Thoughts On Testing And A Quick Lens Review

Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2.0 SL-II and Nikon 45mm F2.8P

Click on the audio play button to listen to this 10 minute audio on real world testing and a quick review of Voigtlander Ultron 40mm F2.0 SL-II Lens vs Nikon’s 45mm F2.8P lens… real world!!

New Kodak Portra 400 Review Part 4: Conclusion.


New Kodak Portra 400

Click on the audio play button to listen to my final thoughts on this new film offering by Kodak.

Viva la Revolution- Stephen

Why Shoot Film – Part 1

Click on the link above to listen to a 6:41 minute discussion on Why Shoot Film, Part 1.

Digital Test-Image
Film Test-Image

Please note that the test files are kinda big so if you have a slow internet connection just be patient. Also note that the different composition is due to the different aspect ratio but I tried to get at least the top and bottom about the same.

Viva la Revolution- Stephen

And The Box of Ektar 4×5 Goes To…

Bow Not Included

After reviewing all comments regarding my previous post:

Test Drive Kodak Ektar 4×5 Now!

The box of 4×5 Kodak Ektar goes to: Leland Smith of Euless TX! I chose him for a few reasons:

1. He has experience with 4×5 film and view camera systems.

2. He has shot other 4×5 color negative material and as a result will have a good frame of reference for comparisions.

3. And at 81 years of age there has to be some wisdom to pass along…

If you want to read all comments be sure to look under both Kodak Ektar 4×5 posts as some readers posted under the first article and not the second.

Also, for clarification I do not know Mr. Smith and have never met him and my decision to “award” him this film is my choice and my choice alone.

Viva la Revolution- Stephen

Kodak Ektar 4″ x 5″ Film Test and Review

As promised here is  quick test and review of the new Kodak Ektar Sheet film… click on the audio logo to listen to a quick review… but in a nut shell, if you love Ektar in 35 and 120 you’re going to love it in LF.

My thanks to Don Ross in helping make this article possible.

Test image: Full size 24″ x 30″… crop represents a 4″ x 4″ section from the full size print.

Kodak Ektar 4x5 Sheet Film Test
Kodak Ektar 4x5 Detail Crop

Scanners The Achilles Heel Part 2

Click on the audio logo to listen to a brief rant on the future of film scanners… Part 2!! As mentioned in the audio, contact Kodak and let them know you want your $500 dedicated film scanner now! Also, if you went to a photographic institution- such as RIT (Rochester Institue of Technology) or SCAD (Savannah School of Art and Design)- please send this information to them as well… this directly effects the choices their students will have as working photographers.

LINK TO PART 1: Scanners The Achilles Heel

PS-Two great methods to let your voice be heard on this important topic:

Kodak CMO Jeffery Hayzlett on Twitter: @JeffreyHayzlett

Kodak Scanner Email Contact: kprodigital@kodak.com

If you can, do both!…let your voice be heard!… remember it is our medium! Please reference this article and the $500 dedicated film scanner in both your tweets and in your emails… pass this along to as many photographers as you know…if you get it as a tweet… retweet it and pass it on!

Scanners the Achilles Heel

Click on the audio logo to listen to a rant on the future of film scanners. As mentioned in the audio, contact Kodak and let them know you want your $500 dedicated film scanner now!

Two great methods to let your voice be heard on this important topic:

Kodak CMO Jeffery Hayzlett on Twitter: @JeffreyHayzlett

Kodak Scanner Email Contact: kprodigital@kodak.com

If you can, do both!…let your voice be heard!… remember it is our medium! Please reference this article and the $500 dedicated film scanner in both your tweets and in your emails… pass this along to as many photographers as you know…if you get it as a tweet… retweet it and pass it on!