Goals are important to life. None of us will ever get anywhere without them. For many of us though, goals are subsumed by the mechanics of daily life. They decay into dreams, and finally into regrets. Camera: Voigtlander Bessa 66 Film: Ektar 100 Developed at home (Unicolor kit, JOBO) & scanned on Epson v700.
I am a long-time sufferer of G.A.S. – Gear Acquisition Syndrome. This has led to a large camera collection and forays into many odd formats. This past year I forced myself to stop buying, slim the collection, and become more familiar with the hardware I already own. I still have moments of weakness though. RecentlyContinue reading “Week 51 – G.A.S”
I wasn’t thinking. I loaded the Canonet QL17 GIII with FPP Retrochrome 320 and took it skiing. The Canonet has a maximum 1/500 shutter speed. Most of the roll was overexposed, and the rest of the images were blue shifted. It was a good day skiing at Shawnee Peak though.
“Week 49” is spread across much of the last autumn. I loaded a roll of Agfa Prescia 100 (E6) into my Leica M3 for the first day of school and shot intermittently for the rest of the year. Lenses are a mixture of 50mm and 18mm.
I recently discovered a stray pack of expired Impossible Silver Shade for my Spectra. I didn’t expect much and thus was pleasantly surprised. I hear the newest Impossible films are getting pretty good. I may need to order a pack or two. The Spectra was fun to work with again.
The week after Christmas, we were visited by family for a few days. This was a great opportunity to break out the Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic (a camera smaller than its name.) People always love Instax. I always blink, so I don’t appear in many photos.
Earlier in the year I might not have presented this roll at all. I was excited when I finished Roll #46 in my Minolta Auto 110 SLR. It was an expired roll of Kodacolor 200 from who-knows-when. So excited I tweeted about it. . . The results were frankly junk. It’s just too expired. TheseContinue reading “Week 46 – Disappointment”
On the day after Christmas, I spent a brief hour covering the watch desk at the firehouse. My Mamiyaflex was calling to me. The light was borderline even for Lomochrome Purple; most of these required a fair bit of post processing. I still love them. Camera: Mamiyaflex TLR Lens: 80mm Film: Lomochrome Purple DevelopedContinue reading “Week 44 – Firehouse”
Back in August I tried my hand at a roll of Ilford SFX200 pseudo-infrared film. I loaded it into my Holga and took it to a horse show at Three County Fairgrounds with a #25 red filter in my pocket. I’m very happy with the results. This last one is my absolute favorite. Red tractor, blueContinue reading “Week 42 – SFX200”
I had high hopes for my 203-i. On paper it looks like a great camera. My first experience was otherwise, but it got better. My gripes are small, but they kept me from enjoying the camera. The leather case is thick enough that it casts a shadow on the film windows, making accurate film advanceContinue reading “Week 41 – Transporterfest / Seagull results”