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  1. Olympus Mo(ur)ns

    28 Jun 2020
    ‘Exquisite Design’ from the OM-D microsite (Source: Olympus) Olympus is soon-to-be no more. Although the news out of Tokyo is that a memorandum of understanding has been signed to ‘transfer’ ownership of Olympus’s camera arm to another company, Japan Industrial Partners, this is essentially the end of the line for…

  2. Great X-pectations: Fujifilm X100V

    05 Feb 2020
    The new Fujifilm X100V — Image: Fujifilm Fujifilm’s new products and a look back at the X100 Fujifilm have just announced a slew of new products live from their X Summit 2020 at the House of Photography in London (a sort of Fujifilm experience/concept store in Covent Garden). Most noteworthy…

  3. A New Ortho-doxy: Ilford Ortho Plus 80 35mm Film

    04 Feb 2020
    My first roll of Ilford Ortho Plus 80 Ilford Ortho Plus 80 in 35mm — Image: Ilford Photo Any year which brings brand-new photographic films onto the market in the 21st century is a good year. Over the past 12 months, film photographers were lucky enough to see Kodak Ektachrome…

  4. Ektachrome’s Revival Continues

    29 Jan 2020
    Ektachrome E100 in 120 I came of photographic age at the very end of the analogue era. Sadly, this was during the Great Emulsional Purge that began in the mid-2000s. When I started shooting film, you could easily pick up a MJU-II for less than a pineapple (that’s $50) or—in…

  5. How Samsung Brought My iMac Back to Life

    28 Oct 2019
    It’s often hard to like technology, but I have no qualms loving my iMac. By today’s standards, it is venerable. It’s a late-2012 27” model, meaning it was the first to do away with an optical drive and adopt the super-thin design that’s still current today.  In fact, Apple classes…

  6. Third Time (un)Lucky?

    26 Oct 2019
    Fujifilm X-Pro3 in “Titanium Silver” Fujifilm has announced their third X-Pro X Series Fuji X camera, completely unaccountably called the X-Pro3. Aside from consecutive numbering, the camera boasts a couple of extra megapixels compared to its numerical predecessor, a numerically superior processor, higher resolution viewfinder and — most notably —…

  7. Roll 800

    07 Sep 2019
    A couple of years back, I wrote a piece titled ‘Roll 600’. The piece marked the moment I logged my — wait for it — 600th roll of film in my film spreadsheet. In the piece, I mentioned how rewarding it was to rediscover old memories, holidays and events one…

  8. Roll 001

    05 Sep 2019
    A couple of years back, I wrote a piece titled ‘Roll 600’. The piece marked the moment I logged my — wait for it — 600th roll of film in my film spreadsheet. In the piece, I mentioned how rewarding it was to rediscover old memories, holidays and events one…

  9. Perfect Imperfections

    29 Jul 2019
    Leica M4 | Summicron-M 35mm | Agfa Vista 200 I used to work in a camera store. It was at once the most perfect and the most infuriating job. On the one hand, I got to play with a whole lot of cool stuff. On the other, there were many…

  10. You Don’t Need a Light Meter

    01 Jul 2019
    Lunar Camera and Film Magazine — Photo: Smithsonian Institution Concerned about your exposure? Don’t be. While the astronauts of the Apollo program had a lot to worry about, exposure wasn’t really one of them.  Take a close-up look at the photographic cheat-sheet affixed to the 70mm Hasselblad film magazines that…

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