All EMULSIVE articles

Here’s everything on EMULSIVE in chronological order, 20 articles at a time…

Norita 66 system review: Pleasure and pain from my need for speed

Hello. My name is Aivaras and I am a bokeh junkie. I got into film photography mostly because of my ability to play with limited depth of field and I still can’t let it go. However, there are minor signs of remission; I already managed to understand that in the 35mm film world at least, …


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5 Frames... Of ILFORD FP4 PLUS in my first roll in my new Zenza Bronica SQ-B (120 Format / EI 125 / Zenzanon PS 80mm f/2.8) - by Stelios Themelakis

5 Frames… Of ILFORD FP4 PLUS in my first roll in my new Zenza Bronica SQ-B (120 Format / EI 125 / Zenzanon PS 80mm f/2.8) – by Stelios Themelakis

I’ve been into photography since I was a student at university, it was during the time DSLRs started to become reasonably affordable and were all the rage. Long story short, I bought one and took a bunch of photos over the next few years, but there was always something missing. I got tired of the …

Read more5 Frames… Of ILFORD FP4 PLUS in my first roll in my new Zenza Bronica SQ-B (120 Format / EI 125 / Zenzanon PS 80mm f/2.8) – by Stelios Themelakis

5 Frames... Of the Atayde Brothers Circus on Kodak T-MAX 400 (EI 400 / 120 Format / Hasselblad 503CX + Planar CF 80mm f/2.8) - by Abel Montesino

5 Frames… Of the Circo Atayde Hermanos on Kodak T-MAX 400 (EI 400 / 120 Format / Hasselblad 503CX + Planar CF 80mm f/2.8) – by Abel Montesino

Do you remember the first camera that made you fall in love or impress you? By this, I mean a time when you knew nothing or very little about photography. In my case, it happened when I was a teenager and I saw a Hasselblad 500C/M for the first time, a Hasselblad, an expensive Hasselblad! …

Read more5 Frames… Of the Circo Atayde Hermanos on Kodak T-MAX 400 (EI 400 / 120 Format / Hasselblad 503CX + Planar CF 80mm f/2.8) – by Abel Montesino

5 Frames... Along downtown Toronto's Bathurst Street on CineStill 800T (EI 800 : 35mm Format : Canon EOS 10) - by Joe Mastromatteo

5 Frames… Along downtown Toronto’s Bathurst Street on CineStill 800T (EI 800 / 35mm Format / Canon EOS 10) – by Joe Mastromatteo

Every Torontonian or Scott Pilgrim vs. The World fan should have some familiarity with the colourful Bathurst Street. As someone who lives alongside northern Bathurst, I had always wondered how I could channel my inner Edgar Wright and explore the area with my camera. The opportunity arose in Winter 2020, when I had to finish …


Read more5 Frames… Along downtown Toronto’s Bathurst Street on CineStill 800T (EI 800 / 35mm Format / Canon EOS 10) – by Joe Mastromatteo

Month in review: September 2020

These are the 30 days and 33 articles that made EMULSIVE in September 2020 – it feels so long ago now. As usual, you’ll find a recap of all the articles published, starting with the most popular 10 articles of the month in order of publication (as decided by you). Before you scroll down, I …

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5 Frames… Of pre-US election day 2020 on ILFORD FP4 PLUS (Nikon FE / 35mm Format) – by Todd Shorack

5 Frames… Of pre-US election day 2020 on ILFORD FP4 PLUS (Nikon FE / 35mm Format) – by Todd Shorack When I develop a roll of film, I always look forward to seeing the faces of people I have just met on the street, but masks and street portraiture do not mix well. My self-assignments …

Read more5 Frames… Of pre-US election day 2020 on ILFORD FP4 PLUS (Nikon FE / 35mm Format) – by Todd Shorack


Join the Analog Photography Fireside Chat Episode 3 with SilvergrainClassics on Saturday Jan 23rd

Join the Analog Photography Fireside Chat Episode 3 with SilvergrainClassics on Saturday Jan 23rd Hi everyone, it’s Charys here from Silvergrain Classics again! As we put our feet up by the fire during the long winter nights, SilvergrainClassics magazine has something to help us all see 2021 in a positive light. Our series of free …

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5 Frames… On 30+ year expired Kodak Panatomic X driving through New Mexico (EI 32 / Nikon F3 / Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4) – by Andrew Collins

The bulk loader was a deal and came with mystery film. It had a label that said ‘Plus X 125’ so I loaded a small test roll, shot it and developed it in Kodak D-76. The results were way underexposed but it looked like it developed properly and I could read ‘KODAK SAFETY FILM 5060’ …

Read more5 Frames… On 30+ year expired Kodak Panatomic X driving through New Mexico (EI 32 / Nikon F3 / Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4) – by Andrew Collins

Burke & James Orbit 4x5 camera, Ilex Paragon Anastigmat f:4.5 EF 7 1:2” lens and Polaroid OneStep CloseUp, Nathan Acevedo

5 Frames… Of Polaroid Originals on an old Burke & James Orbit 4×5 camera and Ilex Paragon Anastigmat lens – by Nathan Acevedo

5 Frames… Of Polaroid Originals on an old Burke & James Orbit 4×5 camera and Ilex Paragon Anastigmat lens – by Nathan Acevedo April 2020. I purchased my first 4×5 camera, an old Burke & James Orbit 4×5. Learning to use it was immensely fun and rewarding. I noticed an almost immediate change in how …

Read more5 Frames… Of Polaroid Originals on an old Burke & James Orbit 4×5 camera and Ilex Paragon Anastigmat lens – by Nathan Acevedo

Camera Review: The Diana Instant Square… Instant Control

Instant Pinhole photos are almost an oxymoron. The film process with the fastest feedback loop coupled with the film process with the longest exposure times. Does it make sense? Well, yes it does, particularly in the Diana Instant Square. In this article I’ll be taking a look at the camera and how it delivers that classic Diana/toy camera …

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My Pentacon Six + Carl Zeiss Jena Biometar 80mm f:2.8, Jeb Inge

5 Frames… Of symbols of the German Democratic Republic 1990-expired ILFORD HP5 (120 Format / EI 80 / Pentacon Six + Carl Zeiss Jena Biometar 80mm f/2.8) – by Jeb Inge

Since 2019 I’ve been photographing the remaining symbols of the German Democratic Republic using a stash of (non-PLUS) ILFORD HP5 medium format film that expired in 1990 — the same year as East Germany itself “expired.” I went full “Ossi” (German slang for Easterner) and chose as my kit the Pentacon Six with an 80mm …

Read more5 Frames… Of symbols of the German Democratic Republic 1990-expired ILFORD HP5 (120 Format / EI 80 / Pentacon Six + Carl Zeiss Jena Biometar 80mm f/2.8) – by Jeb Inge

35mm Kodak Portra 160

5 Frames… Of Mountain biking in the Valtellinesi Alps on Kodak Portra 160 (Canon A-1 and Canon FD 50mm f/1.8) – by Ulysse Daessle

Autumn is always a great time of the year up there in the mountains. You can be pretty sure to find great colors and different atmosphere. Since last year when I started to get into film photography, I used to carry a film camera alongside a digital one during our outdoor adventures and projects. I …

Read more5 Frames… Of Mountain biking in the Valtellinesi Alps on Kodak Portra 160 (Canon A-1 and Canon FD 50mm f/1.8) – by Ulysse Daessle

Shooting expired Agfa Scala 200X as a negative film: the Historic Port of Santos, Brazil

Agfa Scala 200X is a black and white transparency film, well known in its day for being the only option for generating slides in monochrome. Even back when it was readily available it was still hard to find a lab that could process it. I had never shot with it because of the high price …

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5 Frames… With the half-time-half-frame Konica Auto-Reflex (Fujifilm NEOPAN 400 / 35mm Format / EI 400) – by Anil Mistry

According to Cameraquest, The Konica Auto-reflex is a full- and half-frame 35mm SLR camera made in 1966. It was the world’s first focal plane shutter 35mm SLR with automatic exposure and interchangeable lenses… Johnny Sisson brought it to my attention, and after a search in one of the Facebook camera groups, I was offered one for sale by a …

Read more5 Frames… With the half-time-half-frame Konica Auto-Reflex (Fujifilm NEOPAN 400 / 35mm Format / EI 400) – by Anil Mistry


5 Frames... At home ILFORD Ortho PLUS (35mm Format / EI 80 / Canon AE-1 + Canon 50mm f/1.8) - by Tessa Klingensmith

5 Frames… At home ILFORD Ortho PLUS (35mm Format / EI 80 / Canon AE-1 + Canon 50mm f/1.8) – by Tessa Klingensmith

At the beginning of 2020 I got my hands on the then newly released 35mm ILFORD Ortho PLUS. It was the first low speed black and white that I had shot, as I’d previously been shooting HP5 PLUS or Kodak Tri-X 400 pushed 2-stops to EI 1600. I found that pushing black and white gave …

Read more5 Frames… At home ILFORD Ortho PLUS (35mm Format / EI 80 / Canon AE-1 + Canon 50mm f/1.8) – by Tessa Klingensmith

5 Frames... From a walk around Cape Pond, Massachusetts on Kodak Tri-X 400 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Yashica Electro 35 GSN) - by Bob Harrison

5 Frames… From a walk around Cape Pond, Massachusetts on Kodak Tri-X 400 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Yashica Electro 35 GSN) – by Bob Harrison

Mid-November 2020 — 8 month months into the pandemic. We have to distance, but the one freedom we still can experience is a walk in the woods. Luckily, there’s a path near my home in Gloucester, Massachusetts to neighboring Rockport that is wild, wooded, and ever-changing given the season. In winter, it’s a whiteout. Spring, …

Read more5 Frames… From a walk around Cape Pond, Massachusetts on Kodak Tri-X 400 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Yashica Electro 35 GSN) – by Bob Harrison

After 56 years: The last days of Riviera Salon on Kodak Portra 400

On an early grey wet and gloomy Friday morning I walk through Cape Town’s Thibault Square in search of Riviera Salon. With the weather hanging heavy and dark over the city and over myself, I feel a bitter weariness pulling at me and I know the story I’m most likely about to hear is certainly …

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