The new rise of mirrorless cameras has allowed many of us to dust off old vintage film camera lenses to use with modern digital cameras. Until recently we were limited to full frame digital mirrorless camera bodies, but that all changed when Fuji released the medium format digital mirrorless camera in 2017. This is very exciting because there is a whole untapped genre of vintage medium format lenses out there to potentially use. There are many pros and cons to using vintage lenses which I won’t go into here, but a separate post on that topic is coming.Read More
I recently had the luxury of unboxing the new Fuji GF 120 f4 lens for the GFX 50s from Fuji. So far this lens does not disappoint in any way. For anyone that is researching this lens or camera here is what you get in the box when the lens arrives.Read More
I recently had the luxury of unboxing the new Fuji GF 32-64 f4 lens for the GFX 50s from Fuji. So far this lens does not disappoint in any way. For anyone that is researching this lens or camera here is what you get in the box when the lens arrives.Read More
I recently had the luxury of unboxing the new Fuji GFX 50s. So far this camera does not disappoint in any way. For anyone that is researching this camera here is what you get in the box when it arrives.Read More
Last post, I talked about Rise and what its benefits were when you want to move an object in your composition. This post is going to be about the field camera movement Shift. It is very similar to Rise and Fall, and you turned the camera on it’s side. It would be the exact same motion.Read More
As discussed in my previous post, large format cameras have movements to adjust the camera. Field cameras have limited movement compared to the heavier and bulkier view cameras. Although, they still have movements that a photographer can use while taking an image with the camera. For more about View vs Field cameras read here Field Vs View Cameras.
In this post I am going to focus on a movement called “Rise”.Read More
Loading film for a large format camera can be intimidating, but I am going to attempt to keep the process simple and make it easy to to load the large negatives into the film holders.
First remember that I am showing this in daylight, but this process should be done in complete darkness. Read More
Starting with photography can be intimidating, especially with digital cameras and all the camera settings. It can feel like learning a new language. Remember a camera is only a light box. It captures light. This is true regardless of if it is film or digital.
Hopefully you find this post and it helps you start the journey. Understanding some of the basic settings, and what they are for, should help. I am going to explain 3 camera settings functions that all cameras have, shutter, aperture, and ISO.Read More
A while back I mentioned that I was taking a journey with a 4X5 Camera. What I failed to explain at the time was why I ended up with a large format field camera as my 4X5 Camera choice in the first place.
Typically we find 2 types of large format 4X5 Cameras. One is a View Camera, and the other is a Field Camera. Based on my research and limited use of these cameras these are the pros and cons I came up with.Read More