Voigtänder Skopagon 40mm f2 – Vintage Lens with Modern Performance

For most people, the choice of lens comes down to a choice between vintage and modern. Modern lenses with aspherical elements and modern coating tend to produce very sharp images without failures and aberrations, which is, however, perceived by many people as a too “sterile” and “clinical” rendering. Vintage lenses, by contrast, tend to have … Read more

Youtube. Where I Find Inspiration in a World Where Everyone is a Photographer… – By Royce

Where to find some decent inspso…? it’s a question I ponder as I sit chained to my work desk doing (cough cough) “important” non photography related work that pays the bills. The last two and a half years have been hard. Really hard. Most of us have been locked in, jabbed, sick, locked in again, … Read more

Minolta Hi-Matic 7s – My Gateway Drug into the World of Camera Collecting – By Markus Hainz

As with most photographers over a certain age, I began my photography shooting film back in the late 1980s. By the mid 2000s I was shooting only digital for work and decided to get rid of almost all my film gear. Then around 2012 a wave of nostalgia overcame me and I decided to get … Read more

Buy The Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD for Sony E-mount

The Tamron 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD for Sony E-mount is a one-of-a-kind, fast-aperture ultra-wide to a regular zoom lens that is portable enough for everyday use. It is ideal for both photography and video creation. It is the smallest and lightest F/2.8 zoom in its class, with an extreme wide-angle focal range of 20mm … Read more

For Quick Film Scans, Try an Olympus C-8080WZ! – By Dave Powell

An old friend recently asked if I could digitize some 35mm slides of a coastal Maine motel her family once owned. She’d researched the commercial cost of scanning, and before biting that bullet, wanted to see what I could do. I immediately pulled my Olympus C-8080 WZ (Wide Zoom) bridge camera off the shelf. It … Read more

Revisiting Glimpses and Opening a Door – By John Pemberton

Several months ago, one of my first posts on this site was titled “Glimpses at the Conservatory.” It documented the development and near completion of a photography project I had been working on for several years. I ended the piece with some thoughts on final opportunities to add images to the collection gallery and then … Read more

Back to Basics with a Nikon F, 50mm f/2, and a roll of Tri-X

I’ve recently decided to take everything I know about photography, and my large collection of photography gear, and throw it all (as well as caution) to the wind. In the 21st century film photography world we spend countless hours combing through forums, watching videos, reading articles (getting a bit self-aware here), and having conversations with … Read more

The Whole Roll: Around (the Other) Durham with a Modified Saber 620 and a Roll of HP5 Plus

While the venerable City of Durham nestled in the United Kingdom boasts one of the world’s great cathedrals, its humble North Carolina namesake stands out in terms of tobacco warehouses and cinematic baseball history. But before we talk about America’s Pastime and the Golden Leaf, let’s talk about an unremarkable plastic camera that not many … Read more

Some Rolling-Shutter Fun… From a Moving Bus – By Dave Powell

The proverb “Necessity is the mother of invention” is credited to philosophers going back to Plato. But a modern paraphrase claims that boredom is another mother of invention. It certainly was for me in 2018, when my wife and I took a bus tour of Newfoundland. To be Clear Actually, this Canadian island is anything … Read more