Redscale photography

by Todd on May 6, 2012

I recently found out about “redscale photography,” and of course I had to try it. Basically, it amounts to rolling up the film backwards on the spool, so that the base is facing toward the lens. This means the layers of the emulsion are exposed in reverse order, resulting in red/orange images. You can re-roll […]


Pentax FA77

by Todd on May 6, 2012

The more I shoot with this lens on a film SLR, the more impressed I am. It’s quite nearly the “boke monster” my Zeiss 100/2 is, and it’s even pretty good at infinity. The two shots below demonstrate each of these qualities. Cat shot was at f/1.8, the other shot was at f/8, both with […]


Random macros

by Todd on April 27, 2012

I happened upon my almost-never-used Nikon M extension tube today, and I also had a mostly-exposed roll of film, so I decided to see what a 1:1 Macro would look like on film. Pretty sure this is the first time I’ve shot a true macro with film. Kodak 200 was in the camera (the F100). […]


Contax RX + Kodak 200

by Todd on April 22, 2012

Not much to say here, just enjoying the new (old) gear.


New Contax + Fuji Superia

by Todd on April 19, 2012

Just a few snapshots. I’ll be shooting as much as possible with this newly-repaired camera, to convince myself it’s really fixed. I’m really impressed that this lens is a zoom. It’s even a great portrait lens, all through the zoom range. One shot below was converted to B/W in Photoshop, because I really like the […]


Pentax: Awesome

by Todd on April 12, 2012

As previously mentioned, I like the FA Limiteds so much that I’ve been trying to find a solid film SLR to attach them to. Pentax is not Nikon, and it’s becoming clear that they never produced a film body that will totally thrill me. Their so-called “flagship” SLR, the MZ-S, was a major disappointment. I […]

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Fuji Pro 400H, 6×6, full roll

by Todd on December 19, 2011

Coop and I went shooting yesterday with no particular plan, and found ourselves walking around West Liberty. I planned to shoot a few rolls of 120, but as usual, I underestimated how long it takes to screw around with this old gear (not complaining!), and I ended up shooting a fair amount of digital. My […]


Blue Sky, or Blue Sky?

by Todd on October 16, 2011

Just a few more shots from around Iowa this fall. I suppose I should look into finding a good white balance routine for film. The sky is a different shade of blue in every one of these! It’s so much easier with digital…


Thin DOF on the Tracks

by Todd on October 11, 2011

OK, maybe not quite as catchy as the Dylan title. Both shots were at f/5.6. Being new to medium format, it still astonishes me how much of a DOF difference there is with this camera. These were Kodak Ektar. I got a pretty nice roll this time, and have several more to post, but not […]


Iowa City, Autumn

by Todd on October 10, 2011

I had one roll of Fuji Astia languishing in the refrigerator, and I decided to get out and shoot it. Just a few random shots from around town, all shot last Friday.

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