Tag:Film camera

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Photographer’s Showcase – Go Beyond the Frame by Arthur Pang

Photographer’s Showcase – Go Beyond the Frame by Arthur Pang Diary Photographer’s Showcase – Go Beyond the Frame by Arthur Pang December 10, 2023 Belomo Agat 18k Agat 18k manual I started doing collage because I believe beyond that 36x24mm ( well in my case 18x24mm) isn’t the limit of the story or a particular moment. Bending lines, extending structure, compressing objects……. It really only takes curiosity to capture and reconstruct. This recreating reality as one sees fit business is […]

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Wrong ISO? How to Swap Out Film After You’ve Started Shooting? Here’s Your Quick Fix

Wrong ISO? How to Swap Out Film After You’ve Started Shooting? Here’s Your Quick Fix Guides and Tips Wrong ISO? How to Swap Out Film After You’ve Started Shooting? Here’s Your Quick Fix October 17, 2023 Changing Your Mind: How to Swap Film Mid-Roll or Start Over for Beginners Let’s imagine this scenario: you’ve loaded a roll of ISO 400 film into your camera, but then you realize that the lighting conditions or your creative vision call for a different […]

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Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar – The “One” Medium Format Camera

Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar – The “One” Medium Format Camera Camera Review Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar – The “One” Medium Format Camera October 7, 2023 Rolleiflex 2.8F Planar Rollei logo on the viewing hood Rolleiflex 2.8F My interest in the Rolleiflex 2.8F was sparked when I began searching for a medium format camera. Although I had previously owned a Hasselblad 500CM and 503CX, which are excellent for studio work, I found them difficult to carry around. I appreciated the modular system of […]

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The Widelux F8: My Unexpected Creative Companion

The Widelux F8: My Unexpected Creative Companion Diary The Widelux F8: My Unexpected Creative Companion July 30, 2023 Widelux F8 Reflx Lab 800, Widelux F8, Tai Kwun The Widelux F8 Not too long ago, I was all set to sell this funky panoramic camera. I’d even found a buyer ready to snap it up. But, as fate would have it, the deal fell through. So, what do you do with a camera that you’ve already mentally parted ways with? Well, […]

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Joining the Bicep Club: My Rollercoaster Ride with the new Pentax 67II

Joining the Bicep Club: My Rollercoaster Ride with the new Pentax 67II Diary Joining the Bicep Club: My Rollercoaster Ride with the new Pentax 67II July 30, 2023 Pentax 67II with SMC 105mm f/2.4 and wooden grip Kodak Portra 400, Pentax 67II, 105mm f/2.4 Pentax 67II So, I’ve finally done it! I managed to sell a bunch of old lenses and scrape together enough dough to get myself a shiny new Pentax 67II. Oh, and I’ve also joined “The Bicep […]

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The Compact Giant: My Experience with the Plaubel Makina 67

The Compact Giant: My Experience with the Plaubel Makina 67 Camera Review The Compact Giant: My Experience with the Plaubel Makina 67 June 23, 2023 Plaubel Makina 67 with Nikkor 80mm f2.8 lens Plaubel Makina 67 (top with bellow extended) At first glance, the price of this Plaubel Makina 67 rangefinder camera may seem off-putting. As a novice photographer, I initially gravitated towards more budget-friendly options, gradually upgrading to higher-priced models to assess their value. However, my experience with medium […]

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Leica M3 Rangefinder Film Camera Review: The Epitome of Excellence

Leica M3 Rangefinder Film Camera Review: The Epitome of Excellence Camera Review Leica M3 Rangefinder Film Camera Review: The Epitome of Excellence April 25, 2023 Leica M3 Silver Chrome Leica M3 Black Repaint The Evergreen Leica M3 Rangefinder Camera I first encountered the Leica M3 in a Japanese drama where the main character inherited his father’s silver chrome camera. And that’s the legendary Leica M3 rangefinder camera. It looks a bit different from other Leica cameras, some said Leica invested […]

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Konica Hexar RF Review: A Forgotten Gem

Konica Hexar RF Rangefinder Camera Review: A Forgotten Gem Camera Review Konica Hexar RF Review: A Forgotten Gem April 19, 2023 Konica Hexar RF camera body Silberra Color 100, Leica Summicron 50mm f2 Rigid, Hong Kong A High-End Alternative to Leica M7 When I was researching for my first Leica camera, I briefly considered the Konica Hexar but ultimately found it to be too expensive compared to the Leica M6, which was priced around USD1100 to 1500 at the time. […]

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Faces Of Your Cameras – Yashica Electro 35GT

Yashica Electro 35GT and 45mm Yashinon f1.7 Faces Of Your Cameras Everyone knows black cameras produce better images. Faces Of Your Cameras – Yashica Electro 35GT April 13, 2022 Yashica Electro 35GT Yashica Electro 35GT “I acquired this camera a couple of months after I started shooting film.  After getting comfortable with my dad’s Olympus OM-1 I wanted to expand my collection and started researching and learning about the ocean of film cameras. I remember coming across a photo of […]

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