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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 [...]

Heavy Metal: The Nikon F2

By |October 7th, 2015|Accessories, From the Past, Nikon F Mount, Nippon Kogaku, Single Digit F's, Vintage Nikon|

The Ultimate System Camera - Nikon F2 Photomic, front view: shown with MB-1 battery grip, MD-2 motor drive, AN-6Y strap, AS-1 hot shoe adaptor, AR-1 shutter release, MF-3 replaceable back and DP-1 metered prism finder (which is what makes it a F2 Photomic). Nikon F2 Photomic, rear view: [...]

Mirror-Up Shooting: It’s For Real

By |July 23rd, 2015|6 Things I Love About the F6, From the Past, General Information, Mirror-Up, Technical Features, Uncategorized, Vintage Nikon|

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 [...]

4042n: Poudre Canyon, Cameron Pass, Jackson County, Rand, Walden

By |June 3rd, 2015|4042n, Destinations, Places, Vintage Nikon|

From a recent 4042n jaunt to one of my favorite stomping grounds: North Park, Colorado. North Park is still old Colorado and I like that very much. Recent rains and early spring conditions (March 26) made for muddy travel but no catastrophies were had. Rustic Inn vintage sign along [...]

Santa Fe and Vintage, Nikon Film Bodies, chapter 2

By |November 22nd, 2014|Destinations, From the Past, Places, Technical Features, Uncategorized, Vintage Nikon|

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 [...]

Santa Fe and Vintage, Nikon Film Bodies, chapter 1

By |October 31st, 2014|Destinations, From the Past, Places, Uncategorized, Vintage Nikon|

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 [...]