Due North Leather Camera Straps

July 24, 2021
I’ve reached the point where I kind of have all of the camera stuff that I really *need*. There’s always another lens or vintage film camera that I would gladly take, but...
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Cuchara Valley Landscapes 2022 Photography Wall Calendar

July 19, 2021
I'm excited to announce the Cuchara Valley Landscapes 2022 Photography Wall Calendar featuring 12 images of the beautiful Cuchara area from all four seasons. The calendar...
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Minolta XD: The Camera I Wanted to Love

June 12, 2021
f/1.4 is apparently really hard to focus Minolta XD11 with 50mm f/1.4, Fujicolor 200 This winter I went on a bit of a film camera buying binge. It started when I sent my...
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Infrared Photography with Ilford SFX 200 Film

April 24, 2021
Palo Duro Canyon Yashica-Mat 80mm, 1/8 sec, f/22, Ilford SFX 200 with R72 filter. Before I had my a6000 converted for infrared, I bought a roll of Ilford SFX 200 to use...
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Review of Yashica Electro 35 GSN

April 21, 2021
My Electro 35 GSN with original strap and case. My camera also came with the auxiliary wide-angle and telephoto lens adapters (in the round black case), but I haven’t use...
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A Film to Digital Comparison

April 20, 2021
For the most part, comparison of film to digital for image quality is a pointless exercise. I would say that any digital sensor made after about 2013 or so (APS-C or larg...
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Thoughts on 35mm Film

April 17, 2021
Portrait of Jackson E. Hounddog Kodak Portra 400, Yashica Electro 35 GSN, processed with Negative Lab Pro There was a time when image quality was everything to me in pho...
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Shooting 30-Year Old Expired Film

April 11, 2021
Minolta X-570 ready to shoot! When I inherited my Yashica Electro 35 GSN rangefinder in 2017, the bag it was in also had 2 rolls of Seattle Film Works color negative film...
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Minolta AF

April 01, 2021
Or Thoughts on Buying an Autofocus Film SLR in 2021 Minolta Alpha Sweet II from Japan. The seller included a very thoughtful goody bag along with the camera and lenses. I...
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First Roll with the Minolta SR-T 101

March 23, 2021
La Plazuela Dining Room inside the La Fonda, Santa Fe, March 2021 MC Rokkor 58mm, 1/250 sec, f/1.4, Yellow #2 filter I came to own a Minolta SR-T 101 because it was atta...
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