Minolta XD5: My second film SLR

It's been almost two and a half years since I got back into film photography. I've tried a bunch of different 35mm cameras during that time, including rangefinders, zone-focus viewfinders, superzooms, and half-frame. But I've only used one SLR (single-lens reflex), the Minolta SR-T 101 I got in October of 2010. I really like this... Continue Reading →

A quick visit to the tulips, plus a bonus Silver Falls visit, 17 April 2022

It's spring again (I think), which means the tulips are in bloom here in the Northwest. The best place to go see them in full splendor is Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm outside of Woodburn, Oregon. Emee, her kids, and I have been out there twice before, once in 2019, and last year. Of course I'd... Continue Reading →

Minolta SR-T 101: One year in

It's been one year since I picked up my first SLR camera, film or digital. On a mild October Friday, I drove the Emeemobile into the depths of Clark County (Wash.) to meet a Craigslist seller in a suburban Fred Meyer parking lot. After a quick perusal, I handed the seller a Ulysses and had... Continue Reading →

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