#PortraParty! (1) / #CameraChallenge (Macro)

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Kodak Portra line of films, Emulsive is hosting three months of Portra Parties. The shoot week (August 6-12) coincided with @_JasonAvery’s #CameraChallenge (Macro)… So out came the Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 and PK-13 extension tube, mounted on the FM3a, and loaded with Portra 400. Yes, it suffered the same […]


It’s in some way fitting to share some nice, peaceful pictures for Armistice Day, even if I had no idea that this particular weekly roll would appear on this particular day. If you’re free at 11:11 on 11/11, take a minute of silence to remember all those who die in war and take another minute to […]

Nikon FG – dirty frame counter switch: SOLVED

Some months ago, I noticed something odd going on with the FG. Every now and again, at seemingly random moments, the 60/125 lights would start blinking and it would fire at 1/90th only until I opened the back and reset the counter. It would then function as normal: 1/90th for the first few frames, then normal operation, […]

New Toys: Micro Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 and PK-13

After many years of hacking together macro things, reversing lenses, stacking lenses together, stacking reversed lenses on extension tubes, picking up old lenses with macro modes, etc., and after liking the results I got with them sometimes, I finally decided to pick up a proper macro lens, mostly to be the major part in a […]