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August 10, 2011 Leave a comment

The time has come.  Read the review.  Buy the film.  Revel in it’s glory.  Btw, this is not the work of a professional.

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Tri-x chronicles: volume IV

March 9, 2011 3 comments

We know that the internet generation has a short attention span so without further ado we present volume IV of the Tri-x odyssey.  After volume III there seemed to be a lot of questions regarding the development process.  The sample images were criticized for being grainy, my camera choice was challenged and people were generally pissed off.  Volume IV is not as much about the quality of  Tri-x but what I have been doing with it up until this point.  Read on cuz here’s the shit.

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Tri-x chronicles: Volume III

March 2, 2011 8 comments

Back from the dead like a resurrection it’s the Tri-x chronicles volume III.  If you haven’t been following then you need to back up to the beginning for the full story.  Basically I’m only shooting Tri-x for the year of 2011.  The idea is to unlock its dark secrets and report my findings to anyone who wants to know.  If you need to go back in time and catch up do that.  Right now the saga continues.

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If you bought a Canon 5D Mark II you bought the wrong Mark II

February 21, 2011 13 comments

That’s right because for a fraction of the price you could have bought a Fuji GW690II . I know what your thinking, well if I didn’t have a 5D Mark II I couldn’t call myself a pro. That’s right but you could tell all the poseurs that there is more to life than digital full frame, over twice as much more to life. The Fuji GW690II’s image is 2-1/4 x 3-1/4 which is 57.15 x 82.55mm and a 5D Mark II is 24 x 36mm. Put the pieces of your mind back together and crunch some more numbers for me.  A 5D Mark II cost $2,499 at Adorama right now and the three versions of the GW690 run from about $400-900 at KEH, which leaves you about $2,000 for a scanner and film.

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Tri-x chronicles: Volume II

February 2, 2011 3 comments

It’s been a solid month now of using only Kodak Tri-x film and so far i still think it sucks.  Last time I told you I would be using my M6 and a fifty Summarit but that didn’t happen.  It’s just to cold around these parts to not have your hands  protected by at least to pairs of gloves.  By now i know your hanging on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what I did so here ya go.

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Deal alert!

January 28, 2011 2 comments

What photo blog would be complete without the occasional deal alert.  Trolling the internet today I discovered a nice deal on a great lens.  Adorama still has stock of the Nikon 85mm f1.4 D and they’re only asking $1174.95.  If you were thinking about buying that 70-200 skip it.  This baby’s cheaper, smaller and best of all sharper. For the budget minded don’t forget to check out the Pro Optic fish-eye lenses cuz we know everyone loves a fish-eye.  It’s like the zoom of prime lenses.  Adorama has been in the business a while so don’t be surprised by their great service and low prices.

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Tri-x chronicles: Volume I

January 19, 2011 6 comments

So here we go.  The first chapter in the Tri-x chronicles.  I’ve vowed to shoot only Tri-x for the entire year of 2011 and share my adventures here.  If you need background read the previous post.   Currently I’m mired in winter under about four feet of snow but I went out anyway and made some shitty pictures.  See what I got after the link.

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