Coming up next month will be a review of the Rokinon 12mm F/2 lens. I’ve been trying to use it when I get a spare moment, and have a couple of pics for you below. I like it so far, it’s sharp wide open. I plan to do some milky way type shots with it soon. BTW; the featured image … More »
The Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera was very popular back in the 1950s, and sold like hot-cakes for over a decade. They were cheap, easy to use, and produced sharp 3½ x 3½ prints from about 10′ to infinity with the non-focusing, internal meniscus lens. Baby Boomers and even younger people are getting acquainted with the camera their … More »
Just a short but fun post showing some resolution samples between an old film camera and the high megapixel Sony A7R.
The subject is the Windy Point pull-out along the Catalina Hwy, on the way up to Mt Lemmon in Tucson, AZ. I used this scene because it contains a lot of small details, which makes it easier to judge … More »
Welcome to Photo Jottings 2.0, a new and improved version of the old Photo Jottings!
A couple of years ago when I first started this site, I didn’t know quite what to do as far as where to put things, and how to format the product reviews and everything else; as a result I never really felt comfortable with it, … More »
For this installment of the Kodak moment we travel back in time to war torn Korea; near the village of Chonan; ca. 1952. The four subjects are the children of Korean radio techs that man part of the Chonan (now spelled Cheonon) repeater station. This station was reportedly built by the Japanese during the 1930s or 1940s; and was located … More »
Our review camera today is the Zeiss Ikon Ikonta with Novar 75mm F/4.5 lens and Prontor SV shutter. It’s marked 523/16 on the backside, I think it’s a ‘B’ model. It takes 12 2¼ x 2¼ (6×6) photos on a roll of 120 film. My main purpose for reviewing this camera is not so much to show the quality as … More »