Freshly returned to Manchester, last October I took the Pentax ME-F, armed with 28mm lens and Ilford FP4+ film, for an autumnal wander around the super hip and fast developing Ancoats area of the city.Read more "Autumn in Ancoats"
Last February, for my 40th birthday, one of my friends gave me a bag full of expired but unexposed 35mm cartridges. Three of those rolls were Fuji Sensia slide film. I hadn’t actually shot any slide film since my A-level Photography days, and so was interested to give it another go. Unfortunately the pandemic struck, […]Read more "Summer on Slide Film"
My first go with Ferrania P30 was not a resounding success, most of the roll coming out extremely thinly in the shadows giving dark images with mostly blown highlights. A sense check of the light meter on my Pentax ME-F showed the camera to be operating normally, so I could rule out any issues there. […]Read more "Ferrania P30: A Second Attempt"
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"
Just before my 40th birthday in February one of my friends messaged to tell me her mum had some old camera equipment she wanted to get rid of and asked if I was potentially interested in any of it. A few photos were exchanged and in amongst a jumble of compact cameras and camcorders I […]Read more "A New Toy: First Time Out with the Pentax ME-F and Expired Efke 100 film"