Category Archives: chemicals & film

Meet another guy with similar interests and more!


The other day here in Vancouver, I happened to come across a guy who immediately caught my attention. The reason was that he seemed to be using one of my all-time favourite cameras, a Nikon Photomic F2….one of, if not … Continue reading

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A reader makes an apt comment about meddling with Nature!


Hot on the heels of my latest post about processing film with coffee, I received a very short but interesting comment from one of my readers here. This reader goes under the name of Leonore Rodrigues (http://asalinguist.com/)   and the … Continue reading

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Dont want to use darkroom chemicals to process your film? Ok, here’s an easier way!


Greetings from merry England, folks! You know, I get many, many emails from readers complaining that they either can’t get the right chemicals for processing their own films, or chemicals are too expensive, or more commonly, they just cannot buy … Continue reading

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Shaken, not stirred….spy cameras…!


I’ve always been fascinated by those so-called tiny spy cameras….I guess my first intro to them was via my favorite movies of James Bond! In those days, and I’m talking about way back in the 70s, money was tight, and … Continue reading

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120 medium format roll film now available here!


I get lots of requests for medium format films…some saying it costs too much, some asking where to buy it. To answer both questions, I now stock quantities of fresh new Shanghai 120 roll film for all medium format cameras. … Continue reading

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How to be a better photographer on a strict budget


It’s a conundrum, isn’t it? How on earth can you indulge in an expensive hobby like photography, if you have limited income? I get so many emails regarding this problem, and to tell you the truth, all I can recommend … Continue reading

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Film is still strong…


So said a colleague of mine, who, as it happens, is syndicated to a very well-known photo agency (I won’t mention their name here…they are worth millions and if they want even more publicity, well, they’re gonna have to pay … Continue reading

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Coming this week…a novel & easy way to develop your films!


You will be surprised how easy it is to develop your own films at home and save your hard-earned cash. Coming here this week! ;)

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There’s life in them there old boxes!


Not long ago, we talked about those odd box cameras that can be seen at any vintage, junk, or goodwill store. You know the ones…the ones we all normally look at, tut-tut and walk past! Well, sneer ye not, as … Continue reading

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Voila! A camera with built-in darkroom!


We hear a lot about Afghanistan these days, and most of it is about war, hatred, Islam this or Islam that, soldiers dying on both sides, while civilians carry on suffering as they have done since time immemorial. At one … Continue reading

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