Showing posts from August, 2019

Forks of the Credit Mid Week.

I love hiking Forks of the Credit Provincal Park, especially mid week when it's super quiet. I think there were only three people in the park that morning, and I loved it because I needed the solitude. Camera: Canon New F-1 AE, FDn lenses. Film: Rollei Retro 400S. HC110 B.

Caledon on my Recently Returned Canon New F-1 AE

I got my Canon New F-1 AE back from Rene at Service Camera Pro, the meter needed a minor repair  and I wanted to take it out for a workout. The New F-1 was Canon/s reply to the Nikon F3 in the pro camera market botth cameras have their strengths and weakenesses, I own both and will be talking about that in an upcoming Classic Camera Revival episode. Speaking as an unrepentent Nikon fan boy who just so happens to own a fair chunk of Canon FD mount gear, and I own three Canon F-1's, a first generation and two New F-1s, one with the eye level prism, the other being the AE head. At first glance if you squint, you would think the New F-1 AE was a Nikon F-3, not even close, it's a different animal altogether. New Canon F-1's had a hybrid shutter, one that was mechanical above 1/60 of a second, and electronically controlled below 1/60 of a second. The camera was powered by a 4SR44 battery that's in the same spot as the Canon AE-1 (Program) and A-1. The New F-1 was a tough

West End Wander Around Part Two

Fomapan 100 and Rodinal 1+50 are made for each other. I have to make my back to the west end a bit more often, even to just hit Bandit Brewery for their Cloud IPA. Camera: Nikon FM, Nikkor Ai 50 f2 lens, Ais 28 f2.8 lens. Film: Fomapan 100, Rodinal 1+50.

Wandering Around the West End Part One

We did a Toronto Film Shooters FB Group photo walk a month ago in Parkdale/Roncesvalles Village, a part of town I don't go to all that often. The big irony while I live out in Oakville which is west of Toronto, I know the east end of city like the back of my hand courtesy my brother Alex living in the Beaches. I prefer being east of the Don River, I just feel more at home there. That said the west end has some great breweries and we stopped off at Bandit Brewery for lunch, I love their Cloud IPA. This meet up was huge and we had a bunch of new people show up including my friend Paulette I haven't seen in ages and it was great to reconnect. I think in total about 20 people showed up which was amazing. Turns out our server was into film photography and she became the recipient of my friend John's Pentax ME with a third party telephoto zoom lens which was a give away to a someone who just got into photography. We made her morning with our group. Camera: Nikon FM, Nikkor A