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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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Now for something different…


I’m planning to put a little effort into building up a catalogue of science shots. Initially I will be shooting microscope slides, using the MP-E 65 1-5x macro lens (i.e., working entirely with photographic gear, not shooting through a microscope). … Continue reading

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Macros with a Sekor 180


The Sekor 180 TLR lens turns out to be a stellar macro performer when used with the bellows fully extended. This was shot hand-held at f4.5 with a yellow filter on Neopan Acros 100 black and white film.

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Large format at last


MY FIRST shots taken with the Crown Graphic 4×5 inch press camera are back from the processors. Strictly speaking, these aren’t large format photos as I used a 6x9cm roll-film adapter but they prove that everything is working well and … Continue reading

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Bellows extension, exposure correction and diffraction


USING bellows or extension tubes for close-up photography moves the iris of the lens away from the camera reducing the amount of light reaching the film or the sensor. Quite literally, the further away the light at the end of … Continue reading

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Diffraction can wreck your photos


SMALLER apertures are often recommended as they increase the depth of focus (DoF) in a photo – and don’t we often want to get as much as possible in focus? Unfortunately, as the iris size gets smaller, the light waves … Continue reading

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Big, bigger biggest…


Part of the magic of photography, almost from its beginning, has been the way it can reveal the tiniest details of the world around us. Huge enlargements of everyday objects always amaze, but many people are put off even attempting … Continue reading

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