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5 Frames… Of surreal colour with Lomography Lomochrome Purple XR 100-400 (35mm Format / EI 160 / Nikon F5 + Nikkor 50mm 1.4 G Af-S)

When I first bought a 5 pack of Lomography’s Lomochrome Purple XR 100-400 I wondered if the novelty might wear off after a roll or two and I fully expected to resell the rest. After a couple of rolls though, I realised there was something more to it than novelty and I couldn’t get enough. […]

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5 Frames… Of macro photography on Fuji Velvia 50 (35mm / EI 50 / Nikon FM2 + Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AI-s Micro-Nikkor + Nikon Pk-3 extension tube)

With winter bearing down upon us, my family and I visited the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center in Providence, RI USA for a little weather respite. My family brought sketch pads and watercolor paints; I brought a roll of Fuji Velvia 50, a Nikon FM2, a Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AI-s Micro-Nikkor macro lens, and a […]

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5 Frames… Of a ghost town called Chicago in January 2021 (Kodak T-MAX 400 (35mm Format / EI 320 / Nikon F + Nikkor NC Auto 24mm f/2.8 pre-AI)

It’s the beginning of 2021 and COVID is still running full force. I am a freelance corporate photographer and COVID-19 has decimated my business. So this was a rare instance in which a client from a Chicago law firm called for some portraits of a few new attorneys. I hadn’t been to downtown Chicago since […]

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5 Frames… Of in-focus shots with a Nikonos III on Arista.EDU Ultra 100 (120 Format / EI 200)

Most of us that have been around film photography for a long time know the Nikon Nikonos underwater camera. It was always a bit of a mysterious camera, reserved for fantastic journeys into the great depths of the oceans. These days, Nikonos cameras seem to be more of a curiosity of the past.  Sadly, these were precision-engineered […]

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5 Frames… Of a world seen differently, thanks to Lomochrome Purple (35mm Format / EI 100 / Nikon FE + Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8)

I am no photographer. Well, not in any meaningful sense of the word anyways. I have neither formal training nor professional experience in the practice. Yet despite this, film photography is now a passion, a mode of expression, and a way of seeing the world which I hold dear. Like many other amateurs (I use […]

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5 Frames… Of Chess at Vilnius University’s FTMC on Kodak Portra 160 (35mm Format / EI 200 / Nikon F3 + Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI)

5 Frames… Of Chess at Vilnius University’s FTMC on Kodak Portra 160 (35mm Format / EI 200 / Nikon F3 + Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI) – by Arutis We are now encountering unpleasant and unpredictable days during the pandemic, and I recall what a different was the situation a year ago when nobody could […]

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5 Frames… From my first roll of ILFORD HP5 PLUS on an old Nikon F-401 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Nikon Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5)

My first adventure with ILFORD HP5 PLUS ISO 400 black and white film was exactly what I hoped for — this film is great. I’m relatively new (less than 6 months) to analogue photography, or indeed any photography, and this film is known as one of the best all-rounders with good reason. I shot this […]

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5 Frames… Of ILFORD Delta 100 Professional in the snow (35mm format / EI 50 / Nikon F + Nikon Nikkor-S 35mm f/2.8)

A fresh snow the night before set the scene for a perfect photographic outing in mid-December 2020. I grabbed my Nikon F with a 35mm lens, loaded it with ILFORD Delta 100 Professional and headed for Minden Park, a location I’d been eyeing for such an occasion. There was a fairly overcast sky which would […]

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5 Frames… On 30+ year expired Kodak Panatomic X driving through New Mexico (EI 32 / Nikon F3 / Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4)

The bulk loader was a deal and came with mystery film. It had a label that said ‘Plus X 125’ so I loaded a small test roll, shot it and developed it in Kodak D-76. The results were way underexposed but it looked like it developed properly and I could read ‘KODAK SAFETY FILM 5060’ […]

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5 Frames… From the Peter Pan Cup Christmas Day 2019, on ILFORD Delta 3200 Professional and HP5 PLUS

The Peter Pan Cup is a yearly 100m race, a swim across the icy-cold Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park. Swimmers have met in the park every Christmas morning since 1864, and the titular “Peter Pan Cup” was first donated in 1904 by author J.M. Barrie himself. Participants must acclimatise themselves to the cold across the year, […]

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The Nikon F6 is dead, long live the Nikon F6!

News coming in from across the web tells us that the Nikon F6, Nikon’s last flagship film camera, which was first released back in 2004 has finally been discontinued, bringing a formal end to a professional SLR line that started in April 1959 with the tank-like Nikon F. My Nikon F6, EM After 16 years […]

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5 Frames… On 30-ish year old Svema FN 64 (35mm Format / EI 64 / Nikkormat FTN + Nikkor-H 50mm f/2 Non-AI)

I’m fairly new to the world of film photography, so I’ve been doing quite a bit of experimentation lately. In order to better understand the medium (and to curtail some pandemic-induced boredom), I’ve taken to shooting a broad assortment of films, trying various processing methods, and using different developers. In continuing this trend, I recently […]

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5 Frames… At Wisley Gardent on Fuji Superia 1600 35mm Format / EI 1600 / Nikon F90X + Nikkor 135mm f/2.8 AI + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 AI)

This is by way of being a plea to @fujifilmeu to bring this magical film stock back into production! I now only have one or two rolls left, I can’t think of another film I’d more like to see resurrected. I was in London’s lavish Fuji showroom (Longacre) just a few days ago, the charming […]