Film Profiles

We Shoot Polaroid Originals Duochrome Pink and Blue – Instant Film Profile

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Polaroid Originals recently brought back two fan-favorite films from the days of Impossible Project; Duochrome Pink and Duochrome Blue. These instant films use the same chemistry as the company’s black-and-white film, but substitute the white…

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Looking Back at Kodachrome – Kodak’s Most Famous Film and Why It’s So Special

2000 1125 James Tocchio

As the song says, everything looks worse in black and white, and if there’s only one color film that could make “all the world a sunny day,” it was Kodachrome. Or so it seems. Like…

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Fujifilm Provia 100F Slide Film Profile

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

Many people will tell you that there’s nothing as scary in film photography as shooting slide film. It’s harsh, unforgiving, and only for experts. With every shot, they say, slide film will either deliver you…

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Fujifilm Superia 1600 / Natura 1600 – Everything You Need to Know About This Super Fast Color Film

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Over the past few years, color film has never managed to grab me the way shooting black-and-white film does. I enjoy the depth of black and white images, the low cost and the process of…

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Eastman Kodak Double-X (5222) – a Cinematic Black and White Film

2000 1123 Josh Solomon

The word “cinematic” can be pretty vague. It’s one of those meaningless filler words that can be applied to anything and that tells you absolutely nothing about what you’re looking at. Oh look at this…

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Ilford Delta 3200 Film Profile – The Fastest Black and White Film Available Today

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

Paranoid about passing through six airports and their dreaded x-ray machines with a bag of unprocessed film, I read some advice – toss in a roll of high-speed film to better justify getting a hand…

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AgfaPhoto Vista Plus 200 – Film Profile

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Not every day is a Portra day. And this reality set in hard when my local camera store started charging $13 per roll of Portra 400 (back when they actually stocked it). I want to…

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Shooting Film Through Thailand with Dan Diaz

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Editor’s Note – James here. You may have noticed that we’re branching out from our usual gear reviews and opinion pieces. While those will still make up the lion’s share of posts here at CP,…

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Japan Camera Hunter Street Pan 400 – Six Months In

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It’s been more than six months since Bellamy Hunt (a.k.a. Japan Camera Hunter) brought a new black-and-white film stock to market, and while snide comments about Bellamy’s motives have popped up here and there, it appears that the film…

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AgfaPhoto Vista Plus 400 – Film Profile

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The world of photography gear is, to put it bluntly, confusing as hell, and it can be hard to know which lens, camera, and film, is right for you and your budget. It gets even…

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Ilford HP5 Plus – Black and White Film Profile

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We all know a knockoff when we see it. Fake Rolexes, certain Russian motorcycles, and pretty much anything bought off of a street cart in Hong Kong, these poor quality imitators just can’t match their real…

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Cinestill 800T Film Profile – Shoot Like Abrams, Allen and Tarantino

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Living in Los Angeles is a bit different than outsiders think. In the popular imagination, LA is a sprawling, steamy city teeming with lawyers, writers, and aspiring actors who live fast and chase dreams with…

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Why Fujifilm Superia 400 Should be Every Shooters First Film

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[Editor’s Note : One of the most common questions I’m asked is one that’s very difficult to answer. People who’ve never shot film want to know where to start. To find the answer to this question…

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Kodak Tri-X – Film Profile

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Guitarists have the Fender Stratocaster, soldiers the AK-47, and handymen the world over have WD-40. These products have become the standard bearers in their fields; tools of the trade that are so accomplished they need…

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