Early results from the Zenit Horizon

Back in March, right before the Covid-19 lockdown began in Texas, I saw some panoramic photographs on Twitter, probably from an X-Pan, and got the pano bug again. I started for the excellent Sprocket Rocket, but wanted more control, so, after hunting some, I ordered a Zenit Horizon S3 u500 direct from Russia. It arrived […]

My LomoMod Experience…

When Lomography announced their LomoMod No.1 cardboard DIY camera with fancy Sutton, liquid-filled lens, I wasn’t even tempted. Sure, I read the announcement, looked at the pictures and all, but I wasn’t even tempted. But then, days later, one of my Twitter buddies mentioned it, talked about buying it just to play with the lens […]

The Rikenon 40mm f/2.8, an appreciation

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 […]

Lomography Color Negative F²/400 in 120 – two rolls/two cameras

Back in 2010, Lomography bought a jumbo roll color stock from a mysterious Italian film manufacturer, then stuck the film into cold storage in the Czech Republic for 7 years before slicing it up and releasing Lomography Color Negative F²/400 in 35mm back in 2017. Well, earlier this year, they sent me an invitation to preorder […]

Enter the Kodak Brownie Reflex Synchro

This Kodak Brownie Reflex Synchro came to me in a basket full of Brownies, courtesy of a generous coworker. Actually, this Brownie Reflex Synchro came in two parts, or, rather, it took two Brownie Reflex Synchros from that basket to make one functional one, but it was easy to work on. In fact, I did all […]