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Yes, I “want” a new backpack

I’ve 2 backpacks, one that is just a laptop sleeve from 2002 and really is falling apart and the other is a camera backpack. Me: I need a new backpack. *Starts looking online* Lily: You mean you “want” one, you don’t “need” a new one. Use the one from Costco. […]

Golden Gate Bridge from Alcatraz

This was taken with my Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens with a circular polarizer from Alcatraz Island. Not too shabby. Except for cropping and straightening it out (I can’t quite get the horizon right holding the camera by hand) I hardly made any changes at all. Using Photoshop Elements 9 and saving for the […]

An example of film vs digital

Last weekend my family was having dinner at my in-laws, looking at photos from their recent trip to China, and having a good time. Since I knew there would be a lot of us there I took my cameras. Here’s a photo I took with my DSLR  and no flash. […]

Kodak BW400CN Film

Just for comparison, I ordered two 36 exposure rolls of Kodak BW400CN film. This is a black and white film that, like Ilford XP2 Super 400, can be developed anywhere using the C-41 process. That means cheap film development at Costco. Somehow the Kodak B&W film is cleaner. I’m going […]

Holga 120 CFN for Christmas

For Christmas, one of my brothers gave me a Holga 120 CFN. This is a camera that takes 120 film and is entirely made out of plastic. Even the lens element is plastic. Considering my infatuation with older film cameras, this really was a great gift. I’m always looking at […]

µ[mjuː]-II Manual

One of my film cameras is an Olympus Stylus Epic DLX camera that I picked up on eBay. It was a good buy but I was looking for a copy of the manual. And today I’ve found out that someone uploaded a PDF of it on Flickr! Very useful.