456 Film and Camera Reviews, Guides, Photo Essays
Film Photography News — March 2023 Recap
🌷XTRA: Pentax, Rollei, Polaroid, MiNT, DPReview, Chroma, VALOI, Dunkbot +1
March 23, 2023Instant Box Camera, a new Rollei “DTLR,” VALOI easy35, two new film cameras by MiNT, a new Instax camera, Dunkbot, Polaroid, Pentax, and more.— Dmitri.
Polaroid Green Duochrome Film Review
March 21, 2023Black & Green Duochrome is the latest Polaroid film that features wild, contrasty results that are guaranteed to make the heads turn — if used correctly.— Dmitri.
A Film Photographer’s Note-Taking App
FILM LOG Is a Digital Memo “Holder” for All Your Film Cameras
March 14, 2023This free app helps you remember which film’s inside your camera, take field notes, and archive your film’s entire journey on the cloud.— Dmitri.
Fujichrome Provia 400X Slide Film Review
Ultra-Fine Grain, Vivid and Accurate Colours at ISO 400 (Expired)
March 12, 2023Fujifilm Fujichrome Provia 400X gives the most detail and superior colour accuracy in an unrivaled ISO 400 colour reversal film package.— Dmitri.
Hasselblad XPan/Fuji TX-1 Pano Rangefinder Review
The One and Only
March 7, 2023Hasselblad XPan is a true panoramic rangefinder that makes the most of 35mm film.— Dmitri.
How to Store & Organize Film & Film Scans
March 4, 2023A tried and tested way to index and organize your negatives and film scans. Quick, easy, and effective.— Dmitri.
Shoot Polaroid 600 Film in SX-70 With Backlit Scenes
No Modifications, ND Filters, or Flash Needed
March 2, 2023If you know how light meters and dynamic range work, you may “hack” your SX-70 to use the incompatible Polaroid 600 film.— Dmitri.
Analogue WonderLab Film Printing Service Review
March 2, 2023Analogue Wonderland has just launched Professional Photo Prints. Geared specifically for film developed at the WonderLab, this service lets you see your images in print as soon as you get your negatives back.— Dmitri.
Film Photography News — February 2023 Recap
🍓 Aerochrome Conspiracies
February 28, 2023A new Aerocolor IV colour negative film source, Kodak P3200 peering into space, and Aerochrome conspiracies.— Dmitri.
Kodak Aerochrome — a Colour IR Film Guide & Review
“The Most Expensive Film Money Can Buy!” 💸
February 25, 2023Kodak Aerochrome is the only film of its kind — a false-colour infrared. This emulsion has been out of production for over a decade, and yet it’s still high in demand: as of this writing, a 24exp. 35mm film canister may cost you north of $250 or over $10 per frame.— Dmitri.
Mamiya U — an Ultra-Rare Compact 35mm Film Camera
February 16, 2023I came across Mamiya U compact 35mm film cameras by chance back in 2020. Its unusual design — a square window cut out within a plastic sphere for a round lens with a stark blue ring — screamed ‘80s Terminator chic. Unfortunately, every single copy sold had a disintegrated shutter button, amongst other issues.— Dmitri.
Kodak T-MAX P3200 Black and White Film Review
Box Speed Is the Best Speed
February 13, 2023Kodak T-MAX P3200 is an ultra-sensitive black-and-white negative film (when exposed at box speed) made for high-speed and night photography.— Dmitri.
Developing Colour Film as an Absolute Beginner
With CineStill Film Cs41 Powder Developing Kit
February 7, 2023Developing colour negative film has a lot of steps, but it’s surprisingly easy to get good results, especially when you got the right tools.— Dmitri.
Ricoh FF-1s Compact 35mm Film Camera Review
A Hidden Gem of a Lens in a So-So Body
February 4, 2023Ricoh FF-1 is a little-known compact full-frame 35mm film camera with foldable lens bellows. It features an excellent 35mm 𝒇2.8 lens at a wallet-friendly price.— Dmitri.
Fujifilm Fujicolor “Industrial” 400 Film Review
(業) 記録用 力ラーフィルム
February 2, 2023A high-speed, medium-grain discontinued (but still available) colour negative film with strong green-red saturation, good artificial light performance, and excellent shadow balance.— Dmitri.
Film Photography News — January 2023 Recap 🧣
New Film, a Dramatic Price Hike, and Upcoming P&S Progress
January 31, 2023Lomography's Simple Use Reloadable camera with LomoChrome Turquoise and LomoChrome Purple, MiNT camera works, Polaroid’s David Bowie film, and film prices up by 10.39%.— Dmitri.
How to Scan and Edit Film Without Changing Its Look
January 27, 2023A few proven ways to preserve your film’s colours and contrast during the scanning process.— Dmitri.
How to Use a Light Meter With a Film Camera
January 24, 2023A guide to using — and choosing between five light meter types (inc. free apps and built-in meters).— Dmitri.
Olympus LT-1 Camera Review
January 22, 2023LT-1 is a pocketable 35mm point-and-shoot camera with a 35mm 𝒇3.5 lens, autofocus, motorized film transport, and built-in flash, wrapped in one of four leather² colours.— Dmitri.
Notatki Poznańskie/Poznań Notes
January 20, 2023Poznań Notes is a visual journey through a Polish town during various seasons and moods. The images are often gritty with contrast, soft on focus, and dreamy (almost surreal) in nature.— Dmitri.