Russian-born Canadian, former Thai ex-pat. Infatuated by film photography, travel, motorbikes, climbing, weed, music, art, and science. Founder, editor, and web dev at Analog.Cafe. My day job is app engineering at a med-tech company in Vancouver.
Olympus f/1.8 F.Zuiko Auto-S Lens Review
The Middle of Everything “PEN”
October 15, 2021Versatile, a pleasure to operate, and capable of producing sharp images. You’d be hard-pressed to find a half-frame lens of this quality that isn’t Olympus from the same period.— Dmitri.
Website Update v2.1.0
Better Bookmarking, Navigation, and an Offline Mode
October 13, 2021Analog. Cafe’s website design has just been updated. If you notice any problems with it, please try refreshing the page. And if you find a bug, please report it! A big thank you to everyone who gave me feedback thus far. It helped immensely, particularly with this update.— Dmitri.
Working in Black & White
A Local Library Loan (Book Review)
October 3, 2021Overall, I found the book to be useful and an easy read. Though I would certainly expect more if it was republished in the 2020s.— Dmitri.
Film Photography News — September 2021 Recap
Ilford Wins Digital Camera Award (You Can Win Stuff Too), No More Reflex
September 27, 2021This month, Ilford’s new portable pop-up darkroom wins Digital Camera World Award at The Photography Show 2021 at the NEC, a happening described as a “sweet, SWEET irony,” by a prominent film Twitter patron, Dan K.— Dmitri.
How to Remove Dust and Scratches From Film Scans
Using Adobe Photoshop and Spot Healing Tool
September 23, 2021No matter how gingerly you may be handling your film, the chances are that dust and scratches are going to creep in, especially if you’re trying to restore an old archive. There are few ways to remedy these artifacts — some are software-assisted, others are scanning device-based or mechanical.— Dmitri.
Sample Damaged + Restored Film Scans
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September 23, 202126. 7MB 6784x4439 high-quality JPEG samples of damaged film and two repair techniques: via Photoshop’s Dust & Scratches tool and by hand with Photoshop’s Spot Healing Tool.— Dmitri.
Olympus f/2.8 E.Zuiko Auto-S Pancake SLR Lens Review
A 🥞 38mm Lens to Pocket Your Olympus PEN F/FV/FT SLR
September 20, 2021If you’re a lucky owner of an Olympus PEN half-frame camera and you’ve got this lens handy, you may be able to do the impossible: pocket your SLR!— Dmitri.
Light and Film
September 14, 2021Light and Film is one of those well-produced large-print hardcover lookbooks. But what I think really makes it valuable is the learnable material it is filled with.— Dmitri.
Shooting Kodak Aerochrome vs. Lomochrome Purple
Field Test Report: False Colour Film Comparison and Recommendations
September 12, 2021A colour film that can see things human eyes can’t. This in-depth field report and shooting guide comares Aerochrome to Lomochrome Purlpe — an emulsion made to simulate the infrared film.— Dmitri.
Sample Aerochrome and Lomochrome Purple Scans
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September 12, 202139. 5MB 1,408DPI 16 bit per channel uncompressed TIFF files from PrimeFilm XA scanner. Made using “slide media” mode with no adjustments/optimizations. These images were shot on Aerochrome colour infrared film and Lomochrome Purple — both processed in C-41.— Dmitri.