Autopsy of the Nikon F6

This time last year, photographer Thomas Eisl and I set out to dispel myths and to remind the world that we could still buy the world’s last newly made 35mm SLR, the Nikon F6, brand new. Sadly, nearly exactly one year later, Nikon has officially announced that this important camera is being discontinued after a […]

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Nikon Film Shooters, Buy New!

Film photographers love old gear.  But what about NEW gear? As our equipment ages and continues to be used, things are simply going to deteriorate.  When possible, I like to buy NEW photo equipment that’s relevant to what I do.  It provides a better user experience for me than dealing with eBay returns and relentless […]

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IMHO: Leica M6 TTL .85

INTRODUCTION I’m not going to wax poetic about the Leica M6 TTL .85. I don’t need to. This camera is the best 35mm film camera ever conceived or constructed.  Chances are, you’re reading this because you’re a photographer interested in buying the best Leica that you can.  Or perhaps you already own a Leica and […]

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What’s Your Effective Baselength?

Looking to buy your first rangefinder?  Here’s a tip, start with the lenses! Effective Baselength, or EBL is often left with little or no consideration by SLR shooters looking for their first interchangeable lens rangefinder. Review after review will sing praises of a bright viewfinder, numerous (or lack of) framelines and a plethora other features […]

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Lookout! Camera Condensation!

I spent last week on vacation in North Carolina.  I’m still working my way through this summer’s wedding photos so it will be some time before I process my personal vacation photos.  But in the meantime, I wanted to share a rather unusual experience I had. We had the air conditioning of our beach house […]

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