Rough B & W looks with Alien Skin 7

Wanted to take some digital files and mimic Ilford HP5+ so I bought Alien Skin 7 and this seems pretty similar to what I got from that awesome Ilford film.

Leica M3 and Leica M Typ 240

Have you shot a film camera? it’s not much different than digital in your approach to making a shot, the difference is the result. On one you have a digital file that can be edited and viewed immediately and on the other you need to know what you are doing if you want to achieve satisfactory…

Voigtlander 35mm Classic Nokton MC vs Color Skopar

The two lenses reviewed in this post today, are: Voigtlander Color-Skopar Pan 35mm f/2.5 Wide Angle Manual Focus Lens – Black Voigtlander Nokton 35mm f/1.4 Wide Angle Leica M Mount Lens – Black   I made another quick test of these two lenses. The Voigtlander Color Skopar II is a great little lens, no focus…

Original Leather Cam-Strap for my Leica M3 and M Typ 240

Many of us look for a perfect camera strap. We spend hundreds of dollars on new camera straps and finally realize that none of them really work like we wish. I thought I had found the perfect strap one day until I found out that the metal parts were scratching my camera and lenses so…

Second day with the Leica M Type 240 in Black and White

Second day of testing the Leica M Type 240. I shot in RAW mode then converted to B&W in Lightroom. I also took the M for a little while in a local Carnival and experienced lots of extreme lighting changes that kept fooling the built in meter into overexposing and underexposing by about 2 to 4 stops….

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…

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.

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…