Plastic Fantastisch: The Leica AF-C1 Reviewed
2023-05-16 01:39:51 UTC
Leica’s first auto-focus, auto-exposure point-and-shoot camera
My beloved Olympus µ[mju:]-II is on its last legs. With increasing regularity, I encounter the dreaded ‘lens stuck out’ error, where the camera will take an exposure but the lens will not retract back into the body. I’ve written elsewhere about how much I…
Adox Color Mission 200
2022-05-02 06:24:41 UTC
What’s this? An honest-to-goodness BRAND NEW colour negative film *not* manufactured in Rochester, NY or Japan!? Get outta town.
Yet here we are with a new 200 speed 35mm colour negative film and very much in a town. And that town is Bad Saarow, a spa town about 60km from…
13+ Years with Kodak Ektar 100
2022-04-07 04:59:20 UTC
September 2008. I still remember the excitement of the announcement of Kodak Ektar 100. As someone who was new to film photography, this was the first time I had experienced the launch of an all-new photographic film.
According to Kodak’s press release, Ektar 100 would offer “high saturation and ultra-vivid…
NEW Films from Kodak and CineStill
2022-03-28 09:31:43 UTC
Kodak Gold 200 — please note, this is an actual photograph of physical products, not a render. That’s pretty cool!
It’s been a while since I’ve covered the release of a new photographic film, but it’s with some delight that TWO new films have been announced in the past few…
Nikon Z fc: Retro done right…ish?
2021-07-09 09:17:00 UTC
The Nikon Z fc (Nikon)
If you’ve read my rants before, you’ll know I have a thing about ‘retro’ cameras. It’s not that I love them, but that I hate how many manufacturers do retro so poorly. The Nikon Df, for example, was an utter Frankencamera: a D600 with the…
2021-07-08 01:35:56 UTC
No subject divides the Fujifilm user base more than the X-Trans sensor. The proprietary imaging sensor uses an unconventional colour filter array to, in Fuji’s words, ‘reduce moiré and false colours without the need for an optical low pass filter’. In theory, this allows the resultant images to appear sharper,…
Shooting with the Fujifilm XF 27mm WR
2021-06-18 04:08:00 UTC
The FUJINON XF 27mm F2.8 R WR WOAH!
I’ve got a thing for pancakes. No, not the delicious thin, flat cakes which I absolutely know how to make from scratch and only use supermarket mix for the sake of convenience. No, no, no. I’m talking about a specific sub-type of…
Fujifilm X-E4: It’s what OUTSIDE that counts
2021-01-29 02:37:07 UTC
God, these Fujifilm ‘lifestyle’ images are so full of cheese. I love them. Source: Fujifilm
Fujifilm announced a slew of new products this week, including the long-awaited X-E4, the latest in a line of cameras that has been pronounced dead more than once during its existence. Its release is noteworthy…
KODAKFilmCase by RETO Production
2021-01-19 22:29:56 UTC
It’s a confusing time to be a film photographer. On the one hand, we keep hearing stories about ‘huge growth’ in film photography, yet companies with ‘film’ in their name routinely discontinue popular emulsions.
Take Kodak, for example. The Kodak of the 21st century ain’t your daddy’s or grandpappy’s Big…
2021-01-14 10:18:59 UTC
Hughesdale Station | Olympus µ[mju:]-II | Kodak Portra 160
“I am worried about the safety and privacy of my children, that they are not going to be preyed upon by paedophiles looking into the pool when they are swimming.”
This is not a comment you’d expect to be associated with…