Nikonos V Review

Today I am taking a look at the Nikonos V in a sort of mini-review. The reason this isn't my comprehensive review (yet) is due to the fact that only roll I've pout through so far I pretty well botched (see note below on putting camera into rewind mode). I took it out on May 6th for the 5th annual New England Walk (NEWLK) on Nantucket Island. It was the obvious choice for me because the weekend was expected to be downpours - and what better camera for this than a camera designed for underwater photography. Equipped with the Nikonos 2.8/35 and a roll of Ilford HP5 Plus, I put the camera to work.

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Format Reflections

I was scrolling through my library last night, looking at images I have captured with various film stocks, cameras, mediums and so on. I decided to pull an image from each format I have used as ones representing my "highlight" shots from them. Maybe not the most technically sound images, or the perfect everything - but if I could show one image from that format and how I feel it should be represented, these are my results and why.

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Review of the Sony RX1R II

Introducing the Sony RX1R Mark II. OK, I have been more or less dishonest with you the last week or so on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  Well, not dishonest, just not forthcoming with the complete details on what I was doing here. The latest series of images posted to social media were not film at all, rather, the 42MP full-frame camera, the Sony RX1R II.

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20 Film Cameras for any Budget

Information about the purchase of film cameras are some of the most common requests I get through my blog and Twitter account. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but will cover some of the bodies I've either shot or researched heavily in the past. The prices I indicate below are ballpark and for the most part, body only unless indicated otherwise. Also, this list is only dealing with used film bodies - as I feel that's where there's the most bang for the buck.

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Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 ZM Review

Welcome to a new year and a fresh new Carl Zeiss review! I was lucky enough to have my hands on the Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1.4/35 lens for the entire month of December (thank you Ben and Nicole @ Zeiss). I kept it mounted to my Leica M-A for the entire test and shot quite a variety of subjects (including the infamous Mr. Patience), lighting and stops to give a fairly rounded test of this lens - then a handful of compares.

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Return to Film

Today I received my first set of scans from Richard Photo Lab in California. These scans are my test rolls from the Hasselblad 500c (color shots) and from the 1950 Rolleiflex TLR (B&W shots). The color was Kodak Portra 400 and the B&W was Fuji Neopan 100. I have to say, I am quite impressed with the results!

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