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Kodak Ektachrome

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The selection of films available - even in Japan - seems to be shrinking at a very rapid rate. We have recently waved bye bye to Fuji Astia (a brilliant film), Neopan 400 (B&W), Velvia 50 in large sizes and various other unique films. This has led many of us film types to go looking for alternatives. …

Square Format

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In todays "iPhone world" we seem to think that Instagram and Hipstamatic are ground breaking in outputting square format photos. We probably forget that this was the most common format for the past 100 years for Medium Format (MF) film. All the Hasselblad, Rolleis, Mamiya's and so on around this workd that were designed for square format film and output the most amazing quality photos in 6x6 format are simplyw aht inspired these software jockeys to develop square format photos. …

The Amazing Sigma DP3 Merrill

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For a long time I have been looking for the best possile quality camera I can carry in a pocket - sort of a super "Point and shoot". I have bought quite a few cameras in this quest - but none of them gave me the kind of image quality that I was looking for. I have been spoiled by good quality glass and fantastic capabilities - and I have an aversion to zoom lenses as they compromise the picture quality I was looking for. …

A Walk Around My Home

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I have been very busy lately. A promotion at work has seen my travel spike to an almost unreasonable amount, and that means not much time to either take photos or update my blog. I will endevour to try harder……

I live in a very nice part of Tokyo - Meguro - where I simply have to go for a walk to find interesting things. …

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