Articles tagged "film-friday"

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Film Friday: How one photographer revived a human-sized scanner to scan his ultra-large format wet plate photos

Markus Hofstätter Is no stranger to massive DIY photo projects, but his latest one took three months to complete and resulted in bringing back to life a massive scanner that he now uses to scan his ultra-large format photographs.

Film Friday: Reviewing the iS-300, one of Olympus' last ZLR 35mm bridge cameras

It might not offer the super zoom capabilities of today’s digital bridge cameras, but Olympus’ iS-300 ZLR camera had a lot to offer in a relatively compact form factor for film photographers wanting a range of focal lengths on the go.

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.

Film Friday: This rare Leica 16mm prototype camera is expected to fetch over $3M at auction

Over sixty years after this camera was prototyped at its headquarters in Wetzlar, Germany, a collection of various prototype models and components is expected to go up for auction at the 40th Leitz Photographica Auction.

Film Friday: Japan Camera Hunter goes hands-on with the Fujifilm's medium format point-and-shoot, the GA645ZI

Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter takes a thorough look at the pinnacle of Fujifilm's medium format point-and-shoot series, the GA645ZI, which was originally released back in 1997.

Film Friday: The 10 quirkiest compact film cameras that made it to production

Kosmo Foto has rounded up a list of some of the strangest film cameras to ever go into production.

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.

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.

Film Friday: Chroma Cameras shares details of its new Six6, Six12 modular medium format cameras

The new Six9 and Six12 from Chroma Cameras are a pair of modular medium format cameras that can shoot various medium format aspect ratios using interchangeable back plates and custom lens cones for adapting older lenses.

Film Friday: Building a custom 6x9 camera using an old Zeiss camera and 47mm Schneider-Kreuznach lens

For this week's installment of Film Friday, we take a look at an article from Dirk Fletcher, shared on 35mmc, that shows how he built one of his latest custom cameras, a 6x9 medium format camera with a 47mm Scheider-Kreuznach lens.

Film Friday: Adox announces Color Mission, a new 200 ISO 35mm color film stock whose profits will help fund R&D for future color emulsions

All profits from this film stock will be used to research and develop future color emulsions the company hopes to have out within the next four years.

Film Friday: How one photographer built a darkroom from scratch in the corner of her barn

For this week's edition of Film Friday, we're featuring an article from Katia-Louise Cooper, wherein she explains how she built a darkroom from the ground up in the corner of a barn on her farm.

Film Friday: Light Lens Lab shows off its new 35mm F2 collapsible lens for Leica M-mount and screw mount cameras

Chinese lens manufacturer Light Lens Lab has shown off a prototype of its forthcoming 35mm F2 collapsible lens, which is set to be released in the coming months for the Leica L39 screw mount.

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.

Film Friday: Is the 'new' Fujifilm 200 film just rebranded Kodak Gold 200? Is sure looks like it

An eagle-eyed Redditor has pointed out that Fujifilm's 'new' Fujicolor 200 film stock has very similar color characteristics as Kodak's Gold 200 color negative film, suggesting the recent release might well be white-labeled Kodak film.

Film Friday: A pseudo-review of the FED 6TTL, an electronic-shuttered Soviet rangefinder that never made it to production

If you don't remember the FED 6TTL, you're not alone. While the camera made it through various stages of prototyping, production of the then-groundbreaking camera never started due to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Film(ish) Friday: An honest look at the 2nd-generation Pixii M-mount digital rangefinder

It's Film Friday! Well, kind of. Hamish Gill, founder of 35mmc, has written a detailed review of his time with Pixii's second-generation Pixii camera, a 26MP APS-C M-mount camera that offers something of the classic film-era rangefinder experience at half the cost of a digital Leica.

Film Friday: The film photography community has a math problem

Writing on, film photographer Matthew Wright shares a thoughtful essay on why many of the problems faced by film photographers actually come down to economics and mathematics.

Film Friday: Solarcan Puck is a compact solargraph camera in a can the size of a burger

Solarcan has managed to dramatically shrink its Solarcan into an even smaller form factor. It’s not yet available to purchase, but you can get one via Solarcan’s Black Friday special.

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: 'Photography through the Pandemic' showcases work of film photographers worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic

A new photo book, titled Photography through the Pandemic, showcases work captured by film photographers from around the world throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Film Friday: A 20-year review of the Lomo LC-A, the camera that started the Lomography revolution

Despite being a copy of a model from a far more popular manufacturer at its time of release, the Lomo LC-A has become an iconic camera in film photography culture and was the catalyst for the experimental 'Lomography' movement.

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.

Analogue WonderLab is a new women-led film processing and scanning lab based in the UK

United Kingdom-based film photography retailer Analogue Wonderland has launched its female-led film processing and scanning lab, WonderLab.

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.

Film Friday: Meet the Olympus OM-X, a modular, prototype camera that was meant to be the OM-1

Stephen Dowling, founder of Kosmo Foto, shares the details of the OM-X, a prototype camera Olympus had planned on releasing before 'technical difficulties' during production led them to releasing the OM-1.

Film Friday: More information about how NoColorStudio developed its new 'No. 5' emulsion

Did our coverage of new film emulsion No. 5 last month pique your interest? Arnas Špaka, the creator of NoColorStudio, shares how the initiative's first film stock came to fruition, speaking to our friends at 35mmc.

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: A look at one of the Soviet Union's first SLR cameras, the KMZ Start

While not known by much of the west until after the fall of the Berlin Wall, production of the high-end KMZ Start totaled 75,000 units and actually beat the Nikon F to market. Click through to learn more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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