One of my targets in my Poundland Challenge of getting cameras for a quid or less was to get a SLR body. I knew this was still likely and I’d come close with a Mamiya camera with a non interchangeable lens (some sneaked in at last minute with a £1.20 bid. I’d also passed on a Nikon F55 (already own) and a Praktica BM series body that went for 99p. Still I was bit surprised when this 1996 Pentax prosumer AF camera arrived (which is known as the ZX-5 in the US)Continue reading A SLR for 99p ? – Pentax MZ-5/ZX-5 Technical Review
When I decided to relaunch the Poundland Camera Challenge, I was pleasantly surprised when 2 Voigtländer turned including this quite stylish but basic viewfinder. But sadly this wasn’t going to be a camera that even got to the test bed. The lens was Fungus centralContinue reading Voigtländer Vitoret – 99p for Fungus
The Diana and its LSI re-incarnation the Diana F+ are much beloved by Lo-Fi photographers. However shooting 120 film isn’t necessarily the cheapest options. So what 35mm cameras come close to the Diana experience and imagesContinue reading Want A Diana experience But Can’t afford 120 ? Then here’s 10 35mm Alternatives
Of the 3 films that the nice folk at Analogue wonderland sent me. This has been the hardest to shoot and the oddest results of the three. This a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde film and I’m still not sure what I think. And that’s a bit to do with me goofing with the gear.
The Kinetoscope seems initially an odd choice. This early motion picture viewer was not the first to device to show moving pictures. However it’s development would help drive the founding of the motion picture industry and set standards that are still used in the movies and still photography. But it’s also a story of intrigue, a Scotsman and possible murder…. Continue reading A Brief History Of Photography By Objects – 7 – The Edison Kinetoscope 1893
We are living in a wonderful time for film photography. 2017 saw the launch of more new film products than any year since the 1990s, and 2018 has already broken that record with 3 months still to go. We have been treated to old favourites coming back (Tmax 3200, Ektachrome) as well as a continued flow of new brands and extensions (Bretz Skyline, Street Candy, JCH Streetpan 120, Yodica). In fact we currently have over 180 different films listed on our site – and by the end of the year we expect that number to exceed 200!
But amongst all the classics: the HP5s, Velvias, Portra, the wildly popular Instax range, and more – there are some hidden gems that we feel do not get the attention and the love that they deserve. Continue reading 5 of the Most Under-Appreciated Photography Films Today – Guest Post By Paul McKay of Analogue Wonderland
You might remember those nice folk at Analogue Wonderland sent me a box of 3 very different rolls of films recently. Amongst these is Kosmo Foto’s B&W film launched last year a 100 ISO Panchromatic number. So I loaded up into my trusty Nikon F55 and headed to the Solway coast with the weans to do our bit for the environment and to test out this film. Continue reading Kosmic Clean up – A one roll review of Kosmo Foto Mono
Those nice folk at Analogue Wonderland a wee press sample pack arrived last week with 3 very interesting and different films in the box. I’m quite excited and 2 of the 3 are waiting the lab but the third is more of a challenge. Continue reading Look What the Postie brought – New Film to Test !
Film cameras aren’t as cheap as they used to be. When I began shooting film around 14 years ago, we all knew digital technology would only get better and prosumers and professionals were quickly selling off their equipment wholesale to begin the rat race that was the DSLR wars. Continue reading There are no deals on eBay: Finding film cameras at the right price