Monday, May 21, 2012

Memory quiz

Konica Autoreflex T, Andrew D. Barron©8/6/11
For a while now I’ve been thinking of a way to document all of the cameras I’ve gone through. So I wrote them all down in order. This was a fun phase.
Pre 2010
Kodak Cameo Zoom : pre-photographer days; donated in 2007
Sony DSC-H1: 2006-present (two sensors)
Cameras, Summer 2011, Andrew D. Barron©7/15/11
Nikon P8700 : June, borrowed
Nikon D5000 : July
Hipstamatic 190 : December
Polaroid 320 : December
Minolta AutoPAK 440E : December

Fujifilm Instax 210 : February
Infrared conversion on D5000 : February
Nikon P6000 : February
Panasonic Lumix LX 5 : February
Nikon D90 : June, borrowed
Polaroid 210 : July
Minolta 110 Zoom : July
Nikon N50 : July
Konica Autoreflex T : August
Kodak Ektra 2 (110) : July
Nikomat FT2 : October
Hasselblad 500c/m : October
Petri 7s fixed focus : December

Kodak disposables
Leica IIIf
Film choices, Andrew D. Barron©4/22/12

Film tried (August 2011 to present)

Kodak Gold 400 in 110 (hard expired)

Fuji 200 (hard expired and abused)
Kodak Gold 200 (hard expired and abused)
Kodak Gold 400 (hard expired and abused)
Kodak Portra 400
Kodak Ektar 100
Kodak Ektachrome 100VS
Kodak Tri-X 400
Fuji Velvia 50
Fuji Superia 800
Fuji Provia 100
Fuji Astia 100

Kodak Portra 800
Kodak Portra 400
Kodak Portra 160
Kodak Ektar 100
Kodak Tri-X 400
Kodak TMAX 400

I am trying to shoot only one camera at a time these days. It is a more sensible approach. The comparative photographs (multiple cameras on same shot) seem to lose their value in my explorations. I suppose if the shot is worthy, I will still get out more than one.

On the horizon for me are some northeastern California adventures, a bluegrass festival, and perhaps a trip to eastern Oregon and/or the eastern Sierras. A remote possibility is a trip to Austin, TX as well. I plan to shoot the Hasselblad a lot for candid portraits, as well as the Leica IIIf in the coming months. As for gear and cameras, I’m interested in:
• A cable release for the Leica
• A wide angle lens for the Leica, too. Why not. 28mm?
• Sure, an 11mm lens for the infrared D5000 while I am at it. (Props to Bob Merco for showing me such photos).
• A replacement Instax 210, or better, the elusive 500af
• Fuji Across panchromatic films in 35mm
• Extension tubes for macro work with my Summitar 50mm ƒ2.0
• Wide-Lux cameras
• The Hasselblad XPan panoramic camera
• New TIP films; Spectra and SX-70 may get their first packs this year
• Pentax 67 slr.
• Fuji GF670

I hoped to be moving towards large format by now, but I have found it difficult enough working with the Hasselblad 500c/m to postpone that ambition until I have a clearer vision.

I always have my eye out for a decent pack film land camera, with my top three as follows: 100, 360, slr680.

Whew, there was a lot more in my head than I realized when I began this entry!

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