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Letters suspended in air
Kodak Monitor Six-20
Ilford FP4 Plus
LegacyPro L110, Dilution B


I put some film through my Kodak Monitor in November. It’s the last camera I’m evaluating in Operation Thin the Herd, my project to shrink my camera collection to a manageable number.

You’ll have to wait a few more weeks to find out whether the Monitor stays or goes. I write this blog in advance and that many posts are simply in the queue ahead of it. I try to always have at least two weeks of posts scheduled. But it has the unfortunate side effect of time-shifting my work. That post will show trees with leaves still on them — leaves that fell off within a week of snapping the shutter.

Sometimes I move scheduled posts to later dates so I can show you photos I’ve recently made. But at the end of the year I always write (or rerun, as this year) a couple Christmas-themed posts, do my annual list posts of old parked cars and favorite photos, and post my annual recap post. It obviously doesn’t make sense to move those to January!

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10 responses to “single frame: Letters suspended in air”

  1. CJS Avatar

    If it has good bellows and a working shutter linkage, you are very lucky. I would say it’s a keeper.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      The shutter linkage is faulty. It’s the camera’s Achilles heel.

  2. CJS Avatar

    Oof. I have a few of them, I would like to dig a couple out and send them to Certo6 someday.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’ve wondered if he’s a good choice to work on one of these. I don’t know who else I’d send it to!

  3. CJS Avatar

    I asked him and he said he would, I don’t know anyone else who would (especially if new bellows are needed).

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      That settles it then. Mine can definitely use a CLA and that shutter linkage repaired.

  4. Russ Ray Avatar

    I have so much love for this sign… went by it at night about a week ago and looked over to the west for it.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It’s a little hard to see from I-65, especially at night. I like to take Lafayette Road when I’m doing anything on the northwest side, in part so I can drive right by this.

  5. Darts and Letters Avatar
    Darts and Letters

    That’s a pretty awesome sign. And this is a neat frame. Belated happy new year, Jim.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you! Same to you.

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