I am an amateur photographer, writer, wanderer and dreamer who found his way to the Northern California coast, quite unexpectedly, after living in the desert for three decades. I make my living in marketing and advertising.
I enjoy making photographs and tinkering around with old cameras. The more mechanical, the better.
I also like old cameras and using film because everything moves very fast in my world and using these old cameras slows me down. I enjoy that.
Current film cameras:
Canon F-1n, Canon P, Leica M7, Minolta XD, Nikon F2 Photomic, Nikon F2S, Nikon F2SB, Nikon F2A, Nikon F2AS, Nikon FM2n, Nikon F4, Olympus OM-2n,Pentax Spotmatc SP, SPII, SPF, ME, ME Super, LX, 645n,
I shoot a lot of black and white because I like it. Sometimes I process it at home, sometimes I send it out to a lab in San Francisco. My favorite emulsions are Kodak TMax, Kodak Tri-X and Fuji Neopan Acros. When I shoot color, it's usually Kodak Ektar 100 or Portra. I'm liking Portra best these days and I hope Kodak keeps making it. Because I am impatient most of the time, much of my color is processed and scanned at my local mini-lab. When I have more patience, I use Richard Photo Lab.
My current digital camera is a Leica M-P (top 240). My two M lenses, which can be used on the M7 or the M-P are a Leica 35/2 Summicron and a Voigtlander Nokton 35/1.2.
My camera reviews are just my personal opinion. I've tried lots of different old cameras and perhaps something I write here can be beneficial to you. I try and get my facts right, but if you see something I have written that's incorrect, please let me know.
It's foggy a lot where I live. Sometimes, the fog breaks and the sun shines down through--that's called a Fogdog! It's warm on my face and it feels good.