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The Smallest 35mm Film Camera
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NFTs and Film Photography
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Analog.Cafe 5th Anniversary Edition Tees! 👚👕
September 28, 2022Now available at the store. And a story of how they were made.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Analog.Cafe Turns 5! 🎈
September 23, 2022A lot has changed since the first post went live on this website in 2017. Yet more is still to come.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Fujicolor Natura 1600 Film Review
Discontinued, Pricey, Yet High in Demand — Why?
September 21, 2022Natura is the highest box-ISO colour film ever sold. It produces natural colours and contrast via remarkably-fine grain.— Dmitri.
Jupiter-8 50mm F/2 Lens Review
A Cult Classic or a Cheap Soviet Knock-Off?
September 15, 2022Jupiter-8 is an old Soviet lens for M39 & Contax mounts with apertures of 𝒇2-22 and 50mm focal length. It’s relatively cheap and it can produce fantastic results.— Dmitri.
CineStill 400D Film Review
September 5, 2022400D is a medium-speed, high-resolution film, that renders natural colour with a slight mint-green cast and the signature red halos.— Dmitri.
Sample CineStill 400D 35mm Film Scans
File Download 📥
September 2, 2022This download contains three digital negatives of CineStill 400D, shot on Minolta TC-1 and scanned with PrimeFilm XAs (TIFF files, total 59MB). They are all 21MB, 1,330 × 2,000px, 16 bit per channel.— Dmitri.
Minox 35 EL Camera Review
The First Miniature Minox Camera for 35mm Film
September 2, 2022Minox 35 EL is the first model in the series of some of the smallest full-frame 35mm film cameras ever made.— Dmitri.
Film Photography News — August 2022 Recap
🤖 AI Film Cleaner, Camera Sale, New Film, New Camera, New Lab, and More!
August 30, 2022Help train AI to fix film negatives. New Polaroid film. New colour film. New instant film camera. Analogue Wonderland subscriptions. And Kodak makes EV batteries.— Dmitri.
The Smallest 35mm Film Camera Ever Made
Comparing Minox 35, Olympus XA, Rollei 35, Minolta TC-1, and Revue 35
August 24, 2022Minolta TC-1 is the smallest, though Minox 35 has an excellent spot in this category, so does Revue 35XE, being the lightest. — Dmitri.
Kodak Pro Image 100 Film Review
Kodak’s “Tropical” Colour Emulsion 🌴
August 20, 2022A relative newcomer to the North American market, Pro Image is Kodak’s low-cost alternative to Portra, Ektar, and Ektachrome with a few twists of its own.— Dmitri.
London in a Fishbowl
A Looking Glass, Unfamiliar Take on the Everyday
August 18, 2022An exploration of London's famous landmarks from the fish-eye-lens’ photographic perspective, what that means for the observer, and the tools that create this unusual view.— Danilo Leonardi.
Voigtländer Vitessa Series Review
Premium Full-Frame Fully-Mechanical Foldable Rangefinders, With 50mm 𝒇2.0
August 17, 2022An in-depth review of the premium German folding 35mm rangefinder camera series from the mid-1950s.— Dmitri.
Voigtländer Vitessa Camera Repair and Maintenance
A Short Guide for Light Home Repairs
August 15, 2022How to adjust the rangefinder, fix film transport, and other maintenance tips for this notoriously challenging mechanical camera.— Dmitri.
How to Recycle Used Polaroid Film Cartridges
August 8, 2022Polaroid film is made of hundreds of components. As a whole, it does not belong in a blue bin. But thankfully, used Polaroid film packs are easy to take apart and recycle (depending on your local facilities).— Dmitri.
Ilford HP5+ Film Review
A Standard of Versatility and Image Quality for Black and White Film
August 2, 2022Ilford HP5+ is one of the best-known films ever made. Tested: its versatility, ease of use, and image quality, wrapped in the context of the 90-year history.— Dmitri.
Film Photography News — July 2022 Recap
Film Prices 🔥, New Film, and “Instagram Is Dying”
July 26, 2022What’s happening with film prices? Also: new colour film coming soon, and social apps for film photographers.— Dmitri.
Film Prices Up by 3.52% Since Feb 2022
July 19, 2022Learn which films got pricier and which got cheaper in this summer’s Film Price Report.— Dmitri.
Kodak Portra 160 Film Review
Accurate Colours for Portraits and Landscapes; Pastels for Fun
July 18, 2022A film that can create beautiful images in various styles and settings but won’t tolerate messy exposures.— Dmitri.
FED 55mm f/2.8 Industar-61 L/D Lens Review
A Radioactive Beauty From the Soviet Union
July 15, 2022The Soviet FED 55mm f/2. 8 Industar-61 L/D is sharp, weird, and beautiful.— Dmitri.
Rollei Paul & Reinhold 100th Anniversary Film Review
An ISO 640 Black and White Film With a Lovely Contrast Curve
July 13, 2022A very pretty film canister with a contrasty emulsion inside. Great for moody, high-contrast shots.— Dmitri.