Memphog 2020

It’s Swinter. Here in Memphis winter doesn’t really begin until a week before Spring, so yesterday, January 15th, 2020 was a balmy 67. That, plus drizzle, equals fog….

True Panorama

Olive Oil – Holga Conversion

I’m frigging grumpy, so here is a new post about my mean, green Holga that smells like whiskey and feet because the previous owner tried his hand at…

Celebrity Cameo – Yashica EZ F521

This is the Yashica EZ F521, possibly the strangest digital camera one could overpay for on a popular auction website. In fact, this camera is the Takashi Digital…

Film Test – Kodak 5248

Last week I ordered a 100ft roll of Kodak 5248 35mm Motion Picture film from Ultrafine Online. It’s an ISO 100 film with a Remjet backing, but develops…

Hedge

Monochrome Madness

Well, I am suffering from a bout of Monochrome Madness. It’s an auto-exposure deficiency that requires adjusting my in-camera settings and reducing my appetite to 16 grays. However,…

Instamatic X-30

Instamatic X-30 – Embracing Uncertainty

Film cameras are a labor of love. There is nothing practical about them in today’s age of social media and instant gratification, but that doesn’t mean that the…

Camera Repair – Agfa Optima

Hooray for me, I did my first successful CLA on a camera and didn’t have any parts left over. In fact, it went back together very nicely. Why…

Tri-X 400 pulled to 200

Tri-X Trifecta

If I hadn’t already mentioned it, I was invited to join the Frugal Film Project for 2020. I get to pick any camera under $50 that I own,…

Vertigo

Taken in the office today, looking up from the basement floor to the penthouse.

Yellow

Birthday Photo Walk

Well, went on a Birthday photo walk today. I’m not tooting about my birthday, just happy to get out on a walk. I’ve got a couple rolls of…