Guys, this is Peanut.

And what do you do, when you get a new dog?

…You read him “Dog Man” of course.

Now I know what you’re thinking…”Again??”

But this is different–

For everyone.


If you’re shooting a waist-level finder on a medium format camera (well, any SLR really…) and you can’t seem to get “crisp” shots when they appear in focus, consider the possibility that the mirror supports may have deteriorated, or your focusing screen is malpositioned.

In my case, the focusing screen was about a millimeter too low (about 1/32 of an inch, if you still speak “ancient”) and everything was slightly front-focused.

This is Tri-X 400 pushed to ISO 1200 and developed in D76.

(Oh and congrats to Jordan and the Kansas City Chiefs…who apparently aren’t in Kansas anymore.)


oy vey.


Newest lens acquisition for the 645 system…arrived from Japan despite the postal strike.

Minimum focus is a tad long for my tastes (1.2m) but it is hand-holdable at 1/60s.

Tri-X pushed to ISO 1600 in D76.


Shortly after these were taken, the lens completely discombobulated and had to go back to the seller.  Unfortunately the shipping will probably cost me as much as the refund I get back.

In any case, I think I am going to like shooting with the combo…though at times I still wonder why I haven’t given up on MF completely…

So so labour-intensive.

Tri-X 400 pushed to ISO 1600.