Last night, a few members of our NYC staff attended a Fujifilm event–and there, we got a special exclusive inside scoop on the Fujifilm GF670. No, this isn’t the brand new digital camera, but instead the folding rangefinder 6×7 format camera they discontinued a while back.
Lots of photographers these days started out in digital and then decide to get into analog later down the line. Eventually they end up loving it! Though there are still photographers out there that think it’s hipster–on the other hand some analog shooters just consider digital to be amateur. Either way, if you’re looking to get started in analog photography, we’ve prepared a video for you on how to get into it.
It’s been a while since anyone tried to change the disposable camera, but Fujifilm is looking to do that right now with their Quicksnap cameras. The Fujifilm Wonder Shop NYC shared a video with their following asking photographers which design they’d like more. Personally, #4 is my favorite due to its beautiful and almost retro-minimal look. It seems almost x-series like!
Very recently, Freestyle Photographic sent out an email to their customers letting them know about some really super deals on Rollei film. In fact, the prices are better than anything I’ve been able to find on both Amazon and B&H Photo. So whenever I can, I’m all for supporting the little guy.
Not only are the price drops on film though, they’re also on development chemicals.
Legendary landscape photographer Clyde Butcher is well known for his absolutely beautiful landscapes. So to understand how his creative mind works, he featured a video on how he goes about using his large format camera and developing in the darkroom. While most people that dabble in analog tend to go for 35mm or 120 film, shooting large format is another story that’s an even more painstaking process overall.
While Kodak Portra, Fujifilm Velvia, and some of the others tend to steal the spotlight, there are a number of pretty good yet affordable color films on the market. George from Negative Feedback decided to put a number of them to the test in a video released earlier last year. All the images were taken on the Leica M7, MP, and M3, using a 50mm and 35mm summicron f2 with Kodak Colorplus 200, Agfa Vista 200, and Fuji Superia 400. The images were taken portrait style in a studio and using natural light.
In a super shocking announcement being made today at CES 2017, Kodak is bringing back one of their iconic films: Kodak Ektachrome 100. The announcement goes hand in hand with the emulsion being available in both Super 8 and 35mm still formats. Back in 2012, Kodak discontinued the film citing sales that weren’t as strong as they needed. Last year, 2016, was the fourth anniversary of its discontinuance. Kodak Ektachrome was recommended as the replacement for Kodachrome, and for a short time was Kodak’s only available slide film. Then it disappeared, and Kodak had none available on the market.
But in Q4 of 2017, we’re getting Kodak Ektachrome back.