Earlier this year, Indie Film Lab, a lab dedicated to film shooters, decided to take a road trip. It was from Montgomery, Alabama to Las Vegas, Nevada. During that time they made a documentary about it. It is called “Long Live Film” on the trip they talked about why they shoot film. They talked with other photographers about how they feel about film photography. In essence its about their love of film photography.
And if you’re an analog film lover, you might be happy with what you see after the jump.
Film photography, no matter what you think of it, is an interesting subject. It is not a passing fad. It’s just another form, an older form, of photography that has a lot to teach any level of photographer. For me, film photography has been invaluable in many ways. Since I added film to my serious photography life, it has been consistently changing the way I shoot in many different ways. Some small, some big. Here are the seven major things that I have learned from film photography, that have really altered my photography style.
Lomography seems to be trying to appeal to the female that loves the surreal–or at least it seems that way with their new Diana Mini Double Rainbow. The camera is essentially the same as any other Diana Mini but with a complete makeover that has input from artist Tara McPherson. Like any other Diana Mini, it takes 35mm film, and has a double exposure mode but is otherwise mostly automatic. They’re generally fun cameras to use and their bigger siblings, the Diana F+ has been used to create artistic pieces.
However, the Double Rainbow seems like a collectors piece at $109.00.
Months and months in the making, the Phoblographer staff has been working hard to finish a guide that we’re finally proud to say is ready for release. In the past couple of years, Sigma has stated that they have improve their QC measures in manufacturing lenses and also released the plans for a new vision of their future products. Today, they are separated into Art, Contemporary and Sports. And one of the leading third party manufacturer of lenses, they helped to vanquish the ideology that third party products just aren’t as good as the first party.
And with that in mind, we bring you our guide to Sigma’s Prime Lenses–featuring the entire list of Sigma fixed focal length glass.
Editor’s Note: This guide was not sponsored by Sigma. It was done by the Phoblographer staff with complete Editorial credibility being kept intact. However, before you make a purchase, we recommend that you give them a try first. And we recommend no one else but BorrowLenses.
Leica M-mount rangefinder film cameras have always held a special place in photo history. For one, because it was Leica who started the 35mm film revolution. Then, because the M3, the first M-mount rangefinder camera that Leica made, started a series of incredibly popular photographic tools used by countless professionals and amateurs alike for decades. And finally, because Leica-made M-mount lenses can be considered to be some of, if not the best lenses there are for 35mm film cameras. In this article, we take a look at what we deem the five greatest M-mount film cameras that were ever made. Not necessarily all by Leica, though.
Back in March, we reported on a special 35mm full frame sensor that Canon developed for video applications. And when it was announced, it was turning a lot of heads. As a refresher, the announcement stated that it is a:
“CMOS sensor features pixels measuring 19 microns square in size, which is more than 7.5-times the surface area of the pixels on the CMOS sensor incorporated in Canon’s top-of-the-line EOS-1D X and other digital SLR cameras. In addition, the sensor’s pixels and readout circuitry employ new technologies that reduce noise, which tends to increase as pixel size increases. Thanks to these technologies, the sensor facilitates the shooting of clearly visible video images even in dimly lit environments with as little as 0.03 lux of illumination, or approximately the brightness of a crescent moon—a level of brightness in which it is difficult for the naked eye to perceive objects.”
Since March, we have seen no applications for which the sensor was being used. But now, Canon Watch found something on the company’s website. However, they also stated today that, “In addition to astronomical and natural observation, Canon is looking into applying this CMOS sensor to medical research purposes as well as surveillance and crime-prevention equipment.”
That means that we may not ever see it in cinema camcorders. Head on over to their website for a look at the video.