CAMS Camera Plates and Sling Straps Up for a Major Redesign

CAMS Camera Plates and Sling Straps images from Carry And Mount System (CAMS)

If you’re one of the potential buyers of the Carry And Mount System (CAMS) Camera Plates and Sling Straps who have found it incompatible with your camera, you might want to check it out again. A CAMS major redesign is currently being funded on Kickstarter, with a focus on accommodating smaller camera bodies.

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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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Your Hasselblad V Camera Can Shoot Fujifilm Instax Square With This Back

The Hasselblad Square Instant Film Back is fully analog and could surely be fun!

Hot on the heels of the Rezivot Instant Film Back Kickstarter is this brand new one: it’s called the Hasselblad Square Instant Film Back. It does pretty much exactly what it says it does. The back, which is looking for funding on Kickstarter, is a plastic, 3D printed back that takes Fujifilm Instax Square film and attaches to your Hasselblad V medium format camera. The Hasselblad Square Instant Film Back has a manual wind system, so that means no batteries are involved and that cuts down the cost of the back over time. It’s a fantastic option for photographers who want to use an Instax back or Instax film with their Hasselblad V camera.

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The VNTG8 8mm Film Canisters Are Repurposed to Carry Memory Cards

Featured image provided by VNTG8.

Memory cards, chances are if you are a photographer you have a nice collection of these that you need to protect and keep with you when you go out on jobs. But let’s be real for a second, most of the time the carrying cases that we find for these are pretty ugly and many don’t even offer all that great of protection. VNTG8 is looking to change that with their new Vintage memory card case which may be the coolest new way for you to carry your cards around.

As you can see the idea behind the VNTG8 Memory Card case is a call back to the early days of motion picture film when rolls of 8mm film had to be toted around in order for movies to be made. These small rolls, which once held up to 200 feet of 8mm film, are being repurposed by VNTG8 with a special custom foam insert to convert them into stylish and uniquely vintage modern memory card holders.

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Texas Teacher Aims to Mentor 30 Students with Kodak Box Cameras

The old Kodak Box Camera Rebirth could help the next generation of photographers

When Texas-based educator and photographer Dusty Parrish came across a Kodak box camera from the 1930s, he didn’t want to keep the experience to himself. He had the brilliant idea of bringing back the old school photography experience to kids today by mentoring 30 kids from the school he’s teaching in. But of course, acquiring 30 box cameras alone requires some funding, and that’s where he needs our help.

Dusty has set up the Box Camera Rebirth Kickstarter campaign to help fund his plan to acquire 30 Kodak Box Cameras from 1930s, as well as purchasing 120 films and developing chemicals. With his passion and expertise as an educator, he intends to bring back a piece of photography history and mentor 30 students from Boyd Elementary School in Allen, Texas. After teaching them the history and mechanics of box cameras, film exposure basics, and developing and printing the images, he also intends to culminate the experience with an exhibit.

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The Reflex Film SLR is Here with an Interchangeable Mount System!

The Reflex camera is the first new film SLR in years to come to life

It’s time to get very, very excited in the world of film photography. For the first time in many years, we’re getting a brand new film SLR camera. Reflex has teased their appearance for a while now and today on Kickstarter we’re getting a brand new camera with an M42 mount and a whole lot more. You see, the Reflex camera is a brand new 35mm film SLR camera that takes things a step beyond. It’s primarily an M42 mount camera but the mount is apparently interchangeable. It can use Canon FD, Nikon F?, Olympus OM or Pentax PK glass with the right plate. Then there’s the back, which comes off in the same way that medium format cameras have interchangeable backs so to speak. But then things are taken even a step further.

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What’s Going on With the Galaxy HyperSpeed 120 Positive Papers?

We’ve been speaking with Galaxy Papers on and off for the past year

The folks over at Galaxy aren’t at all the largest company in the photo industry; but the products that they make are pretty well regarded. A while back both The Phoblographer and Petapixel helped them launch their large format direct positive paper with our massive combined reach–and they put our logos on the boxes as a thank you. Since then they’ve done two other projects, one on Glass plates and another on direct positive paper designed and cut for 120 film cameras. But unfortunately, Kickstarter backers haven’t heard anything from the company for a while. Despite the fact that I’m going to be reviewing the Hyper Speed 120 paper and I’ll most likely be getting some for free as a result, I personally backed the project simply because the analog photography world is something I believe in strongly. And like many of you, I was incredibly angry at their lack of responses and updates.

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Michelle Groskopf’s Street Photographs Use Flash to Tell a Story

All images by Michelle Groskopf. Used with permission,

Photographer Michelle Groskonpf is a fine art street photographer who shoots in a style and subject matter you don’t really see anywhere else. The LA based artist says she used to be a “creeper” but these days finds happiness in the small moments of intimacy. That’s very evident by her Instagram and she’s now on a mission to make her photos into a book. Michelle’s book is called Sentimental, and she likes to bill it as more of a monograph than a coffee table book. Michelle got her start in photography during some troubling times in her teenage years. And like many others, she found a way to creatively express herself through fine art photography. Her style combines street portraiture with bright flash that brings us all the details of a person’s face. Michelle believes that everyone, in their own way, is both important and urgent.

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