The Nikon FM10 is a camera that experienced/knowledgeable film photographers take pride in dismissing. The chorus is common: “It’s all plastic!” “It’s not even made by Nikon!” But look, what the vocal opponents don’t seem to get is that the Nikon FM10 is actually a highly evolved, practical camera, capable of terrific photos. And it represents […]Read more "Defending the Nikon FM10"
I’m as much of a Leica fan as anyone but I have to admit, the Japanese reincarnate of Voigtlander seriously one-upped the German Leica gods when they designed their T-Winder. Let’s begin at the beginning. Leica introduced a few rapidwinder devices for it’s screw mount 35mm rangefinder cameras in the 1930’s or 40’s. The exact history […]Read more "Leicavit vs. T-Winder"
Leica is the eccentric German camera maker that photographers love to love and love to hate. Say what you want about Leica but you can’t say they don’t try! You be the judge! Are these Top Six Weirdest Leica Accessories examples of innovative industrial marvel or whacked-out bizarre toys for rich armchair photographers? Either way, […]Read more "Top Six Weirdest Leica Accessories"
It’s been a few weeks since I retrieved my Konica III from BP-ES where it’s sticky shutter was repaired and rangefinder calibrated. I’m carrying the III with me daily, slowly working my way through a few rolls of Tri-X as I come across interesting scenes in my life. I have only owned one other Konica […]Read more "Behold, the Konica III"
Going on a trip? If you’re shooting on film, don’t forget that you need to get it safely through an x-ray scan at each airport that you move through!Read more "Flying with Film in the 21st Century"
Check out this super cool new, special edition Fuji Instax Mini 8 camera! It was released to promote Despicable Me 3 and has been designed, very cleverly, to resemble one of those lovable Minion characters. I love the lens cover that looks like a Minion eye! Notice the addition of hands and […]Read more "Despicable Me Fuji Instax Mini Camera!"
Volumes have written about the much maligned and despised Leitz 5cm 1.5 Summarit. But, it’s one of my favorite lenses and I can tell you why in just two photos! Shot One, taken at approximately 5 feet away from the subject at f4 with Kodak Tri-X 35mm film rated at 1600 ISO, processed in Kodak […]Read more "My Summary of the Leitz 5cm 1.5 Summarit… in Two Shots!"