This is a short follow up on the previous post from late 2015, Servicing the Nikon F6. The executive summary is, I continue to be impressed with Nikon Service. Here's why... After receiving my F6 back from a refresh late November, 2015 I was very pleased. The camera felt and sounded like new, and aside from the minor wear and tear scars I've provided - [...]
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 fortunate enough to have one of the best pro film [...]
This surfaced the other day and I thought it was worth a mention on the F6 Project. The F6 was won the Good Design Long Life Design Award. What's noteworthy about this is it's awarded 11 years after the camera was initially released in 2004. This feeds well into the "Longevity" point made in a previous post. http://www.g-mark.org/award/describe/43350 from their [...]
Recently I read a blog post from someone claiming Mirror-Up shooting was a hoax. A waste of time, something camera manufacturers dreamed up as way to add a new feature to the camera and charge more for it. A "Emperor's New Clothes" hoodwink, if you will. Well, take a look at this: https://youtu.be/UKiR-ca1Ggc It's slow motion video of the [...]
A few weeks ago I needed to get out - as in far away from the computer - in a big way. The weather wasn't good along the Front Range and checking the iPhone confirmed pretty much any place within easy driving distance was experiencing the same. It looked like the only thing to do was out drive the front. [...]
Meta35: embed EXIF data in film-shot images, tweak Custom Setting Menus. Gallery6 Things I Love About Shooting the F6, Accessories, Custom Settings Menu (CSM), From the Past, General Information, Technical Features, Uncategorized
Have you ever wondered how to embed EXIF data into your film-shot and computer scanned images? Are you one of the newly enlightened 35mm film shooters recently in possession of your dream, quasi-vintage film camera (think Nikon F100, Nikon F5, Canon EOS-1V or Minolta Maxxum) - but frustrated trying to figure out how to tweak its Custom Settings exactly how you want? You may have given up, resigning yourself to thinking, "some day someone will figure this out." Well, that someone is Promote Systems, and thanks to the software company in Houston, Texas, your wait is over. Enter meta35, a new product allowing you to capture EXIF data your camera has generated, import it into the computer, and embed it into the specific frame of film it corresponds to. Not only that, but Meta35 allows interaction with these old, beautiful film cameras Custom Setting Menus; tweak them, then re-export to the camera. Quickly, easily, and without any cryptic cheat sheets.
Chapter 2: San Luis, Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico One of my great joys in life is driving; to simply wander and explore with a camera; and once in a while to answer that perennial question - what's down this road, or around the next bend? The drive from San Luis, Colorado to Taos, New Mexico has to be one [...]
The Arrow Motel, Espanola, New Mexico (2014). Nikon F4s, Kodak Portra 400 In each blog post I attempt to roll in an application to the F6. The F6 is, after all, the reason for this site - and why so many people come here: to read about it. For this series of posts in the spirit of "try something new... you [...]
As it turned out, shooting Ektar at ISO400 - while not something I'd have thought to do intentionally - produced great results. It allowed working with higher shutter speeds to combat a slight breeze shifting the flowers ever so slightly. Pushing Ektar also amplified the natural tendencies of this already vivid, contrasty film.
New West Fest is in essence, a birthday celebration for the city of Fort Collins, Colorado. For the past 10 years Bohemian Nights Music has partnered with Fort Collins to bring some of the best live music in the country to Fort Collins for the weekend event for all to enjoy - FOR FREE.