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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Infrared Processing with the B&W Artisan Pro X Panel

February 14, 2021
Tharps Rock and Alta Peak, Sequoia National Park, May 2019 105mm, f/8, 1/100 sec, ISO 100, 590 nm (Sony a6000 with 18-105mm f/4 G lens) Lightroom provides a simple and e...
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Attempting Fine Art in Black and White

February 07, 2021
80mm, 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 (Sony a6500 with Zeiss 16-80 mm lens) HDR bracketed exposure, processed in Photoshop with the B&W Artisan Pro X Panel I'm not quite sure w...
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Practical Example of ETTR

January 22, 2021
80mm, 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 HDR bracketed exposure processed in Lightroom As I was reviewing images for my last post, I noticed some noise in the sky around the moon...
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A Bit of Luck, Moonrise Over the West Spanish Peak

January 22, 2021
80mm, 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 HDR bracketed exposure, processed in Lightroom (no Photoshop!) This image was not planned in advance, and I did not pre-visualize the moon...
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Developing Black and White With Df96 Monobath

January 09, 2021
Yashica-Mat 80mm, 1/125 sec, f/8, Ilford Delta 400 After a slight delay caused by receiving a spoiled bottle of liquid developer, I was able to try my hand at developing...
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