Brick of Fresh Luch SHD 100 Film

Lucky Film is back!?

Whoa! After some of what I heard and saw I thought it was the end for Chinese photographic films. Then one day I was looking around on eBay and I found 10 rolls of 36exp 35mm Luck Film for $45 with shipping. I grabbed a package quick and just recieved it. It’s dated 2018-07! Fresh stuff!


Alas there seems to be no more of it cheap. A precursor for more to come or some sputtering from a dying emulsion? It’s difficult to know. Shanghai seems to be putting out some decently priced 4×5

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Tools of the darkroom trade

Just a couple ‘Tools of the Trade’

I was in my darkroom a bit today. I developed 4 rolls of film, Stand in R09 1:100 with gentle inversions at 20min and 40min. While I was waiting for the wash I thought I’d snap a quick pick of a small ensemble of some of my darkroom tools:


For starters the Cen-tech (harbor freight) infrared thermometer is one of the awesomest tools I’ve gotten recently for the

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Nikon Fa, Hasselblad 500/CM, Minolta Himatic

New additions to the herd!

What do all these cameras have in common? I own all three but haven’t shot a single frame in any of them!

First up is the Nikon FA. I’m a Canon guy so what am I doing with a Nikon. Well for starters I got my first Canon, an AE-1 from my Dad in high school. When digital started getting big I inherited his EOS 650. I like Canons and I get them. I’ve been handling them for a long time.

I had actually sworn off Nikons not for any philosophical reasons or brand loyalty, I just didn’t

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Yashica Samurai X3.0

The Funky Yashica Samurai Half Frame SLR:

Ok, first a little disclaimer. I started out big into medium format and got into 4×5. Now that I’ve gotten a few years under my belt, the ease and portability of 35mm has become more appealing than it initially was. I’m definitely not giving up my larger stable, but more often I’m reaching for something a little easier. I still have an sweet spot for the big guns.

Then this odd little camera came along. I read about it somewhere and thought I’d try it. I’ve used

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Canon EOS 620 front view

The workhorse Canon EOS 620

The Canon EOS 620 is a hidden gem. A prosumer workhorse that you can get for extremely reasonable prices.

If you follow my posts you’ll see a trend with where the EOS 620 shows up. When I need something easy, reliable, and good, I grab the EOS 620.

It helps that I have some decent (and some funky) Canon EF (auto-focus) lenses from my wedding photography days. Originally I started with a Elan 7 and a EOS 650. I still have the Elan 7. It’s a decent camera that I still use that warrants

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Eke KB100

Boatload of cult film!

Recently this article on the nostalgia and cult brand of Kodak popped up on my radar. It’s an older article that talks about how Kodak refused to cannibalize their analog market with digital and that being their undoing. When the headline caught my attention my first thought was that Kodak isn’t a cult brand, it was like Coca Cola to Fuji’s Pepsi. I thought “if you want a cult film brand, try Efke!”

Then I thought, “Hmmm wonder if anyone is selling Efke on eBay?&#8221

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film photography money beacon

Analog Photography Money Meme

I’m sure you’ve seen money cats, and money dogs, and all kinds of money memes. Why doesn’t film photography have one? Well here it is! If you repost or reblog this image within 48 hours, through the immersive power of suggestion, you will find money to buy film, chemicals, and/or analog photography equipment! Try it and see!