480 Film and Camera Reviews, Guides, Photo Essays
Konica Big Mini F Camera Review
Neither Over-Hyped nor Over-Priced 👌
June 6, 2023Konica Big Mini F is the top-tier film camera in the series of mid-level Japanese point-and-shoots that can be had for under $300.— Dmitri ☕️.
ORWO Wolfen NC 500 Film Review
A Film for the Summer ☀️
June 1, 2023This is a new German-made colour negative film. As many have pointed out, it delivers mixed results. I discuss how to get the best images with it at length in this post.— Dmitri ☕️.
Film Photography News — May 2023 Recap
7 New Films and a Book for the Summer
May 30, 2023Two new colour films from Reto, the return of the Street Candy, Ilford’s Ultra-Large Format program, WonderPAN, dubblefilm’s GLITCH, Foma Ortho 400, film cameras in space (again), new website features, and a new book! Plus: is film getting cheaper?— Dmitri ☕️.
Photography Through the Pandemic
A Book Review and Introspective
May 25, 2023Photography Through the Pandemic is a community photo book created by Holly Gilman and produced by 35mmc (Hamish Gill). It is dedicated to John Whitmore, who passed away unexpectedly as this book was being put together.— Dmitri ☕️.
Lomochrome Turquoise XR Film Review
With Exposure and Editing Tips
May 22, 2023Lomochrome Turquoise XR film is a false-colour emulsion that’ll make your skies appear orange and your skin blue.— Dmitri ☕️.
May 20, 2023Between Blocks is a collection of Polaroid frames filled with flowering plants of Vancouver, printed to scale across 100 pages in softcover, perfect-bound — limited to 500 copies.— Dmitri ☕️.
Pentax Espio Mini Camera Review
A.K.A. Pentax UC-1
May 18, 2023Pentax Espio Mini is a compact 35mm point-and-shoot camera with a 32mm 𝒇3.5 lens and a great close-up mode.— Dmitri ☕️.
Miranda Sensomat Japanese Film SLR Review
With the Waist-Level Finder & a M39 Lens Adapter
May 17, 2023Miranda Sensomat is a Japanese 35mm SLR with a versatile lens mount, swappable viewfinder, and great build quality at an affordable price.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kodak Portra 800 Film Review
May 13, 2023Kodak Portra 800 is the most accurate high-speed colour negative film made new today.— Dmitri ☕️.
PolaCon, an Instant Film Photography Convention
Live in NYC — May 19-21, 2023!
May 11, 2023What to expect from the upcoming PolaCon. Plus: a brief history of the event and the Instant Film Society that’s behind it.— Dmitri ☕️.
Sea to Sky With Olympus PEN FV & CineStill 400D
May 3, 2023An old friend came to visit my hometown, and we took off on a short road trip. I review the photos that turned out.— Dmitri ☕️.
Voigtländer Bessa-L Film Camera Review
A Pro-Grade Rangefinder-Type 35mm Film Body for Under $200
May 1, 2023Voigtländer Bessa-L is a relatively modern and lightweight rangefinder-style 35mm film cameras with a fast focal plane shutter for LTM|M39/M/C/S lens mounts.— Dmitri ☕️.
Film Photography News — April 2023 Recap
More New Film! (And Other Stuff)
April 25, 2023New film from Polaroid, Film Photography Project, and Film Ferrania. Updates from Lomography. Fujifilm suspends domestic film supplies.— Dmitri ☕️.
Polaroid Reclaimed Blue 600 Film Guide
Review and Shooting Tips
April 24, 2023Made from materials destined for a landfill, Reclaimed Blue is the most exciting film release to come out of Polaroid in my recent memory.— Dmitri ☕️, with images by Betty.
Polaroid Film Characteristic Curves
1st. Edition Printable PDF 📑
April 17, 2023Learn how Polaroid emulsion responds to light. Estimate your film’s dynamic range for optimal light and exposure settings.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kosmo Foto Mono 100 Film Review
A Medium-Contrast Black and White Film in a Pretty Box
April 16, 2023Kosmo Foto Mono 100 is a rebranded emulsion that rivals its OM’s reach and affordability. But the first thing everyone notices is always the box.— Dmitri ☕️.
Chinon Belami AF Point-and-Shoot Camera Review
April 13, 2023Chinon Bellami AF is an early pocketable point-and-shoot camera by a Japanese company that’s currently owned and operated by Kodak.— Dmitri ☕️.
How to Replace Light Seals on a Film Camera
Fix Light Leaks and Increase the Value of Your Old Rangefinder/SLR/TLR
April 12, 2023Learn how to fix light leaks and what they are. Easily service your film camera at home.— Dmitri ☕️.
Polaroid B&W SX-70 Instant Film Review
Better Than Colour
April 8, 2023Made for Polaroid SX-70 cameras. This review includes tips and experiments for better exposures.— Dmitri ☕️.
Industar-50 50mm 𝒇3.5 Lens Review
A Soviet M39 Pancake Lens for Miranda, Zenit, Pentax, and Praktica SLRs
April 8, 2023Industar-50 50mm 𝒇3. 5 lens is a compact Soviet-made lens with great creative potential and characteristic flaws.— Dmitri ☕️.