Last September I finally pulled the trigger on a camera that I'd been eyeing for a while - an Intrepid 5x4. I already have a Crown Graphic, but I wanted something that would give me more flexibility with regard to movements. With the Crown Graphic I don't really use movements, so all you're gaining is the additional film size, and since my Hasselblad is no slouch in the optics department, there didn't seem to be much advantage in using the Crown Graphic over the Hasselblad, despite its smaller film size. The Intrepid would, hopefully, give me more flexibility with movements, as well as being lighter and more compact.
The combo of a Contax G1 and the 28mm lens came into my life about 24 months ago. This particular cam was not at all on my radar, but after reading a number of glowing internet reviews, I was hooked and knew I wanted one.
Konica’s Autoreflex T3 descended from their original Autoreflex single lens reflex which had the novel (and probably unique) feature of being able to switch from the full 35mm format to half frame at will mid-roll. Although the T3 does not share this ability, it’s still a solid, well made 35mm SLR that’s worth considering if an example presents itself to you at a keen price.
Anyone who studies art knows that questions about the meanings of genres are nearly impossible to answer convincingly, or satisfyingly. To ask the question, “What is a portrait?”, is to invite disagreement.
My display case at home contains too many 35mm SLR cameras. Beautiful, elegant examples from some of the big names in film camera manufacturing; Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Minolta, Konica, stare wistfully through the glass. The cameras are from my brief yet intense period of searching for my perfect 35mm SLR camera.
I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s, so I know what film is. I held negatives and prints in my hands and even held the negatives up to the light as a kid to see what they were. I grew up looking at the hotrod and fashion magazines that were all shot on film. Of course back then I had no idea of what cameras or film were being used. I knew I just liked it.
About a month ago, someone on a photography forum made a post about a new limited edition film from Lomography. The post was made somewhat tongue-in-check, poking fun at Lomography's marketing strategy for this "new" film. In my mind, any news of new film is exciting news, so of course I went to Lomography's website to read more about it.
The Winter months for those in the Northern Hemisphere, especially after the rush of the holidays, can be a downright depressing time. Redscale is a fun and creative project especially when you’re looking to liven things up in the dead of winter.
In response to the collective winter doldrums of a few members this year, I suggested a film swap extravaganza. We are working on that, and you will see the results of it sometime this spring. But for now, a teaser!
I’d been jonesing for a medium format point and shoot for a couple of years now. I like higher end automatic rangefinder style cameras because they allow me to focus on the image rather than the settings. It was one of those deep down wants that I’d feed on regular occasions with internet reviews and Ebay browsing. LOTS of internet reviews and Ebay browsing…