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  1. Adox Color Mission 200

    02 May 2022
    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…

  2. 13+ Years with Kodak Ektar 100

    07 Apr 2022
    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…

  3. NEW Films from Kodak and CineStill

    28 Mar 2022
    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…

  4. Nikon Z fc: Retro done right…ish?

    09 Jul 2021
    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…

  5. Feeling sensor-tive

    08 Jul 2021
    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,…

  6. Shooting with the Fujifilm XF 27mm WR

    18 Jun 2021
    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…

  7. Fujifilm X-E4: It’s what OUTSIDE that counts

    29 Jan 2021
    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…

  8. KODAKFilmCase by RETO Production

    19 Jan 2021
    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…

  9. Skyrail

    14 Jan 2021
    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…

  10. Happy 10th birthday, Fujifilm Finepix X100!

    24 Sep 2020
    A self-portrait of the photographer as young(er) man September 2010. I was waiting in Monash Univerisity’s iconic Rotunda for a lecture (‘daring architecture with great presence’—now demolished). As was so often the case, however, something outside of my studies had my complete attention. Rumours had been circulating online that Fujifilm,…

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