I had been asked many times why I still use film for some of my projects. Sometime the fact that I’m an old dinosaur was implied, but is not just that. The fact is that I really like film photography for many reasons and not just for the better aesthetic for some situations. Here my main ten reasons, you can read just the titles or you can open the video below and hear the complete explanation I give: It’s simple Better learning curve More control Film means reality Visible without tools Variety of formats and cameras Aesthetic Value It’s a slow process It’s analogue! If you want to see a comparison between film and digital, you can read a couple of articles I wrote some time ago: Digital Fuji Acros vs Ilford FP4 Film Fuji Acros Digital vs Fuji Acros Film Until the next time!
After my last video about the huge Pentax 67 I had some jokes, on social media, about the size of the camera and the probable need for compensation for other attributes. Being an Italian and having to defend an entire tradition and culture, I evaluated various options. At the end I decided to talk about another camera I use so I can recreate an equilibrium! Ok, just kidding but I decided to talk about the Minox 35GT because is a fantastic camera and has an opposite philosophy to the medium and large format cameras I mostly use. . . Here a couple of example of images enlarged from the original 21.6″x30.8″ at 360 DPI. Click on the details to see them at original size. . . . As you can see the sharpness is pretty impressive. In the last example is easy to read the incision on the statue also if the light condition is not the best, being the incision in the dark shadow. See you for the next review!
One of the most classic and iconic Pentax cameras. This camera introduced the TTL integrated meter and was a revolutionary camera that changed SLRs. Beautiful lenses available with m42 screw mount. Watch the video to learn more. . . The camera in the video was part of my first Phoenix Photo Project that was recognized at the London International Creative Competition. . . Until the next camera!
There are cameras that remained the preferred, no matter if other cameras were better with more options. For me the Pentax MX is that camera.I used many cameras and some of them gave the possibility to do more things than the MX, but still, when I take the MX in my hands and I hear the click, something gives me the desire to take pictures. . . See you soon with the Pentax LX!
Since I published my book “Photography: The F Manual” I received many questions about what equipment to use. I decided to make a series of video about cameras, lenses and other tools I used and still use for film and digital photography. First review, my first camera: Pentax ME Super. Enjoy the video! . .