35mm Film

Cleaning, Storing, and Repairing Your Classic Camera

2448 1377 Charlotte Davis

Unlike the digital camera market, which is saturated with brand new products and the support network needed to fix them, film cameras can be rare and precious and expensive to fix. That’s why it’s important…

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Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros II is Coming – New Black-and-White Film in 2019

1809 1602 James Tocchio

Fujifilm Japan has just announced a new black-and-white film, Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros II, and that it will be available in 35mm and 120 formats beginning in the fall of 2019 (the full press release…

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Making Film Soup with Elzi Boba – Featured Photophile No. 019

2637 1483 James Tocchio

I see a lot of photos in my role here at the site. I understand most of them. I can read the light and intuit some of the work that went into making them. But…

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Nikon Nikonos V Camera Review

2400 1350 James Tocchio

In April of 1984, Nikon released their final and most advanced manual-focus underwater camera, the Nikonos V. For nearly twenty years it would stand as the most successful underwater and all-weather camera that Nikon (or…

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Ricoh GR1v Film Camera Review

2800 1575 James Tocchio

Ricoh’s user manual describes the GR1v in the typically understated fashion used by many Japanese companies as an “Ultra Slim 135 Film Format AF Camera.” And it’s certainly all of that. It’s also gorgeous, solidly…

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Astronaut Ed White, the First American Space Walk, and the Camera He Used

2400 1600 Cheyenne Morrison

I was seven years old the day that Neil Armstrong took that famous “giant leap for mankind” upon the Moon. I vividly remember taking the day off from school so that we could watch this…

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Yashica T4 – A Hype-free Review of a Decent Film Camera

2800 1575 Josh Solomon

Blown out portraits of swimsuit supermodels. Hashtagged and upvoted shots of trendy streetwear-covered, moody-looking youngsters. A price tag that makes hypebeasts and unscrupulous camera flippers alike lick their lips. You know which camera I’m talking…

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Ilford Simplicity Black & White Film Developing Starter Pack Review

2800 1575 James Tocchio

I was recently given a relatively new product made by Ilford, a one-time-use black-and-white film development chemical kit called the Simplicity Starter Pack. This kit comes with all the chemicals a shooter will need to…

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Where Have All the High ISO Color Films Gone?

2800 1575 Charlotte Davis

For my thirteenth birthday I was given a Canon Sureshot 105 Zoom camera and a booklet explaining, among other things, how to load the film, frame a photo correctly, and shoot without getting your fingers…

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Shooting Berlin with Lomography’s Berlin Kino 400 Black-and-White Film

2560 1689 Jeb Inge

The German language lost one of its best ambassadors when Bruno Ganz died earlier this year. The Swiss actor was a mainstay on both stage and screen, with more than a hundred credits to his…

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Five More Affordable Rangefinder Film Cameras for 2019

2200 1238 Jeb Inge

Two years ago we tried to help budget-conscious photographers by publishing a list of excellent but affordable rangefinder cameras. Today, as more and more people begin to understand the historical importance and to appreciate the…

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The AF Nikkor 24mm F/2.8D is Nikon’s Best Value Wide-Angle Lens

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

A little more than one year ago, while preparing to emigrate to Europe, I decided to put together a proper kit that could shoot nearly any type of photo. I settled on a Nikon F100…

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The Contax T2 – Searching for Value Amongst the Hype

2800 1575 Aaron Stennett

While many cameras have gone from unknown to idolized as a result of the film renaissance, the Contax T2 stands shoulders above the competition. In terms of the sheer hype it has received in the…

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Kodak Pro Image 100 is Coming to North America – Here’s Our Review

2000 1338 Jeb Inge

I’m on top of the mountain Kehlstein in Obersalzburg, Germany. Nestled about thirty minutes west of Salzburg and fifteen minutes east of the more famous Berchtesgaden, Obersalzburg has the dubious legacy of being the Alpine…

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