Kodachrome 1935-2010

Kodachrome was a superb fine-grained colour slide film made in various speeds from 1935-2010. At this point the combination of falling demand and the fact that the k-14 process was somewhat toxic resulted in it being discontinued. This was my last roll of Kodachrome 64 shot with a Minolta Dynax 800Si camera and 24mm, 28-135mm… Continue reading Kodachrome 1935-2010

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Vintage Lenses

One of the joys of using the Micro Four-Thirds system is that the flange distance – ie the distance from the lens mount to the sensor – is only 19.5mm. Most SLR systems designed to fit a moving mirror into this space have flange distances in the 40-50mm range. This means it is very easy… Continue reading Vintage Lenses

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Vintage Lens – Minolta MD W-Rokkor 35mm f2.8

Minolta MD W-Rokkor 35mm f2.8 lens mounted on a Lumix G80

In days of old this would have been considered a moderate wide-angle with a field of view significantly wider than the “standard” 50mm but not quite out there with the 24mm and 28mm optics that would be considered “proper” wide-angles. Of course the crop factor changes all this and mounted on an M43 body this… Continue reading Vintage Lens – Minolta MD W-Rokkor 35mm f2.8

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Film Photography

1956 Minolta Autocord and Ektar 100 at Dunsink Observatory 2017

This of course used to be the only way of doing photography until the digital revolution came along around the turn of the Century. I put my first toe in the water in 1997 with the purchase of a Kodak DC210 which was not cheap and by modern standards wasn’t very good either. But it… Continue reading Film Photography

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