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Fuji Superia 1600 samples

Here are a few samples from Fuji’s Superia ISO 1600 film (B&H Amazon eBay).  When shooting with film this fast in 135 format, you can pretty much count on some grainy images and low resolution; so my expectations were low from the get-go, and obviously it’s the first time I’ve used this film. However, after a quick scan …

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Kodak Moment #4

Here’s another addition to our “Kodak” moments portfolio; brought to you by Kodak Gold color negative film from the early 2000s. For the second time the subject is a home in Charlevoix Michigan, (first time here); It’s special in that it was made in a quirky way.  Earl Young, a Realtor who enjoyed photography and architecture, designed …

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Fuji GW690III 90mm F/3.5 Camera Review

Check out my latest camera review for film lovers, this one took me two years to complete(!) It's the companion to the wide angle GSW690III.  Also available in the review are super high res samples!!

If you're looking for a little more resolution than what you're getting from your 35mm film cameras look no further!  The Fuji 'G' 6x9 series cameras are great, with enough resolution for really big prints, or future proofing on the coming 8k screens if you like to scan your pictures and look at them on your computer.

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Watkins Glen State Park 1920s No. 1

Up for close inspection is a nice photograph of Watkins Glen State Park main entrance from the 1920s. I purchased a set of 8 1/2 x 6 1/2″ glass plate negatives off eBay, which included 11 images of the park, this one was probably the first picture, or the last, the others show landmarks along the way up.

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Pentax ME Super review

Are you looking for a small interchangeable lens 35mm camera that will work without batteries? One that you can actually stick in your pocket with a small lens? Look no further than the excellent Pentax ME Super camera.

This popular model from Pentax was made from the very late 1970s to the mid 1980s, and was probably discontinued due to …

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Today’s blast from the past; Glory Dimples and Lard Whistlers!

 

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Let’s do a little window shopping today, shall we?  Think we might need a box of Glory Dimples?  Or maybe some Kyanize enamel paint to touch up those worn out balls!!  Other items of interest: Otter Bait Pail, re-purposed as a ball washer perhaps; and in the right lower corner some cone shaped tees …

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Century old snapshot from Marblehead MA

Greetings from the corner of Mugsford and Washington st!  I thought I'd display another sample from my glass plate negative collection, (this one is tiny for back in the day, but considered large by today's standards), it measures exactly 2¼ x 3¼" (6x9).  Our Georgian style Isaac Mansfield designed subject is The Old Town house in Marblehead Massachusetts, built in 1727, more info here.  I'm guessing the image was probably taken in the teens to early 1920s as the car on the left suggests; looks like a

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Let’s stroll through a camera store…in 1938!

Come on in and check out our folding and box cameras, enlargers, splicers and photographic publications, especially the ones on the top shelf.  While you're here, don't forget that post card Kodak 122 film, or maybe a roll film developing kit?

This wonderful Moulin studio image was taken inside a Camera Craft store in San Francisco, CA on April fools day 4/1, 1938 for Mr E.R. Young.  I bought this 8x10" Defender Safety base negative and scanned it on an Epson flatbed scanner.  Amazing how sharp the image is using 80 year old technology; you'd be hard pressed to get more resolution from a modern day high end digital camera.

As I look at the products for sale back then, I'm reminded that I own quite a few of them now, my collection contains many of the folding cameras you see on the shelves in the back, and the Kodak Rangefinder, extinction meters, filters etc in the display cases below the cameras....

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