Where to develop 35mm Film in Atlanta? (2024)

The other day I drove all the way to Douglasville GA to try out a new (to me) place for some film development, The Photo Spot.  I say all the way because as the old meme says, “Atlanta is 1 Hour from Atlanta.”  For the last couple of weeks here in the metro area traffic […]

Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 170 Roll 5&6 + Fujifilm

It took a year but I finally finished the roll of Fuji Superia 400 that I had in the Olympus Stylus.  I scanned these on the Epson V550 and left some of the dust and scratches in some of the frames for that authentic nostalgia.  The randomness of lint and crud on film photos really […]

Nikon 85mm 1.4D + GFX 50S

Last week I thought I would give this combo another try–a now “vintage” Nikon 85mm 1.4D adapted to the GFX with the simple dummy adapter.  Last year I wasn’t too keen on the 67mm “equivalent” focal length when mounted on the medium format GFX sensor, but for this colorful spring I thought it would be […]

Turning all My Old Cameras into Remote Cameras

The other day I thought it would be cool to turn all my old cameras into remote cameras that I could place in certain spots when I cover events–locations where it would be much easier to click a remote button as opposed to walking across the room and disrupting the flow of an event.  So […]

Fall + Sony A7 + Canon EF 24mm 1.4L

Thanks for reading/viewing along on my journal here.  I know the last posts have been more of a visual record of my practicing with my various photography combos.  Just like getting up early to walk or shoot hoops, practicing with different camera combos to build up the muscle memory is always a good thing.  Plus […]

Nikon V1 + FT1 + 18-55mm Kit Lens

The other day it dawned on me that I could use the cheap kit lens from the D5300, the ubiquitous 18-55mm on my various Nikon 1 cameras adapted with the FT1.  I’ve obviously used all of my F mount lenses on this thing for testing and goofing off purposes many times in the past but […]

Fall Photos 2023 + Sigma SD10 + SD15

With my various photography gear I do treat it kind of like a video game, the RPG’s where you have to level up different weapons with experience points.  This season was about finally unlocking the code so to speak on Fujifilm .raf raw files after all these years, so my Sigma cameras haven’t been used […]

Fall Photos 2023 + Nikon D5300 + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

I bought a really excellent condition Nikon D5300 and kit lens the other day.  It was too cheap to pass up and after using the exif checker, this camera had only been used for about 4000 pictures.  I thought it would be nice to have a simple light camera that has a flip out screen […]

Fujifilm X-E1 + XC 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6

So I finally bought a native Fuji lens for my X-E1, a used 16-50mm XC kit lens.  Probably the cheapest lens that Fuji makes, and you know, it’s not that bad.  Especially not for the price on the used market.  I think it’s great because its so light and the footprint in the inventory slot […]

Fujifilm GFX 50S + Various Nikon Mount Lenses

Here are some photos of the random combos I’ve put together with the GFX and F mount lenses.  The first is a Tokina 500mm f/8 lens.  (Thanks Robbie for gifting me this lens a few years ago)  It turns into a 400mm and it’s not that bad if you avoid bright highlights in the background.  […]

Fujifilm GFX 50S and Nikon 50mm 1.8 Ai-S

Hello everyone I added a new tool to the fleet the other day, a medium format Fujifilm GFX 50S.  For some the sensor size would be more aptly described as a Full Frame+, but this digital photography thing has been changing the status quo for quite some now.  I remember back in the day about […]

ZNO Photo Album Review

Hello everyone, I’ve been using ZNO for some recent books (as the Fujifilm books from Costco are no longer available), and I would have to say I really like the quality.  I got some photos printed on the plastic substrate a few years back and really liked them so I figured the full books would […]

iPhone 3GS Camera Revisited: Lovely Nostalgic Vintage Aesthetic

Behold, here are some amazing lo-fi aesthetic photos from the iPhone 3GS! Again thanks to Phalatda for letting me take a trip down memory lane with this lovely image making device. I’m being very serious here, this phone renders some images like a disposable film camera.  The newer cameras and phones are super great for […]

Photo Hangout: X100 + X100V(ivian) :)

Thanks to Vivian and Sean for hanging out on Saturday.  It was the only overcast day in between some rainy ones in late April, but I think we got some good results! Congrats to Vivian for finding an X100V! I remember being obsessed in searching for the original one back in 2011?! If you look, […]

Sigma SD15 at Lao New Year – Extra Shots

On Sunday I brought along my Sigma SD15 as one of my bonus cameras.  Just to get some field time with it and hopefully decent raw files that can be used for comparisons or editing “fun.”  I’ve obviously written about these unique cameras on my site many times, but here’s an actual attempt at using […]

Bonus Lao New Year Photos: Ricoh Theta 360°

Hello everyone, here are some bonus photos from my non standard gear loadout at LNY this past Sunday.  One of the oddball cameras I brought was the Ricoh Theta 360° camera. Thanks to Lyela for getting some 360 shots from atop the nang songkarn float for a different pov that most of us will never […]

Nikon 105mm 1.4E on F100 and Fuji Superia 400

Before the hurricane and tropical depression rolled in we were on our way to a nice colorful fall down here in Georgia.  But as usual, the wind and rain knocked down so much of the foliage around me.  I did manage to squeeze in some film shots alongside the normal digitals.  It’s still fun to […]

Nikon F100 + 105mm 1.4E + Expired Kodak Gold 200

Thanks to Thomas for some rolls of expired film!  My guess is the film might have been at least ten years old, but I’m glad it still registered an image.  Here are some examples of the first expired roll on an F100 and 105mm 1.4E.  Out of 24 exposures I think I got about 16 […]

Amazon Leather Camera Strap Reviews

Since it’s the Autumn season down here in Georgia I thought I’d change up the look on my small cameras, just by giving them a new fancy leather camera strap!  I went on an ordering spree last week and here are some of the affordable options from Amazon.  The most expensive strap was $25 and […]

Fujifilm Superia 400 – Portraits and Stuff – Rolls 3+4

So here’s some of what I shot earlier this year on 2 more rolls of Fujifilm Superia 400.  Unlike the two rolls that went into the point and shoot Olympus Stylus I thought I would put the film behind some nice primes.  For one roll I used the Canon EOS 750 and 24mm 1.4 and […]

Random Camera Haul (Thru June 2022)

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and avoiding the terrible heatwave!  Just wanted to share some of the camera gear that I’ve gotten since earlier this year.  Part of the fun of photography is wondering about another camera or lens’ special ability–since they all have one! Some of this gear was free, and others cost […]

Sigma SD15 Photos and Thoughts

The Short: A Sigma with probably the best and most vibrant colors of all the Sigma DSLRs, with the responsiveness and reliability that was missing from the earlier SD14–BUT, it’s also a Sigma camera with probably the craziest highlight blowing potential in all exposure modes and picture settings and hints of the inconsistent white balance […]

Canon EF Lens on a Nikon DSLR

So I got to try out my cousin’s Canon EF to Nikon F Ai adapter.  (Yes such a thing exists on Amazon) A little bit of history, before the advent of digital mirrorless cameras, it was impossible to put a Canon EF lens on a Nikon F mount camera due to the Nikon’s longer flange […]

Fujifilm S5 Pro – Sample Photos

So I added another “old” camera to the lineup this past month, a Fujifilm S5 Pro!  I’d always wanted this camera since about 2006 or 2007 but I had a Nikon D200 at the time so this camera was always on the get it later when it’s cheap wish list.  Now that time has made […]

Springtime in Atlanta

Big thanks to Jenny and Vivian for coming out for a quick photoshoot on Saturday!  It wasn’t as hot and humid as it was on Thursday and the sunlight was diffused behind a bunch of clouds.  I wanted to use the Lunar New Year lanterns at Atlantic Station before they were taken down at the […]

Fuji vs Sigma vs Nikon Color w/ Angel’s Macarons ♥

Thanks to my little/not so little ♥Angel♥ for the homemade macarons!  Too pretty to eat so I thought it would be a good opportunity to do some product photography showing what you can get with a few of my cameras–the ones that I personally think produce the nicest starting color right out of camera.  The […]

Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 170 Roll 1&2 w/ Fujifilm Superia 400

So here are some photos from two rolls of Fujifilm Superia 400 shot with my Olympus Stylus Zoom.  I got this camera from a friend years ago and it just sat on the shelf.  It’s funny how in the midst of a film shortage in 2022 I thought it would be neat to roll around […]

Film Throwback: Kodak BW400CN and Miss Viet Georgia Pageant 2012

Since I’ve been shooting film for the last few months I thought I would revisit some photos I shot back in 2012.  Hard to believe these pageant photos are now 10 years old.  So crazy the fast nature of life.  Anyways, if my memory is correct I was shooting mainly with my digital Nikons and […]