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Posted 2023-04-15 10:53:00 | Views: 197
Cruising down Main Highway Coconut Grove Florida in 1980's Toyota Land Cruiser.

End of the roll

Posted 2023-04-14 08:20:00 | Views: 210

Black-crowned night heron on Ektar

Posted 2023-04-13 11:08:00 | Views: 214
Black-crowned night heron on Ektar 100.

Yuck! Expired Kodak MAX 400.

Posted 2023-04-12 09:39:00 | Views: 223
30ish Year Old Expired Kodak MAX 400
I'm not a fan of expired film or the look it gives but my Mom found an old Kodak MAX 400 roll in a box somewhere. I wasn't sure if it had photos on it but the film leader was out. I decided to try and develop a couple frames to see. No photos, the roll was unused!

I then went to the most 1990's place I could think of... Town & Country Mall and took some shots.
Is Kodak MAX 400 just Kodak UltraMax 400? I'm not sure. It just had MAX in big bold letters on the cassette.

Flagler College

Posted 2023-04-11 11:51:55 | Views: 229
Flagler College
St. Augustine, Florida
First of the roll 

Red Flowers

Posted 2023-04-10 08:24:00 | Views: 237
Kodak Vision3 250D  - Movie film shot as Still Photography

On the 3rd day

Posted 2023-04-09 00:38:00 | Views: 236
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
-Matthew 28:6


Posted 2023-04-08 10:26:00 | Views: 225
Pizza Craft Pizzeria's pizza was ehhh.  But the meatballs... with marinara and ricotta cheese on top. Hmmm, delicious.

End of the night

Posted 2023-04-07 11:48:00 | Views: 221
Empty parking lot at the end of a long day is the best.

Flash Diptych

Posted 2023-04-06 10:46:00 | Views: 223
Flash Diptych
With Flash
without Flash
Who did it better?
PS: I'm Not sure what the letters mean... RC WB MBVES?

Cool restrooms sign

Posted 2023-04-05 08:12:00 | Views: 235
Cabana Bay is a really cool resort. Check out the cool midcentury style restrooms! The restrooms sign on the left has a shape of a woman in a skirt and a man with a tie. 

The sign is on a dark cherry wood wall. The main teal backdrop wall looks to be some sort of plastic injection molding. Very cool.
Midcentury Restrooms at the Cabana Bay

FIlm and Digital

Posted 2023-04-04 08:29:00 | Views: 273
Film & Digital
Nikon D850- Nikkor 50mm f/1.2
Picture Control: Standard +2
f/1.2 @ 1/25
Nikon F6 - Nikkor 50mm f/1.2
Film: Kodak Portra 160
f/1.2 @ 1/25 
Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AIS
I was really surprised how close they look.  The biggest difference for me obviously is digital is faster and aside the cost of the camera, free. On the film side, film is a lot funner.

Trust in the LORD

Posted 2023-04-03 07:09:00 | Views: 231
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 
-Proverbs 3:5

Pink purple and white flower

Posted 2023-04-02 10:09:00 | Views: 228
Kodak Ektar 100

Lens Review: Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS

Posted 2023-04-01 09:32:00 | Views: 291
Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS Review
Lens Review: A practically perfect Manual focus lens
I've had this lens for about a year now and it's virtually perfect. I mostly use it for film photography and it looks great on my Nikon FM2n. It also works well on my Nikon F80s, and I can even use the aperture ring when it's on my Nikon F6.

Since this is a manual lens, I've found that the best way to use it is to set the zoom to infinity and zone focus. When I want to take a photo, I turn the focus ring in the opposite direction to where the lens is already focused. The focus is smooth and fun to use, but the focus throw is quite long for close-up shots. The lens can focus at a minimum distance of less than 10 inches, which makes it great for close-up shots.
I really love the 40mm focal length, as it feels more natural to me than the tighter 50mm length.
The build quality is impressive, with an all-metal construction that feels premium and substantial. The aperture ring is smooth and clicks into place nicely. The lens is smaller than the Nikon 50mm 1.8D, and that’s saying a lot. (See image below). 

This lens has CPU electrical contacts, so it can be used on digital Nikon cameras. I use it with my very old Nikon D70 and it works perfectly, allowing me to use matrix metering and providing a circle indication in the viewfinder when I hit focus.

This is an expensive lens but I think it’s excellent and worth it. Its a retro look & feel and the lens is very sharp!
50mm f/1.8D
40mm f/2
50mm f1.2 AIs
size comparison to Nikon 50mm lens
Sharp, Fast
& Cheap 
This Voigtlander 40mm f/2 lens is actually the second version. The first version had a different design and was even smaller. I think about half the size and weight. I originally wanted that one but it was discontinued by Voigtlander when this current one was released.
Film Photo Samples Shot on Kodak Ektar 100
(Click to enlarge)
The lens has CPU electrical contacts and can talk to digital Nikon cameras.
Retro, expensive and fantastic.