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.
July 11, 2022This book is mostly good, though it certainly isn’t perfect. Best suited for beginners with realistic expectations from a 200-page print with lots of full-colour illustrations.— Dmitri.
Polaroid SX-70 Colour Film Review
The Only ISO 160 Colour Instant Film in Production
July 9, 2022This is the only colour film for unmodified Polaroid SX-70 cameras. It’s tricky, but I love it.— Dmitri.
Olympus 42mm F/1.2 H.Zuiko Auto-S Lens Review
The Fastest Half-Frame SLR Lens Ever Made
June 30, 2022A “dream” lens for a half-frame camera with all the bokeh you could ever wish for.— Dmitri.
Film Photography News — June 2022 Recap
Five New Colour Films of 2022 in Samples
June 29, 2022Check out samples of 5 new colour films of 2022 and learn how to get your hands on some today. Plus: more films launching soon and the new $20K film Leicas.— Dmitri.
Clusters of Discrete Dots
Photographing Hammersmith Bridge on Sub-Miniature Film
June 28, 2022Exploring architectural photography on 110 film format with Minolta 110 Zoom SLR mark II subminiature camera.— Danilo Leonardi.
Konica Big Mini BM-201 Camera Review
Another Cult Classic
June 26, 2022A beautiful Japanese point-and-shoot sporting an “auto-variable” flash, a sharp 35mm lens with macro/close-up, and a comfy viewfinder.— Dmitri.
How to Make Perfect Exposures on Film
June 22, 2022A guide to perfecting exposures. It covers advice for both manual and point-and-shoot film cameras.— Dmitri.
Agfa Vista 200 Film Review
The (Expired) Classic Colour Film of the 2010s
June 10, 2022Agfa Vista films were my favourite choice for colour 35mm emulsions in the late 2010s — until they were unceremoniously discontinued in 2018.— Dmitri.
Konica Big Mini BM-302 Camera Review
Better Than Ever
June 2, 2022A second-generation Japanese point-and-shoot 35mm film camera with 𝒇3.5 35mm lens. Excellent for up-close portraits and action shots.— Dmitri.
Film Photography News — May 2022 Recap
New Colour Film, “Betty’s Favourite!” TONS of Cameras, New Lomography Lens
May 31, 2022ORWO’ new colour film. Lomography’s Daguerreotype lens. Ektar H35 camera. £19 billion’s worth of unused photo gear. And “Betty’s Favourite!”— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Adox Color Mission Film Review
Grainy Colour Magic
May 26, 2022Adox Color Mission is a brand-new C-41 emulsion distributed by a prominent German film manufacturer. Characterized by chunky grain along with vivid yet well-balanced colour renditions. — Dmitri.
What Is Exposure and How to Measure It
Learn About Stops of Light, EVs, and How to Apply Them to Your Photography
May 24, 2022This short article will help you understand two key concepts in photography: stops and EVs. You will also learn how to apply them.— Dmitri.