HAZEL FOR WONDERLAND BY KATIE AND JOE

What We Shoot With

While we’re not gear heads, we get that it’s fun to know what kinds of cameras other photographers use. Here are the current players on our team.

PENTAX 67

This is the camera we use most often, and if we had to have only one camera, we would choose this one. It’s a medium format camera, and we love the quality of the images it produces. Each photo is very three dimensional and almost cinematic. We also love the feel of the shutter button. On the flip side, it’s huge (it took awhile to get used to holding and focusing), and it only shoots 10 photos to a roll, so we are constantly changing film. It’s a slower process than some film cameras and definitely slower than digital, but the outcome can’t be matched. We use this with a 75mm f/4.5 or f/2.8 lens by Pentax.

FUJI GA645

The fuji is another medium camera we have and love. It’s fully automatic as opposed to the Pentax which is fully manual. The fuji can shoot 16 photos to a roll, and when you hold the camera in landscape orientation, it actually takes a portrait-oriented photo. It also has an onboard flash which is handy. It feels like a toy and squeaks when it turns on, but we love it.

CONTAX G2

The contax g2 is our 35 mm camera. We love the colors and vintage feel we get from this camera. Sometimes we have troubles with the autofocus, so we have been looking for a new 35mm buddy. We use this with a Zeiss Planar 45mm f/2.

OLYMPUS XA2

The Olympus is our pocket camera for fun. We always fill it with black and white film and will use it for random snap shots or each other, friends, or things we like. The above photos are some snaps from Paris.

CANON 6D

This is our digital camera! We use it to test lighting or preview how an image will look before we shoot it on film. We also used it to shoot the above video.

FILM

For color images we use Kodak Portra 400 (and sometimes 800), and for black and white images we use Kodak TRI-X 400.

SCANNER

We scan all of our own film. Partially because the labs in our city do a bad job, but also because it’s just really expensive. We use an Epson V850, and really like it. The software we use is Silverfast, and really don’t like it.

 

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