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  1. Hindsight is 1440x1080

    Date 21 Apr 2018
    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…

  2. A Terrible Vista

    Date 10 Mar 2018
    “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…

  3. Negative News That isn’t Pushing It

    Date 23 Feb 2018
    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…

  4. London’s Brutal Reality

    Date 13 Feb 2018
    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…

  5. Anatomy of a Camera Bag: Billingham Hadley Pro

    Date 17 Jan 2018
    Billingham Hadley Pro BeginningFor some photographers, the camera bag is a vital piece of equipment. Not only is it a space for protecting valuable gear from the elements, but it’s a space of concealment for other bits and pieces too. For others, camera bags are unnecessary barriers preventing the…

  6. So on and Sofort

    Date 18 Dec 2017
    It might seem strange as a photographic enthusiast, but I’m over cameras. There was a time, when I was working in photographic retail, that I visited DPReview a dozen times a day and was forever pressing F5 on nikonrumors.com, waiting for the rumoured release of a brand new 12 megapixel…

  7. Backup, backup (tell me what you’re gonna do now)

    Date 26 Oct 2017
    3, 2, 1…it’s pretty simple! How many tech news and blog pieces must have begun with “In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attack…” over the past few months. Unfortunately, data backup regimes aren’t top of mind, but in the wake of these malware attacks — and stirrings of more…

  8. The Elephant in the (Light)room

    Date 19 Oct 2017
    Noted tax dodgers, price gougers and software developers Adobe have announced updates to Adobe Lightroom, splitting the product lineup in two with an all-new cloud-based program named Lightroom CC, and the current program we know as love as ‘Lightroom CC’, revamped and repackaged as Lightroom ‘Classic’. The new Lightroom CC is…

  9. Roll 600!

    Date 22 May 2017
    Let’s call it “creative clutter”… Roll 600! Fastidious Photographic Freak Achievement Unlocked! For those who are confused, or are about to close this window (I don’t blame you), I am quietly celebrating the logging of my 600th roll of film in my Digital Analogue Database, known to normal people as…

  10. Ferrania P30 ALPHA: It’s Hard to be Negative

    Date 02 Feb 2017
    Source: Film Ferrania It’s happening again! 2017 is turning out to be an emulsional (heh) year, with Film Ferrania announcing the production of P30 ALPHA, an ISO 80 black and white film with the power to destroy an entire planet. The reborn Ferrania is best known for the crowdfunded relaunch of Ferrania-3M…

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