Thinking about buying your first film camera? Great news, there's plenty of options out there! Here are 12 things to keep in mind when picking out your perfect analog companion.
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May 22, 2020 at 14:00
What makes the Canon AE-1 so special to Editor Dan Bracaglia is its ability to connect him back to the childhood curiosity and excitement that originally made him fall in love with photography.
CineStill's new developer kits make it easier than ever to creatively control slide film development
May 20, 2020 at 17:09
The new 3-bath reversal kits include a trio of new 1st developers that offer a range of color and contrast profiles to create three different looks from the same film stock
May 15, 2020 at 13:00
The Olympus mju-II / Stylus Epic is a highly-coveted film camera thanks to its sharp 35mm F2.8 lens, great metering/AF and pocketable/weather-sealed body. But these days the cost of one is just too darn high!
May 8, 2020 at 13:00
You’ve bought your first camera. You’ve bought some film. You’re ready to load up and start shooting. What could possibly go wrong? Lots of things, that's what! Here are some common mistakes to look out for.
May 1, 2020 at 13:00
The Nikomat FT2 is a heavy, overly-complicated, fingernail-destroying film SLR from the 1970s and is easily one of Nikon's most difficult cameras to use, ever. Still, one reviewer found reason to love this ugly duckling of a film camera.
Apr 29, 2020 at 18:28
The 'Simple Use' camera is safe to use down to 10m (33ft) and comes in two pre-loaded options using Lomography's Color Negative 400 and LomoChrome Purple film stocks.
Apr 24, 2020 at 13:00
Even if you can't get outdoors, there are plenty of ways to keep busy and to keep your photographic senses sharp. What follows are nine ways film photography lovers can stay occupied and have fun, all from the comfort and safety of their own home.
videoApr 22, 2020 at 13:55
'I Am Vital' is a short film from Florian Ledoux reminding the world about the importance of water and our disappearing glaciers in the age of climate change.
Apr 17, 2020 at 13:00
A dedicated 35mm photographer and medium format skeptic gets his hands on the lust-worthy Plaubel Makina 67 and finds lots to love about its design – and the format in general. But it's not all a bed of roses.
sample galleryApr 14, 2020 at 12:00
Fujifilm's newly-formulated Acros 100 II will be hitting store shelves soon! Curious what it looks like? Check out our sample gallery, chock full of 35mm and 120 format scans.
Apr 13, 2020 at 18:59
The new model supports nearly all 35mm analog SLR cameras and can be used with dedicated back covers designed for the most popular camera models.
videoApr 11, 2020 at 07:00
We shot Fujifilm's new Acros II black and white film in both 35mm and 120 medium format, developing it ourselves. We also compared it to Fujifilm's Acros film simulation. The verdict? We like this film!
Apr 10, 2020 at 13:00
Setting up a fully-functional B&W darkroom is way easier and cheaper than you may think. Our pals over at 35mmc.com show you how to get printing for under $100.
Apr 3, 2020 at 12:00
The Olympus AF-10 Super is by all stretches of the imagination, a very basic film point and shoot with limited features. But sometimes limitations can inspire creative workarounds – and creative workarounds can lead to really interesting photos.
videoMar 31, 2020 at 14:39
Photographer Brendan Barry is back with another tutorial, this one on developing photos at home using coffee, vitamin C, washing soda and salt.
Mar 31, 2020 at 12:00
Whether it's your first time or you're rekindling an old love, here's everything you need to know to jump into the fun, DIY world of home developing and scanning.
Mar 29, 2020 at 18:47
Lomography says the Fantôme Kino B&W ISO 8 35mm film stock is cut from a larger roll of German cinema production film.
Mar 27, 2020 at 12:00
Happy Film Friday! In the market for a new/old analog pal? Here are the 20 film camera models we think are worthy of your hard-earned cash.
Mar 13, 2020 at 13:00
Curious about film photography? Ready to pull the trigger on a new analog friend? Read this article by our friends over at 35mmc first.
videoMar 11, 2020 at 18:16
Motorsport filmmaker Nick Shirrell was recently invited to Italy by Ferrari to capture Ferrari cars, both modern and old, with his trusty Super 8 camera. We had a chance to talk with him about the experience.
We used Nikon's ES-2 film adapter to digitize a variety of old films, including Kodak Tri-X and T400 CN, Fujifilm Neopan, Superia and Acros, and even Agfa Ultra. How well did it work? See the full resolution images in our sample gallery.
videoMar 4, 2020 at 15:00
Nikon's ES-2 film digitizing adapter promises to be an easy way of scanning slides and negatives. We tested it with a bunch of different film stocks and discovered that it works pretty well!
Mar 3, 2020 at 14:00
More than a century after its invention, film photography is finding a new life alongside digital imaging, argues Hamish Gill of 35mmc.
Feb 19, 2020 at 18:11
The semi-disposable camera can be reloaded with different 35mm films, but comes pre-loaded with Lomography's new LomoChrome Metropolis film stock.
Feb 18, 2020 at 18:56
The warning comes only a couple of weeks after Kodak Alaris published a similar advisory.
Feb 12, 2020 at 19:48
Photographer Alireza Rostami took inspiration from a recent book he read to create a pair of cameras made entirely from 35mm film cassettes.
Feb 12, 2020 at 18:33
The new model follows Negative Supply's Film Carrier MK1 designed for camera-scanning 35mm film.
Feb 7, 2020 at 19:35
Demand for the film has dropped too low, the company explained in a statement.
Feb 4, 2020 at 16:05
The ISO 100-400 film 'forces you to think outside the box, turning blues to greens, greens to purples and yellows to pinks, all while maintaining those rich red tones,' according to Lomography.
Jan 28, 2020 at 20:16
Kodak Alaris is warning photographers to ask for manual inspection at airport screening checkpoints that use CT scanners when traveling with undeveloped film.
videoJan 2, 2020 at 16:58
Italy-based team Branco Ottico has created a huge new large-form camera called 'Bertha' that can capture slides measuring more than a meter across.
Dec 10, 2019 at 14:24
Kodak Alaris confirmed Ektachrome E100 will be available to purchase globally in 5-roll 120 'propacks' and 10-sheet boxes of 4x5 film 'within the next 10 days.'
Nov 15, 2019 at 18:53
As diplomat William Taylor and State Department official George Kent took their seats in day 1 of the house impeachment hearings this week, our eye was caught by David Burnett, and his custom-made 4 x 5 film camera.
Nov 13, 2019 at 16:04
The new film stock will be available starting November 22, 2019 in both 35mm and 120 formats.
Nov 12, 2019 at 00:13
Kodak film is making progress, in revenue figures at least, while the rest of the company posts a loss for the last quarter.
Nov 4, 2019 at 14:00
Lomography's forthcoming Metropolis film stock may not have been the right choice for a dog costume contest, but it works well for cityscapes.
reviewNov 1, 2019 at 13:00
The Epson V600 is a reasonably priced scanner aimed at analog film shooters. It's fairly easy to operate and capable of decent image quality, but still easily bested by scans from our local photo lab.
Oct 25, 2019 at 16:55
The company's famous darkroom paper gets a warmer base and deeper blacks, while the green/blue sensitive film will be manufactured for 35mm and 120 medium format cameras
Oct 21, 2019 at 18:51
Lomography rarely disappoints with its collection of strange and quirky film cameras and the LomoMod No.1 is no different.
videoOct 14, 2019 at 14:08
Host Ben Krasnow of YouTube channel Applied Science shows how film cameras used a micro LCD projector and a small incandescent light to project the time and date onto photographs.
Oct 10, 2019 at 17:16
The 'new' film is a re-worked formula of Lomography's Berlin Kino B&W film that's said to add ''an upgrade in [photographers'] freedom of creative choice, no matter if they shoot with 35mm or 120 format.'
Oct 3, 2019 at 22:12
Polaroid Originals has announced that it is discontinuing production of its wide-format Spectra film. The reason, CEO Oskar Smolokowski said in a statement on the company's blog today, is due to the degraded nature of existing wide-format cameras.
Sep 10, 2019 at 13:57
The Polaroid Originals is effectively a modernized version of its 'Impossible Lab' first released back in 2013.
Sep 4, 2019 at 19:18
An Austrian photography enthusiast has created a site that makes comparing film types really easy, and which pulls in examples from Flickr so users can see sample shots that show what the film is like and good for.
Aug 27, 2019 at 13:34
It's not cheap and certainly not for everyone, but it is a beautifully engineered piece of equipment.
Jul 22, 2019 at 19:47
The quality of the ‘scans’ won’t hold a torch to lab-scanned negatives, but if it's simplicity or novelty you're going for, this thing is more than good enough.
videoJul 16, 2019 at 18:27
Ilford Photo says this is the first time it's given a behind-the-scenes look inside its HARMAN Technology facility in Mobberley, England.
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