How to Test Your C-41 Film Chemicals
Avoid Disasters and Maintain Quality Results With a Simple Snip Test
July 16, 2023Contaminated C-41 chemistry will yield you a blank roll. A simple snip test can easily prevent this.— Dmitri ☕️.
“Blend 35” — a New Flat-Brim Hat for Film Photography Lovers
July 14, 2023I designed a new piece of apparel for film photography lovers. It’s a flat-brim baseball-style hat with secret messages in the stitches.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kodak Retina IIa Camera Review
An Affordable, Foldable, Pocketable, German-Made Mechanical Rangefinder
July 13, 2023Kodak Retina IIa foldable rangefinder cameras were the legendary film manufacturer’s mid-century venture into high-quality cameras and optics.— Dmitri ☕️.
Arista C-41 Liquid Color Negative Dev Kit Review
$1 per Roll!
July 11, 2023In this review, I’ll cover the mixing process, how I ratioed the chemicals to effectively triple the yield, and how I safely disposed of the hazardous waste.— Dmitri ☕️.
Peak Design “Cuff” Camera Wrist Strap Review
Tested With 10+ Vintage Cameras Over 5 Years
July 8, 2023Peak Design’s “Cuff” camera wrist strap is comfortable, modular, and dependable. It’s been an essential companion for most of my 35mm film cameras, especially those that weigh 1-5lb.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kowa E Review — a Cheap Mechanical Fixed-Lens SLR
With a Leaf Shutter!
July 3, 2023If you need an SLR, don’t mind a fixed lens, and may like to use flash — this camera may be your best bet for under $100.— Dmitri ☕️.
Film Photography News — June 2023 Recap
Happy Camera Day! Celebrate W. New Camera, New Film, and New Techniques 🥳
June 29, 2023A new large format camera from ONDU, a modified SX-70 from MiNT that takes iType film, and a new film from CatLABS. There is also news from Analogue Wonderland.— Dmitri ☕️, with images by Daren Zomerman.
How to Shoot Macro Photos on an SX-70
The Foolproof Method Found After Shooting Over $2,000 in Polaroid Film
June 26, 2023SX-70 lens has better magnification than nearly any lens other than dedicated macros. All you have to do to make it a full, 1:1 macro is add on a simple close-up lens filter made especially for this camera.— Daren Zomerman.
Lux-Seconds, Stops, and Exposure Values Explained
Web App 📱
June 24, 2023Convert Lux-seconds to stops/EV values and back to better understand light meter readings and film characteristic curves. Includes definitions, formulas, and explanations.— Dmitri ☕️.
Frac Fleets on Film
June 22, 2023A walk through a hydraulic fracturing site with a Fujifilm disposable camera.— Peter Reilly.
Film Prices Up by 3.49% Since January 2023
Data & Resources
June 15, 2023The state of film prices in 2023. Plus: tools and guides for saving money on film.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kodak ColorPlus 200 Film Review
The Cheapest Colour Film on the Market
June 13, 2023Kodak ColorPlus is a relatively affordable 35mm film sold primarily in the US and Asian markets.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kodak UltraMax 400 Film Review
It ❤️ Loves the Sun and Doesn't Cost an Arm
June 11, 2023Kodak UltraMax 400 is a medium-speed, fine-grained mid-range colour negative film. It renders natural tones cheaper than Portra and works well with minilabs.— Dmitri ☕️.
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 ☕️.