After my recent rant about plastic cameras NEVER working for me, one finally did! The very cool plastic Coca Cola can camera. Sadly mine is pretty beat up and its flash doesn't work but still good for a sunny day. To shoot it one must flip up the side...you may know from past posts that... Continue reading →

No.   EDIT: At the insistence of my manager and colleagues, I will list some reasons. It’s too heavy. It’s too loud. It’s not pretty. The lenses are amazing, but not worth the sacrifice you have to make to be able to shoot them. They’re very unreliable.

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With the importance of trying to do things in a more sustainable way and lessen our impact on the earth, it might be time to look at our darkroom practices. It's difficult to think that the thing we love to do might be having a negative environmental impact, but there are ways we can tread... Continue reading →
chocolate tea film developer
Thinking about the environmental impact of my photographic practice led me to do some research on alternative developers. Caffenol (developer made with coffee) has been around for quite a while and there are many versions of the recipe. This photographer from Copenhagen has published his recipe on his blog - https://www.peterbjerg.dk/blog/eco2 I haven't tried it... Continue reading →

A few months ago I finally got my own Rolleiflex 2.8, the “C” model. It’s not one of the more fluid ones to use (I say this because often the faster 1/500 shutter speed springs on Rolleiflex’s can be stiff), but it is one of the less common and it is in great shape. I…

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Reticulation! So in the March 2022 newsletter I expounded upon my bad luck shooting plastic cameras…and my latest reticulation “adventure.” I had two rolls of the offending garage stored Agfa APX 400 and recently I developed the second roll, which was shot in my Leica IIIF / Voigtlander 35mm f2.8. It too was heavily reticulated,…

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In the 1960s, the camera market was evolving at a rapid pace. The introduction of the Nikon F in 1959 had ushered in a new era of proffesional cameras with the single lens reflex (SLR) cameras, to challenge the place of the rangefinder. This, as you can imagine, was a bit problematic for the Germans,…

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The Pentax K1000 has become well known over the past three decades as one of the best cameras for people looking to get started in photography. This is mainly due to how simple it is to operate. There are no frills when it come to features. The K1000 was introduced in 1976 as the basic,…

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