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5 Frames… Of Summer PNW days on FPP LOW ISO COLOR film (35mm Format / EI 1.6 / Minolta X-700) – by Lorraine Healy

Five Frames With Minolta X-700 And FPP’s Slow Iso Color Film (1.6 iso) By Lorraine Healy The lovely people at the Film Photography Project sent me some ultra slow iso film last year, some of their color and black & white stock. I shot this particular roll of 1.6iso color in August, during the lovely […]

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5 Frames… Shooting Blues Night 1993 with Stan Webb and Chicken Shack on Kodak T-MAX 3200 (35mm Format / EI 3200 / Minolta X-300 + Tokina SD 70-210mm f/4-5.6)

In autumn 1993 it was time again. The annual Blues Night in the neighboring town of Idar-Oberstein was coming up. This time I also wanted to take pictures there. My first time in a dark hall with a few spotlights on stage. What do I need? Flash was already categorically ruled out for me. I […]

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5 Frames… Of my slice of midtown Detroit on Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 and a Minolta Maxxum 7 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Minolta AF 28-75 f/2.8 D)

These 5 Frames were all shot on an afternoon walk around my neighborhood in Midtown Detroit. It was a hot summer day and I was absolutely exhausted from being locked into my tiny apartment for so long from the lockdown. One afternoon I had stopped by my parents’ house while they were at work to […]

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5 Frames… During California’s “Fire Season” on Arista EDU ULTRA 100 (35mm Format / EI 100 / Minolta SRT102 + Minolta MC Rokkor-X PG 58mm f/1.2)

If you’ve never had the misfortune of experiencing a California “fire season”, you are blessed. This was my 39th, and it has been the worst I can remember thanks in large part to the ever-present smoke from the nearby Bobcat Fire. But it didn’t help matters that I picked this particular occasion to pay my […]

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5 Frames… at Essen’s Ostfriedhof on expired Fuji Superia 100 (35mm format / EI 100 / Minolta Dynax 5 + Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7)

When my wife and I moved to a larger apartment in 2018, we discovered Essen’s Ostfriedhof nearby in our new neighborhood. It is a relatively large cemetery, spacious, park-like and very well-kept. With many historical graves, it does not correspond at all to the cliché of the cemeteries that I knew so far, and we […]

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5 Frames… From my first roll of slide film and a Minolta CLE + Minolta Rokkor-M 40mm f/2 (Kodak EKTACHROME 100 / 35mm Format / El 100)

These 5 frames are my first try at shooting a slide film. About 5 months ago I decided to start my journey into the film photography. And it was a love from the first touch I would say. The whole process from unpacking the film and putting it into the camera, to cocking the shutter, […]

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5 Frames… Of medium format on a budget (Kodak Portra 160 / 120 Format / EI 160 / Minolta Autocord RG1)

I, like many of you here, suffer chronic GAS. It remains true that a great picture comes from the photographer, not the camera, but there is something uniquely satisfying about using a camera that looks and feels good. Although my student budget places heavy limitations upon my Leica-laden aspirations, bargains can be found, which may […]

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What I’ve learned from my LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400 experiences: A user’s guide

Lomography’s LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400 is definitely an interesting film. Until shooting it in late 2019, I had never tried a ‘special effects’ film before and surprisingly, I liked it. But there are some caveats that never seem to be mentioned in Lomography’s posts and promotions. This is not so much intended as a film […]

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Choosing a 35mm film SLR? A quick look at six (vintage?) film camera manufacturers…

Since the publication of my original book, “Nikon Film Cameras, Which one is right for you?”, I’ve acquired a number of additional cameras and lenses which I describe and evaluate from personal experience in the newly released second edition, which recently went live on Amazon. In addition to the extra hardware, I tracked the prices […]