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2022


Jessica's Hat

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My daughter is trying to get pregnant and this is her lucky pineapple hat.

One from the beach

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I took the little Stylus Epic to the beach yesterday.

I almost sold the M10-R

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Sometimes I notice the Leica M10-R sitting forlornly on my desk and I’m reminded that I don’t deserve it.

2022-Roll-073. OM-2n/HP5

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There was a roll languishing in the OM-2n so I finished it during my walk today.

I need a new film scanner

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My Epson V750 Pro, purchased in 2009, has scanned thousands of rolls of film, slides, and prints. After making strange grinding noises recently, it has finally ground to a halt.

Comparing film and digital: Mom

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I had lunch with my parents recently and took a few photos with both my film and digital cameras. I shot about the same number of photos with each camera, with close to the same number of “keepers”. Which do I prefer?

Roll-062 (Leica M3/T-MAX P3200)

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I normally don’t like the high-speed films but I’m trying to use what’s in my fridge, so here’s a few from a roll of Kodak T-MAX P3200 shot at 1600 and processed in HC-100.

Roll-061 (Leica MP/ HP5)

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As usual, this roll contained a few self-portraits, a few of Alice, and a few of “stuff”.

I enjoy processing film

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There are things that I dislike about shooting film, but processing isn’t one of them.

The Kodak Retina IIIC

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My dad called me from Florida and said that one of his neighbors had died and left a bunch of camera stuff to be given away or sold.

Roll-056: (Leica M6/HP5)

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This roll was mostly me plinking around the house trying to get through a roll in the M6 before the MP is back from Leica.

Holding a Leica M camera

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I’ve used many wonderful film cameras from many different systems: From Nikon F to Hasselblad V to Linhof, Olympus OM, etc.

About to give up on making digital prints

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Late last year I printed a couple (black and white) photos, scanned from film negatives, on my Canon Pixma Pro-100 inkjet printer and I loved them.

Studio self-portraits

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I finished a roll in the MP today by taking a bunch of self-portraits in my basement “studio”.

I get bored

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I was tinkering with the strobes and standing there with the Leica Fotos app triggering the camera and lights, I eventually ran out of normal faces to make so started getting a little silly.

2021


Leica MP

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Leica MP with 35mm Summilux ASPH This is a really nice camera.

Roll-047: (Leica MP/HP5 Plus)

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Most of the shots on this roll were taken indoors in low light, so the Summilux was at either 1.

Charlie

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Charlie Charlie is 15 and has slowed down some, but can still be cute when he wants to be.

Random images – November 30, 2021

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I don’t have anything interesting for today, so here are a handful of images made around the house using the SL2-S and various lenses.

From Rolls 2021-030,031 (Leica MP)

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Steve and Chuck The dogs were very popular, especially Chuck, the puppy Maybe too creepery, but I thought it was a beautiful and powerful configuration.

In a rut

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Dogs, myself, and cameras are about the only things I’ve been photographing lately.

A few 4×5 self-portraits

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I had the house to myself today, so I set up a backdrop and pulled out the strobes for a few large format film self-portraits using the Linhof.

The "charm" of vintage lenses

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My Leica Elmar 9cm collapsible lens was made in 1957, making it nearly 70 years old, and it shows.

Old film challenge: Use it.

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I was surprised to find that I had 55 rolls of various 35mm and 23 rolls of 120 negative film stocks just wasting away in my fridge.

Photo processing workflow updates

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Take a look at this list from my notes about how I manage my photos: 2019-01-01 I’ve decided I’ll be using Lightroom CC.

Large Format: Challenges

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There are too many things that can go wrong when shooting large format (4×5) film.

Which Leica gear to keep?

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After a year of buying really nice cameras and lenses, I’ve gotten to a point where I’m feeling the weight of having so much money tied up on photography gear.

Film Fridge Status

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I’m either going to have to shoot this faster or stop drinking Diet Coke.

From Roll 2021-011

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These are all taken with the Leica M3 on HP5+ and were processed in HC-110 Dilution B.

A few from Roll-004

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I haven’t been using film much this year, but once in a while it’s fun to get out and shoot a roll.