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5 Frames… Of the the West Australian Wheatbelt on Kodak Ektar 100 and a Franka Rolfix II (120 Format / EI 100 / Schneider Kreuznach Radionar 105mm f/4.5)

I headed out to the West Australian Wheatbelt with a battery of cameras: a Polaroid SX-70, a Kodak Cresta, an Ilford disposable, and a Kodak Hawkeye, but the Franka Rolfix was the sentimental favorite. I bought it in Ottawa for fifty dollars, mainly because of the stamp near the hinge: “Made in Germany U.S Zone”, […]

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An accidental Rolleiflex TLR: A new experience with the Rolleiflex Automat 6×6 Model RF 111A

I had used film from the late 1950s right up to the digital revolution when I was seduced by what the new cameras could do. As DSLR cameras improved (I now have a Nikon D850) there were few practical reasons for working with the older technology. But what does practicality have to do with anything? […]

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Same format, different story: Making the switch from a Pentax 67 to a Mamiya 7ii

I had been meaning to get into the medium format 6×7 game for a while and I finally bought the Pentax 67 (the “middle” version before the 67II) at an auction. For a long time, it was my go-to medium format camera. We had a real love-hate relationship. I loved the 105mm lens and hated, […]

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Photography: Coiled #04 – Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500 (35mm Format)

Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500.Black and white negative film in 35mm format.Push processed 2-stops.Nikon F6 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR / Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED. Read the full ILFORD FP4 PLUS review here. Development notesILFORD ILFOTEC LC29: 1+19, 20°C / 68°F, 14:15 (N+2)No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 inversions/minute, normal stop/fix/rinse

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Photography: Household Abstractions #01 – Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500 (35mm Format)

Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500.Black and white negative film in 35mm format.Push processed 2-stops.Nikon F6 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR / Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED. Read the full ILFORD FP4 PLUS review here. Development notesILFORD ILFOTEC LC29: 1+19, 20°C / 68°F, 14:15 (N+2)No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 inversions/minute, normal stop/fix/rinse

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Photography: Road Warrior – Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500 (35mm Format)

Shot on ILFORD FP4 PLUS at EI 500.Black and white negative film in 35mm format.Push processed 2-stops.Nikon F6 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR / Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED Read the full ILFORD FP4 PLUS review here. Development notesILFORD ILFOTEC LC29: 1+19, 20°C / 68°F, 14:15 (N+2)No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 inversions/minute, normal stop/fix/rinse

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5 Frames… On “Secret Santa” Kodak TMAX P3200 (35mm Format / EI 3200 / Praktica MTL5 + Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.8 Ultron)

Christmas 2019 a discreet messenger informed me I was to receive a “Secret Santa” gift, and asked what I might suggest. I was curious to try Kodak TMAX P3200, so I suggested this as a gift. Two rolls did arrive, and I shot one of them in late December through January (still have the other). […]