The dictionary I have defines Formidable thus: “to be dreaded or viewed with respect; likely to be hard to overcome, resist , or deal with.” This just about sums up my feelings when developing my first roll of Fomapan 400. Being a ‘newbie’ to Black and White film in September 2020, I got through my … More Formidable Fomapan 400 with Fomadon R09
Popular photography magazine in its December 1989 issue included a round up of the best point-and -shoot cameras, here. It would appear they gave all the camera manufacturers an opportunity to advertise their ‘latest and greatest’ cameras. Included was Chinon, who in their own words: “With more than 40 years of innovative Opto-mechatronic( is that … More The Chinon CP-7m | m7-PC nonihC
The opening comment from the manual reads:- “We are highly gratified that you have selected the Canon FX – a wise choice that promises you many delightful years of photographic experiences” Do people really talk like that? Having spoken to the original owner of the camera that is now mine, I can indeed testify to … More Special Effects with the Canon FX
During the early part of the 1990’s I had a Yashica MP107 which satisfied my need for taking zillions of photos of our firstborn son without too much fuss. However if I were to rewind back to that time, I may very well have chosen the Minolta 500si instead. The Maxxum 400si(?) as it is … More The Amiable Minolta 500si
This is the fourth iteration of the double digit Om series of cameras from Olympus, it starting with the highly regarded OM10. Also known as the OM 40 PC it was designed to appeal to a variety of users. The top-plate reveals a feature rich camera. With the dial on the left you get to … More On My Bike with an Olympus OM40
I’ve had this camera for a while but like all good cameras it has had to wait in line. So when it did come to using it, I did my usual tests to check its working condition and it passed. At least that’s what I thought. Not having used Fujicolor Super HG 200 before I … More Nikon F90X Woes
Kyocera were unfashionably late to the “autofocus party’ in 1991 with the Yashica 270 AF or 230 AF Super as it is also known as. Being on the back foot doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. Refining an already existing technology and taking it to the next level is what drives a lot … More Yashica 270 AF – Quintessential or Quirky
I’m not a great fan of Bridge Cameras. There I’ve said it. When I have used them, one of my first digitals was a Fujifilm something, I’ve found them a little frustrating. There always seems to be compromises either in functionality or image quality. So my expectations were, shall we say not high, when I … More Olympus IS 300 – New Frontera’s or a Bridge to No Where?
I’m super excited today to have received some film, but no ordinary film. At least not to me. So a 120 roll of Verichrome Pan film. A 620 roll of Panatomic-X. Two rolls of Verichrome. A 127 roll of Super-XX. Finally a 135 roll of Kodachrome. What makes them particularly interesting to me are the … More Black and White Film Stock
During the 1980’s the Dixons retail company here in the UK owned the rights to the Miranda brand. The Miranda MS-2 Super’s plastic construction and sytling actually belong to Cosina and Dixons gave it the Miranda stamp. There’s not a great deal to be said about the cameras specs. The Miranda MS-2 Super is around … More Miranda MS-2 Super – Hidden Gem?