Category Archives: Photography

2018 110 Film Camera Comparison

Today Mark takes a look at 110 Film Cameras. They are great fun, inexpensive, and tiny!

Pentax Auto 110 –
Minolta 110 Zoom SLR –
Minolta 110 Zoom SLR –
Holga Micro 110 –
Holga Micro 110 –
Tokyo Micro 110 –
Kodak Star 110 –
Kodak Star 110 –

Nikon AE-CHIP Overview

A quick overview of how Nikon AE Chip’s work and demonstration. If you are interested in picking up an AE Chip to add to your lens please use the link below. The small affiliate commission will help me make other content. I normally advise buying at your local store but I have never found any that carry these chips. Amazon at the time of this posting didn’t carry them either. So at the moment eBay seems the only place to get them.

Good Morning January 31st, 2018

2018 Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse!  The moon was busy this morning.  It had the duty of being the second full moon of January, a Super Moon,  and a Blood Moon.  Unfortunately their was a lot of haze when snapping the pictures this morning so the moon is a bit softer as the eclipse progressed.

Image of 2018 Super Blue Blood Moon
2018 Super Blue Blood Moon

Good Morning October 6th 2017 – Harvest Moon

Last night was the harvest moon.  It was a gorgeous balmy night around 92* (33c) in Phoenix when Heloise and I were outside to take this shot around 9:45pm.

I tried a few different settings from this one of the first taken with the Nikon D7200 and Tamron 150-600 G1 lens at 1.3x crop / f6.3 / 600mm / ISO 100 / At 1/640th sec with VR turned on.  To F8 at 1000th of a sec with VR turned off.  They almost all looked identical.  Even dropped the focal length to 500 to see if we might coax a bit more sharpness, but nothing discernible.  All were taken with remote shutter release on 2 second delay.

In my opinion there was just too much haze in the sky.  It would have been great to get out of Phoenix to some Dark Skies that don’t suffer from such nasty pollution.  Heloise was required to work later though so we were not able to get out.

Image of the 2017 Harvest Moon in Phoenix
2017 Harvest Moon as seen in Phoenix

May 10th 2017 Flower Moon and Sunset

What a beautiful evening.  Perfect balmy temperatures and a gorgeous full moon and sunset!  I hope you enjoy the images.

Taken with a Nikon D3300, D7200, and Nikon 35mm F1.8G DX, Nikon 55-300, Tamron 150-600 G1 at 600 f8 1/400th.

Image of May 10th, 2017 Moon Rise aka Flower Moon
Full Flower Moon at rise on May 10th, 2017.

Image of Sunset on May 10th, 2017
Sunset on May 10th, 2017

Image of a Ying Yang symbol created by Mark Finch that reflects the flower moon and sunset from May 10th, 2017
Flower Moon, and Sunset Yin Yang by Mark Finch

Image of May 10th, 2017 Moon Rise aka Flower Moon
May 10th, 2017 Flower Moon at Full Rise.