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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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5 Frames… Of Los Angeles on a quiet New Years’ Eve day 2020 (Kodak Ektar 100 / EI 100 / Contax G1 + Carl Zeiss 90mm f/2.8 Sonnar T*)

As a creative, making it to the end of 2020 felt like a literal Sysiphus myth — pushing a giant boulder uphill all year to stay creative, make money, stay healthy and not lose hope. It required a lot of patience, determination, and self-care. I made the move to LA in the midst of the […]

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5 Frames… Of the Pacific coast at Pomponio on Kodak Ektar 100 (EI 100 / 120 Format / Zenza-Bronica GS-1 + Zenzanon PG 100 f/3.5)

The fisherman were already there that morning. They had arrived long before sunrise with their reels and lines and pole holders made from cut off pieces of PVC pipe. Of course, there were the crabbers, too, who began to roll down to the surf just after I did, wearing their faded chest waders and carrying […]

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5 Frames… Of stunning Piedmont on Kodak Ektar 100 (35mm Format / EI 100 / Yashica FX-3 Super 2000 + Yashica ML 28mm f/2.8)

I came across film photography by chance, after my exchange year during university a few years ago. I feel very blessed cause I had the opportunity to travel a lot in my free time and to visit many beautiful places in Europe. The only thing was that back then, I knew almost nothing about photography […]

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Camera review: Fixing a bad rep… It’s time for the Pentacon Six to shine

Can the Pentagon Six take pictures as sharp and contrasty as a Hasselblad or a Rolleiflex? After all, this is the only question that matters apparently and — spoiler alert — I would not have written this review if it couldn’t. Overlapping frames, unreliable shutter times, frame counter off sick, jammed self timer, blurry images […]