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 42mm F/1.2 H.Zuiko Auto-S Lens Review
The Fastest Half-Frame SLR Lens Ever Made
June 30, 2022A “dream” lens for a half-frame camera with all the bokeh you could ever wish for.— Dmitri.
Film Photography News — June 2022 Recap
Five New Colour Films of 2022 in Samples
June 29, 2022Check out samples of 5 new colour films of 2022 and learn how to get your hands on some today. Plus: more films launching soon and the new $20K film Leicas.— Dmitri.
Konica Big Mini BM-201 Camera Review
Another Cult Classic
June 26, 2022A beautiful Japanese point-and-shoot sporting an “auto-variable” flash, a sharp 35mm lens with macro/close-up, and a comfy viewfinder.— Dmitri.
How to Make Perfect Exposures on Film
June 22, 2022This guide to perfecting your exposures covers advice for both manual and point-and-shoot cameras.— Dmitri.
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.
Konica Big Mini BM-302 Camera Review
Better Than Ever
June 2, 2022A second-generation Japanese point-and-shoot 35mm film camera with 𝒇3.5 35mm lens. Excellent for up-close portraits and action shots.— Dmitri.
Film Photography News — May 2022 Recap
New Colour Film, “Betty’s Favourite!” TONS of Cameras, New Lomography Lens
May 31, 2022ORWO’ new colour film. Lomography’s Daguerreotype lens. Ektar H35 camera. £19 billion’s worth of unused photo gear. And “Betty’s Favourite!”— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
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.
What Is Exposure and How to Measure It
Learn About Stops of Light, EVs, and How to Apply Them to Your Photography
May 24, 2022This short article will help you understand two key concepts in photography: stops and EVs. You will also learn how to apply them.— 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.