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“Blend 35” — a New Flat-Brim Hat for Film Photography Lovers
July 14, 2023I designed a new piece of apparel for film photography lovers. It’s a flat-brim baseball-style hat with secret messages in the stitches.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kodak Retina IIa Camera Review
An Affordable, Foldable, Pocketable, German-Made Mechanical Rangefinder
July 13, 2023Kodak Retina IIa foldable rangefinder cameras were the legendary film manufacturer’s mid-century venture into high-quality cameras and optics.— Dmitri ☕️.
Arista C-41 Liquid Color Negative Dev Kit Review
$1 per Roll!
July 11, 2023In this review, I’ll cover the mixing process, how I ratioed the chemicals to effectively triple the yield, and how I safely disposed of the hazardous waste.— Dmitri ☕️.
Peak Design “Cuff” Camera Wrist Strap Review
Tested With 10+ Vintage Cameras Over 5 Years
July 8, 2023Peak Design’s “Cuff” camera wrist strap is comfortable, modular, and dependable. It’s been an essential companion for most of my 35mm film cameras, especially those that weigh 1-5lb.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kowa E Review — a Cheap Mechanical Fixed-Lens SLR
With a Leaf Shutter!
July 3, 2023If you need an SLR, don’t mind a fixed lens, and may like to use flash — this camera may be your best bet for under $100.— Dmitri ☕️.
Film Photography News — June 2023 Recap
Happy Camera Day! Celebrate W. New Camera, New Film, and New Techniques 🥳
June 29, 2023A new large format camera from ONDU, a modified SX-70 from MiNT that takes iType film, and a new film from CatLABS. There is also news from Analogue Wonderland.— Dmitri ☕️, with images by Daren Zomerman.
Lux-Seconds, Stops, and Exposure Values Explained
Web App 📱
June 24, 2023Convert Lux-seconds to stops/EV values and back to better understand light meter readings and film characteristic curves. Includes definitions, formulas, and explanations.— Dmitri ☕️.
Film Prices Up by 3.49% Since January 2023
Data & Resources
June 15, 2023The state of film prices in 2023. Plus: tools and guides for saving money on film.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kodak ColorPlus 200 Film Review
The Cheapest Colour Film on the Market
June 13, 2023Kodak ColorPlus is a relatively affordable 35mm film sold primarily in the US and Asian markets.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kodak UltraMax 400 Film Review
It ❤️ Loves the Sun and Doesn't Cost an Arm
June 11, 2023Kodak UltraMax 400 is a medium-speed, fine-grained mid-range colour negative film. It renders natural tones cheaper than Portra and works well with minilabs.— Dmitri ☕️.
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