Regardless of if you own a Leica, own 50 Leica’s, wish you owned a Leica or don’t give a shit about Leica cameras, the prolific camera maker’s recent announcement of a new film camera is important news for the film, and maybe even the photography community as a whole. Last year, I published an article […]Read more "Talking about the New Leica Film Camera – With Dan Tamarkin & Jason Nicholson"
I thought it might be useful to do a blog about a lens that I just sold on eBay this week. It was a Nikkor 135mm 2.8 AIS that I’d owned and used fairly sparingly for probably around 15 years. It was a useful lens but nothing I was ever in love with, hence the […]Read more "Oil On the Aperture Blades"
“I guess I’ve shot about 40,000 negatives and of these I have about 800 pictures I like.” – Harry Callahan One of the major differences in the way that I see digital and film photographers approach each medium is how rapidly we shoot. A common mantra among film shooters is “I shoot film because it […]Read more "Rapid Firing With Manual 35mm Cameras"
If you’re in the market for another camera but already have one that you love, my recommendation is simple. Get another copy of what you’re happy with. Get a twin. When camera shopping, a common urge is to explore and try different things. And this is a good urge to have; it indicates curiosity and […]Read more "Twins Are Even Better"
Everyone else is making money from Leica Number 105 so I figured I’d throw my hat in the ring for a few bucks too. Hey! Before you read any further, like and subscribe as they say! 😉 Don’t know what I’m talking about? Last week, it was announced that Leica camera creator, Oskar Barnack’s personal […]Read more "Little Camera, Big Money"
In November of 2021, with work picking up again from the COVID lockdowns, I decided to pay a visit to my local camera repair shop and get a few things things back in order. I took my Nikon 35mm 1.4 AIS and 105mm 1.8 AIS in for service and was inspired to write an article […]Read more "Landmark Baltimore Camera Repair Shop Closes After 29 Years"
Turn on any news station, any time of day, probably in any part of the world, and you’ll hear about it. The prices on daily consumable goods are going up, up, up! Photographic film is not immune to the global supply chain and inflation issues that are plaguing every industry. Kodak, Fuji, Lomography and others […]Read more "Film Prices are Skyrocketing – Shoot More Film!"
Over the years, many different manufacturers have offered many different types of accessory viewfinders that have taken on numerous forms. I have tried only a handful but am pretty committed to what are known as as “bright-line” accessory viewfinders. Unlike early viewfinders that consist only of wire frames of appropriate sizes or even simple optical […]Read more "Shining a Light on Bright-Line Viewfinders"
Photo work is slow in the winter – it’s a time for me to explore my personal photography and email clients about shoots during warmer, upcoming months. With my free time, I’ve been trying to make a habit of practicing street photography on mornings in downtown Frederick, Maryland. On previous shoots, I used my 1930 […]Read more "Drawing Attention to Street Photography"
I’ve never been one to care very much about stylish camera bags. As long as I had something durable that I could organize neatly, that has been fine. I justified my position by thinking that a cheaper, more tatty looking bag was less likely to attract attention and get stolen. And hey, cheaper camera bag, […]Read more "My New Daily Carry Camera Bag – ONA Prince Street"