The Fuji GW680II medium format rangefinder. A very capable camera with excellent image quality but can be rather fiddly to use.
I seem to have a predilection for 35mm SLRs with aperture priority as their primary metering mode so when I saw a working Pentax ME Super going for a song on eBay, I couldn’t say say no. The Olympus OM2N is the benchmark I use for all SLRs. That’s probably because it was the first […]
Building on my last post about travel photography on film, I spent the long Easter weekend in Helsinki and Tallinn and decided to bring my Zeiss Nettar 518/16 medium format camera to shoot with alongside my Olympus OMD EM-10. It turned out to be the ideal combo for me. The Zeiss folded down quite neatly […]
Since I got my Holga many, many moons ago, I had always wanted to try shooting 35mm in a medium format camera but could never find a method which didn’t involve taping up the film counter window and guesstimating the amount of film to advance based on rotations or clicks until I came across this […]
Redscaling film is essentially re-rolling film so that it’s shot through the shiny side. You tend to get a heavy red-orange colour cast in your images due to the film base. Lomography (and I think Rollei) sells it ready rolled but it’s pretty easy to do yourself if you have the following bits (this is […]
For those who follow my Instagram feed, you would’ve known that I’d brought a Voigtlander Vitomatic IIa a couple of weeks ago. Apart from the light meter and faint rangefinder markings, everything worked as it should. The leatherette was looking a bit shabby so I decided to smarten it up with some navy goat skin […]
Ever since I took up photography seriously I’ve been shooting film on and off and whenever it came to travelling, especially internationally, I would opt for digital over analogue as I felt it was more ‘secure’ with the option to back up and I could easily check my images on the fly. In the past […]
It must’ve been a couple of years ago when I first read about developing black and white film using instant coffee but it wasn’t until late last year did I first give it a go. My first test was a complete disaster – I had shot a roll of Kentmere 400 in a Voigtlander Vito […]