Ilford HP5 Plus 400 | Pentax Spotmatic II | SMC Takumar 55mm F:2

26 February, 2020 | Wall Street Ferry and Pier 11. South Street, Manhattan, New York City | Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II | Asahi Optical Co. SMC Takumar 55mm f/2 | ISO 400

UPDATE 13 April 2020: Hamish Gill of 35mmc suggested that I may have a faulty shutter. In March I had the camera CLA’d (Clean, Lube and Adjust) by Eric Hendrickson. Soon, I’ll shoot another roll of film to see the difference. This roll of film is the second roll of Ilford HP5 Plus 400 that…

Ilford HP5 Plus 400 | Pentax P3 | SMC Pentax-A 50mm F:2

9 February, 2020 | Bhavna | Pentax P3 | Pentax-A SMC 50mm f/2 |

My Gen-Z kids think shooting film is stupid. I remember when my daughter was about 8 years old, my mom came to visit, and she brought with her a disposable film camera, which she quickly filled with images of her grandkids. When my daughter asked to see the photos, my mom explained that she had…

Sony α7s + Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70 mm F4 ZA OSS

Sony α7s + Sony FE 25-70mm F4 ZA OSS @ 70mm, ISO 320, 1/80 at f/4.0

Over the last year, I’ve rented a few compact interchangeable lens camera systems. Some were µ 4/3 and some were APS-C. Some felt just right, and some felt too small. None were full-frame (35mm FF format). I don’t care much about the debate over full-frame versus APS-C sensor size etc. What I want to know…