I collect film photography equipment and I also use it to take photographs and make prints. I’m also a massive nerd so there’s a database to help me record every aspect of the kit I own and the pictures made with it. I thought I’d try and produce a blog post with some facts, figures and […]Read more "Film photography in a few graphs"
I’ve fancied a 6×12 camera for a while, but they are expensive. Right now I don’t have the spare cash to buy either a dedicated 6×12 camera or a 6×12 back for my Horseman 45HD, so I shelved the project for “the future”. … Until I saw a 1925 Zeiss Ikon Icarette 500/15 for about […]Read more "Converting a 116 camera to use 120 film"
Released 1925 I’ve long fancied a 6×12 good-quality panoramic camera. The best option seems to be a 6×12 roll film back for a large format camera (such as my Horseman 45HD) but these are very expensive. Even more expensive are most of the dedicated 6×12 cameras from the likes of Fuji, Horseman and Linhof. I managed […]Read more "Zeiss Ikon Icarette 500/15"
Released 1973 While my favourite 35mm camera series is the Canon FD range, it is undeniable that the Olympus OM-1 is also an iconic model. This camera was given to me by a friend. It takes a mercury battery which is now impossible to obtain, but fortunately the battery is only used for metering. Without […]Read more "Olympus OM-1"
A few years ago, I visited Caen Hill locks near Devizes for the first time. The steep flight of locks is one of the iconic sights of Wiltshire, so when I heard that my friend Matt’s parents were bringing their narrowboat down the flight, I volunteered as a deck hand. I’ve never operated a lock before […]Read more "Caen Hill"