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THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 23: 4TH -10tH JAN 2019)

Well 2019 is starting out well in the film blog world . This week slice of the best features tales of espionage, listening for the enemy and we get taken down a dark alley at night. You will also meet a gorgeous big sexy beast, possibly the hightide mark of analogue photography and some rangefinders you’ve never heard of. We also get bit of Canon and a new film. Listen to another take on the Y35 and why the film community has an unfair issue with. And we’re all doomed !!!

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The New Poundland Film & Where you Can Get A lot more for your Money

Poundland deserve some Kudos for keeping us Brits in cheap film for many years but when Agfaphoto Vista Plus 200 (AVP200) was pulled mid 2017 the dream died. Then just in December a new film appeared on the shelf at Poundland. But whilst it may be the cheapest film on the High Street, it is no bargain.

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THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 22: 28TH DEC-3RD JAN 2019)

Happy New Year. The festive season hasn’t stopped the excellent posts out there. There’s tons to recommend this week. I’m steering clear of the annual review ones (Emulsive (numerous), Kosmo Foto and Casual Photophile ones are worth a peak) . Partly ‘cos I’m doing the same myself but also because there tons of worthy posts.

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2018 IN FILM – Part One – What Happened

As the last of New Year’s bubbly goes flay and the last mince pie is being scoffed, it’s my annual look back at what has happened in the last 12 months in the world of Analogue film. But as its been a busy year, I’m breaking things into 2 two parts. This look back and a later post on the awards of the year.

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Is The Yashica Y35 Really That Awful ? Part 2/2

In the first part of this series we’ve seen the much maligned Yashica Y35 actually prove it’s much better than proper toy cameras and even an awful £11 ‘new’ cam from eBay. But how does it fair against some genuine entry level digital cameras.

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Is The Yashica Y35 Really That Awful ? – Part 1/2

In 2017 a Kickstarter was launched bearing the name of Yashica, The resultant camera was much maligned before it even got to market and QC issues didn’t help once it arrived. It has become much derided.  But is it that awful and is it no better than a kid’s toy camera ?

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