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.
July ‘21 Community Letter
My Book, Dropped In/Out Film, Gadgets, and a Festival
July 27, 2021Fuji discontinues Velvia, Ilford increases prices. Plus: A new photo book, new film, a new light meter, a new film machine, and a new film photography festival.— Dmitri.
Bolsey “Model C”
User Guide + Review
July 25, 2021An in-depth review & user guide of the only 35mm TLR camera ever created that is also a rangefinder.— Dmitri.
Kodak Tri-X 400 — for Film to Digital Workflows
Black and White Film Review
July 18, 2021Tri-X is a unique film in that it requires no post-scanning adjustments for most well-exposed frames, at least when developed in Ilford DD-X. Once you get your negative digitized, it’s usually enough to just invert it. No normalization, no contrast adjustments, no sharpening required.— Dmitri.
July 15, 2021A book by Madeleine Ostoja that explores life in New Zealand’s capital through film in black and white square print.— Dmitri.
Summer 2021 Film Prices
Believe It or Not, Shooting 35mm Film Got a Little Cheaper
July 9, 2021Find out which film stock got cheaper or costlier, and by how much. Plus: insights and trends for emulsion prices in 2021.— Dmitri.
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.
June ‘21 Community Letter
6 New Films, New Book Coming, Fujifilm Hackers, New Logo and Film Shortages
July 1, 2021This month’s letter is a little late — sorry about that. I’ve been busy home-printing a new photo book about my recent trip to Russia.— Dmitri.
June 14, 2021In his book/zine, Steve’s high-contrast monochrome photographs offer a view of the things that look slightly out of place — amongst the ordinary. — Dmitri.
409,200,000 Pixels With Adox CMS 20 II
June 11, 2021An experiment to test the resolving power of the world’s finest-grained black and white film for 35mm.— Dmitri.
The Best Resolution (DPI) for Scanning Film
June 7, 2021Get the optimal resolution for scanning 35mm, 120, and large format film for the Web, print, and archiving.— Dmitri.