A valid response to this blog title is “What?” Allow me to explain. Or try to anyway.
These are interesting times. A lot of virtual ink is spilled debating between mirrorless or DSLR. Most points made miss the point for me really. Sure, I chose mirrorless. But my choice has nothing to do with a dislike for DSLRs. I love DSLRs. But I love film cameras more.
But, but… Battery life… OVF over EVF… Native lens selection… AF speed… Dual card slots… So on and so forth. Meh. Gladly put up with all of this. (And most of these concerns are being eliminated by the most recent wave of mirrorless cameras. An A7iii will be in my future and it may go down as the industry tipping point.) But once again film tech is what changed my mind.
Why? Continue reading Love DSLRs. But I chose mirrorless because I love film gear more.
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
Done buying digital lenses. Well at a minimum I have everything I need covered. Never done. Thought I was done buying Hasselblad lenses. Those I did not have that I wanted were out of my budget range. Had a normal and a tele. Wide Hasselblad lenses are usually eye-watering-ly expensive. Made my peace with this. Minding my own business. Then Professor Lonnie Graham (check out his book here), who I interviewed for my first KEH blog post, sends me this:
And yes. Yes, I was. So the lens found me. I am powerless to fend off such an offer so the deal was made. Continue reading A Legend Purchased From A Legend: Hasselblad Distagon 50mm f/4
Went to a Coffee and Cameras meetup (my 2nd outing w/ the group) hosted by photographer and part time model Jim the other night.
It was held at the Durham Fruit (contact information on website), a great art space formed by and for creatives. Continue reading Durham Fruit/Coffee and Cameras
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.