Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mamiya Sekor TLR lens speeds


Tested, reproducible shutter speeds from my three Sekor TLR lenses: 65mm (black version, blue dot) 1s = 1s; 1/2s = 1/2s; 1/4s = 1/4s; 1/8s = 1/8s; 1/15s = 1/16s; 1/30s = 1/29s; 1/60s = 1/58s; 1/125s = 1/118s; 1/250s … Continue reading

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Night fishing


THE TINY fishing boat silhouetted against the reflected glare of the moon in the Ionian sea caught my attention. It seemed to symbolise man’s battle to survive against the vastness of the sea and the skies. I shot it at … Continue reading

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A chilling warning


CHILLING FILM helps protect it, right? Well, half right as I found out to my cost. Freezing or chilling film before use certainly helps to extend its life, but chilling it AFTER use is a different matter entirely. Once out … Continue reading

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Another art photo …


I’ve been neglecting my portfolio over at Fine Art America recently but I’ve just added this, shot in black and white with my Mamiya C220 TLR. It’s available for sale here.

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Mamiya TLR magic


MY FIRST close-up encounter with a twin lens reflex (TLR) camera was more than 30 years ago, when I embarked on my career as a reporter. The staff photographers were all lugging around Rolleiflexes (and large, heavy flash battery packs, … Continue reading

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Cropped sensors, and why less isn’t more


YOU’VE GOT to hand it to the marketing gurus, it takes chutzpah to tell people that they’re getting more when you give them less. Convincing them that this is an irrefutable scientific truth is even more of an achievement, but … Continue reading

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Shutter-speed shocker


I BOUGHT a shutter speed tester the other day, It’s nothing fancy, just a black box with a light sensor on one side and a cord that plugs into a computer’s audio jack. I got it because I use a … Continue reading

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