The Pointless Endeavour


This completely pointless endeavour (proudly brought to you by Iftimestoodstill Industries™) is another fine example of what happens when I have too much time on my hands.


It was actually conducted as a test of:

  • The new 6×7 camera that followed me home;
  • Pushing Ilford HP5+ to at least ISO 3200 (3 stops…plus 1.5 more in post!) No development times were available, so I kind of had to guess…
  • My new Foldio macro light box (super cool!)

Now I ask you: Is there anything more beautiful than a B&W film photo of the best digital camera ever made??



(…Why yes!  Yes there is!)

How about a B&W film photo of the most beautiful film camera ever made?  (Except, of course, the MP3, M3-J, and MP Titanium…which don’t count because I will unfortunately NEVER own any of them…)



4 thoughts on “The Pointless Endeavour

  1. -N- says:

    That foldio is pretty clever . . . but does the queen know you are besotted by another and another? B-)

    Oh, nice shots!

    • mewanchuk says:

      Many thanks Naomi!

      Yes…the various Queens all know. (And they roll their eyes yet again…)


      Incidentally, the Foldio is a great budget choice for hacks like me: foldable and portable, with backgrounds and LED light strips included! Definitely better than the “canvas tent and studio lights” option…


  2. Karim D. Ghantous says:

    I agree that the MP you have here is one of the most beautiful film cameras ever made. There are a few contenders that I can think of:

    – Almost any M

    – Nikon F, black

    – Nikon F4s

    – Leica III, black with nickel details

    – Hasselblad 501, black, with modern lens barrels

    – Olympus OM-4 Ti

    Best digital camera? I’d say that the M10 might give the M9 some stiff competition! My personal favourite right now is probably the A6500. I tend to also like the later RX100 models.

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