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MD Rokkor-X 50mm F1.7

Experience Reports Film Photography

Winter Morning Walk in Frenchtown

Last year, after reading Tobias Mann's review of Kodak Portra 800, I bought a roll to expose it as soon as possible. But I set aside the roll in a cool box and forgot about it until December. I had promised Bhavna a trip into Frenchtown to see how the shopkeepers and restauranteurs had decorated the downtown area. The sky was overcast, creating an excellent opportunity to expose a few frames of Kodak Professional Portra 800. Kodak Professional Portra 800…

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Memories of Dad

I woke up this morning thinking about Dad. I miss all those moments we spent listening to records. The inner sleeve is on the couch. I sit and read the jacket. Dad cleans the record surface and stylus while the pre-amp and tube amp warm up. The polished vinyl gently drops onto the platter. The turntable spins. The tonearm and phono cartridge gracefully move into place. No words were spoken. It was time to listen.…

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Fujichrome Velvia 100 Professional

Magnifico's

NOTE: I’ll begin this experience report with a brief disclaimer. It’s been less than three years since I’ve returned to shooting 35mm film after switching to digital photography over 20 years ago. I’ve inundated myself in as much film education as I could find between web articles and advice from experienced film shooters. But, with my former experience way in the past and limited recent experience, this review is coming from a relative novice point of view. Two weeks ago,…

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The Black and the White

Tuesday 6 July 2021 The Online Photographer compares the Fujinon XF27mmF2.8 R WR to a Nikon SE. The new version of the Fuji XF 27mm ƒ/2.8 R is 22.7 mm shorter than the Nikon SE and about the same diameter. It's also considerably lighter at 84g / 3 oz. It also sports about the tiniest lens hood ever...almost comical-looking. And yet, who wants a giant hood on a tiny lens? There are a few more differences. The Nikon SE has…

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