English teacher who loves to travel, read, write, draw, play board games, and take photos.
A Pretty Little Half-Frame Review
July 7, 2021Canon Demi is the famous Japanese camera maker’s answer to the Olympus half-frame series. It features a fast 𝒇2.8 28mm lens and a unique exposure control.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Voigtländer Vito C / Revue 35XE
A Super-Light 175g/6.17oz 35mm Folder With 𝒇2.8 38mm Lens
January 12, 2021175g/6.17oz 35mm foldable zone-focus camera with glass 𝒇2.8 38mm lens and a remarkably well-made plastic body. This camera is known as Voigtländer Vito C, Revue 35XE, and Blada CA35.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
Specs and Usability, Plus: How It Holds Up to iPhone and Polaroid SX-70
August 31, 2020A complete camera and film review, including user guide, buying guide, and comparison to iPhone and Polaroid.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Film Photography News — July 2020 Recap
Kodak Asset Sale, Olympus Quits Making Cameras, Nikon Recall, Your Support
July 28, 2020Kodak’s assets’ sale, Olympus’ exit from the camera market, a major Nikon recall, and the Intrepid’s new LF camera.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
June 4, 2020Manufactured in the 1980s, this fully-automatic shooter features a unique autofocus mechanism, and a futuristic, for the time, design. The gadget packs quality, fast optics, and a reasonably-powerful flash into a pocketable, pleasing to hold and operate black plastic chassis.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Air Travel With Film
A Complete Guide on Packing, Airport Security, X-Rays, and CT Scanners
November 22, 2019Avoid loosing your film to X-Rays and CT scanners and your sanity to overzeaous gear selections on your next flight.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
A Tiny Rangefinder Review
October 15, 2019A tiny camera weighing a mere 225g and just over 100cm/4” on its longest side, Olympus XA fits an impressive 35mm F. Zuiko 𝑓2. 8-22 lens that can focus between 0. 9m and infinity. To this day, the original XA remains the smallest full-frame rangefinder camera.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Polaroid Land SX-70
An Exhaustive Review and a Definitive Shooting Guide
September 3, 2019Camera specs, user guide, hacks/mods, and accessories. Also: repair and maintenance, history, and a buying guide.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
A Beginner’s Guide to Film Photography
February 19, 2019Internet’s most complete film photography guide with all the basics you need to get started. Includes a free PDF.— Dmitri, with images by Betty and Joy Celine Asto +1.
With La Sardinia, a Bag of Candy, and a Handful Of Weed
February 5, 2019WFor five years, until mid-2018 I either travelled or lived in Asia. With an exception of a nine-month startup experiment in San Francisco, I’ve spent all of that time with my girlfriend (now, wife) Betty. Backpacking. After selling and tossing five cubic feet of things we didn’t really need from our former Toronto apartment, Betty and I moved to China.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.