The unfortunate episode with my first roll of Ferrania P30 led me to conclude the light meter on my Pentax ME-F might be off – or at least thrown off in certain lighting conditions. To test this I bought some reliable Ilford FP4 and decided to do some bracketed test shots, trying out scenes in […]Read more "EXPOSED! A check of the light meter on my Pentax ME-F"
I’ve had my Yashica-635 camera for 20 years, my parents finding it for me at a car boot sale. It’s a twin-lens reflex (TLR), a camera format popularised by Rolleicord and Rolleiflex cameras in the interwar period of the 20th Century. Two lenses sit on top of each other, the bottom one focussed on the […]Read more "Classic Camera Review: Yashica-635"
Back in September Apple announced their new iPhone line-up, with the 8, 8 Plus and X, the latter of which created the most excitement amongst the public, but which also came with a delayed release date and a very expensive price tag. I put myself on the Upgrade Programme in 2016 and so had the […]Read more "Four Months with the iPhone 8 Plus"
It was my birthday yesterday and I thought I’d do a bit of a photo audit of all my analogue cameras, as my collection seems to have been quietly growing out of control over the last few years… So, no less than FOUR Zenits now, although I only use the one I was originally given, […]Read more "All My Film Cameras"
One of the so-called disadvantages of film photography is the fact that you have to wait until the roll is finished before processing and finally seeing what you’ve captured. I’m firmly of the belief that this can well be a good thing too. Quite often I’ll put a film in a camera, take a few […]Read more "Lomography Redscale XR in the Trip 35"
Around 1996 my Uncle Jason gave me a box of quarter plate negatives he’d picked up from a flea market a few years prior to that. I’d just taken up an A Level Photography course and I used the opportunity to make contact prints of the glass plates. The box was marked “Day Trip Views of London […]Read more "London: 1907 and Now"
In 1996 I started my A-level Photography course and for that I needed an SLR camera. My step-granddad came up trumps and gave me his 1982 model Zenit TTL, a heavy Soviet beast of a camera. The only lens that came with it was a 58mm Helios 44M, and with that I was able to complete the […]Read more "My Zenit and I"
I’ve recently been running a second roll of film through the Olympus OM10 I was given a couple of months ago, with a view to writing up about it a bit. Sadly, it looks like there’s some sort of light leak, with many of the shots showing a couple of different artefacts, as you can […]Read more "Light Leaks!"
I’ve had my Kodak Brownie Flash B for years and years. My mum picked it up from a car boot sale in the 90s, and it’s followed me around all my house moves, stored quietly away doing nothing. Until now! Well, until February actually, when I finally respooled some 120 film onto a 620 spool […]Read more "Classic Camera Review – Kodak Brownie Flash B"
So, in the first of my occasional classic camera reviews, I’m going to be looking at the Olympus Trip 35, which I picked up from ebay for about twenty quid just over a year ago. It’s a 35mm camera that had a pretty long production run, from 1967 to 1984, and as the name implies, […]Read more "Flashback Friday Classic Camera Review – Olympus Trip 35"