Articles tagged "film-friday"

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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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The $20 film camera challenge part 2: Saved by the Minolta Maxxum 5 - Aaron Gold

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!

Film Fridays: How to get started developing B&W film on a tight budget

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.

The two most-produced 35mm cameras of all time? You've probably never heard of them

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!

The $20 film camera challenge part 1: the hunt - Aaron Gold

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.

Film Friday: Photographing music legends of the 1970's and 80's

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.

Film Fridays: Help us pick the best beginner-friendly film SLRs

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.

Film Fridays: Are premium 35mm compact cameras a waste of money?

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?

Film Fridays: Requiem for all my broken 35mm cameras

Loss is an inevitable part of the experience of collecting, using and appreciating old analog cameras. What can we learn from it?

Film Fridays: 10 classic Olympus film cameras

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.

Film Fridays: Epson Perfection V600 review

The Epson V600 remains one of the most popular flatbed film scanners on the market. Revisit our review of this affordable and (mostly) easy-to-use option and see how its output compares to local lab scans.

Film Fridays: Kodak Portra 800 review

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.

Opinion: The film vs digital debate, settled, once and for all

Here's a fresh take on a classic debate, or why both film and digital are awesome.

Film Fridays: Defining the 'perfect' lens

What makes a lens 'perfect?' Is it a lack of distortion and aberrations? Is it measured by sharpness across the frame or the dreaminess of its bokeh balls? Can a 'flawed' lens be considered perfect? We've got some answers.

Are mechanical film cameras better than electronic?

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.

Film Fridays: Konica Hexar RF review

Is the Konica Hexar RF a suitable replacement for the Leica M7, especially for those craving an automated M-mount rangefinder? 35mmc's Hamish Gill has the answers.

12 Things Not To Do When Buying Your First Film Camera

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.

Canon AE-1: the gear that changed my (photographic) life, again and again

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.

Film Fridays: Olympus mju-II – a great camera but too expensive (for what it is)

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!

10 mistakes most first-time film shooters make (and how to avoid them)

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.

Film Fridays: Nikomat FT2 review - because photography isn't complicated enough

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.

Film Fridays: 9 analog photography ideas for isolation

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.

Film Fridays: Plaubel Makina 67 – The beginning and end of a journey into medium format

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.

Film Fridays: How to set up a darkroom and get printing for cheap

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.

Film Fridays: Olympus AF-10 Super - pushing the functional limits of a cheap point and shoot

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.

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