Roll 8: A Wider Shade of Pinhole

Film: Kodak Ektar 120 film – ISO 100 Camera: terraPin 6X9 3D printed pinhole camera, 40mm, f/174 I have greatly been enjoying wider angles in my pinhole photography, and my terraPin 6X6 recently evolved to a wider 6X9. Of course, the format size is wider, but the angular width of the photo is actually a function of “focal…

Roll # 7: Pinhole with Expired Film

Film: Konica VX100 color 120 film -Expired (1998?) Camera: terraPin 6X6 3D printed pinhole camera, 50mm, f/167 I got a dozen or so rolls of expired Konica VX100 120 color film with an eBay auction.  How this film was stored and treated was a complete mystery, and I have been procrastinating on shooting it.  A little Internet research revealed…

Roll #6: Wannabes and Slide Film

Film: Velvia 50 transparency film – 135 Camera: Voigtländer R3A, Jupiter-8, f/2, 50mm About fifteen years ago, I spent some quality time with a Leica IIIf.  In addition to a couple of fast (and pricey) Leitz lenses, I amassed a small eBay collection of working Russian lenses by Jupiter and Industar.  Even though I had invested in a…

Piscina

Roll 5: Favorite Film, Favorite Location: Pinhole

Film: Velvia 50 transparency film – 120 Camera: terraPin 6X9 3D printed pinhole camera, 40mm, f/174 Every time I return to the The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. I see new things in new ways. I returned last week to finish a roll I started 8 months ago. In Iceland. Of course, I took a pinhole camera too. It…

Veracci

Roll 4: Pinhole Close to Home

Film: Fuji Film Acros 100 (120) Camera: terraPin 6X9 3D printed pinhole  40mm, f/174 Fuji film Neopan Acros 100 is my workaday pinhole B&W.  It is always in stock, it isn’t too contrasty, it has great reciprocity properties for long exposures, it’s buttery-soft with a fine grain.  I’ve come to know, love, and trust it.…

Where were you in '62?

Roll 3: Retro Rangefinder Report

Film: Kodak Ektar 100 Camera: Canon QL-17 G-III; Lens: fixed f/1.7 I stumbled on this brave little rangefinder at a local camera store which sells vintage and used gear.  It looked very clean, the price was right, and it included a CLA prior to pick up.  I’m always a little suspicious when I shoot a…

P.O.S.H.

Roll 2: Across Time and Space

Film: Ilford HP5  400 Camera: Canon FTb  135mm/50mm lenses In a swirling maelstrom of good timing, careful planning, new friends, and affordable airfare, my wife and I found ourselves in Amsterdam last April for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day.  After tromping around AMS for a week, we visited London, and then laid over in Reykjavik for a few…

New Year, New Pinhole Camera; Schlem Week 1

I’ve recently designed a 6X9 version of the terraPin 6X6 3Dprinted pinhole camera.  One of the pleasures in building cameras is testing them out.  I take pains to precalculate exposure data and reciprocity failure for my favorite films and to know the speed (f/number) for the camera.  When something undesirable shows up in an exposure,…

The 52 Rolls Five W’s of Schlem

Hey Ho! I haven’t properly introduced myself. I’m Todd Schlemmer and I have been an avid photographer all my life. I started with film as a kid (all the cheap consumer formats) and did some darkroom stuff in high school/college and some of the early digital Nikons, but always a film camera in the bag.…