Dispatches, thoughts, and miscellanea from writer Jon Konrath

Tag: film

  • New camera: Canon EOS 620

    Because apparently I don’t have enough film cameras in the house, I got another one recently: the Canon EOS 620. Film isn’t cheap right now, and some cameras are getting ridiculous. The Canonet QL17 rangefinder I bought in 2014, probably one of my best film cameras, costs roughly three times as much on the open…

  • Film, memoirs, rollovers

    I just got back from another walk around NAS Alameda with two of my film cameras, the Vivitar point-and-shoot and the Canon QL-17. Nice weather for a walk, although there was some event going on and the west side of the island was far too busy for me. I should probably get used to that,…

  • New Project: Random Life

    I’m starting a new video project. It is called Random Life. TL;DR:┬áRandom Life The long story: I have always been a fan of Structural films, or minimalist filmmaking. This started with Richard Linklater’s movie Slacker, which I always liked because it captured the zeitgeist of a college campus at the end of the 80s/start of…

  • Film, travel, whatever

    I’ve been shooting more and more film. I got back my second batch of 35mm last weekend. I have this Canonet GL17 GIII rangefinder that I bought in 2014 that I haven’t been using, because I have some intangible hang-up about it. Maybe it needs a different strap or it’s too hard for me to…

  • More Film, and digiFilm

    I got my first batch of film back from the shop the other day. I sent in six rolls, 36 exposures each, for a total of $76 for developing and a quick scan to CD. The shots from this Vivitar I bought are tremendously weird. I mean, they look like they were all shot in…

  • New/Old Camera

    So, in the “buying old crap I had twenty-five years ago and threw out at some point,” I found another Vivitar camera that is (almost) the same as the one I had from 1993 to about 2000. I talked a bit about my history with analog film a few years ago, when I last fell…