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5 Frames… Of my quarantine buddy on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (EI 400 / 120 format / Hasselblad 500CM)

I have an upcoming project that I’ve wanted to shoot on a Hasselblad 500CM (perhaps it’s just “justification” to get this legendary camera). Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, that project is on indefinite hold. I decided to still get the camera recently, to give me some time to get used to it. Thankfully, my first roll […]

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5 Frames… Of Kodak T-MAX 400 on a refurbished Minox 35 ML (35mm format / EI 800)

2016 was a horrible year for me personally. I was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition that required major surgery to address, and me and the family had to move precipitously from Shanghai to Hong-Kong following unanticipated job issues. When we arrived in Hong Kong after the summer break (and the operation) I was convalescing […]

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5 Frames… Of ~30 years expired ORWO NP22 (EI 80 / 120 Format / Hasselblad 500CM)

Sometimes technical perfection counts less than the artistic adventure of trying new things, and I recently decided to join the growing number of photogs shooting expired film. This was a tough departure for me – I almost always shoot Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS or sometimes ILFORD Delta 100 Professional and carefully develop it with an […]

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5 Frames… On the “Plastic Craptastic” with ILFORD FP4 PLUS (EI 125 / 35mm format / Vivitar IC101 Panorama)

There’s poor man’s Xpans, and there’s craptastic plastic. The Vivitar IC101 falls into the latter category. I picked it up for AU$10, which is probably twice as much as it’s worth, but it does have some cool features for a focus-free plastic camera. Firstly, it has a lens cover. Secondly, it has a frame counter. […]