Film and Chemistry
79 Articles on Emulsions, Chemicals, Labs, and Why We Love ’Em
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.
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.
Kodak Portra 800 Film Review
May 13, 2023Kodak Portra 800 is the most accurate high-speed colour negative film made new today.— 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.
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.
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.
Rollei RPX 400 Film Review
A Versatile, Affordable Medium-Speed Monochrome Film of Mysterious Origins
April 2, 2023This film is an excellent value for the money: it has a wide dynamic range, renders fine grain, and is available in bulk. But it needs a thoughtful process for the best results.— Dmitri.
Polaroid 600 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SantaColor 100 a.k.a. Kodak Aerocolor IV Film Review
a.k.a. Luminar 100 a.k.a. Film Electra 100 a.k.a. Film Washi X
January 12, 2023SantaColor 100 is Kodak Aerocolor IV 2460 — a FRESH fine-grained medium contrast colour negative film in 35mm, packaged in recycled cardboard boxes.— Dmitri.
Kodak Portra 400 Film Review
“World’s Finest Grain at 400 Speed”
December 15, 2022Kodak Portra 400 is a premium colour negative film with excellent colour reproduction qualities and outstanding dynamic range.— Dmitri.
Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 400 Film Review
A Medium-Speed Colour Film, Available at Your Local Drugstore
December 8, 2022Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 400 is a medium-speed C-41 emulsion, widely distributed across North American drugstores.— Dmitri.
New Classic EZ 400 Film Review
An Affordable, Flexible, Medium-Speed Monochrome Film With 40% Less Plastic
November 16, 2022New Classic EZ 400 is a medium-speed black-and-white film with plenty of sharpness, medium contrast and somewhat chunky grain.— Dmitri.
Ilford FP4 Plus Film Review
Versatile, Fine-Grained, Affordable
November 14, 2022Ilford FP4 Plus is a classic emulsion with fine grain, impressive dynamic range, and extra-smooth gradients at ISO 125.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Fujifilm Fujichrome Velvia 50 Film Review
Incredible Detail With Vivid Reds and Blues
October 21, 2022Fujifilm’s Fujichrome Velvia 50 is a premium high-definition slide emulsion from Japan. It features accurate colours and some of the finest and sharpest grain on positive film.— Dmitri.
Ilford Delta 400 Film Review
Fine Grain, Complex Contrast
October 5, 2022Ilford Delta 400 is a medium-speed, relatively fine-grained medium-contrast black and white film.— Dmitri.