One of the many gripes of vintage camera gears is the issue of fungus. You may have a classic Russian lens there and yet may be deemed almost unusable due to the presence of fungus on the glass elements.
Some tipsters say you can use hydrogen peroxide and ammonia in removing the fungus; this tipster from photographer Mathieu Stern suggests that your kitchen has all the things you need for DIY lens cleaning: vinegar and dishwasher soap.
Do keep in mind though that if you're about to do this process, better to test it out on your cheaper gears than with your precious camera lenses -- it's much wiser to give it to your trusted camera repairman.
There are many advantages to scanning your own film: it is cost-effective, you get to control the output, and you're able to scan special formats that most film labs aren't capable of. If you're new to film scanning, here are a few tips to get you started.
It's just a few nights of sleep away for Halloween, yet Monday continues to drag. This week's no special, but if you're at your wit's end and can't wait for the month-ender celebrations of extravagant horror and garb, start the madness with a zany hat to top it off now.
Monday's here again. Here's a tip to force yourself out of the weekday rut: how about starting the grind wearing your favorite get-up? Fake it 'til you make it with that swagger and you'll be cruising the days to Friday in no time. Here's this week's inspirational Monday Moodboard.
Sometimes, you can't help but wish for the days to snow forever. The winter is when all life forms retreat to their homes and become recluses, awarding themselves with the much-needed rest they deserve after eleven months of work-and-play. This Monday Moodboard is a glimpse of the hibernating days.
What's the word, "Technicolor"? When watching old colored films, both live-action and animated, we often see the trademark in title cards. In the old days, it was the motion picture process that innovated the picture arts.