A return of sorts: Pentax IQ Zoom 150SL (Espio 150SL)

I've entered a new phase with my film photography obsession. After things like getting an SLR, then a medium format camera, then trying slide film, I've reached the point where I start reacquiring cameras I got rid of. Back in the early days of my film obsession I picked up a Pentax IQZoom 170SL. I... Continue Reading →

A season of personal sunset/moonrise rides

Over the past several years I've led Sunset/Moonrise rides during the warmer months. On the night of full moon, sunset is roughly around the same time as moonrise, so I'd choose an end spot with both a good west and east view. When I lived up in Woodlawn, I usually ended up going to Broughton... Continue Reading →

Film Photography: Keeping it under check

Lucia Falls, East Fork Lewis River. 7 Sept 2020. Camera: Olympus XA2. Film: Kodak Pro Image 100. Since I acquired my first film camera in about twenty years (the Minolta Hi-Matic 7s) in January, I've picked up several cameras. It seemed inevitable: there's so many good vintage 35 mm cameras out there, and many of... Continue Reading →

Goodbye, Pentax IQZoom 170SL

From the The Dalles Ramble, Leap Day 2020. It's one of my favorite shots of the year, and it was shot on the Pentax IQZoom 170SL. (Espio 170SL) Another camera departs the flock. This time it was my Pentax IQZoom 170SL, known as the Espio 170SL outside of North America. I got this camera way... Continue Reading →

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