Mamiya M645

I had been shooting film in 35mm format for years, and had recently been exposed to (get it? Exposed? I slay me!) medium format by way of the Holga, then a twin-lens reflex. I enjoyed what medium format brought to…

Ausable Chasm

With the world all Covidy in the summer of 2020 I was furloughed from work for nearly 3 months, downtown Burlington was a ghost town with every business shuttered for the foreseeable future. So it was a good summer to…

Nikon F4

Introduced in 1988, the F4 was Nikon’s premiere professional camera until the F5 was released in 1996. It was the first auto-focusing professional camera, the first professional camera with a built-in motor drive, and the first professional camera with matrix…

Nikon N6006

When I was in my late teens I discovered photography through the lens of a Pentax Spotmatic, with the help of my friend Bob and his Pentax K1000. I was always hanging with Bob back then. He rode a skateboard,…

Covid Exposure

Like everyone else on the entire planet, normal life was on hold for me between late winter 2020 and, well I guess now. I received my second shot a few weeks ago and am now able able to unmask and…

Canon EOS Elan

I have a lot of photographer friends, almost all of them shoot in digital exclusively, yet they probably all have a film camera or two in storage somewhere. More a dozen times one of these friends will get in touch…

Canon AE-1 Program

This is another one of those cameras billed as an ideal starter camera for photo novices. This was my third camera acquired after getting back into film photography, behind the Pentax Spotmatic and the Pentax K1000. I decided this was…

Holga 120

Holgas are a piece of shit. You don’t want one. Yeah I know, you might THINK you want one, but you don’t. Don’t buy it off Amazon, don’t buy it from your local camera store or even that overpriced package…