One of the oddities of film in recent years has been the re-birth of the 110 film format.
A loaded Halina Micro 110. Probably the smallest mass produced standard film format camera. with a decimal UK 2p for comparison
This quirky easy load camera system has new cameras from the likes of Lomography and Superheadz as well as a massive amount of second hand stuff out there. But should you bother ?
Continue reading 110 film – A miniature resurrection ?
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
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
You’ve probably never heard of Truprint FG+ film. This once freebie given away in the UK by the postal photolab company Truprint is an absolute corker and in my opinion produces a vividness bordering on what you tend to get with Cross processing slide film.
Continue reading Truprint FG+ : Expired vividness
Smena 8m Dumfries 2014
In August this Year
Kodak Alaris announced the effective death of my favourite B&W film BW400CN.
This is a bit of an unusual B&W film in that it is meant to be developed in the same way that colour negative film (C41) at any photo lab. This is handy if you want to try out shooting B&W as you can have your films processed cheaply and anywhere.
Continue reading Kodak BW400CN Review : The Long Goodbye
The current poundland film delight
Film for a quid ?
Nope I kid you not and it’s actually pretty good. Getting film on the UK high street was becoming a bit tricky when all of a sudden Poundland of all folk pull a blinder and sell film.
Continue reading Agfa La Vista 200 Baby : The Poundland film Review 1