M9 CCD or M 240 CMOS?

I no longer have the amazing Leica M9. I sent it for remapping but apparently had more serious issues and was in the shop for more about 4 months. Finally I was given the opportunity to get a Leica M Typ 240, M-E or  another Leica M9. I prefer the look of the M9 and…

Summicron-M 50mm Chrome – Sharpness and Color

What triggered my interested in owning a Leica besides how cool they look? Its sharpness and color. The following sample will give you an idea of what to expect from the amazing Summicron-M 50mm. I like how it renders color, sharpness and contrast. I could not ask for anything better than this. There may be…

Vintage Summicron 90mm at f/2.8

A quick snap with the Vintage Summicron 90mm Silver and Leica M9. Heavy lens. Is sharp and has a natural vintage glow. It has its own character but is just to heavy for a typical Leica lens.

Vintage Summicron 90mm Silver vs Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AF-D

Looking for a sharp medium portrait lens? Many folks prefer that 85mm view because you can still be close to your subject and get very nice blur in your background if shot between f1.4 to f/4. This focal length is great for medium shots only but if you plan on getting head and shoulders I recommend…

Film scans Noritsu vs Epson V550

While trying to save costs on film Processing so I can shoot more, I decided to purchase an Epson scanner. I made a bit of research and some folks recommended Epson. I wanted a decent one without having to spend over $300 USD but that wasn’t going to happen. So I finally decided to purchase…

Bulk Film Daylight Loader – Alden 74

I posted a short video with visual instructions on how to load film cassettes with Ilford HP5 using an Alden 74 35mm loader. The link to the video is here: http://youtu.be/fPGiEvkNsoE (MARCH 19, 2015) Current cost a roll with 100 ft Ilford HP5 is $54.90 USD (NOVEMBER 21, 2015 is $57.95) (NOVEMBER 08, 2017 is $61.99)

Medium Format – Ilford Delta 400

I have been shooting a lot of Illford HP5 on my Leica M3 and the results are great if you like grain. I enjoy using HP5 but what if I wanted a cleaner negative similar to what I get on my Leica M9 or any other digital camera? Well, we use Ilford Delta. The grain structure is much smaller and…

Vintage Sessions – Nikon D800

There has always been a special place for vintage ‘anything’ in my mind. Not sure if just reminds us of our childhood or maybe there are certain things that simply past the test of time and become classic icons. Whatever the reason may be. We planned a shoot with a vintage looking bike some weeks…