2020 has flung us some pretty nasty curveballs. But this is a somewhat more pleasant pitch at an unsuspecting world. I’ve already unboxed the Dubblefilm Show, the newest camera in town. But how good is it when the film’s been processed ?Continue reading The Show Must Go On ? – The Verdict On The Dubblefilm Show
Tamawhati ? Possibly the weirdest named camera I own is yet another Optical lens camera. But there is something beguiling about the Tamashi from a Lo-fi perspective.Continue reading The Scam that came in from the cold – Tamashi FMD QP8000 Review
In the late 1990’s Nikon launched 2 new SLR cameras that they thought would be game changers. These were serious kit and offer incredible back and forward lens compatility and can still use Nikon lenses made today and from the 1970’s . But you’ll never find either of these Pronea models on a top 10 Nikon cameras list
That’s because they shoot APS film.Continue reading The SLR that time would Rather Forget – The Nikon Pronea S Review
Earlier this year Nons launched one of the more interesting analogue camera Kickstarters that I’ve seen. The SL42 is an interchangeable lens mount SLR that uses Instax instant film. The company have updated backers with some mixed news this week. Which means we’re gonna see this quite soon, with new good features but one major problem.Continue reading The Future’s Sooo Bright BUT You Gotta Wear Shades – The NONS SL42 Update
2020 is probably going to be remember for quite a few thing but tucked away under all the strife it could have been know as the year of the external lightmeter to us film shooters. Just before lockdown kicked in a new Kickstarter appeared for this Lightmeter. But as well as the impact of Covid-19, it wasn’t to have the market to itself. But how does it stack up now it has appeared ?Continue reading The Canadian light Foot – The Reveni Labs Meter on Parade
Yet another 1980’s plastic bodied lo-fi shooter which was likely made by Haking for Hanimex. Launched in 1986 it is not exactly top flight stuff. But is there enough to appeal to lo-fi shooters ?Continue reading Jumpin’ Jack No-Flash – Hanimex 35 hs Review
Probably the worst timed post I’ve ever done because the world is currently grounded. But unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll no doubt be aware that flying poses a risk to your camera film thanks to these new airport security scans.
But what about the actual act of travelling by plane ? Those high altitude cosmic rays do have some impact. But it turns not as much as you’d think. Even better with some help I’ve tested that out. So put your trays back and put your seat upright..Continue reading Mile High Fog ? – Does Air Travel Affect Your Film ?
So the new Yashica actually just made funding for this MF-2 Super at the last minute. Gone was the heady days of the Y35 retro digital camera launch when the company gathered more than 12 times the funding it required.
But the MF-2 is a different proposition. It’s a true 35mm camera unlike the flimsy reloadable disposable MF-1. I’d argue it is the camera they should have launched with not the Y35. But I’m not sure the world needs it.Continue reading Did we Ask For It ? – Unboxing the New Yashica MF-2 Super
Ricoh developed a bit of a reputation for good SLR bodies and lenses using the M42 & Pentax K Mount. The company still makes K mount dSLR under the Pentax brand. But weirdly their first SLR the Singlex wasn’t developed by them. In fact it is basically a rebranded Nikon. But a Nikon that wasn’t even made by Nikon.
Curious ? Read on.
As 2019 draws to a close you don’t need to watch the Eastenders or Gavin & Stacey Christmas special for a festive cliffhanger. Over in Crowdfunding land, a certain Yashica is running out of time to get it’s new 35mm film camera funded. And there’s even been some backer pull out.Continue reading Is The yashica MF-2 a Kickstarter Too Far ?