Articles tagged "film"

Oldest existing Nikon I camera goes up for auction with original lens and case

The oldest known Nikon camera in existence has gone up for auction at WestLicht. This particular Nikon I, serial number 60924, was made in April 1948 and is the third camera produced by Nikon. Read more

Fujifilm gives us a glimpse of its upcoming Instax Square camera

FujiFilm has posted a teaser video featuring a quick look at its upcoming Instax Square 1:1 format camera. Read more

Collector's cache of Soviet-era camera prototypes stolen in Germany

A collector claims that his set of rare prototype cameras, some worth significant sums of money, was stolen at a train station in Berlin. Read more

Ansel Adams' Arca-Swiss 4x5 View Camera is the first of its kind at auction

One of Ansel Adams' 4x5 view cameras will be sold at auction for the first time. Heritage Auctions is looking for an opening bid of $35,000 but estimates the kit's value up to $100,000. Read more

This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens

3D modeler Amos Dudley has created a 35mm film camera using only 3D-printed parts, including a hand-and-machine polished resin lens. Read more

Fujifilm to introduce monochrome instax mini film

Starting October, Fujifilm will sell black-and-white film for its instant cameras and Share printer. Read more

'The Darkroom' bar for photographers to offer a photo studio, functional darkroom... and booze

A bar called ‘The Darkroom’ is planned for construction in Washington D.C., according to a local news report, and it’ll cater specifically to photographers. Read more

Video explains Kubrick's use of innovative camera tech when shooting Barry Lyndon

The British Film Institute (BFI) has published a video essay on how Stanley Kubrick used an extremely rare and fast Zeiss lens to achieve a unique look when shooting his movie Barry Lyndon. Read more

Dodging, burning... microwaving? A look inside Ansel Adams' darkroom

In a recent interview, Ansel Adams' son Michael gives a tour of his father's darkroom. While it's full of the traditional tools you might expect, Adams' darkroom and his printing techniques have a few unexpected touches. Read more

Photographer finds 1200 rolls of unprocessed film from 1950s

Levi Bettwieser of The Rescued Film Project has acquired 66 packages of undeveloped film from the 1950s, totaling an estimated 1,200 rolls. And he needs your help. Read more

20x24 Studio will stop producing Polaroid 20 x 24 film next year

The Polaroid 20 x 24 is facing extinction as the last company producing the large-format instant film, 20x24 Studio, has announced plans to stop production at the end of 2017. Read more

Ilford Photo announces ordering program for unusual sizes of sheet film

UK film manufacturer Harman Technologies is taking orders for unusual sheet and roll film sizes as part of an annual program. It aims to supply vintage camera owners with low volume and custom-sized Ilford Photo materials. Read more

End of an era: Fujifilm to discontinue FP-100C instant film

Fujifilm Japan has announced that it is to stop production of its FP-100C instant film that enthusiasts use in old Polaroid-type cameras. The film has only been available in the 3.25x4.25in size recently, but it has been keeping vintage cameras clicking since Polaroid stopped production itself. Read more

Surrealism and intimacy: fine art portraiture with Fritz Liedtke

Pacific Northwest native Fritz Liedtke strives to create fine art portraiture that tells a story through lighting and focus. With years of work spanning the use of 4x5 cameras, DSLRs and Lensbaby lenses, Liedtke's work often has an air of both surrealism and intimacy. In this video, find out more about Liedtke's approach to personal projects and portraiture in general. Read more

Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera

Kodak has announced that it is to launch its first new Super 8 cine camera in over thirty years, with a model that mixes analogue and digital technology. The new camera, which doesn’t appear to have a name other than Kodak Super 8 Camera, will record its movies on normal Super 8 film cartridges but uses a digital LCD flip-out panel as viewfinder. Read more

Meta35 pulls metadata from film cameras

Promote Systems has introduced its new Meta35 dongle and software, which together allow certain compatible film cameras to be connected to a laptop for metadata transfer. Supported film cameras include the Canon EOS 1V, Nikon F5, F6, F100, N90 and N90s, and the Minolta Maxxum 7 and 9. Read more

Impossible launches B&W 2.0 quick-process instant film for 600 series cameras

Instant film manufacturer Impossible has launched what it calls a Generation 2.0 film called B&W 2.0. The company claims it's not only sharper and clearer than previous Impossible products, but also develops much quicker. The new film is the result of a new chemical formula for Impossible that has been developed by former Polaroid research chemist Stephen Herchen. Read more

Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup

Back in January 2013, Lomography announced that it would be releasing a color negative film called Lomochrome Purple, which was based on Kodak's Aerochrome. With that film, photographers could capture images with shifted colors skewed towards the presence of purple. Today the company has made a follow-up announcement, introducing the Lomochrome Turquoise XR 100-400. Read more

Ferrania to restart film production in still and movie formats

Italian film and camera brand Ferrania is set to come back to life after a Kickstarter fundraising project reached its target with over two weeks left to run. A company called FILM Ferrania will use the money raised to re-commission and redesign existing machinery from closed sections of the Ferrania factory to begin the manufacture of film. Initial production will be for 35mm and 120 roll formats for stills, and Super 8 and 16mm movie film. Learn more

Epson launches Perfection V850 and V800 multi-format film scanners

Epson has announced a pair of high-end flatbed scanners that are capable of digitizing film in sizes of up to 10x8in. Replacing the Epson Perfection V750 and V700, which were introduced in February 2006, the Epson Perfection V850 and V800 will feature the same specification as the previous models, but will benefit from faster start-up and lower power consumption. Read more

Hollywood studios strike deal to keep Kodak movie film in production

A group of big name Hollywood directors has nudged studio executives into talks with Kodak, negotiating a deal that would keep the company's movie film in production. With support from the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and J.J. Abrams, the deal would see studios commit to buying a certain amount of film from Kodak for the next few years. Read more

Instant-print maker Impossible has added a new line to its ‘special’ and ‘limited’ editions with a 600-type film that features a colored frame surrounding the image area. 

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Check out this stop motion film made from 852 different Instagram users

From a landmark to a subway station, this crowdsourced video takes you on a journey.

Ilford opens US lab to meet demand for black and white film development

While digital has truly swamped film for most common purposes, demand for black and white film development and printing is sufficient that ILFORD has expanded its processing and printing service to include a mail-order lab in San Clemente, California. Unlike most local labs, ILFORD's service offers black and white printing on silver gelatin photo paper.

17 signs that you were alive before digital photography

Feeling old? Photoshelter has published a humorous list of 17 signs that you were around before digital photography became the norm. For those of us who were, the list is a nostalgic look at some tools and accessories that have fallen into disuse, as well as a reminder, possibly, that some things remain useful, even in the digital age. If you're too young to remember anything before digital, you should take a look at the list anyway. You might learn something. 

The Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner sends analog negatives to most smartphones.

Videos wanted for International Smartphone Film Festival

The event, hosted in Seoul, South Korea, calls for short smartphone movies from around the world.