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    Vintage camera manuals index

    On this page I’m going to include scans of some of the vintage camera manuals which I have acquired over the years which I hope may be useful to other vintage camera enthusiasts. I’m not intending to make this a comprehensive library of manuals because there are other sites which offer that service and have a much better selection of manuals – this is simply a collection of manuals which either I haven’t seen on other sites or which may...
  • Vintage
  • Phone pics

    Misty photos

    A couple of times over the last few days the weather has been misty when I’ve been out to take Freddy for his morning walk. As I’ve progressed on the walk, the Sun has broken through and created some wonderful misty views across the field. Both times, I’ve regretted that I didn’t have a proper camera with me, but I managed to take the misty photos below using my smart phone. Although I’m glad I was able to capture the...
  • Favourite Pictures

    Favourite Pictures – Emma in Knebworth park

    This is a picture which I took several years ago when my daughter Emma was only a small child and we took a family trip to the Park at Knebworth house. It was taken with a Pentax K200D DSLR, and a Pentax 55 to 200mm zoom lens. I particularly like the way the fence which she was holding on to leads the eye into the subject matter.
  • Phone pics

    Freddy in a corn field

    Today, my son James took our 10 month old puppy Freddy for a walk over the fields and took a picture of him on his phone which he showed my when he returned. I was so impressed that I though I would post it on this site. Every time I try to take a picture of Freddy, I can never get him to sit still, so I think James did remarkably well here.  
  • Family

    The River Avon at Stratford-on-Avon

    This is a picture of the River Avon in the town of Stratford-on-Avon, which I took quite a while ago when we were on holiday in Warwickshire. It is one of the pictures which I’ve not published before as an individual picture, but when I looked at it again today I decided I liked it enough to give it it’s own post. I remember I took it with a Minolta 505 Si Super 35mm autofocus camera and I think the...
  • Favourite Pictures

    Favourite pictures – my Daughter Emma

    The picture below is another of my favourite pictures which I’ve not published on this site before. It’s a picture of my daughter which I took several years ago when she was only a little girl. I think the think which most strikes me about the picture, and which marks it out as one of my favourites, is the light in the picture. It was a very bright day, which led to a very high contrast picture and it particularly...
  • National Trust

    Lemonade bottle after a shower

    I’m continuing my archiving of photos to recover disk space, and I came upon this picture of a lemonade bottle sitting on a table which had been caught in a shower. It was taken on Fuji Superia 400 film (which I believe is being discontinued this year) using a Minolta 505 Super si camera. This is actually another picture from the ones I took on a visit to Snowshill manor but although it was included in those pictures, it hasn’t...
  • National Trust

    Snowshill manor on film

    This is a picture which I took a couple of years ago of Snowshill manor on film; Specifically Fuji 400 Superia Xtra 400 film with a Minolta X-505 super camera. Although I’ve published a group of pictures from this location before, I was sorting through some images to decide which could be archived to save some disk space. and I was struck by how good this looked. There is a brightness and clarity in this image which I didn’t manage...
  • Photography

    Vintage camera repair index

    This vintage camera repair index page lists all the repair posts on the site which deal with vintage cameras and lenses. I’ll just point out that I am not a professionally trained repair technician, so although I hope you find these articles helpful, please read them in light of that information.  
  • Film Photography

    Fancy a challenge?

    The Found-Film site is now coming up to a year old, and I’ve got into a routine of adding new photos most days to make sure there is always fresh content on the site. As the months have passed, I’ve noticed that both my approach to the pictures I post and my thoughts as to the purpose of the site have changed. Initially, when I first thought about starting the site it was as a way of showing pictures I’d found on film discovered in my vintage...
  • National Trust

    Upton House National trust property

    The National Trust own houses and gardens all over the United Kingdom, and when we were recently on holiday in Oxfordshire we visited several of their properties. This short post is written to include some of the pictures I took at one of the visits we made – Upton House in Warwickshire. We were once again fortunate with the weather and had a nice, bright sunny day for our trip. After an uneventful journey and having parked the car, we...
  • National Trust

    More Fuji X-T1 pictures from Stowe

    Last week, whilst we were away on holiday, I posted a picture that I’d taken at the Stowe National Trust property with my Fuji X-T1 and Samyang 12mm combination. Well, we are back from holiday and I’ve had time to sort through the rest of the images I took and I’ve included the best of my Fuji X-T1 pictures in this post. We were fortunate the the weather was very good for our day at Stowe, which meant many of...
  • National Trust

    Fuji X-T1 wide angle picture from Stowe

    A few days ago we visited another National Trust property at Stowe in Buckingham and I used it as another opportunity to use my Fuji X-T1 and Samyang 12mm lens combination. Although I took many photos, I’ve not yet been through all of them and decided which I like best, but I thought this picture was one of my better ones as I reviewed it in the camera. It was taken across one of the lakes, looking at the House...
  • National Trust

    Southwell Workhouse NT Property

    I posted a couple of days ago about how we had visited the Southwell Workhouse National Trust property and also how it gave a proper workout for my Fuji X-T1 and new Samyang 12mm lens. In this follow up post I’m going to show the rest of the pictures I took and give a few more impressions of using the combination. As I said in the last article, this type of photo opportunity was exactly the reason I bought the...
  • National Trust

    Fuji X-T1 Picture with the Samyang 12mm

    A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my initial test of the Samyang 12mm f/2 lens which I’d bought for my Fuji X-T1 mirrorless, and today I got to try the camera out in a real life situation when we visited the National Trust Workhouse in Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Although the picture above is only a single shot, I actually took lots of pictures in exactly the sort of situation I bought the lens for, internal shots with low light,...
  • Post Processing

    Fuji XT-1 Film Simulation modes

    One of the great features of the Fuji X series cameras is the Film Simulation mode which is available in-camera and allows you to take pictures with the look of some of Fuji’s classic film emulsions. Today, I decided to try this out and carried out a test on the Fuji XT-1 Film Simulation modes. This is probably not the only article you could find which carries out a similar sort of  test since the XT-1 is now 3 years...
  • Macro

    Fuji X-T1 macro experiments

    Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been taking some Fuji X-T1 macro pictures with a Tamron 90mm f/2.8 K mount macro lens and couple of add on extension tubes to increase the magnification. Although I’ve used the Tamron several times I’ve been considering buying the Fuji 60mm f/2.4 autofocus macro lens, which is available second hand for about £300, but I wanted to see how the Tamron performed before taking the plunge and buying one. Fuji X-T1 Macro pictures...
  • Family, Featured

    Samyang 12mm f/2 lens on Fuji X-T1

    The Fuji X-T1 is one of the top cameras in Fuji’s pro level mirrorless camera range, and there is a very good selection of professional quality lenses available for it. From zooms of all ranges to stunning quality prime lenses, it is possible to pick up a lens for virtually any purpose, with only one barrier for the amateur photographer working on a limited budget – price. I’ve recently been thinking about buying one of these lenses, the Fuji 10-24mm f/4...
  • Family, Featured

    Chatsworth house pictures

    It was a few months ago that we visited Chatsworth in Derbyshire, but I’ve only just been through the images I took and decided that these Chatsworth house pictures are the ones I like best. Just as when we visited Eyam a few days earlier, we were lucky with the weather and it was a brilliantly sunny and warm day so I took both my Pentax K5 DSLR and Pentax Z-1p film SLR with me on the trip. The sunny...

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