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Articles tagged "film"
Apr 30, 2021 at 14:00
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.
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.
reviewFeb 17, 2021 at 15:00
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.
Feb 16, 2021 at 17:24
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.
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 7, 2021 at 18:34
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.
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 30, 2021 at 19:10
Indisposable will process your film and send the scanned images directly to your phone via their app - as well as to you via email.
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 25, 2021 at 17:16
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.
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 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.
videoJan 7, 2021 at 14:31
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.
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.
MiNT Cameras launches Kickstarter campaign for InstantKon SF70 instant camera, a modern take on Polaroid SX-70
Dec 22, 2020 at 18:14
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.
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.
camera newsDec 16, 2020 at 14:00
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?
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 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.
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 28, 2020 at 21:59
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.
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.
Oct 22, 2020 at 17:05
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.
videoOct 19, 2020 at 23:14
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.
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.
Negative Lab Pro 2.2 update brings rebuilt engine, new tools, LUT-based emulations and more to Lightroom
Oct 9, 2020 at 15:34
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.
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 7, 2020 at 17:37
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.
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.
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