June ended up being a pretty big month, with the 80th anniversary of D-Day, some good content across my Blog and YouTube feeds, but the biggest news is that Ricoh/Pentax which has been talking about bringing about a new film camera did so on the 17th. You can find three articles from fellow film bloggers in this post. And a note to my readers, this will be the final entry in the series. I’ve been finding them incredibly difficult to put together, so I’ve made the choice to end this particular monthly feature. 35mmc – Pentax 645 – A Review of a Budget Medium FormatRead More →

May is always a fun month, besides being my birthday month, the weather is starting to get a lot better and I’m able to get out more. And this month presented a bunch of excellent pieces that crossed my desk including a whole pile of entries on the same topic that had a moment at the start of the month. Dead Hands Cameras This isn’t just one entry, this is a bunch of entries. At the beginning of the month, I joined a group of my fellow bloggers in writing about the five cameras that you would need to pry from our cold dead hands.Read More →

Established in 2013 by MainStreetHost and taken on by Alex Luyckx Photography in 2015, #photochat is a community of photography professionals and enthusiasts who congregate to talk shop and discuss anything and everything photography. After a brief pause through 2023 Photochat is back with a monthly chat model. To participate in our monthly chat (every Second Thursday at 1:00 pm), search the #photochat hashtag on Twitter, Mastodon, and BlueSky Social to see the conversation, or find me at @AlexLuyckxPhoto on Twitter, Mastodon & BlueSky. Include the hashtag in your tweets to answer the questions and talk with the other participants. If there’s a topic you’dRead More →

35mmc – Nikon F4 Review – A Design Revolution If there is an iconic camera from the 1980s, the Nikon F4 certainly rates among them. This space age design is a radical departure for Nikon and shows the power of industrial design combined with a tonne of advancements made through the earlier decade. And while the F4 has long departed from my tool kit I can appreciate the design as does Robert Gulley who penned this excellent review of the F4! You can read the whole thing over at 35mmc.com! Photo Thinking – Voigtländer Superb – Just Superb I enjoy TLRs, and you’ll pry myRead More →

Established in 2013 by MainStreetHost and taken on by Alex Luyckx Photography in 2015, #photochat is a community of photography professionals and enthusiasts who congregate to talk shop and discuss anything and everything photography. After a brief pause through 2023 Photochat is back with a monthly chat model. To participate in our monthly chat (every Second Thursday at 1:00 pm), search the #photochat hashtag on Twitter, Mastodon, and BlueSky Social to see the conversation, or find me at @AlexLuyckxPhoto on Twitter, Mastodon & BlueSky. Include the hashtag in your tweets to answer the questions and talk with the other participants. If there’s a topic you’dRead More →

March came in with a tonne of amazing news in the Film Photography world! From new cameras to new films, things certainly are looking amazing for the spring. So here are my picks of articles and videos that crossed my desk for the month that has a dual personality, lion and lamb. Kosmo Foto – New Pentax Film Camera will be a Half-Frame Following up from the articles that went around the Internet back in January, there was an amazing update from Ricoh about their efforts to build new film cameras and news that one will be released in the summer of this year. AlthoughRead More →

Established in 2013 by MainStreetHost and taken on by Alex Luyckx Photography in 2015, #photochat is a community of photography professionals and enthusiasts who congregate to talk shop and discuss anything and everything photography. After a brief pause through 2023 Photochat is back with a monthly chat model. To participate in our monthly chat (every Second Thursday at 1:00 pm), search the #photochat hashtag on Twitter, Mastodon, and BlueSky Social to see the conversation, or find me at @AlexLuyckxPhoto on Twitter, Mastodon & BlueSky. Include the hashtag in your tweets to answer the questions and talk with the other participants. If there’s a topic you’dRead More →

There were a lot of excellent items that popped up on my feed this month. Some good news about film prices, an excellent interview between two awesome Australian photographers and the return to publishing of camera reviews from Mike Eckman, who is a huge inspiration for my written camera reviews. So here are the social media posts that caught my eye for the shortest month of the year! Kosmo Foto – Kodak Alaris reduces price of Tri-X 35mm film by up to 30% This one is a hanger on from last month, so I might as well lead this month’s list with this amazing news.Read More →

Established in 2013 by MainStreetHost and taken on by Alex Luyckx Photography in 2015, #photochat is a community of photography professionals and enthusiasts who congregate to talk shop and discuss anything and everything photography. After a brief pause through 2023 Photochat is back with a monthly chat model. To participate in our monthly chat (every Second Thursday at 1:00 pm), search the #photochat hashtag on Twitter to see the conversation, or find me at @AlexLuyckxPhoto on Twitter. Include the hashtag in your tweets to answer the questions and talk with the other participants. If there’s a topic you’d like to see covered in #photochat, hopRead More →

January is either a busy for quiet month around the Internet. With the cold weather and post-holiday slump all being a part of this trend. But for those who are writing and creating content, January can also be a good time to get back behind the keyboard and work on partly completed work. Here are the blog posts and YouTube videos that caught my eye in January. My Journey Into Photography – Ferrania P30 Review Jim is one of my favourite ‘new’ photographers who is loving exploring as much as he can around film and film cameras. And he finally did his own review onRead More →