How To Get The Super 16 Film Look Out Of Your Digital Camera

It’s not just about presets or filters, achieving a realistic film emulation goes much deeper than that. (featured image screencapture from the video. All credit to DSLRguide)

For many photographers who grew up using film or maybe learned their skill with film just before the rise of digital technology, film still holds a special place in their heart. If given the opportunity to use film without all the caveats that come with it these days (limited options, limited availability, sending out to a regional lab), many would choose to do so. This is a similar story for filmmakers, many of whom have moved onto digital camera technology not because of its superiority, but because of its affordability and simplicity. Continue reading…

Vintage Camera Review: Nikon N80 (Nikon F Mount)

For a really long time, the Nikon F100 was the best buy if you were looking for a Nikon film SLR at a good price that was compatible with most modern lenses. But then people discovered it, and like everything that gets discovered, the price got ruined. The Nikon FM2? Yeah, they’re really expensive now. It’s no secret second hand film cameras are on the up and up when it comes to prices and sales. Not only that, but they’re pretty. Well, most of them are. In the case of the Nikon N80, we’ve got the camera designed to be more consumer oriented and a step down below the famous Nikon F100. But for everything a professional photographer could want or need, it’s highly capable. And unlike digital cameras, all you need is some sharp film, good glass, and a lot of light.

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Wondering Where Kodak Ektachrome is? Here’s an Update (Sort of)

So many of us are waiting with credit card in hand to get some Kodak Ektachrome

Earlier this year, Kodak announced that Kodak Ektachrome would be coming back to market. Initially they slated it to holiday season 2017; and for the most part they’re not off from that. The marketing and review samples are due to go out next month apparently. Kodak announced earlier this year that full production runs are going to be going out to the masses in Q1 of 2018. So are they still on track?

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Vintage Camera Review: Mamiya 6 Medium Format Rangefinder (120 Format, 6×6 Square Format)

The Mamiya 6 is a camera that I’ve lusted after for many years; and when the opportunity to get one with two lenses for an absolutely unheard of price, I knew that I needed to spring for it. As one of the few great compact interchangeable lens rangefinders that use medium format film, the Mamiya 6 is in my mind one of the most perfect square format cameras ever made. While some may pledge allegiance to Hasselblad and other to Bronica when it comes to SLR cameras, still other will stand by some of the best TLR options on the market that shoot 6×6 format. In many ways, I want you to imagine a Leica M series camera but bigger and plastic. On top of that, this camera is collapsible and has a few features to it that could be considered quirks but in other ways are fail safes.

If you’re the type of photographer that needs a compact medium format shooter the way that I do, then there is almost nothing better.

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How Many of These Film Photography Hacks Do You Know?

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Film photography, without a doubt, can be an intimidating and totally different world for beginners. Those who have found their way around are now shooting confidently thanks to little tips and tricks accumulated over the years to make their analog lifestyle easier. Whether you’re new to the film snappers club or someone a little further along, I bet there’s something new to you in this quick list of hacks from Mike Janik.

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First Impressions: Polaroid Originals One Step 2

The Polaroid Originals One Step 2 is a throwback to the classic camera.

If you use the Polaroid Originals One Step 2, you’ll probably be really enamored with its retro aesthetics if you’re not put off by its chunky size. But I thought the same thing about the Instax Mini 8 and other cameras; and they sell out really well. While I’d prefer a camera like the SX-70, I can see how and why folks will like the Polaroid Originals One Step 2. If you owned or used the Impossible Project’s I-1 camera, then you should know that the new Polaroid Originals One Step 2 camera has more or less the same type of body. Of course, it isn’t as advanced as the I-1: it doesn’t have wireless connectivity via Bluetooth. But you’ll also not be too worried about the pretty low price tag associated with the camera.

And perhaps most interesting is the claim of a 60 day battery life.

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The New Elbaflex is a Nikon F Mount SLR That Takes 35mm Film

The Ihagee Elbaflex is the first new Nikon F Mount Film SLR camera that we’ve seen in a while

It’s time to get excited about film all over again; the new Ihagee Elbaflex film SLR is going to be launching next week on Kickstarter. This camera joins a number of other analog film related products that have been in the works. So what’s so special about the Ihagee Elbaflex?

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Eastman Kodak to Layoff Over 400 Workers; But Film Probably Isn’t Being Affected

Sadly, things aren’t looking extremely great for Kodak right now

Unfortunately, things aren’t looking so stellar for Kodak right now. Specifically, we’re referencing Eastman Kodak who produces a lot of those interesting Kodak branded products like 3D cameras, the Kodak Ektra, software, printing systems, etc. The company formed after Kodak emerged from Chapter 11 back in 2013. But unfortunately, they’re also the producer of Kodak motion picture film. And while Kodak Portra, Ektar, Tri-X and Gold aren’t tied to Eastman Kodak but instead Kodak Alaris, the layoff and lower profits could mean a few problems.

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