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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 the standpoint of which film format works best for my [...]

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 fortunate enough to have one of the best pro film [...]

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 valid question is - what does this have to do with the F6. The answer is, nothing at all. But trust me, it's a worthy diversion. Nikon F2, MD-2, MB-1, DP1, MF-3   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, [...]

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 at this: https://youtu.be/UKiR-ca1Ggc It's slow motion video of the [...]

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 Colorado Highway 14's Poudre Canyon. Larimer County, Colorado (2015) Nikon [...]

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 Luis, Colorado to Taos, New Mexico has to be one [...]

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 series of posts in the spirit of "try something new... you [...]