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Month: May 2017

Camera review: Me and my Minolta Hi-Matic AF by Aditya W

In this article, I will be reviewing the 1979 Hi-Matic AF released in 1979. It is an automatic 35mm film camera with an Auto Focus capability. The Minolta Hi-Matic series was first introduced in 1962 and was updated several times over the course of its life. This review is solely based on my experience using this camera and not meant to be a replacement for the published user’s manual! The camera comes with a fixed 38mm f/2.8 Minolta Rokkor lens. There is no setting to adjust the aperture; and both the aperture and shutter speed are set automatically. All you...

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Morning layers #02 – Kodak Portra 160NC (35mm)

Morning layers #02 Shot on Kodak Portra 160NC at EI 100 Color negative film in 35mm format       Contribute to EMULSIVE EMULSIVE NEEDS YOU. The driving force behind EMULSIVE is knowledge transfer, specifically engendering more of it in the film photography community. You can help by contributing your thoughts, work and ideas.Help drive an open, collaborative community – all you need do is drop us a line and we’ll work something out.  ...

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Film Love: Kodak Kodachrome and me by Perry J. Resnick

In December of 2010, when the last rolls of Kodachrome were processed, (one of them mine), I became melancholy and wrote a very short personal perspective on this iconic film. What you see below is the result.   Rewind about 50 years and… …in the mid 1960’s I got my first camera; a Kodak Instamatic 100 and I shot Kodachrome film. Kodak Instamatic’s shot 126 cartridge film which was available in Kodachrome. I’ve no idea what the film speed was, but it must have been 64. After a few years, baseball, football and girls overtook my interest in photography. I didn’t...

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孔子廟 / kǒngzǐ miào / Confucius Temple – Kodak Portra 160NC (120)

孔子廟 / kǒngzǐ miào / Confucius Temple Shot on Kodak Portra 160NC at EI 100 Color negative film in 120 format shot as 6×6       Contribute to EMULSIVE EMULSIVE NEEDS YOU. The driving force behind EMULSIVE is knowledge transfer, specifically engendering more of it in the film photography community. You can help by contributing your thoughts, work and ideas.Help drive an open, collaborative community – all you need do is drop us a line and we’ll work something out.  ...

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Welcome to Film Photo Chat and Camera Detox

Welcome to two brand new film photography Facebook groups designed to create a space for long-form discussion between the EMULSIVE community, as well as fulfilling the idea of a trading platform, which was floated by members of the community in 2016. The two groups existing in addition to this website, and the EMULSIVE communities/presence on Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and a whole bunch of other places regular readers are most likely not familiar with (shame on you!) In a bit more detail, the groups are:   EMULSIVE Film Photo Chat (LINK) An extension of the EMULSIVE Facebook page and Twitter...

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Not a care in the world – Arista Premium 400 (35mm)

Not a care in the world Shot on Arista Premium 400 at EI 400 Black and white negative film in 35mm format     Contribute to EMULSIVE EMULSIVE NEEDS YOU. The driving force behind EMULSIVE is knowledge transfer, specifically engendering more of it in the film photography community. You can help by contributing your thoughts, work and ideas.Help drive an open, collaborative community – all you need do is drop us a line and we’ll work something out.  ...

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Inside the lion’s mind – Cinestill 800T (120)

Inside the lion’s mind Shot on Cinestill 800T at EI 800 Color negative film in 120 format shot as 6×6     Contribute to EMULSIVE EMULSIVE NEEDS YOU. The driving force behind EMULSIVE is knowledge transfer, specifically engendering more of it in the film photography community. You can help by contributing your thoughts, work and ideas.Help drive an open, collaborative community – all you need do is drop us a line and we’ll work something out.  ...

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I am Roger Harrison and this is why I shoot film

This has been a tough interview to put together. Tough because, as you’ll see below, it’s been an absolute nightmare picking which one of Roger Harrison’s beautiful Fuji Velvia 50 photographs to feature as the cover for this article. I hope I did him proud. Regular readers should remember Roger from his wonderful article discussing methods for effectively shooting Fuji Velvia 50 and other slide films. If you haven’t caught it yet, please do. The link will open in a new tab. Once you’re back here, scroll down and see what roger has to say for himself. Over to you,...

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Out on a limb – Ultrafine Xtreme 400 (120)

Out on a limb Shot on Ultrafine Xtreme 400 at EI 400 Black and white negative film in 120 format shot as 6×12       Contribute to EMULSIVE EMULSIVE NEEDS YOU. The driving force behind EMULSIVE is knowledge transfer, specifically engendering more of it in the film photography community. You can help by contributing your thoughts, work and ideas.Help drive an open, collaborative community – all you need do is drop us a line and we’ll work something out.  ...

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A guide to developing your own E6 film using the Tetenal Colortec E6 kit – by Sina Farhat

Congratulations, if you are reading this article then you are (hopefully!) willing to take the next step in your film development adventure. In this article, I will explain the required steps in order to develop slide film using Tetenal’s Colortec E6 kit. If you have the Arista E6 kit, I would recommend you use this guide by Kikie Wilkins. Before I get the process lets start with how I got into slide film and later developing it myself.     My slide film adventure My adventure with slide film started with me shooting a roll or two now and...

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To the beat of the same drum – Fuji Superia 1600 (35mm)

To the beat of the same drum Shot on Fuji Superia 1600 at EI 1600 Color negative film in 35mm format Developed in Rodinal (1+100 / 20c / 60:00)     Contribute to EMULSIVE EMULSIVE NEEDS YOU. The driving force behind EMULSIVE is knowledge transfer, specifically engendering more of it in the film photography community. You can help by contributing your thoughts, work and ideas.Help drive an open, collaborative community – all you need do is drop us a line and we’ll work something out.    ...

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My Return to Film: Todd Reed

In a high tech digital age, why have I chosen to go back to an older, somewhat archaic process of shooting film? In a simple statement – “It feeds my soul” For some strange reason, I have never been on a photo shoot with a film camera and said to myself, “I wish I had brought a digital camera with me”. But, there have been many times, where I think to myself, “man, I wish I would have shot that with the 4×5”. That scene coming back from Kodachrome Basin, looking north at Escalante and Capitol Reef. Late afternoon...

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Off the wall – Kodak T-MAX 400 (120)

Off the wall Shot on Kodak T-MAX 400 at EI 400 Black and white negative film in 120 format shot as 6×12 Graflex Pacemaker Speed Graphic / Kodak Aero Ektar 7″ (178mm) f/2.5       Contribute to EMULSIVE EMULSIVE NEEDS YOU. The driving force behind EMULSIVE is knowledge transfer, specifically engendering more of it in the film photography community. You can help by contributing your thoughts, work and ideas.Help drive an open, collaborative community – all you need do is drop us a line and we’ll work something out.  ...

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Film review: Bergger Pancro 400 35mm – First impressions at EI 800 (bracketed +/- 1 stop)

Following on from my recent film review of Bergger Pancro 400 (35mm shot at EI 400 and bracketed +/- 1 stop), I’m pleased to bring you the second instalment, this time discussing Pancro 400 shot at EI 800 and bracketed +/- 1 stop. Once again, the format is 35mm. I will also be sharing my 35mm results at EI 1600 (bracketed) and with the film processed as black and white slides. Once published, you can expect exactly the same treatment for 120 format film – it’s all been shot and developed, so it’s just a question of time to put it together. By...

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Camera review: me and my Zorki 11 – by Ante Prskalo

Hello and welcome to my review of the little known Zorki 11, a camera I recently purchased on a local auction site for the meager sum of 7 Euros (I had been searching for an affordable camera that would temporarily replace my Olympus Trip 35, that fell to the all-too-frequent sticky shutter issue). I actually ordered the Zorki 10 rangefinder, but the fully-automatic viewfinder “11” came in the mail instead. No biggie since I didn’t go bankrupt, and it’s not like Trip 35 was a rangefinder either, so no wishing death of a thousand suns to the shifty seller....

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All spent – Kodak Portra 160NC (120)

All spent Shot on Kodak Portra 160NC at EI 100 Color negative film in 120 format shot as 6×6     Contribute to EMULSIVE EMULSIVE NEEDS YOU. The driving force behind EMULSIVE is knowledge transfer, specifically engendering more of it in the film photography community. You can help by contributing your thoughts, work and ideas.Help drive an open, collaborative community – all you need do is drop us a line and we’ll work something out....

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TMAX Party April 2017 – winner announcement

Welcome to the winner announcement for the first #TMAXParty for 2017! We received a total of 74 votes over the course of the voting period and whilst the winner ran away with 50% of the votes. Second and third place were only separated by one percent; a very close call. There were some fantastic photographs posted during post week and it was a close call. Thanks to everyone who took part and the judges and I are very much looking forward to welcoming you all back for TMAX in 2018. So, without further adieu, lets count down from third to first place!    ...

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Squidding – Shot on ILFORD Pan F+ at EI 50 (35mm)

Squidding Shot on ILFORD Pan F+ at EI 50. Black and white negative film in 35mm format.     Contribute to EMULSIVE EMULSIVE NEEDS YOU. The driving force behind EMULSIVE is knowledge transfer, specifically engendering more of it in the film photography community. You can help by contributing your thoughts, work and ideas.Help drive an open, collaborative community – all you need do is drop us a line and we’ll work something out....

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I am Adam White and this is why I shoot film

Welcome, welcome to Adam J White, aka Twitter’s @burlapandlight. You may remember Adam from his Return to film piece here on EMULSIVE back in February. Thankfully that wasn’t enough to put him off, so he’s back as this week’s EMULSIVE interviewee. Take it away, Adam!     Hi Adam, what’s this picture, then? AW: These are my kids. This is why I do photography on film; to keep things close to me and traditional. Plus it its something I can go and do with them and teach to them to pass on to their children.     Ok, so...

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Small worlds – Fuji Velvia 50 – RVP 50 (120)

Small worlds Shot on Fuji Velvia 50 (RVP 50) at EI 50 Color reversal (slide) film in 120 format shot as 6×6       Contribute to EMULSIVE EMULSIVE NEEDS YOU. The driving force behind EMULSIVE is knowledge transfer, specifically engendering more of it in the film photography community. You can help by contributing your thoughts, work and ideas.Help drive an open, collaborative community – all you need do is drop us a line and we’ll work something out....

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