1st Thoughts: Minolta Instant PRO

One of these days I’ll get around to posting something other than first thoughts on something… like a follow up review or whatever. But anyway, for now, here’s my first thoughts on my latest acquisition: Information on the Minolta Instant PRO is quite scarce on the Internet, but from what I’ve been able to work …

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First Colour Shots from the 645N

So the other day I mentioned I had some colour films to develop from my Pentax 645N. After a week’s turn-around, I finally have the slides. I considered these rolls as tests, so there’s not really interesting content, and I have a bit to learn about shooting medium format (depth of field being one thing …

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Eriophora Sp.

As much as I love using film, and love the results from my new Pentax 645N, I have to admit that there are certain types of photography that are much easier and more convenient on digital. After dark macro using wireless off camera flash is one of those areas. Yesterday morning when I took our …

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ISS & Iridium Flare

Whilst browsing through the Google Play Store on my phone a few weeks ago I discovered a handy little app called ISS Detector. As its name suggests, it is an app that takes your GPS location, and based on data from various sources determines when the International Space Station is predicted to be visible. It …

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Moving Up To Medium Format

I’m now the proud owner of a Pentax 645N medium format SLR with a couple of lenses and two film backs (1x 120 and 1x 220). I’ve talked about getting a medium format film camera ever since I started using film, and this one was purchased for me by the wonderful Stacey and our families …

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Changes

So it’s been a busy couple of weeks for me and my little family. Both Stacey and I applied for tertiary studies, and both of us have been offered positions (for me it’s the first time I’ve tried for uni). Our little buddy is growing faster than ever (teething has been giving us some trouble). …

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Pentacon 300mm 1:4

A few weeks ago I purchased a used Pentacon 6 mount 300mm 1:4 lens on eBay. This is a medium format lens built for the Pentacon 6 camera system, but comes with an adapter to M42 Pentax mount, which is then easily adapted onto EOS EF. This lens is huge. There really is no other …

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It Works…

Today I received 5 rolls of Ilford HP5+ 120 film, surprisingly only two days after ordering it. So, the first thing I did when I got home was pulled out the film change bag and rolled one of them onto a 620 spool to load into one of the Kodak Brownie cameras I mentioned yesterday. …

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