Possibly the most controversial camera in modern times arrived through my door last year. It wasn’t great and even I’ll admit that my phone and even some entry level 2010 second hand compacts are better clinically. But a few of us reviewers felt the Yashica Y35 didn’t deserve all the hate it got.
But over 1000 shots & one year on how do I find it ?
Continue reading Fallout 2018 – A year Of living with the Yashica Y35
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.
Continue reading The New Poundland Film & Where you Can Get A lot more for your Money
So as I munch the last of the Xmas cheese board and polish off the port. It is time for our annual humour look back of the highs and lows of film photography in 2018.
Continue reading 2018 in film – Part 2 – The Awards
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.
Continue reading 2018 IN FILM – Part One – What Happened
Ever fancied owning a working giant version of the instagram camera logo ? Here’s the camera to meet your needs.
This massive instax square camera arrived thanks to Santa. But how does it measure up and is it a match for its rivals ?
Continue reading Square The Six – A Two pack review of the Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6
3 packs of instax square and some rather good crisp days later I’ve got a grasp of Diana Instant. But does it live up to the Hype as being the lomographer’s instant camera. And does it stay true to the Diana concept & style ?
Continue reading Squaring the lomo – the lomography diana instant square review
I find myself weirdly reviewing genuinely brand new analogue film camera. It’s also an instant one (a first here !). Lomography’s latest Diana series camera arrived yesterday. Whilst I haven’t been able to test it fully, I’m starting to get a feel for this Kickstarter shooter.
Continue reading Is it Hip to be Square ? – Lomography Instant Square – first thoughts
Apols for the delay here. As you might recall the golden fortnight is the 2-3 weeks that the Scottish schools get off before their counterparts in England . This year was a corker due to the weather. The scorching weather continued as we headed off properly on Holiday over the seas to Belfast. Continue reading Shooting in the Golden Fortnight Part 2- Belfast
Amongst the box of film those nice folk from Analogue wonderland sent me was roll of Siberra ULTIMA 160 B&W film. This is based on their successful PAN 160 B&W film but with a thinner substrate.
Continue reading Silberra Ultima 160 1 Roll review
Before the Kickstarter Yashica Y35 project even closed there were negative rumblings and those have intensified over this year reaching fever pitch when the camera shipped. But what did folk really expect for ~$120USD ? Are we making realistic appraisals of this camera with too high expections
Continue reading Did You Expect the Unexpected – A Yashica Y35 Review