Nikon F2! Such a machine!Leica M6! Ohmigod, fine German engineering!Olympus OM3! No batteries needed! Pentax MX! Look at that huge viewfinder!Nikon F! The legend, it went to war!Canon F-1! Built like a tank!Leica R6.2! All Leica goodness! Contax T3! Small wonder, Zeiss lens! Leica IIIf! The ultimate photographic jewel! You know what I can do... Continue Reading →
What is the need for the biggest and best most expensive gear? I was out and about this weekend and saw protesters for the Black Lives Matter movement in my town and made photographs in both digital format with a Nikon D610 and 35mm and 120 film in a Leica M3 and a Rolleiflex 2.8C.... Continue Reading →
I am both a Nikon and Leica shooter. I shoot film and digital with both brands and the other day I sat down at my Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter--that's where I do my best thinking on paper--and I wrote out what each camera type is good for. For shooting street photography, Leica may be classic,... Continue Reading →
I have a buying guide for Film SLRs (and TLRs and Point and Shoots, sometimes, too.) Check it out if you're looking for a good Film Camera! Happy Shooting!
I keep running into people who see my old Leica IIIf over my shoulder and marvel that they still make film. And that it is readily available. I assure them it is. I have a standard response to their "I have a great old camera that I never use." I tell them to just put... Continue Reading →
Street photography. Those two words have a lot of connotations, and often, it seems to be photos of people standing on the street, maybe checking their phones. Those photographs don't do a lot for me. They are more like record shots, than documentaries of anything going on. While taking place on the street, they tell... Continue Reading →
Carrying a Rolleiflex around, people come up to you to talk about it. And you can approach people with the line, "Can I take your photo, I have this old camera I'm shooting," which is the 100% complete truth, and people will let you. It's a great ice breaker. That's how the image at right... Continue Reading →
The one thing that I really love about shooting film, that is really missing with digital photography for me, is the waiting. The time between shooting and processing is a welcome delay. Because I have a mind that easily forgets what I shot, and when the roll is finally processed, I have a surprise waiting... Continue Reading →