Category Archives: film camera

“f/8, and be there!”


This, supposedly, was the mantra of the Press photographer. f/8 would cover a multitude of sins and as long as you were there you probably got something that would be good enough for the paper. Those who remember the newspapers … Continue reading

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Souq Waqif, Doha


It’s taken a long time but I guess this image says I’m finally getting up to speed with the large format camera. Souq Waqif in Qatar, shot on Feb 13, 2013. Graflex Crown Graphic 4×5 camera, Rodenstock APO-Symmar 150 lens … Continue reading

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Will digital do this?


I recently finished processing this shot, taken with my Leica R4s ModP and the Summicron 90mm lens, and it struck me as a fine example of the sort of quality in the tones that film can deliver and but digital … Continue reading

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Unlucky ’13!


WHAT a start to the year! I decided to take a set of photos of my old cameras, all shot in black and white with medium format film. I thought they might have a chance of selling as wall art. … Continue reading

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Developing TMax 100 in 1+3 Fomapan Excel


THE only film developers I have managed to get so far are Fomadon P and Fomadon Excel. These are both powders intended for use in a stock solution. However, I prefer to dilute stock down to get a solution I … Continue reading

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Success at last!


This photo marks the first time that I have really got the hang of my large format kit – from loading the film holders, to setting the exposure to developing the film. It shows the tonality that I have been … Continue reading

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Six weeks with only film


Rethymnon city centre

The main centre of Rethymnon, shot 0n expired Fuji Pro 400H with an 80mm single-coated Tessar and a Pentacon Six

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A postcard camera


I TOOK my Zeiss Ikon 6×4.5 for an outing the other day, just to see what it could do. The light was flat and a bit dim, which isn’t ideal, and either my exposure or the processing was a bit … Continue reading

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The Ensign Selfix 220


BRITAIN’s camera manufacturing industry has been all but dead for almost half a century, yet in its heyday it was inventive and often took a different path from its Continental rivals. The leading British brand in the mid-20th Century was … Continue reading

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Slow progress in large format


EVERY new batch of large format shots turns out a little better than the last. It’s not the shooting that is the difficult part – the rules for that are not different than for anything else – it’s the processing … Continue reading

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