Holga Week 2017 went down the week of July 17-23, and I had a blast with my Holga F-Mount lens on the Nikon FG. I’ve shot with the lens before, on the D7000 and on film too, but this time, I really enjoyed it. If you missed this year’s edition, keep your eye out: God willing, […]
(Note: first wold, leisure-related kvetching ahead—you have been warned.) I have no idea what went wrong with this roll of Porta 400, but here’s a short list of the issues I encountered: it jammed in the camera and ripped through a frame it coiled up along its length and width immediately upon removal from the […]
Fixed apertures and questionable focus markings make for some fun image making. With the D7000, it was a bit easier thanks to adjustable ISOs and all, but Aperture Priority is Aperture Priority, whether it be 35mm film or crop-sensor digital.
*when reading the above title, it may be helpful to imagine Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire. A week with the Holga 60mm f/8 has been on my list for quite some time, and I finally did it. With some more time, I think this cheap hunk of plastic has some possibilities, but I think […]
All these are the days my friends and these these I was trying for “it’s not so much a living hell” today for the SLIproject, but I didn’t get it. I did do some experimenting, though, and I know what I need to do to get (closer to) the result I want. I won’t bore […]
Sorry to keep dumping mere abstractions out, and for not bothering to come up with fun and witty titles… I keep most of my lenses on the desk between the keyboard and monitor. Most of them get reasonably regular use. I’ve used all of them in the 365 at least twice, except for one lonely […]
Families the world over are glad they didn’t pay me to take a family portrait today… 365.19 D7000 Family Portrait, versions 1 & 2 On the left: Nikkor 50mm 1.8G, Nikkor 10-24 3.5-4.5G, and wacky Auntie Holga. On the right: Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 E Series, Nikon 36-72mm f/3.5 E Series, and the LensBaby Muse. Center: […]