. More specifically the Minolta Alpha 7. And it was gorgeous. Was a good camera also I heard.
Never knew this camera existed, but now that I did I must have one.
Continue reading Maxxum 7 and Maxxum 7D: Analog and Digital Vintage Wonderfulness Twins
I wanted the Olympus PEN-F since the moment it came out. Why?
Combine the two bullets above, along with my appreciation for the film Olympus OM10 (on the left below),
Continue reading Olympus PEN-F… No, not that one. The new, digital one.