Articles tagged "film"

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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...

Street Candy Film announces new MTN100 black and white 35mm film

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.

Film Friday: A look back at the 'golden age' of biker messengers - as shot on a Rollei 35SE

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.

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Color slide film

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.

Film Fridays: battle of two Medium Format titans - Mamiya 7 vs. Makina 67

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.

Comparison Review: Can VueScan or SilverFast archive your film better?

Being cooped up inside doesn't mean you have to take a break from photography. If you've got negatives from way back when, what's the best software around to scan them? Check out our in-depth comparison to find out.

Video: A 1000 fps look at how a 16mm motion picture camera works

Have you ever wondered how a film motion picture camera works? The Slow Mo Guys YouTube channel is here to show us using an incredible 1000 fps 4K camera.

Film Friday: Voigtlander Bessaflex TM - the film SLR way ahead of its time

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.

Video: How to make a negative from peel-apart instant film

A lot has changed since Jake Hicks' excellent tutorial was written. Polaroid is now manufacturing instant film, again, and here's how you can make a negative from a print.

The absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Color print film

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.

Indisposable will develop, scan and send your film photos to your phone

Indisposable will process your film and send the scanned images directly to your phone via their app - as well as to you via email.

Film Fridays: Photographing Tokyo streets with a Hasselblad XPan panorama camera

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.

Filmulator is a straightforward open-source raw editor inspired by film development

Filmulator is an open-source raw editor designed to be simple and straightforward. The app has basic management tools and raw editing capabilities. Filmulator's tone curve enhances local contrast and perceived sharpness, similar in spirit to the stand development process for developing black and white film.

The Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: What you need to know -  B&W film

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.

Video: A behind the scenes look at the Ilford film factory in England

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.

Film Fridays: Don't buy a Soviet camera before reading this

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.

The Absolute beginner’s guide to film photography: Part 1 - Getting started

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.

Video: A behind-the-scenes look at how Kodak manufactures its film

Film-enthusiast website Studio C-41 takes us on a tour of the Kodak film plant in Rochester NY, with some behind-the-scenes footage of how film is made.

Photographer shares schematics for LIDAR-controlled film digitizer

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.

MiNT Cameras launches Kickstarter campaign for InstantKon SF70 instant camera, a modern take on Polaroid SX-70

MiNT Cameras has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its InstantKon SF70 instant film camera. It uses Fujifilm Instax square format film and includes manual and automatic functionality. MiNT hopes the SF70 captures the spirit of the classic Polaroid SX-70 while introducing improved modern functionality.

Video: How to make your own paper developer at home

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.

Stocking stuffers: Five film camera bargains

If you're looking to expand your 35mm camera collection for the holidays, here are five(ish) film cameras you can find at stocking-stuffer prices.

Makeshift beercan pinhole camera accidentally captures 'longest known exposure'

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.

Ilford to release the Sprite 35-II, a cheap, reusable 35mm point-and-shoot film camera

The compact point-and-shoot film camera is a tribute of sorts to the original Sprite 35 released back in the 1960s. It doesn't offer any manual controls or even a variable shutter speed, but at only $35, what do you expect?

Film Fridays: Nikkor 20mm F3.5 - taming the ultra-wide and defining a style

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.

Film Fridays: The humble, plastic Soviet-era cameras that summited Mount Everest

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.

VALOI 360 Kickstarter campaign promises affordable way to digitize film

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.

Buying guide: The best gifts for film photographers in 2020

From funky film stocks, to home developing and digitizing solutions, we think these are the best film photography gifts in 2020.

$20 film camera challenge: Minolta Riva Zoom 90EX - Dan Bracaglia

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.

Sample gallery and impressions: Lomography Fantome ISO 8 and Babylon ISO 13 BW films

We had a chance to check out Lomography's new super low ISO black and white Kino films. Have a look!

Buying guide: best Instax cameras in 2020 (updated)

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.

A photo history quiz tests the impact of color on guessing when images were captured

Does a photograph being color or black and white impact how we view it in the context of history? A new quiz/experiment aims to find out.

Film Fridays: Making and using a cardboard camera – adventures in pinhole photography

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.

Lomography introduces panoramic camera with liquid-filled lens

Fancy tea-filtered panoramics with the sprocket holes showing? If so, Lomography's new 35mm liquid-filled panoramic camera might be just what you're looking for.

Ilford Photo Darkroom Guide video series reveals printing techniques and more for beginners

The are piles of educational videos on the Ilford Photo YouTube channel for those wanting to get into black and white film photography and those who just need a refresher.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 review: the best easy-to-use Instax Mini model

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.

Negative Lab Pro 2.2 update brings rebuilt engine, new tools, LUT-based emulations and more to Lightroom

The negative conversion plug-in for Lightroom 6 and Lightroom Classic has received one of its biggest updates to date, including an editing engine rebuilt from the ground up, a slew of new tools and a LUT-based emulation option for Lightroom Classic users.

Film Fridays: Dreams come true - discovering a stash of untouched Soviet-era cameras

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.

Lime One is a compact, easy to use light meter you attach to your camera's shoe mount

German mechatronics engineer Johannes Heberlein has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his Lime One compact light meter. The light meter, designed for use with analog cameras, promises simple operation and real-time metering capabilities.

Film Fridays: Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F Review – a class act

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').

Film Fridays: Photographing Machu Picchu on a panorama film camera

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.

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