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!"
In the 1980’s, when I was a kid, my mother worked for the Carr Lowrey Glass Company in Baltimore, Maryland. Carr Lowery was a staple of Baltimore industry and was the birthplace for many famous mass-produced glass items such as the collectible AVON bottles of the 1970’s which were shaped like cars, antiques, people, animals, […]Read more "Keep Closed When Not In Use; A Tribute to My Mother"
In one corner we have a black nosed Zuiko 50mm 1.8 that sells for about the price of an original OM lens cap but has a heck of a reputation! In the other corner we have a chrome-nosed Zuiko 50mm 1.4 that sells for 3 or four original OM lens caps and has a controversial reputation! […]Read more "Olympus Zuiko 50mm Shoot Out!"
Chiller Theatre is a movie convention that’s been going on for some time now. At Chiller, you can meet your favorite celebrity and buy some super cool movie memorabilia. This year, I took my trusty Fuji Instax Mini 90 and it got a lot of attention. I got questions like “How old is that thing?” […]Read more "Instax at Chiller Theatre!"
Since they were introduced a few years ago, I was interested in picking up several Japan Camera Hunter 35mm film cases. Simple, smart idea, right? But then I saw that they cost $15.99 each at Freestyle and I pumped the brakes. I would need at least three, preferably four of these to keep in my […]Read more "Japan Camera Hunter 35mm Film Case Review"
From film… to digital… and back again! Throughout the 20th century, b&w silver gelatin prints were THE standard in b&w photography. Unlike modern inkjet prints which consist of ink sprayed onto the surface of paper, silver gelatin paper, like photographic film itself, consists of layers of organic and chemical material. So the resulting images have […]Read more "Traditional Prints in a Digital World"
My family recently visited Disney World in Orlando Florida. We took plenty of 35mm, DSLR and iPhone photos but some of my daughter’s favorite photos were taken with her Fuji Instax Mini 8. While it’s her camera, and she’s very proficient with it, I took the photos so that Princess Harper could focus on more […]Read more "Photographing Disney with the Fuji Instax Mini 8"