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Olympus 35RC

The Olympus 35RC is a simple rangefinder camera from the 1970’s.  Another recommendation by Ken Rockwell it is a superb picture taker.  Firstly it is compact, fits in my pocket no problem.  Secondly the controls are simple, you can have … Continue reading

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Canon EOS 620 and Ilford HP5

The Canon EOS 620 was the second of Canon’s EOS cameras and came out in about 1987.  I couldn’t afford one then and it was only Ken Rockwell’s article that reminded me of it.  So I kept an eye open. … Continue reading

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Agfa Clack and Ilford PanF Film

The Agfa Clack was made in Germany in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.  It gives eight 6×9 shots on a roll of 120 film and was really designed as a snap camera.  The lens is so simple the image … Continue reading

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Kodak TRI-X

So after all these years I finally got around to trying a roll of TRI-X.  This Kodak film has a long and distinguished history, especially amongst photojournalists. I loaded it in my Canon EOS 30 film camera and played around. … Continue reading

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Film descriptions

Here are some descriptions on the films in my fridge, from left to right in the photo below. Kodak Portra 160 NC – this is a medium speed (ISO 160) colour print film which has neutral colours (NC).  This and … Continue reading

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The film in my fridge

So the first question is why do I keep my film in the fridge?  Well, film has a best before date printed on the side and keeping it in the fridge means you can go years beyond that date and … Continue reading

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Four types of photo

I’ve taken lots of photos of lots of things and I’m always looking for some sort of emotional response when I see a photo or when I show someone a photo I’ve taken. I have realised that pretty much all … Continue reading

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