Articles tagged "film"

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Film Friday: German film brand ORWO launches Wolfen NP100, a new ISO 100 black and white film

Wolfen NP100 is a new ISO 100 black and white film stock from ORWO, a German film brand whose history dates back to 1910.

Film Friday: The Ricoh Mycrystal is a wild see-through 35mm film camera

If you want one of the more unique 35mm point-and-shoots you'll ever find, you can pick up this near-mint Ricoh Mycrystal for a cool $650.

Photographer builds world's first 4x5 film camera with AF, hybrid finder and universal lens mount

Aleksi Koski's new AF-equipped Conflict AF45 4x5 large format camera, which is currently in the functional prototype stage, hopes to bring back the days of handheld large format photography.

Engineer and photographer Yuta Ikeya designed & 3D printed a 35mm movie camera

Japanese engineer Yuta Ikeya loves analog photography, and the look of movies shot on film. However, dedicated movie cameras and film can be too expensive, especially for beginners, so he built his own 35mm movie camera that accepts modified 35mm photo film.

Fujifilm warns its 120 format Provia, Velvia film stocks could be in short supply

Fujifilm says it's having issues procuring raw supplies needed to produce three of its 120 format color reversal slide films: FujiChrome Velvia 50, Velvia 100 and Provia 100F.

Japan Camera Hunter announces FuguFilm 400 slide film, an all new color reversal emulsion

FuguFilm 400 has been three years in the making and marks the first new reversal film emulsion to be released ‘in nearly two decades,’ according to Bellamy Hunt, founder of Japan Camera Hunter.

Film Friday: CineStill launches new 400Dynamic color negative film in 35mm, 120 formats

CineStill says the new film 'is a fine grain film that delivers a soft color palette with natural saturated color and rich, warm skin tones.' It is currently available via an already-funded crowdfunding campaign on CineStill's website.

Film Friday: Lomography announces new DigitaLIZA+ and DigitaLIZA Max film scanning kits for smartphones and digital cameras

Lomography has announced a pair of new scanning kits, following up on the company's popular DigitaLIZA Scanning Masks. The new DigitaLIZA+ and DigitaLIZA Max allow you to easily scan 35mm and 120 negatives using a smartphone or digital camera.

Ilford film, paper and chemicals will increase in price later this month

Harman Technology, the company responsible for producing Ilford film, photographic paper and chemicals, cites ongoing issues with supply chain constraints and production problems due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Film Friday: An introduction to stereoscopy ('3D') film photography

This week, we're featuring an article from The Stereoscopy Blog that highlights everything you need to know to get started in analog stereoscopy photography, an intriguing niche within a niche that turns your 2D film photos into a scene with depth and dimension.

The Digi Swap turns your iPhone into a digital sensor (of sorts) for your film cameras

Digi Swap is a new gadget that attaches an iPhone to the back of a film camera, letting you shoot digital photos through an analog camera. It will be fully unveiled at the upcoming CP+ show in Japan.

Film Friday: Is Bulk Loaded Cine Film a Panacea for Rising Film Prices?

In his latest essay on 35mmc, film photographer Matthew Wright breaks down whether or not it's worth it to bulk-load and self-develop rolls of cinema film for 35mm stills shooting in the midst of rising film stock prices and supply chain constraints.

Mesmerizing macro film shot entirely on DJI Pocket 2 captures closeups of the surreal

A macro film shot by Russian filmmaker Vadim Sherbakov on a DJI Pocket 2 is inspiration for creating during cold winter months and lockdowns in some parts of the world.

Video: 5 compact AF 35mm film cameras you can still pick up for under $100

Stephen Dowling, founder of Kosmo Foto, has shared a video highlighting five different 35mm autofocus point-and-shoot cameras that you can still pick up online for under $100 or so.

Buying guide: The best gifts for film photographers in 2021

From noir-inspired panchromatic film and smartphone-connected Polaroid cameras, to tablet developer and modern photo enlargers, these are the best film photography gifts in 2021.

Film Friday: Lomography re-launches its popular color-shifting LomoChrome Turquoise film in 35mm, 120 and 110 formats

After quickly selling out of its first batch back in 2017, Lomography has announced that it's re-releasing its color-shifting LomoChrome Turquoise Film in 35mm, 120 and 110 format.

Film Friday: Reviewing the Pentax Auto 110, a ‘subminiature’ camera system small enough to fit in your pocket

Bob Janes, writing for 35mmc, has taken a deep dive into the Asahi Pentax Auto 110 camera, an ultra compact system that promised SLR-like functionality in a smaller form factor.

CineStill launches RedRum, an ISO 200 redscale 120 film stock with 'spooky' autumn tones

Just in time to capture the warm tones of autumn, CineStill has released a new redscale film stock based on its 800T emulsion.

Film Friday: 5 shots with 'the worst lens Minolta ever made'

Iain Paterson, writing for 35mmc, shares his experience shooting with a kit that includes a lens sometimes referred to as one of the worst lenses ever made.

Ilford announces Pop-Up Darkroom, Darkroom Starter Kit and film gift calendar

Ilford aims to make film photography more approachable and fun with a trio of new products, including a Pop-Up Darkroom, Darkroom Starter Kit and 35mm Gift Calendar.

Film Friday: Reviewing the 60-year-old Voigtlander Bessamatic Deluxe

Madeleina Schwantes, writing for 35MMC, shares what it's like to shoot with the rather unique Voigtlander Bessamatic Deluxe.

Film Friday: An alternative approach to picking your color negative film stock

Photographer Matt Wright shares a detailed guide designed to help you figure out exactly what film stock you should be using based on your aesthetic desires and needs.

Film Fridays: New film alert - No Color Studio launches ISO 5 B&W film

No Color Studio's No.5 film promises a punchy, high contrast B&W look, with very little visible grain. Our friends at Kosmo Foto have been looking at the new emulsion - click through to learn more.

The Absolute beginner's guide to film photography: Intro to medium & large format

Once you start shooting film, it won’t be long before you hear the siren song of medium and large format. Read our complete guide to find out if they're right for you, and to learn more about the gear and costs associated with each.

The Absolute beginner's guide to film photography: Parts 1 - 10 - start your analog awakening here

Curious about film photography? Don't know where to begin? We've got you covered! Parts 1-10 of our absolute beginner's guide to film photography cover all the basics of the medium, from film and camera types to advice on choosing the best camera for you.

Film Fridays: Loving and hating the Kiev 60 TTL - a quirky Soviet medium format knockoff

It was the mechanically quirky Soviet-era Pentacon Six that lead photographer Michael Elliot to fall in love with medium format photography. Find out why a love/hate relationship with your gear can actually be a good thing in this week's Film Friday.

Video: 3D printed film canister and Raspberry Pi camera can turn an old film camera into a digital camera

YouTube user befinitiv 3D printed a film canister holder and attached a Raspberry Pi camera module and a few other parts to convert a Cosina film camera into a digital camera capable of live streaming video over Wi-Fi, all for around $50.

Film Fridays: Unsung heroes of the modern film era - Michael Butkus Jr. and his camera manual library

In this week's Fim Friday, we want to celebrate one of the unsung heroes of the modern film photography era: Michael Butkus Jr., the owner and operator of /, the Internet's most complete archive of film camera user manuals.

Opinion: Ode to the 'happy accident' or why film photographers have more fun

Double-exposures, light leaks, color shifts from aging, misaligned frame advances – these all can be happy accidents. Sometimes the universe adds a gentle touch to your photos, sometimes it takes them away completely. It's all part of the fun of shooting film.

Fujifilm discontinues Velvia 100 in US after new EPA regulations

A new regulation in Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) prohibits the production and distribution of phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1), which Fujifilm says is found in the emulsion for Velvia 100 film.

Film Fridays: Pentax ES II - the simple camera used to capture one of rock and roll's most iconic photos

Stephen Dowling had the pleasure of running into Pennie Smith – the photographer behind the Clash's iconic 'London Calling' cover photo – at a concert in 2007. Lo and behold, she was shooting with the exact same camera she used nearly 30 years prior to capture one of rock's most famous photographs.

Film Fridays: Review & samples: a rehoused Lomo 40mm F4 for Leica M-mount

With limited quantities available and selling for roughly $350 (USD), this re-housed Lomo lens – from the brand PPP – offers a unique 'dreamy' output. Our pals over at 35mmc got their hands on an early model and have a full review and samples.

Video: Smarter Every Day shows the science behind film development

A visit to a film processing lab shows how film gets developed, scanned and corrected, for the Smarter Every Day YouTube channel. If you don't know how film works this video will show you. Spoiler: it isn't magic!

Video: Photographer uses a 4x5 large format camera and expired film for wildlife photography

Markus Hofstätter often uses analog photography techniques for portrait photography. The recent pandemic lockdown has allowed Hofstätter to explore the nearby nature and grow close with a local family of swans. He was able to turn his large format camera into a wildlife photography setup.

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Uncommon film formats & types

We've already discussed common film types, now it's time to take a look at the oddball film formats. From the discontinued to the hard-to-find, how many of these have you shot?

Film Fridays: How to shoot, develop and scan 110 film in 2021

110 film is a cartridge-based system first launched in the early 1970s. It's easier to work with than 35mm but offers a smaller frame size. These days, you can pick up a 110 camera for cheap. Even better: you can still buy 110 film cartridges, new. Here's a primer on shooting this whacky, wonderful format in 2021.

Film Fridays: A closer look at Konica Centuria Chrome, a film stock you've probably never used

Konica Centuria Chrome is a film stock from the late 1990s / early 2000s that we're guessing most folks have neither seen nor heard of before. But if you can get your hands on a roll, it's well worth running through your camera!

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Common film formats & types

In this edition of our beginner's guide to film photography, we'll go over the most common film types – from 35mm to large format – and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Film Friday: NFTs and film photography? It's not as weird a pairing as you might think

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) offer a way for artists to sell their work as a one-of-a-kind, digital-only piece, using a Blockchain to record the sale and provide proof of ownership. While the concept may be unfamiliar to many photographers, the process for 'minting' and selling your own NFT is easier than you may think.

Film Fridays: Life and times of a 1990's newspaper photographer in Russia

Roman Yarovitcyn spent the 1990's working as a newspaper photographer in Russia and shooting primarily on inexpensive Zenit-E cameras. Despite the shortcomings of his gear, the B&W images he created during this era are nothing short of mesmerizing.

Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials?

If camera companies want to truly compete with smartphones for relevance, they need to offer models that are as easy to use as a phone, but offer substantially better image quality.

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Which camera type is right for you?

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.

Film Fridays: A new shoe mount light meter -  meet the Keks EM-01

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.

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Less common camera types

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.

Interview: David 'Dee' Delgado’s love letter to New York City, shot on 4x5 film

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.

Hands-on with the new retro-chic Fujifilm Instax Mini 40

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.

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: 7 common camera types

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.

Film Fridays: Developing film at home - everything you need to know to get started

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

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.

Film Fridays: The Space Age-looking East German autofocus SLR that nearly was

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...

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