From D700 to Rolleiflex or Disillusioned with Digital

Saturday, November 12, 2011 · 0 comments

Rolleiflex SL66E, 40mm Distagon, T-Max 100


I suppose in some ways, after starting a blog about the Nikon D700 almost three years ago, it's odd to find myself writing this post. When I bought my D700 I was shooting almost exclusively in digital. Now, I've gone back to film. I haven't shot anything else for a couple of months and I can't see myself returning to digital.

When I started this blog I was also writing one about the photographs I was taking with my Pentax K10D. I then decided to pool everything into my Photography Matters blog and stopped adding to the Nikon blog in January last year.

I've posted lots of D700 pics on Photography Matters but have become increasingly disillusioned with digital over the last year or two. Now I''ve started shooting with my Rollei SL66E outfit, a 50th birthday present earlier this year, and I'm loving it. My darkroom is now up and running and, after a problem with my enlarger, I should be able to get back to printing next week.

The film blog is called The Online Darkroom and you can find it here. You can read about my reasons for switching back to film on this post Internal v External Visualisation. Hopefully, if all you've ever known is digital, you'll be inspired to have a crack at film. That's what I'm hoping the blog will do - find a few converts.


Please join me at my new website!

Sunday, January 03, 2010 · 0 comments

In case you weren't aware, I have two photography blogs on the go. One is devoted to the D700 and the other the Pentax K10D, the camera I had before I bought the Nikon. It isn't the best arrangement so I've brought the two together into one new blog, Photography Matters. I'll still be writing about Nikon and Pentax stuff but I'll be able to widen my approach rather than being restricted to just two marques.

I've also scanned a lot of old catalogues from the likes of Leica and Rolleiflex and added scans of some film camera reviews. This is something I've been meaning to do for a while but it has been difficult finding the time. I've got loads more stuff like that which I'll be adding in the coming weeks. The website isn't finished yet but it's sufficiently far on that I felt it was time to make the switchover. And it is a New Year and time for a fresh start, and all that.

So, from now on, D700 Snapper will exist only as an archive (although all the posts here have been archived on the new website as well). This will be The Last Post (cue bugle).

See you at Photography Matters!