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.
Articles tagged "film-friday"
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 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 16:00
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
Sep 18, 2020 at 13:00
After hunting for the perfect budget film camera, DPR's Aaron Gold ended up pulling the trigger on a seemingly minty Minolta Maxxum 5, for under $20. But does it work? And how are the results? Find out in part two of our $20 film camera challenge!
Sep 11, 2020 at 13:00
It's neither difficult nor expensive to develop your own black and white film at home. Here's how to get set up for cheap, using common household items.
Aug 28, 2020 at 14:00
What were the most-produced 35mm cameras of all time, you ask? Perhaps the Argus C3, the Olympus Trip 35, or maybe the Nikon F? Not even close!
Aug 21, 2020 at 13:00
Can a decent, working film camera still be found for under twenty bucks? Aaron Gold investigates in part one of our $20 film camera challenge.
Aug 14, 2020 at 13:00
Take a trip back in time to an era of rock and roll when venues didn't restrict cameras, tickets cost no more than $6, ISO 200 film was considered 'fast' and standing ten feet away from David Bowie's thrusting hips was an ordinary Saturday night affair.
Aug 7, 2020 at 13:00
We're whittling down our list of best film SLRs for beginners and need your input! Vote now to help us decide which of these cameras will go into our buying guide.
Jul 31, 2020 at 13:00
With the resurgence of interest in film photography, premium compacts are fetching high asking prices on the secondhand market. This begs the question, are these (mostly) fantastic plastic pocket cams worth the asking price?
Jul 24, 2020 at 14:00
Loss is an inevitable part of the experience of collecting, using and appreciating old analog cameras. What can we learn from it?
From half-framers, to TLRs, to pocketable rangefinders, to the cult-classic and now impossibly-overpriced mju-II compact, Olympus' film camera portfolio is truly remarkable. Here are 10 classic Olympus film cameras worth celebrating.
Kodak Portra 800 is a wonderful and versatile color film. And any rumors of it being discontinued, we're pleased to report, are simply untrue. That's a good thing, because it's capable of producing lovely results in all sorts of conditions.
Jun 26, 2020 at 13:00
Here's a fresh take on a classic debate, or why both film and digital are awesome.
Jun 12, 2020 at 13:00
A lot of folks are snobby about mechanical cameras (us included), but are these gear/spring-loaded beauties really better than their electronic-controlled counterparts? We weigh the pros and cons of each.
May 29, 2020 at 14:00
Thinking about buying your first film camera? Great news, there's plenty of options out there! Here are 12 things to keep in mind when picking out your perfect analog companion.
May 22, 2020 at 14:00
What makes the Canon AE-1 so special to Editor Dan Bracaglia is its ability to connect him back to the childhood curiosity and excitement that originally made him fall in love with photography.
May 15, 2020 at 13:00
The Olympus mju-II / Stylus Epic is a highly-coveted film camera thanks to its sharp 35mm F2.8 lens, great metering/AF and pocketable/weather-sealed body. But these days the cost of one is just too darn high!
May 8, 2020 at 13:00
You’ve bought your first camera. You’ve bought some film. You’re ready to load up and start shooting. What could possibly go wrong? Lots of things, that's what! Here are some common mistakes to look out for.
May 1, 2020 at 13:00
The Nikomat FT2 is a heavy, overly-complicated, fingernail-destroying film SLR from the 1970s and is easily one of Nikon's most difficult cameras to use, ever. Still, one reviewer found reason to love this ugly duckling of a film camera.
Apr 24, 2020 at 13:00
Even if you can't get outdoors, there are plenty of ways to keep busy and to keep your photographic senses sharp. What follows are nine ways film photography lovers can stay occupied and have fun, all from the comfort and safety of their own home.
Apr 17, 2020 at 13:00
A dedicated 35mm photographer and medium format skeptic gets his hands on the lust-worthy Plaubel Makina 67 and finds lots to love about its design – and the format in general. But it's not all a bed of roses.
Apr 10, 2020 at 13:00
Setting up a fully-functional B&W darkroom is way easier and cheaper than you may think. Our pals over at 35mmc.com show you how to get printing for under $100.
Apr 3, 2020 at 12:00
The Olympus AF-10 Super is by all stretches of the imagination, a very basic film point and shoot with limited features. But sometimes limitations can inspire creative workarounds – and creative workarounds can lead to really interesting photos.
|Night Cycling in Amsterdam by gordzam|
|Flowers for the late Bob Date by Peter Del|
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|Easternmenue by chrisdo|
from Beer or Soda Bottles (2021 version)
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