Andy Warhol loved America, warts and all, and America is his homage, his love letter, to it, to us, to US.Continue reading “Andy Warhol – ‘America’”
The Rikenon 40mm f/2.8 is one of my favorite lenses. It’s sharp enough, with good color transmission and not too much vignetting, and I love the field of view: it’s never too wide like a 35mm can sometimes be, and it’s never too tele like a 50 sometimes is (especially if you shoot with a 35 all the time). It’s almost perfect for general use: ok for landscapes, decent for portraits, and just about perfect for walking around.
My only problem with it? I can’t use it on any of my SLRs, as it’s only available on a whole bunch of Ricoh compacts from the 1970s…Continue reading “The Rikenon 40mm f/2.8, an appreciation”
Yes, I backed the “Yashica” Absolute MF-1… Am I proud? Well…Continue reading ““Yashica” MF-1 first (and only) roll review…”
Yes, I was one of the 1,160 people that helped kickstart the RETO3D… Am I glad I did? Well… Sure, I guess.
What is the RETO3D? Well, it’s a fixed-focus, 3-lens camera that makes three ~half-frame images which you can use to make some fun gifs and things! Sound exiting?
Well, read on!Continue reading “Enter the RETO 3D”
Oh, how I wish I’d thought about using a filter…Continue reading “FPP Derev Pan 100, part 2”
Why I decided to shoot my first roll of Derev Pan 100 in the LC-W, in half frame mode, I’ll never know. Yes, I wanted to try the Derev Pan. And, yes, I wanted to try the LC-W’s half frame mode, but come on, James! Limit your variables!
Also: note to self: 500ml is insufficient to fully cover two rolls of 35mm in a two reel Paterson tank.Continue reading “FPP Derev Pan 100, part 1: half frame fun”