Tag: Kodak Plus-X

  • Truth Kodak 35, Kodak Plus-X 2015

  • In the air Kodak 35, Kodak Plus-X 2015

  • Nikon F3

    A review of the brilliant Nikon F3, a pro system 35mm SLR that could well be the best one ever.

  • 1956 Continental hood ornamentNikon F2AS (review), 50mm f/2 AI Nikkor, Kodak Plus-X Pan2014

  • 1950 Hudson Commodore

    My favorite car at this year’s Mecum auction was a pale yellow 1950 Hudson Commodore convertible. I photographed it extensively on Kodak Plus-X Pan film with my Nikon F2AS and my 50mm f/2 AI Nikkor lens. Traditional cars of that time placed the body and passenger compartment atop a frame, and to enter them you had…

  • Old cars on Kodak Plus-X Pan

    Long ago, Kodak’s three main black-and-white films were Verichrome Pan, Plus-X Pan, and Tri-X Pan. Only Tri-X Pan is still made, albeit improved over its original 1940 formulation. Kodak discontinued Verichrome Pan in the 1990s, and Plus-X Pan in 2011. The thing I liked best about Plus-X was its rich, deep blacks. I didn’t shoot…

  • Nikon F2AS

    A review of the all-metal, all-mechanical pro system SLR, the Nikon F2.

  • “f/8 and be there,” he said

    Last week I lamented the loss of cheap, convenient color film processing and wondered whether I should learn to process my own film. It got me thinking about the one roll of film I processed myself, way back in 1984. I was building my first camera collection by scouring garage sales and antique stores. I…

  • You win some and you lose some when you shoot with old cameras

    I’ve had a lot of fun shooting my new old cameras this year, but I also got out a couple old cameras I’ve had for a while and loaded some film into them, too. When I first wrote about my Kodak Tourist several years ago, I said I’d probably never run film through it because its…

  • Kodak Six-20

    I love vintage folding cameras. They’re great for any camera collector because models can be had at any price. The better ones are, of course, more expensive. But to the untrained eye one old folder looks much like another and gives off a great vintage air. Unfortunately, so many vintage folders take discontinued film sizes.…

  • Kodak Tourist

    A review of the craptacular Kodak Tourist. Bleccccch.

  • Photos from old cameras

    I found some photos I took with a few of the old cameras I had and thought I’d share a few of them. Here’s a photo of my bike and my old friend Brian’s bike, taken in 1981 or 1982 with my Kodak Duaflex II, a fixed-focus twin-lens-reflex camera, in the driveway of the home…