I was quite entranced by the
Holga 120N and with prices rising I thought I’d try this little plastic Half frame 35mm camera that also offers 3D stereo shooting
Holga 135 TIM. Half frame 35mm film camera. Cute or Creepy ? You decide
That said it isn’t a camera without issues.
Continue reading Holga 135 TIM : Nice But Dim
This Vintage number looks positively Art Deco but actually hails from the late 50’s and had a run into the 70’s
Agfa Click I a German Fixed focus 120 camera from the 1950’s
Widely available this makes an interesting alternative to the
Holga or Diana F+. Continue reading Agfa Click Review – Retro Curveball
If you like lo-fi photography or want to give it a go at some point you’ll end up with the desire for a plastic lensed beauty. Here’s a list of ten of the best both available new or widely available second hand.
Glasgow Botanics, 2015. Superheadz Wide and Slim (aka VUWS) with Agfaphoto Vista Plus 400
Continue reading Top 10 Plastic-fantastic Cameras
Late in 2015 Holga production ceased. A sad fate for an iconic plastic camera that helped drive the Lo-Fi photography movement and remains much beloved today. Luckily you can still buy ’em brand new.
Holga120N, a film camera captured ironically by instagram
But how does the 120N (the closest to the original 80’s Holga) fare today and compared to the obvious rival product from Lomography, the
Continue reading Holga 120N Review : End of a (Plastic) Era
I love shooting on 120 cameras and sneakily you can also shoot 35mm on many of them. This allows you to get neat effects like a sprocket shot.
Bencini Koroll 24s 120 Camera (shoots half frame 3x6cm normally) with Agfaphoto Vista Plus 200. Dumfries 2014
Modern Lo-fi cameras like the Diana F+ and the Holga 120 series have cottoned on to this and actually make 35mm film backs but even with them you can use 35mm film without them
Continue reading The Bluffer’s 8 Steps Guide for shooting 35mm in 120 Cameras
The FED Mikron half frame camera
arrived last year and I was immediately taken by it. But how has it fared as time has gone on ?
FED Mikron- the soviet answer to the Olympus PEN EE series
Continue reading FED Mikron Revisited – Back in the USSR ?
If the Olympus Trip 35 became the classic P&S during the 60’s-70’s, that title was likely held by Voigtländer in the 50’s with this all time classic of German Engineering
Voigtländer Vito B (late model). Possibly the sexiest 35mm P&S Ever
Still a thing of beauty to hold and use today. This wonderfully engineered has picked up a classic tag. And for once it deserves but you need to pick your version wisely young Jedi.
Continue reading Voigtländer Vito B Review – I’m sexy and I know it
I reviewed the so called
Hong Kong Lomo last year. This nicely styled fixed focus shooter obviously draws its design cues from the Cosina CX series that also inspired the Lomo LC-A.
Halina Micro 35 in Revue 35FC guise
But there has been a lot of discussion online about this camera and setting. And it perhaps gives rise to a wider discussion about later fixed focus basic cameras
Continue reading Halina Micro 35 Redux – The Hong Kong Lomo Reappraised
So it is that time of the year again where I have a quick look back at what has been happening in the analogue world whilst eating the last mince pie and putting the Xmas tree oot for the bin men.
Carlisle Jan 2015 . Fujica 35 Automagic with Fuji Superia X-tra 800 (expired ’02) at 200asa
Continue reading 2015 Another Year Reviewed in Film
As the year drags out the regular
‘Poundland’s Running Out of Agfaphoto !!!’ panic starts to kick in. I have been guilty myself of triggering this just when I was waking up from Hogmanay last year.
Agfaphoto Vista 200 (2015 repackaging of AVP200)
Usually these concerns are triggered by stock running low. Xmas lulls probably relate to Poundland Christmas sale strategies but there may be more at play here
Continue reading Budget Film – Rumours, Fears and Cheap Deals December 2015