Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Film Advance Details for Homemade Camera

Here are some details for the film advance for a 6x17 film camera I made. Thought this might give camera builders some ideas. Works pretty good for me.


The length of the tube can be determined from the rest of the camera design. The advance is pulled up by the knob to remove the roller. I use a bit of dowel for the bottom roller guide. Questions and comments are welcome.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thru Mikes Viewfinder: Setting Up the Olympus OM-D E-M1 - My Way

Thru Mikes Viewfinder: Setting Up the Olympus OM-D E-M1 - My Way: Th is is a rewrite of an earlier post I did months ago about setting up the  Olympus OM-D E-M5 . I've updated the section on the Arr...

Thru Mikes Viewfinder: Wi-Fi with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 - Intro

Thru Mikes Viewfinder: Wi-Fi with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 - Intro: The Wi-Fi setup with cameras just keeps getting better and better, and the Olympus E-M1 is definitely a step up from previous cameras I&#3...

Monday, November 10, 2014

My First Youtube Video

I uploaded a short 2 minute video of some of my trestle images take around the south. You can view the video here. Enjoy.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Dwayne's Photo Review

I sent some 120 film into Dwayne's Photo for developing. I had heard about Dwayne's from the Film Photography Podcast. I sent two rolls in using a bubble type mailer. I filled out the form for B&W developing, weighed my package, and bought postage at USPS. I mailed it in on a Monday. To my surprise, I received my negatives on the following Saturday. Pretty fast service for Dwayne's and the USPS.

One roll was taken in a HolgaPan 120. These negatives turned out as well as expected. The negatives arrived clean, packaged uncut in a sleeve, rolled in a cardboard tube. The only thing missing was the 120 roller, which I asked to be returned.

The second roll was taken in a Lubetel 66. I messed up sequencing these images + I didn't have the setting correct (images too dark) so there's not much to blame Dwayne for on this roll.

Given the quick delivery and good processing of the one roll, I will definitely use Dwayne's again. The price is very reasonable too.