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5 Frames… As an ode to unsung photography heroes (Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS / 35mm format / EI 100 / Nikon F + Nikon Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8)

No, this ode is not about the camera, lens and film mentioned in the headline and shown in the photo below. The praises of NEOPAN 100 ACROS film, the „F“ and the Micro-Nikkor have been proclaimed in countless other contributions on this site and on many others. This is more about a device that lends […]

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5 Frames… At an abandoned asylum on Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS (EI 100 / 120 Format / Yashica D + Yashinon 80mm f/3.5)

About a year into my film photography journey, I decided that I wanted to look into medium format cameras. Being on a bit of a budget I found myself gravitating towards the cheaper TLRs, and basically due to nothing but synchronicity the camera I ended up buying was a later-model Yashica D (with the Yashinon […]

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5 Frames… On a Suzuki Optical Co. Press Van with expired Fuji NEOPAN 100 ACROS (120 Format / EI 100 / Asahi Kogaku Takumar f/3.5 75mm)

The Suzuki Optical Co. Press Van is a rare but typical Japanese rangefinder built from 1953 to 1954. It is a mechanical beauty, the first with a fully automatic frame counter on the top of the camera. The camera has two viewfinders: one coupled for the focus, and one for the framing. It has no […]

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5 Frames of the smallest town in Germany: Blankenberg on respooled Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS (Kodak Medalist II / 120 format / EI 100)

“My love affair with photography began about 45 years ago, parallel with my love affair with my first girlfriend. My passion for photography never ended. For about twenty years I used medium format cameras for the best quality feasible at the time, mostly 4.5×6 and 6×7. The lab process was also done in my own […]

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EMULSIVE Interview #221: I am Gaetan Cormier Interview and this is why I shoot film

Stormchaser, landscape photographer and portraiture, today’s interviewee has a long and varied photographic history. Please give a warm welcome to Montrealean (-er? -an?), Gaetan Cormier! Over to you, Gaetan. Hi Gaetan, what’s this picture, then? Farm and Trees – Bronica SQ-A with 80mm lens, ILFORD FP4 PLUS GC: I learned about these cute farm buildings […]

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5 Frames… With Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS (EI 100 / 120 format / Argus Argoflex Seventy-Five)

I bought this Argus Argoflex Seventy-Five for $25 from a classified ad. I wanted to jump to medium format but didn’t want to invest too much before I had had a little experience working with larger negatives. It’s an odd little camera — almost a toy, really. The limitations of this camera are both exasperating […]