Wide Angle Battle – The Final Round

To be honest, I just wanted an excuse to shoot the Wai Wai. I loaded it up and had it sitting when the trip to Mom’s came up, and spur-of-the-moment decided to see if it could be bested by any of the other wide angle cameras in my stable. I was biased, and strongly so. …

Wide Angle Battle, Round 3: Down the Crik

The roads around Mom’s house vary between narrow state highway, freshly-paved blacktop, rutted and pitted country lane, and dirt or gravel track. I like to travel a little figure-8 loop from her house, up the highway to the charity shop, down the roller-coaster road I’ve shared previously, past a hippy-decorated house hidden behind a very …

Wide Angle Battle, Round 2: Interiors

Mom’s mountain home is beautiful and pleasant and a relaxing place to visit, and I always enjoy my time there, even if the seafoam green carpet and tile aren’t much to my liking. During a visit to her place in late July, 2021, four cameras battled: Lomography’s LC-Wide, a Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim, a …

Wide Angle Battle, Round 1: The Deck

Mom lives on top of a mountain in northwest Arkansas. It’s beautiful there. In late July, 2021, I took four cameras along—Lomography’s LC-Wide, a Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim, a Konica WaiWai, and the Nikon FM3a with the 17-35mm f/2.8D—and they did battle… I present the contest in the form of a round robin. This …

Coming Soon: the Wide Angle Battle

In preparation for a recent short trip to visit Mom, I thought it might be fun to pit the Konica WaiWai against the Lomo LC-Wide. I then thought it might be a good idea to also add in the Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim, and then remembered my recent purchase of a gently used Nikkor …

What was I thinking?

smh. I don’t know what I was thinking… It was sometime in early March, 2021, and I got the crazy idea to shoot some slide film. Now, I self-process everything (b/w, c-41, and e6) and chemicals to process slides are sorta expensive and I believe them to be rather short-lived.* So, I reasoned, if I’m …

Quick Walk with a Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim

I didn’t (and don’t) need another camera. Really and truly. I don’t. And then, one early morning, I noticed a Twitter post* claiming the Vivitar UWS to be the end all and be all, and 10 minutes later, I found one for a good-enough price on the ‘bay, and, well, here we are.