Fuji GA645: first frames

by Todd on July 22, 2012

The Fuji GA645 is a medium format (6×4.5) fixed lens rangefinder. It’s small, light and fairly automated…basically a point-and-shoot cousin to the Contax G2, in a larger film format. It’s got a very high quality Fujinon 60mm f/4 lens. I’ve wanted one of these for a long time, but they’re a bit expensive and difficult […]


Contax G1 + Ilford HP5

by Todd on June 26, 2012

I finished off the last few frames of a roll that was in the G1 yesterday…


Contax G1 portraits

by Todd on June 16, 2012

I did a family session last night. Digital, of course, because I am far from having enough confidence yet to do such a thing with film. But I brought along the G1 and took a few snaps with it. I’m still having reasonably good luck with the G1 autofocus (there were three misfocused frames on […]



by Todd on February 22, 2012

I’ve been so enamored of my Holga lately that haven’t shot the Bronica much at all (check out my new Holga site, BTW). There was a roll of long-expired Ilford Delta 3200 in it, and I had no real idea what was even on it. I developed the roll yesterday. Big ugly stripe across the […]


New shots on Ilford FP4

by Todd on September 19, 2011

Just sort of a random collection. Shot with the F100 and Zeiss 100/2 Makro-Planar (as usual…hehe…it’s hard not to use this great combo!). Developed in 1:25 Rodinal, for 10 minutes, in my new Kindermann metal tank. The feature shot of the truck, above, was shot at box speed (125), as were the first five shots […]


Metal Tanks and Reels

by Todd on September 19, 2011

When I first jumped into developing my own film, I thought the metal reels looked a lot harder to load, so I bought a cheap plastic tank with two plastic reels. They’ve basically been fine, and are indeed very easy to load. But one of the reels seems to have developed a problem, and my […]


Some New (for me) Ilford Films

by Todd on July 9, 2011

Sam was in yesterday for headshots, and I had some film I really wanted to try: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 and Ilford FP4 Plus 125. These were acquisitions from an expired film bargain bin, and I had never worked with either emulsion. So after getting a few digital shots in the bag, I broke out […]


Kim on Three Films

by Todd on June 25, 2011

  My friend Kim visited earlier this week for some headshots, and it gave me a chance to run through a few rolls of film. It was great fun, but it had been too long since I shot with the Bronica. This was the first time shooting with the new Speed Grip, and I screwed […]


Coop and His Dogs

by Todd on April 5, 2011

  Coop’s been a buddy of mine for a long time, and he is in fact the one who pushed me into photography by loaning me a copy of Photoshop shortly after I bought my first dSLR. We’re mutually bad influences on each other, encouraging the purchase of new, exciting, and generally unnecessary gear. It’s […]


Chain Link

by Todd on March 22, 2011

City Park pool in early spring. These were shot on Ilford XP2 with the Bronica SQ-Ai, developed by the local camera store, and scanned by me.