THE Pentax 645!

This beauty is the Pentax 645! Created as an entry level camera for wedding photographers, it is a medium format single-lens reflex system camera. It was introduced in 1984, along with a complementary line of lenses. It captures images nominally 6 cm × 4.5 cm (hence the Pentax 645!) on 120, 220, and 70 mm... Continue Reading →

My New Favorite, 120mm Film

I have only ever worked with 35mm film and, aside from various sizes of polaroid films, this has been the only film size I have known. As we have been finding older cameras that take 620 film (which is no longer in production), I found that you can use medium format 120 film (Ilford PANF... Continue Reading →

Project: Ansel Adams Pt. 1

I first heard about Ansel Adams my Sophomore year in high school. His most famous photograph was called Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, but the first piece I saw of his was called Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, 1927. Ansel was born February 20th, 1902 and died April 22nd, 1984. He got his first camera... Continue Reading →

Why Film?

This is film and this is why you should do it! Currently we shoot 35mm film. Film is a thin piece of plastic that is coated with silver halide crystals and gelatin. We can get into the science at another time but that is the quick description of what film actually is. The image to... Continue Reading →

Hello Post

Welcome to Between 2 Lenses: a collaboration between two people! Two perspectives, really! Each of us (Anna and Nick) bring a unique viewpoint to this endeavor. We want to share, in our own way, what we've learned from film photography. If you were to search film photography on YouTube, which we imagine you have, you'd... Continue Reading →

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