Archive for the ‘film’ Category

They don’t make them like they used to

August 29, 2018
I get nostalgic for old film cameras.

I get nostalgic for old film cameras.

Like this Leica M6 TTL in chrome. It sat in the second hand glass case at my dealer when I was visiting yesterday. (more…)

Reset

January 2, 2018
Canon F-1 New, AE viewfinder, winder, Canon FD 85 mm f/1.2

Canon F-1 New, AE viewfinder, winder, Canon FD 85 mm f/1.2

Photographing on 35 mm film again in 2018.

Against the Grain

July 17, 2013

Nikon F6, Nikkor 105 DC at f/2.8, Kodak Tri-X developed in Diafine, scanned with  Nikon Coolscan 5000, Nik Silver Efex 2

Nikon F6, Nikkor 105 DC at f/2.8, Kodak Tri-X developed in Diafine, scanned with Nikon Coolscan 5000, Nik Silver Efex 2


Ricoh GR (APS-C sized sensor),  ISO 400, 18,3 mm lens at f/4.0. 1/40, camera flash as fill-in

Ricoh GR (APS-C sized sensor), ISO 400, 18,3 mm lens at f/4.0. 1/40, camera flash as fill-in


These two photos stand for two very distinct modes of photography I’m using currently. (more…)

Error Circle

May 16, 2012

A smurf tied up in the forest

A smurf tied up in the forest


Sometimes there are so many errors in an image that quality comes round again to being, dare I say, good? Example in case above. I had expired (more…)

All Wrong, But Fabulous*

May 12, 2012

Pensive at the Fast Food Restaurant

Pensive at the Fast Food Restaurant


These are heady times for photo gear geeks like me. The day before yesterday, Leica announced (more…)

Film Swan Song

May 8, 2012

Lock and load!

Lock and load!


See that yellow in the film ID window? (more…)

Portrait

May 2, 2012

Carl

Carl


This is what Tri-X in the Canon F1-New and the FD f/1.2 85 mm L will do. Of course, it helps that I know the subject very well. (more…)

Step Right Up

December 4, 2011

Photographing photographers has become quite an obsession of mine

Photographing photographers has become quite an obsession of mine


Yes, of course I take photographs on the street as well with the Leica M9. Here are some examples from yesterday’s visit to the Christmas Fair. (more…)

Black & White Portraiture with the Leica M9 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

October 26, 2011

My father at 79

My father at 79


In my opinion, the forté of the Leica M rangefinder camera is the instantaneous portrait, the situational snapshot, the view from the corner of the eye frozen in time. (more…)

From NAS To DRF

October 21, 2011

A celebratory drink, unsharpened (left) and sharpened, no shadow noise at 360 ISO

A celebratory drink, unsharpened (left) and sharpened, no shadow noise at 360 ISO


Updates have been few and far apart on this site, but this is going to change. The day before yesterday, I traded in all my Nikon gear for a Leica M9 body. (more…)