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Felix Esser The Phoblographer Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner Review

Film lovers rejoice! Well, that is if you don’t already have a freezer dedicated to all the film you must have hoarded in the previous years.

Lomography has unveiled their new film subscription service that lets you save 20% off the included films. You receive handpicked film from the Lomography collection as well as well as an extra treat a month. The Lomography film subscription is automatically renewed each month unless you decide to unsubscribe.

The Lomography Film Subscription Service is currently available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Norway, UK and USA.

Via The Lomography Magazine

Ferraria Solaris 200 with Pentax ME and 50/1.4

Ferraria Solaris 200 with Pentax ME and 50/1.4

With all the news of film products going away, it’s nice to see one coming back! When I heard about this, I had to ask myself “what’s the big deal?” So I did a little research and realized: the return of Ferrania is fantastic news and it seems that many people agree. They are revamping film production and the feedback for them has been wonderful. They aim to be able to ship new film in the first quarter of 2014. This will be color negative film based on Ferrania Solaris FG-100 Plus (for still photography) and a professional color reversal film derived from Scotch Chrome 100.

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How many of you out there can honestly say that you can build your own rangefinder camera? And what about a large format rangefinder? Not many of us can, but Dale Rothenberg is a young photographer based out of Connecticut who took it upon himself to craft one out of an old Polaroid folder.

We had the chance to speak to him about the camera and his photography.

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It seems that our society as a whole has a fascination with what other people carry around with them, I may not fully understand the fascination, but I certainly participate in it! This is a special contribution as it contains two separate bags and only film equipment. Read on to check them out.

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Why film? This year I hit a point in my photography where I had learned a great deal, but I realized that I needed something to challenge me. After seeing Chris Gampat shoot film and reading about the form, I finally decided to take the plunge. It felt like a fine way to refine my photography. The first roll, which recently got developed, came out better than expected. The camera, a used Nikon N2020 from B&H, worked much better than expected. It was an interesting learning experience. Film is not dead. It has been re-purposed for shooting when I want to slow down and wander the city looking for arty images. Which one do I prefer? For speed, convenience, and cost, digital. For getting back to the roots of photography, film.

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AP released a video story not long ago exploring how the recent trend in photography is how users are ditching digital for film. According to the video, “Shutterbugs are rediscovering aperture settings, ISO film, shutter speeds and other terminology.” The piece goes on to talk to a Lomography store owner.

Professionals, photography students and those with the knowledge: share your thoughts in the comments below. I for one think this is kind of dissing digital, but there is a recent trend of shooting with film again. I also believe that AP isn’t going in-depth enough to explore why film is making the comeback and that those that really know how to do digital work (and make good money off of it) will still continue to do so. That’s also not to say I hate film. The Leica M7and 50mm F1.4 Summilux review is in the works. Additionally, so is a review of the Fujifilm Instax MINI 7s White Instant Film Camerawith the INSTAX MINI Twin Pack Instant Film(which also come in a bundlefor the hipster in all of us.)

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