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.
Articles tagged "film-photography"
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 2, 2021 at 16:24
Disposable cameras are back in a big way. However, finding a place to develop a disposable camera can prove challenging. The company Snap offers subscriptions that include a disposable camera and film development services.
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 22, 2021 at 17:57
Intrepid, known for its 4x5 analog camera and other film photography equipment, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new compact Enlarger. The Enlarger uses a user-adjustable LED to keep its size and weight to a minimum.
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 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 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 18:58
UK-based Ilford has returned with a new-and-improved product, MULTIGRADE RC PORTFOLIO darkroom paper, after a challenging year.
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 13, 2021 at 17:21
Dora Goodman got her start customizing existing analog cameras. Since then, she and her team launched a company offering open-source designs for 3D printing cameras and selling customers 3D printed parts and fully assembled cameras.
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 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 9, 2020 at 21:31
The drinks-can solargram camera now comes loaded with papers that create a tinted image - with warm, cool and duotone options to spice up your long exposures
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.
videoOct 6, 2020 at 19:10
After a forced opening of Japanese ports to foreigners in the mid-19th century, foreign-owned photo studios began hiring local artisans to hand-color black and white images, leading to a boom in an industry that served to both inform and mislead outsiders about Japanese culture in the mid to late 1800s.
Sep 16, 2020 at 19:01
The latest CAMERADACTYL product can be used with just about any light source and digital camera.
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 2, 2020 at 19:53
Shooting on film doesn't mean you have to entirely eschew the benefits of more modern technology. MetaLog makes it easy to keep track of settings, locations and more for every film photo you capture.
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?
We used Nikon's ES-2 film adapter to digitize a variety of old films, including Kodak Tri-X and T400 CN, Fujifilm Neopan, Superia and Acros, and even Agfa Ultra. How well did it work? See the full resolution images in our sample gallery.
Nov 25, 2019 at 21:10
One-roll pre-measured kits to become available from the new Tetenal 1847 company, for those wanting a single dose of C-41 or E6 chemistry. A kit for paper is also on the way, as is tablet-form chemicals
reviewNov 1, 2019 at 13:00
The Epson V600 is a reasonably priced scanner aimed at analog film shooters. It's fairly easy to operate and capable of decent image quality, but still easily bested by scans from our local photo lab.
Oct 14, 2019 at 15:33
Based on the images Ilford Photo shared alongside the tweet, the film stock will come in four different formats and be released on October 24.
Jul 9, 2019 at 13:51
This modular, Frankenstein-looking camera can be tweaked and modded with various lenses and film backs to create countless combinations of DIY camera systems.
Jun 7, 2019 at 13:06
Got a hankering to shoot some film? Here are 10 great film camera that are priced right and easy to track down in good working order. From 70's SLR classics to odd-ball 80's compacts, we've found something for everyone.
May 14, 2019 at 14:56
Kono! has launched a new 35mm film stock as well as a unique Sixpack that features half a dozen of its various color-shifting films.
May 10, 2019 at 15:52
Fujiifilm Japan has announced that starting in June it will increase the price it charges distribution companies for some of its color films.
May 3, 2019 at 20:05
US film camera equipment store and distributor CatLABs has introduced its own brand of black and white negative film that it claims is unique and not available anywhere else.
Mar 21, 2019 at 16:07
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has teamed up with Kodak to release a beer that's capable of doubling as a film developer.
Mar 6, 2019 at 21:44
Dubble Film has announced it's changing film suppliers and subsequently changing the name of some of its film stocks.
Feb 15, 2019 at 20:54
Kosmo Foto has announced the release and opened pre-orders for its new Mono 120 black-and-white film.
Feb 10, 2019 at 22:19
CineStill's new powdered film development kits are easier to store, cheaper to ship and cost less than their liquid counterparts.
Jan 30, 2019 at 21:13
Lomography is cutting the 120 variety from the same sheets as its 35mm version of the repurposed German cinema film stock.
Jan 28, 2019 at 18:36
In a recent podcast, Kodak Alaris UK Quality Manager Andy Church said the company expects medium and large format versions of Ektachrome to hit shelves this summer.
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