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5 Frames… With ILFORD FP4 PLUS (EI 25 / 120 format / Hasselblad 501CM) – by Mark Messerly

When photographers first started to abandon film en masse, there were fantastic opportunities to buy equipment that otherwise would be out of my price range. This Hasselblad 501CM, and 80mm Planar CB lens was my first medium format camera. It remains my favorite. Hasselblad 501CM + Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm f2-8 CB – Mark Messerly […]

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5 Frames… Of the French Alps on Rollei Infrared 400 (EI 25 / 120 format / Fujifilm GSW690III Professional) – by Captain Badbeard

On a recent trip to the French Alps I decided to try and shoot some infrared-sensitive film for the first time. I live in Central Scotland and we haven’t seen many ultra-sunny days this year… I decided to take the Fujifilm GSW690III Professional because the quality of the Fujinon 65mm f/5.6 lens is just stunning […]

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5 Frames… From 1977: Mario Andretti and ILFORD HP5 (EI 400 / 35mm format / Canon F1) – by Dan Carroll

Formula One racing had a profound effect on my life as a man and as a photographer. My superheroes weren’t Batman, Superman or Spiderman; they were Mario Andretti, Al Unser, Dan Gurney and Paul Newman. I grew up in the “Inland Empire” in Southern California. I was surrounded by race tracks: Ontario Motor Speedway, The […]

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5 Frames… With ILFORD FP4 PLUS (EI 400 / 35mm format / Rollei 35T) – by Michael Batchelor

I’d always wanted one of those fancy little Rollei pocket cameras, but— for whatever reason— hadn’t ever bought one. On a recent whim, I took a “today is the day” -type moment, and followed it to its logical conclusion. Thus, a lovely Rollei 35T with a Rollei Tessar 40mm F/3.5 and non-functional (unnecessary?) meter came […]

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5 Frames… In the Great Kiva with Kodak Portra 400 (EI 400 / 120 format / Reality So Subtle 6X6F) – by Kathleen E. Johnson

The Great Kiva was reconstructed in 1934 by Hopi and Puebloan workers. This site was part of the extended Chaco Canyon regional cluster of settlements and is part of the Chaco Culture National Historic Park. The Aztec Ruins* became a National Monument in 1923, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, […]

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5 Frames… Of Venice/Italy on Kodak EKTACHROME 64T (EI 50 / 120 format / Zeiss Ikon 518/2 Nettar) – by Raymond van Mil

Me and my girlfriend planned an ultra-short trip to Venice, Italy. We wanted to fly with just cabin luggage so I thought about keeping my camera collection compact. The friend we were going to visit called it the most beautiful city in the world and since I take his opinion very seriously I had to […]