BKKSteve ;

I am an old fart from down under.  Mate I started with film in my mamy's Brownie and I still have some of those negatives and I think they are great.  I am too old and too set in my ways to even consider one of those computer cameras.  Can I shoot film and is film still as good as it was 40 years ago?  Thank you boy.  Crikey I hope the answer is yes.




You sound like you've seen it all.  If you are happy with the film you used to shoot through your mama's Brownie then you'll be thrilled with it today.  Why?  Because in the last 10 years film emulsions have improved greatly.  You're going to love the results.  I would recommend you have the old Brownie  serviced to ensure all is well with the shutter and light seals.  Please post a sample from your first batch of film.

Take Care Bixbi




I've just noticed your photography area on Stickman, and been reading carefully your tips.

As a novice photographer who has just bought some expensive toys, I need to learn some basics, but the articles about ISO and Apertures are not discoverable... I've read your focal length, DOF, Focal Distance and Shutter Speed lessons, but can't find the other two!

Any chance you could point me in the right direction?



Hi John -

I'm really happy you're finding my column useful.  I'd be happy to link you to the requested areas.  Let me know if you have any questions.

John, I just noticed there is an issue with the index page and some of the columns aren't listed as they should be.  I've put in a request to have this fixed and will email you the remaining links once the index page is properly repaired.  Hopefully very soon.  Thanks for understanding.




Applying Depth of Field for Portraits

What Depth of Field Can Do in Landscape Photography

Playing with Depth of Field


And this week's column will have some good Aperture DOF stuff this Saturday.



Hi Steve!


Many thanx for that!!!! Above and beyond the call...

A quick question also please...can you suggest a fisheye type lens for the Canon EOS 5D Mk2?

Thank you again!

Best wishes



John -

I'm glad I could be of service.  The Canon 8mm is the best all around fisheye for the full frame body of your 5d Mark II.  If you're looking to specialize in panoramics and the like check out the Sunex 5.6mm Fisheye  Ken Rockwell tests the Sunex and talks about it here.

Read about both the Canon and the Sunex and come back to me with any questions you still have.

Take care


Please submit your questions to QandA@Bkkimages.com  All questions will be answered and most will show up in the weekly column.