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Olympus 35DC

Shooting with the Olympus 35 DC

I came across an Olympus 35DC for $10 and so far, it’s been nice to shoot with.  It’s a fully automatic rangefinder, and even though I would rather have manual controls, sometimes it’s nice to just go shoot without dealing with settings.  The 35DC is compact and silent, making it a discrete camera, which is my kind of camera.  When I picked it up, it was super dirty and the leather was coming off.  I cleaned it up pretty good […]

A Family Cookout 2017

We had another annual family cookout which was a good time as always.  Whenever you put family, food, and music together, it usually turns out to be a positive thing.  I was able to get some shots with my day to day Sony a6000 as well as several different film cameras including the Mamiya 645 Pro TL, Yashica Electro 35 GTN, Kodak Retina iia, and the Canon A-1 (which can be seen below). These are shots from the Sony a6000 […]

Rainy Day with the Canonet QL17 Giii

I was coming from class one day and got stuck inside of the building because it started raining unexpectedly.  I didn’t have an umbrella and I didn’t want to hurt any of my cameras because it was pouring down, so I took out the Canonet and observed.  Below are some photos of people taking a chance against the rain.

Nikon FE and Cinestill 800T

A New Nikon FE with Cinestill 800T

I have been wanting to shoot a roll of Cinestill for a while because I saw some of the shots that were taken with it and I was impressed.  When I went to order a roll, it was on back order, so I left it alone and I would check the availability from time to time.  Then one day I went on Freestyle to order a C-41 Processing Kit and noticed that the Cinestill 800T film was available so I […]

Fujica AX-3

Rescuing and Shooting with the Fujica AX-3

One of my recent pickups was a Fujica AX-3 for $15.  I carry batteries with me when I’m buying film cameras to test them.  Once I popped the batteries in this one, the shutter was firing, but I didn’t bother to check the meter, which was a mistake.  After getting the camera cleaned up, I finally checked the meter and it will tell you that every shot is underexposed.  So, I had to rely on my manual shooting skills with […]

Minolta X-370 camera

Shooting the Minolta X-370 with risky film

I recently picked up a Minolta X-370 for pretty cheap ($25).  It came in a nice leather case too but it was very dirty, and the picture you see above is after I spent some time detailing it.  There was a roll of film in the camera already, but the counter was still on “S”, so I opened the film door and noticed that someone had attempted to put film in there but never finished.  I correctly loaded the cam, […]

Develop Film at Home C41

Developing Color Negatives (C-41) at Home

In the last post, I went over the materials needed to develop color negatives at home.  I finally developed my first few batches and it wasn’t so bad.  The process was actually therapeutic.  I made my mixes in a 1 Liter measuring cup and then transferred the mixes to a storage bottle.  I will tell you to be careful with the blix.  It can get messy when mixing, transferring to the storage bottle, and during the agitations/inversions.  After doing an […]

Materials for Developing Color Film at Home: C-41 Kit

Since venturing into the realm of film, I noticed that getting film developed isn’t like it once was.  There are some lucky people who have local labs that still develop film.  The rest of us don’t have it so good.  The drug stores still develop film, but, they send them off somewhere to be developed and they don’t return your negatives (this kinda defeats the purpose).  There are some great labs that you can find online to send your film […]

Meeko-with-Minolta x-700

It’s Time to Shoot Film

I have been doing my research on film photography for a while now.  I remember shooting film (mainly disposable cameras and polaroids) as a child, but by the time I became serious about photography, digital was the thing.  I wanted to get into shooting film because I felt that it would make me better.  I recently made the jump to shooting film, and I immediately noticed that things are more simple and you have to put more thought into each […]