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Scanning with Nikon LS-5000 Time Machine

By |June 14th, 2017|From the Past, Hybrid Workflow, Longevity, Places, Slide Film|

Champs Elysees, France 1957 For the past few months I've been working on scanning/archiving slides for my family. It's a big job - many hundreds of a mixture of very old (late 1950's) to just sort of old - made in the last few decades. Gornergrat, Switzerland [...]

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, New Mexico (2016)

By |October 16th, 2016|Black and White, Destinations, Longevity, Places, Road Trippin'|

One of the things I've looked forward to each year since - forever - is my fall trip. This year it was down to the Four Corners area of the US and covered territory in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah then back in Colorado. We visited a handful of awe-inspiring destinations - [...]

A Case for 35mm Film

By |March 24th, 2016|Film Emulsions, Film Processing, Hybrid Workflow, Longevity, Vintage Nikon|

Introduction This article is a written collection of thoughts explored in an attempt to think through some recent considerations. Every once in a while I get the itch to explore different film formats. The initial inspiration for this article was the recent consideration of diving in to large format film photography. I'm approaching this from [...]

Pure Film

By |March 11th, 2016|6 Things I Love About the F6, Film Emulsions, Film Processing, From the Past, General Information, Hybrid Workflow, Longevity, Uncategorized, Vintage Nikon|

A few weeks ago I did something I've been meaning to do for years: began developing my own black and white film again. After a 30+ year hiatus, the time had finally come. Developer, Stop and Fixer in amber flasks, ready for action. Up until last year I'd been [...]

Servicing the Nikon F6

By |November 13th, 2015|General Information, Longevity, Nikon Service, Service and Repair|

Even though the shutter is rated to an astounding 150,000 actuations (over 4,100 rolls of film), after 7 years of moderate use I decided it was time to send in the Nikon F6 for servicing, while I felt I stood a reasonably good chance of still getting parts. While in the shop it made sense to have the non-Ai modification to the lens mount made to allow those old, beautiful non-Ai lenses to be used by the camera. This post chronicles the process from a Nikon Professional Services (NPS) member's point of view.