EXCITING NEWS FROM NIKON

So if you are aware, rumors have been spreading for the past few months about a mirrorless camera system from Nikon. Well today via press release the rumors have been confirmed. Nikon is in development stages of a new full frame mirrorless system that will include a new lens mount. Exciting things as they promise that the new lenses will be their fastest yet. No date yet of when it is planned to hit the market. A teaser video was also released today.

NIKON PRESS RELEASE

SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL – A TOUCH OF DRAMA WITH TREVOR GODINHO

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Wanted to thank Vistek, Elinchrom and AstroLab Studios Inc. for having me share my photographic journey.  And a special thanks to everyone that came out to share their evening with me. The event was amazing, I was touched by all the Instagram messages.

My aim is always to inspire and I hope I achieved that. I can’t wait for my next opportunity share my love and passion for photography with you.

SURPRISE FROM THE PAST

So as most of you know I shoot medium format when I’m not shooting with my Nikon D4, and have mainly shot with a Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID. When I first got the camera, I would take it along on my travels. Recently while doing some spring cleaning I came across some old exposed 6×7 film shot back in 2013. What I found on these rolls were just amazing.

Here are a few of those captures.

AMBASSADOR TO BIG BLUE OCEAN CLEANUP INTERNATIONAL

I have become an ambassador to Big Blue Ocean Cleanup International – I look forward to sharing the amazing stories and important work the organization is doing. – One step closer to leaving the planet better than when I got here. Looking forward to working with Rory Sinclair on this amazing cause. #saveouroceans #trashbelongsinbinsnotintheocean #bigblue 

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REDISCOVERING MY ROMANCE WITH FILM

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Nikon S2 ad courtesy of Nikon Inc.

In February I picked up a Nikon S2 Rangefinder – For those that do not know the history of this camera let me shed some light on it for you.

The Nikon S2 released in 1955 was one of the Japanese camera makers best-selling cameras selling over 56,000 pieces. Built like a tank the body is sturdy and works well in any weather conditions. This camera is completely mechanical so no batteries required – that also means no meter so there is definitely that learning curve to those that haven’t shot with older vintage cameras or film.

So enough about the camera and back to the fun stuff – shooting film. So last time I shot film was probably in the early 2000s, probably over 15 years ago, damn its been that long crazy. Well, let’s just say it wasn’t like riding a bike. I had to re-educate myself in regards to Hyper-focusing, Zone Focusing and Sunny 16 rule to get the right exposure. After a 2 weeks and 2 rolls of expired film,  I finally dropped off my film to be developed. For those that live in Toronto – Toronto Image Works was amazing for both developing and providing digital scans of my shots.

I was surprised by the images that came – good to know I still got it few shots were underexposed but 80% or was spot on. There’s something about shooting film that digital definitely lacks, and that’s the surprise of seeing the shots you captured when you get it back from the lab.

Please see below for a selection from my 2 rolls. Images were shot on Ilford XP2 Super 35MM 400 and Fujifilm Neopan 400 Professional.