Looking to get into film photography? Whether you're hunting for a pocket-sized companion, a camera to learn and grow with, or something capable of the best image quality possible, we've got advice for you.
Articles tagged "analog"
Apr 23, 2021 at 13:00
Our pals over at 35mmc have the scoop on a new hotshoe-mounted light meter from Taiwan-based manufacturer Keks. Find out what this fresh and affordable new model is all about.
Apr 16, 2021 at 13:00
From the stately twin-lens reflex to the timeless view camera, here are some of the less common film camera types still kicking around on the used market.
Apr 9, 2021 at 14:00
Shot using a 4x5 large format field camera, David Dee Delgado's project, On My Block, is a homage to the people and places that make his home, New York City, so special.
Apr 7, 2021 at 05:00
The Instax Mini 40 combines ease of use with cool classic styling, resulting in a camera that's both fun to shoot and fun to show off.
Apr 2, 2021 at 14:00
By our count, there are no fewer than seven common film camera types – just wait until you see our list of uncommon cameras. Here's everything you need to know about each, including availability and viability in 2021.
Mar 26, 2021 at 14:00
Thinking about getting your feet (and film) wet with home development? Our complete guide (originally published last year, at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown) – has everything you need to know to get started.
The absolute beginner's guide to film photography: the 'Sunny 16' rule or how-to expose with no meter
Mar 19, 2021 at 13:00
No light meter? No problem. With the 'Sunny 16' rule you'll never have to second-guess exposures again, regardless of whether you're shooting film or digital.
Mar 12, 2021 at 14:00
In the late 1980's, East German camera conglomerate Pentacon was all set to launch a high-end autofocus SLR called the Praktica BY60. But it never happened. Despite this, some of its technology and design live on...
Mar 5, 2021 at 16:07
Street Candy Film has expanded its 35mm film offerings with a new film, MTN100. The 35mm film is a black and white film, and it's taken motion picture film.
Mar 5, 2021 at 16:00
Take a trip back in time to the 1990's and explore Toronto's bike messenger culture – as seen through the eye's of ones of their own – all captured on a teeny-tiny, super-sharp, fixed-lens camera.
Feb 26, 2021 at 15:00
Color slide film can produce images that are brighter and more vibrant than standard color print film, but with far less exposure latitude, there's little room for error. Here's everything you need to know about color slide film.
Feb 19, 2021 at 14:00
Hamish Gill of 35MMC compares and contrasts the user experience of two medium format titans: the Mamiya 7 and the Plaubel Makina 67. But which does he prefer? Click through to find out.
Feb 12, 2021 at 15:00
The Voigtlander Bessaflex TM truly could've been the go-to body for folks looking to put their dusty manual focus lenses to good use, no matter what their mount. Unfortunately, it showed up to the camera party a bit too early.
Feb 5, 2021 at 15:00
One of the greatest joys of experimenting with color print film is discovering the wide variety of options out there, each rendering color/grain/contrast differently than the next. Want to know more? We've got you covered in our complete beginner's guide.
Jan 29, 2021 at 14:00
In this week's Film Friday, photographer Mike Amos sets out for Japan with Hasselblad's unique panorama XPan camera. His purpose? To document the streets of a city his loves, while honoring his father's photographic legacy.
Jan 22, 2021 at 18:58
UK-based Ilford has returned with a new-and-improved product, MULTIGRADE RC PORTFOLIO darkroom paper, after a challenging year.
Jan 22, 2021 at 15:00
Today, B&W film photography remains popular both for its aesthetic appeal and its ease-of-use, whether you're a beginner, taking an intro to darkroom photography class or a seasoned pro. Here's everything you need to know about the medium.
videoJan 19, 2021 at 23:32
Exploredinary has published a video tour of the Ilford photographic film and paper factory in Mobberley, England. The factory, operated by Harman Technology, which trades as Ilford Photo, has been operating on the same site since 1928. Ilford Photo traces its roots back to 1879.
Jan 15, 2021 at 14:00
Considering getting your hands on a Soviet film camera? Good for you! There's quite a few quality options out there and many can be had for a reasonable price. But before you go and pull the trigger on a Zorki-3C rangefinder, we suggest reading the guide below, from our pals at KosmoFoto.
Jan 13, 2021 at 17:21
Dora Goodman got her start customizing existing analog cameras. Since then, she and her team launched a company offering open-source designs for 3D printing cameras and selling customers 3D printed parts and fully assembled cameras.
Jan 8, 2021 at 15:00
How does one take the plunge into analog photography? This edition of the 'Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography' will cover the bare necessities – what you need to get started.
Jan 6, 2021 at 15:20
The inventor says if you already have a 3D printer this medium format film carrier will cost about $100 to make, and will advance each frame into position ready to be photographed. Once made and assembled it should make film copying much quicker and easier.
videoDec 21, 2020 at 17:26
Nick Brandreth of the George Eastman Museum is back with a new episode of 'Darkroom Magic'. The new episode shows how to make your own paper developer.
Dec 17, 2020 at 14:10
While a student at the University of Hertfordshire in 2012, Regina Valkenborgh constructed a pinhole camera using duct tape and a beer can. She set the camera up and forgot about it. It was finally discovered this year, after exposing upwards of 2,953 days.
Dec 11, 2020 at 14:00
Can a single piece of gear define one's photographic style? For Fernando Martins, the answer is 'yes.' He primarily works with a Nikon 20mm F3.5 lens and leans into its unique characteristics brilliantly, producing beautiful and haunting images.
Dec 4, 2020 at 14:00
In this week's Film Friday we join up with a group of Soviet climbers, prepping to summit Mount Everest. The year is 1982 and to document the expedition, the team decides to bring along five plastic Smena Symbol viewfinder cameras. A humble, simple-to-use unit, it proves to be the perfect companion for the trip.
Nov 21, 2020 at 19:58
Finnish company VALOI has launched a new Kickstarter campaign for the VALOI 360 film digitizing system. By combining the VALOI 360 with a digital camera and light source, you can easily digitize your rolls of 35mm and 120 film.
Nov 20, 2020 at 14:00
From funky film stocks, to home developing and digitizing solutions, we think these are the best film photography gifts in 2020.
Nov 19, 2020 at 21:37
Chroma Cameras has announced the 679 camera system. It is a modular medium format camera system allowing photographers to easily, and affordably, build a versatile 120 film camera for multiple lens systems and film backs.
Nov 13, 2020 at 14:00
In the second installment of our $20 film camera challenge, DPR editor Dan Bracaglia gets his hands on a bloated 90's 'compact zoom. And much to his surprise, this $16 camera checks quite a few boxes, with one noticeable shortcoming.
Nov 9, 2020 at 21:31
The drinks-can solargram camera now comes loaded with papers that create a tinted image - with warm, cool and duotone options to spice up your long exposures
sample galleryNov 6, 2020 at 14:00
We had a chance to check out Lomography's new super low ISO black and white Kino films. Have a look!
Oct 30, 2020 at 13:00
Looking to get in on the instant camera fun? We tried every model and think the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 strikes the right balance between price and features. The Instax Wide 300 is our choice if you crave a larger format.
Oct 23, 2020 at 13:00
How does one elevate the pinhole camera from DIY beginner project to serious creative tool? With a little bit of technical know-how and a whole lot of trial-and-error.
reviewOct 16, 2020 at 13:00
Fujifilm's latest entry-level Instax Mini model offers improved auto exposure over its predecessor and a simple-to-use interface. However, fun features and creative controls are mostly absent.
Oct 9, 2020 at 14:00
To any collector/enjoyer of old cameras, the idea of stumbling upon on enormous stash of mint-condition gear, from a long-gone era, is the ultimate dream. That dream recently became a reality for one lucky gentlemen in Kazakhstan.
Oct 2, 2020 at 13:00
In an effort to collect the dream cameras of his youth, Bob Janes happened upon a clean Pentax Spotmatic F. Now, 41 years after first laying eye upon it, he's ready to share his thoughts (hint: he thinks it's a 'class act').
Sep 25, 2020 at 13:00
Dan Cuny had wanted to travel to Machu Picchu ever since he was ten years old. When the chance finally arrived, he opted to bring his Panon 120 camera, to make some special memories. A near empty park provided the perfect setting.
Sep 22, 2020 at 13:30
The new film subscription service aims to expand user's experience of different emulsions and give new and returning photographers a taste of what's available
Sep 18, 2020 at 13:00
After hunting for the perfect budget film camera, DPR's Aaron Gold ended up pulling the trigger on a seemingly minty Minolta Maxxum 5, for under $20. But does it work? And how are the results? Find out in part two of our $20 film camera challenge!
Sep 17, 2020 at 13:33
Throughout 2018 and early 2019, Tetenal Europe faced imminent demise. An employee-led buyout saved the firm in the 2019 and Tetenal has relaunched with an online store and is actively developing new products.
reviewSep 16, 2020 at 07:01
We got our hands on the brand new Instax SQ1: an easy-to-use instant camera that shoots square format film. Despite a couple of quirks, we think it's a camera that photographers and non-photographers alike will find fun to use.
Sep 11, 2020 at 13:00
It's neither difficult nor expensive to develop your own black and white film at home. Here's how to get set up for cheap, using common household items.
Aug 28, 2020 at 14:00
What were the most-produced 35mm cameras of all time, you ask? Perhaps the Argus C3, the Olympus Trip 35, or maybe the Nikon F? Not even close!
Aug 21, 2020 at 13:00
Can a decent, working film camera still be found for under twenty bucks? Aaron Gold investigates in part one of our $20 film camera challenge.
Aug 14, 2020 at 13:00
Take a trip back in time to an era of rock and roll when venues didn't restrict cameras, tickets cost no more than $6, ISO 200 film was considered 'fast' and standing ten feet away from David Bowie's thrusting hips was an ordinary Saturday night affair.
Aug 7, 2020 at 13:00
We're whittling down our list of best film SLRs for beginners and need your input! Vote now to help us decide which of these cameras will go into our buying guide.
Jul 31, 2020 at 13:00
With the resurgence of interest in film photography, premium compacts are fetching high asking prices on the secondhand market. This begs the question, are these (mostly) fantastic plastic pocket cams worth the asking price?
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