All of Film and Chemistry — Page 2
70 Articles on Emulsions, Chemicals, Labs, and Why We Love ’Em
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.
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.
Fujifilm Neopan Acros Film Review
May 18, 2022Acros is a lovely medium-speed black and white emulsion. It features silky-smooth gradients with high-contrast shadows and expansive over-exposure latitude.— Dmitri.
Kodak Gold Film Review
Now Available in Medium Format!
May 2, 2022Throughout its 36-year history, this film was marketed as a cheaper alternative to Kodak’s professional portfolio films. This review explains why.— Dmitri.
Kodak Ektar 100 Film Review
“World’s Finest Grain”
April 20, 2022Kodak’s Ektar 100 is an exceptional emulsion. It stands apart from all other Kodak products in its colour rendition, dynamic range, and, of course, the grain.— Dmitri.
Ilford Ortho Plus 80 Film Review
A Black and White Film That Can’t “See” Reds
April 6, 2022Ilford Ortho Plus 80 is an orthochromatic black and white film. It has recently become available in 35mm and medium format for still photography.— Dmitri.
JCH StreetPan 400 Film Review
A Punchy and Versatile Black and White Emulsion With IR Sensitivity
March 28, 2022This film is a high-contrast, sharp, and fine-grained emulsion with a unique tonality. Made in Belgium, StreetPan is a former security camera technology brought to the world of analogue photography.— Dmitri.
Ilford XP2 Super 400 Film Review
A Black and White Film for C-41 Minilabs
March 13, 2022Ilford XP2 Super 400 is a monochrome film like no other. If you fancy shooting black and white film but got no means to develop at home, this is the one to use.— Dmitri.
Ultra-Long Exposures With Solarcan
A Long-Term Review of a Readymade Solargraphy Film Camera
February 16, 2022Solarcan is designed to take months- or years-long exposures on a rectangle of photosensitive paper through the science of lumen printing.— Dmitri.
Rebranded Film: Good or Bad?
🌈 7 Kinds of Film Labels + Their Role in the Analogue Photography Ecosystem
February 15, 2022Knowing who makes your film can help you understand the business you’d be supporting, and whether you can find that film in a year — or if it’s likely a short-lived release.— Dmitri.
Fujichrome Provia 100F Film Review
Fujifilm’s Premium Reversal Stock of 20 Years and Counting
February 8, 2022Fujifilm’s Fujichrome Provia 100F features accurate colour reproduction, ultra-fine grain, and a true-to-life contrast curve.— Dmitri.
29 Reasons Why Film Is Better Than Digital Photography
January 31, 2022This list is a giant collection of excuses to shoot film.— Dmitri.
Konica Color VX400 Expired Film Review
Stark Colours, Sharp, Crunchy Grain
January 17, 2022The history of Konica’s film manufacturing brand and a review of its ultra-sharp high-speed C-41 emulsion from the ‘90s.— Dmitri.
Kodak Ektachrome E100 Film Review
Back by Popular Demand
December 7, 2021The 2018 return of Kodak’s Ektachrome E100 transformed modern film photography. At last, this easy-to-shoot, ultra-sharp film is available in stores again.— Dmitri
CineStill 50D Film Review
Cinema Colour in a Little Blue Box
November 5, 2021A colour negative film full of character, 50D creates quality negatives and a unique colour palette at the cost of slow speed and some loss of detail.— Dmitri.
Kind of Blue
C-41 Blue Colour Casts and My Blue Moods
October 11, 2021The blue flows from navy to aquamarine; it folds in with oranges, reds, and yellows. This blue is the “King of Blue.”— marina_guarreschi.
Shooting Kodak Aerochrome vs. Lomochrome Purple
False Colour Film Comparison
September 12, 2021A colour film that can see things human eyes can’t. This in-depth field report and shooting guide compares Aerochrome to Lomochrome Purple — a cheaper “effect” film meant to simulate the results.— Dmitri.
Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire’s — and the World’s — Newest Film Lab
August 11, 2021A new film lab will open its doors in September 2021. Located near London, UK, the founders hope to create a hassle-free, community-oriented, eco-friendli(er) experience for the locals and beyond.— Dmitri.
Panorama Ridge on Lomochrome Purple
Field Test Report
August 8, 2021Panorama Ridge is a tough hike from the base of the Lake Garibaldi trail to the top of the nearby mountains.— Dmitri.
My Experience With Kodak EIR Film
July 22, 2021Analogue and alternative photography offers many avenues towards visual creativity. Infrared colour film creates one of those special opportunities to try something quite different than straight colour work.— Bob St-Cyr.