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5 Frames… Around NYC’s Lower East Side on CineStill BwXX with the Konica C35MFD (35mm format / EI 250 / Hexanon 38mm f/2.8)

Last December, I was fortunate enough to take a solo trip to New York City after my semester finished up. I settled on staying in the Lower East Side, where I could easily walk to museums and other unique spaces without breaking a sweat. As a Canadian visiting NYC, I very much wanted to blend […]

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5 Frames… At the North Shields Fish Quay on Fujicolor C200 and an Olympus OM-2 + Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 – by Peter Dyers

My Olympus OM-2 comes with me everywhere I go. I recently traveled around France and took this small but mighty camera along for the ride. It handles most shots perfectly however, operation can sometimes be fiddly and a separate light meter is often required. My Olympus OM-2 + Zuiko 50mm f/1.8, Peter Dyers When I […]

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5 Frames… At the races on Fomapan 400 Action with a Pentax P30 (P3) + Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 (Adaptall-2 171A)

We decided a fine brisk November morning called for a day trip to a nearby annual charity horse race meeting at Exeter Racecourse, one of England’s oldest racetracks. It’s also the highest, which can mean it’s swept by bitingly cold winds. On that day these were happily tempered by late autumn sunshine, which prompted the […]

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5 Frames… Of Redeye Redscale 200 on an Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP 1000 + Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5~f/4.5

Glorious colour shifts of red, orange, yellow and green all from one film? Totally achievable with Redeye Redscale film! I visited RSPB Fairburn Ings, an ex-industrial site rich in heritage and now an important site for breeding and wintering ducks, geese, and swans. Situated in the North of England between Leeds, York, and Wakefield, it’s […]

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5 Frames… Starting with a walk through Brooklyn on Kodak Tri-X 400 and a Konica Autoreflex T3 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f/1.7)

I looked up to the man biking down the hill. As I waited for him to come down, I stood behind a row of parked cars waiting, camera in hand, finger on the shutter release. He came nearer. I put my eye to the viewfinder, lined up the shot, and… nothing. The button was locked; […]

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5 (or 6) Frames… Of Thai urban and Rural Scenes with ILFORD SFX 200 and a Pentacon Six TL (120 Format / EI 200 / Carl Zeiss Jena MC Biometar 80mm f/2.8)

Despite a number of potential problems, I bought a Pentacon Six medium format SLR earlier in 2021. I had wanted one for a while and the article by Ludwig Hegelstein here on Emulsive convinced me that, the problems were manageable. I bought one of these solid East German medium format cameras that look a lot […]

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5 Frames… Of the Mojave Desert region on Polaroid B&W SX-70 film with a Polaroid Pronto! RF

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for instant photography. I have always enjoyed looking at other people’s Polaroid photographs. Somehow photos made with Polaroid cameras at social events always appear more spontaneous, less posed. Travel Polaroids always feel more heartfelt, as though the photographer is more interested in giving you some […]

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5 Frames… On expired Photo Porst Chrome X slide film with an Olympus Trip 35 (35mm format / EI 100 / Olympus D.Zuiko 40mm f/2.8)

These five images were taken in May 2021 by my trusty little 1976 Olympus Trip 35. A lovely fully automatic, zone focus 35mm compact camera sold between 1968 and 1984. It uses a selenium cell driven mechanical “trapped needle” exposure system. It automatically sets the aperture and one of two shutter speeds (1/40th or 1/200th […]

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5 Frames… Of Dublin’s Georgian Quarter on Kodak 100 T-MAX (35mm format / EI 100 / Nikon F65 + Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G) – by Conor O’Brien

When I saw the “$20 Film Camera Challenge” article on DPReview in August 2020, I never expected to end up writing this article a year later. Being a child of the 70s and 80s, I grew up in an analogue world where a good camera was something you aspired to. You didn’t buy the latest […]

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5 Frames… Around Largo da Memória on ILFORD FP4 PLUS and a Walzflex TLR 6×6 (120 Format / EI 125 / Walz 75mm f/3.5) – by André Leite Coelho

Along with NEOPAN 100 ACROS, ILFORD FP4 PLUS was one of the first BW films I tried back in 2004, when I started to take photographs. As a consequence, even today I find myself imagining the scenes I see as fine-grained pictures, with the vast midtones of grays these two film stocks produce. Recently I’ve […]

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5 Frames… Of Fuhr’s Huette: a hut built under a fallen rock on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (EI 400 / 120 Format / Rolleiflex SL66)

Shortly before Christmas 2020 my friend Erik visited me and we went on a photo trip to Fuhr’s Huette in Idar-Oberstein, a small hut built under a massive fallen rock in 1702. I chose the Rolleiflex SL66 with the Zeiss Distagon 4/50 because of the narrowness at this place. And for film, the well-known ILFORD […]

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5 Frames… Of a slice of Amsterdam and Zaandam on Lomography Lomochrome Purple XR 100-400 (35mm Format / EI 100 / Canon Canonet QL17 GIII)

Once I learned about LomoChrome Purple, I had this idea in my head of using that film to take a photo of the famous “Lego” house in Zaandam. It’s this wonderfully unique building that looks like various traditional Dutch houses stacked on top of each other. More significantly, the facade is mostly green. People who […]

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5 Frames… Of North Carolina 209’s Luck gas station on Kodak T-MAX 100 (35mm / EI 100 / Canon EOS 3 + Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM) – by Bill McMannis

The Luck gas station is a roadside landmark on North Carolina 209 is the crossroad of Luck. It is the halfway point between Hot Springs and Lake Junaluska. Despite no real parking area, this is likely the most photographed building on NC 209. In this case, I had my wife let me hop out of […]