All posts by Alan D

One Roll in One Piece – Escura Snaps 35 Half

The Escura Snaps 35 Half is Escura’s half frame modified version of their Dubblefilm Show clone the Escura Snaps 35 camera. Mine arrived from Hong Kong decorated with Chibi of One Piece. That’s the manga series that has recently been launched as alive action series on Netflix. Whilst other designs are available are they all Pirates ahoy or sunk at sea ?

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Weak Beer – Flashback ONE35 Review

Flashback’s finally arrived ONE35, is aiming for folk wanting a Lo-Fi digital with a film vibe. But it’s quirky features may end up grating and cause issues down the line, as are the rushed to release issues. Is this a flash back in the lo-fi digital fight or a mere flash in the pan ? Let’s go the pub and decide on this Aussie number.

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2023 – The Year in Photography

As Mariah is being put back into cryo sleep the cave and the staff party hangover still hurts, let’s have a light hearted look back at the last 12 months in photography land and the gear I’ve tried

As ever we’ll start with the news, discuss what I though was good (and bad) this year and then my predictions

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The lomographer’s XPan – Lomography Sprocket Rocket Review

To many the Hasselblad Xpan is a legendary 35mm that offers a massive 65mmx24mm frame. But these days selling for over a grand you’ll not likely see me picking one. But turns out there is a lo-fi equivalent that actually shots not just wider but taller frames. And if it dies it wont be a 3-4 grand brick sitting on on you shelf. Meet the Lomography Sprocket Rocket.

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Is this the cheapest New film camera in the UK ? – CYLO 35mm Reuseable

Out doing a bit of festive shopping yesterday in the retail heaven/hell*(*delete as you feel) that is TK Maxx. When I spotted near the checkout a camera for just £12.99. Let’s meet the Cylo 35mm although Oddly I feel I’ve met it before.

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Retro Chic Lo-Fi – Escura Snaps 35 Review

Escura are a name that have kicked around for a while. This HK & Thai based company are best known for their Kickstarters. A retro instax and the Hasselback – the long delayed Instax back. But they make other cameras and faster that you can say Dubblefilm Show clone, I ordered the Escura Snaps 35, a delightfully shabby chic styled erm….. Dubblefilm clone.

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Summer Camp Blues – Camp Snap camera Review

If Lo-fi film cameras are no longer just the core of the analogue camera market. There weirdly has started to be a trend for digital cameras of the same ilk. This year saw the launch of the Camp Snap camera, specifically aimed at being given to kids. Intended for that great North American tradition of setting them miles away for the Summer to camps. With almost no features and no screen, it aims to recreate disposable like feel. But with 8MP and 4GB or more of storage.

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