Stocking up on Stock
I wonder how long “film” will remain part of Fujifilm’s product line up? This is the sort of thing that keeps me up at night, though only usually after my 2 year-old has declared 3am “have a play” time. But I digress. 2018 has seen Fuji-‘film’ discontinue their black…
The Nikon Coolscan 5000ED Returns
Look out! Here comes High Speed USB 2.0!!
Note: The awesome 2004 brochure — subtitled “Timemachineography™ (??) — the above image comes from is still live on Nikon USA’s website. Find it here: www.nikonusa.com/fileuploads/pdfs/2004_coolscan.pdf
Several years after wandering in the film scanning wilderness, I’ve re-acquired a Nikon Coolscan 5000. I bought my first…
Review: Roly Poly Changeable ISO Slide Film
Roly Poly Changeable ISO Slide Film has an awesome box
No, the sub-editor for this piece hasn’t suffered some form of minor stroke [hint: there is no sub-editor], this is a serious piece about a serious film. You out there in the real world may know it better as Rollei…
Getting the Band(ing) Back Together
My Pacific Image PF120 Pro (l) and Nikon Coolscan 5000ED (r) in happier days
Dear readers, I have been living a lie. For the past little while, I’ve assured you that I was settled on film scanners. That I had made my (flat)bed and was relatively content sleeping in it:…
Hi Redbubble, we need to talk
We need to talk. I have been a long-time user and advocate of Redbubble’s work. I’ve always been delighted with the quality and range of products as both a customer and artist. I’ve submitted entries for competitions and residencies and generally felt very positive about the company.
If you’re a photographer looking to sell your works with little of the overhead or effort usually required, then Redbubble is a great place to be. And it’s not only prints you can offer, but your photography or any other type of art on a range of products from duvet…
Hindsight is 1440x1080
Sony HDR-FX1 (Sony Press Image from 2004)
Anyone who’s bought a new camera over the past fifteen years can tell you how far digital photography has come. From a clunky 3.1 megapixel ‘compact’ ($2,000+ back in the day), to the unobtanium that was a 128mb SmartMedia card ($270; ‘never run…
A Terrible Vista
“THEY’RE DEAD. THEY’RE ALL. DEAD.”
Two more films are said to have bitten the dust: AgfaPhoto Vista Plus 200 and 400 colour negative films. It’s an open secret that these films are manufactured by Fujifilm in Japan, however these emulsions have been a cheap and reliable product for many film…
Negative News That isn’t Pushing It
Every day in the 21st century when a new or re-engineered photographic film is announced is a good day. Today is one of those days with Kodak announcing the un-discontinuation of P3200 TMAX — the last great high-speed black and white film (put down your pitchforks, I’ve just never liked…
London’s Brutal Reality
I like big blocks and I cannot lie.
Big blocks of raw concrete, that is. And as a fan of concrete architecture, there are few cities better for appreciating this polarising material than London.
From grand cultural buildings to small-scale functional infrastructure, raw concrete altered London’s post-war cityscape more than…