30 days and 37 articles. Here’s everything you missed on EMULSIVE in September, starting with a list of the “top ten” as decided by you and ordered by date of publication.
Compact camera mega test: The annoyingly slow Leica C1
The Leica C1 was not on my list of ‘must-haves,’ but one came up cheap, so I thought I would try it. It is quite good in some ways, quite bad in others. It’s a Leica, which is obviously a big plus point for many people.
Dream camera: My experiences buying a Nikon F6 from Japan Camera Hunter
Everyone has a dream camera. I have…well, a dream team: a set of cameras designed to meet specific needs and moods, from the small to large formats.
Expectations and anticipation: Shooting a Leica M3 for the first time
While my freshly shot and developed Tri-X 400 (using Kodak D76) is hanging up to dry, I would like to summarize some of my thoughts about shooting my new Leica M3 for the first time. I bought myself a double-stroke Leica M3 as a birthday present from a local seller […]
The Honesty in film photography
After some recent discussions with my peers, I’ve started to feel that “honesty” is an underrated quality in many genres of photography. I’ve given the topic a lot of thought, in order to take some personal steps to ensure my integrity, especially when it comes to what is shown in […]
Film review: Kodak Gold 200 vs Fujicolor C200 comparison
I was a Kodak Gold 200 user forever. I’m not really sure why. I think it might have been taking those purple and yellow 3-packs out of my mom’s camera bag from a young age.
Compact camera mega test: Ricoh GR1s, the “stealth ninja”
Welcome to the tenth in my series of quick compact 35mm camera reviews. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be publishing a total of 12 of these articles as part of an upcoming 35mm compact camera mega test spanning cameras made from 1990 to 2003 – arguably the golden age of […]
Shooting 100-year-old black and white film: Primor B2 Panchromatisch
“Where in god’s name did he find 100-year-old film?”, you might be asking yourself. Well I recently went to Budapest, Hungary for a vacation with some friends. During our stay, we happened to stumble upon a flea market on Gozsdu Udvar, a beautiful little street filled with bars and restaurants. […]
Taking a chip off the old creativity block
Writer’s block, creative slow-down, work paralysis – call it what you will but, as people who rely on a steady flow of creative juices to make a living, we will each face creative block at some point. It can manifest in many forms and have many causes, but the terror […]
Compact camera mega test finale: 12+ high, mid and low-end 35mm point and shoot cameras head-to-head
One day, some time ago, I hatched a plan to do the biggest comparative test of compact film cameras that had (possibly) ever been done in the history of the human race. Surely it must have been done before? Well, not quite. Not as broad as the one you’re reading […]
…and here’s everything in order of publication
Life gets busy. Here’s everything from September in one single list.
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5 Frames… In the Great Kiva with Kodak Portra 400 (EI 400 / 120 format / Reality So Subtle 6X6F)
The Great Kiva was reconstructed in 1934 by Hopi and Puebloan workers. This site was part of the extended Chaco Canyon regional cluster of settlements and is part of the Chaco Culture National Historic Park. The Aztec Ruins* became a National Monument in 1923, was added to the National Register […]
Photography: Overprotected – Shot on Kodak EKTACHROME 100VS (E100VS) at EI 100 (35mm format)
Shot on Kodak EKTACHROME 100VS (E100VS) at EI 100Color reversal (slide) film in 35mm formatNikon F6 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 AF-D Read the EKTACHROME 100VS reviewRead the EKTACHROME 100VS experimentation guide
5 Frames… With Adox Scala 160 (EI 160 / 35mm format / Olympus OM-10)
I’ve been experimenting with a lot of films for some time now. I have two or three favourites but am still always curious as to what others can offer. I’d had my eye on Adox Silvermax for a while but my lab suggested Scala as it’s essentially the same film […]
5 Frames… Of Venice/Italy on Kodak EKTACHROME 64T (EI 50 / 120 format / Zeiss Ikon 518/2 Nettar)
Me and my girlfriend planned an ultra-short trip to Venice, Italy. We wanted to fly with just cabin luggage so I thought about keeping my camera collection compact. The friend we were going to visit called it the most beautiful city in the world and since I take his opinion […]
5 Frames… With JCH Street Pan (EI 400 / 35mm format / Leica M6 and 90mm APO)
I recently travelled to New York – the second time in my life, but my first visit as a photographer. I intended to shoot the entire trip on film only, and decided to take a roll of something I’d never shot before to have some results that would be a […]
Compact camera mega test: Yashica Zoomate 115, the poor man’s MJU Zoom
Welcome to the twelfth and final quick camera review for my upcoming 12-camera 35mm camera mega test. In this series, I’ll be comparing image quality, durability, speed and overall performance for cameras ranging from the very high end of the 35mm compact camera world to the very low – or […]
Compact camera mega test: Samsung Vega 700, does Schneider-Kreuznach equal “better”?
Welcome to the eleventh in my series of quick compact 35mm camera reviews. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be publishing a total of 12 of these articles as part of a 35mm compact camera mega test spanning cameras made from 1990 to 2003 – arguably the golden age of these […]
5 Frames… Of Jarvis Cocker on Kodak Portra 400 (EI 400 / 35mm format / Contax T2)
This begins with a very unexpected message from a fellow photographer. Offering me a ticket to join him at All Points East Festival. With instant joy, I said yes! I couldn’t skip such an opportunity where I could watch The Strokes, Jack White, Courtney Barnet & Johnny Marr live, all […]
EMULSIVE Interview #206: I am Amol Parikh and this is why I shoot film
Split between continents and cultures, today’s fresh interviewee Amol Parikh takes us on a trip into his photographic story, from the US East Coast to the West, from India to Mauritius. I’ll leave the rest to the man himself. Over to you, Amol. Hi Amol, what’s this picture, then? AP: […]
5 Frames… With Kodak Ektar 100 (EI 100 / 35mm format / Olympus XA)
I work as a busy professional in Downtown Toronto and had been in desperate need of something meaningful outside of my work to get re-centered and reconnect to the moment. Though I had started shooting analog photography in and around 2003 with a Nikon F65, with the exception of some […]
There’s no such thing as 120mm film…
Let’s be as clear as possible: there is no such thing as “120mm film”. Medium format roll film for cameras like Hasselblads, Rolleiflexes and Pentax 67s, is called “120”. That simple ~120-year-old designation is all you ever need to use. This isn’t going to be a big revelation to many […]
Camera review: Polaroid Automatic 100 Land Camera
In 1963, the Polaroid Corporation introduced the Automatic 100 Land Camera (also known as the Model 100). Named after Polaroid co-founder and genius inventor Edwin Land, the Land Cameras would go on to be a successful line of cameras for the company, produced in one form or another until the […]
5 Frames… With Kodak Pro Image 100 (EI 800 / 35mm format / Nikon F100)
I have been using this film for at least 2 decades. For me, Kodak Pro Image 100 was always a very good option for almost all situations. Portraits, events or whatever; it’s always been a film that returns very good or acceptable results. And best of all, you can push […]
5 Frames… With Fujicolor C200 (EI 800 / 35mm format / Nikon F3)
I asked opinions about pushing consumer color films like Kodak Pro Image 100 in one of my local forums but most people said it is not worth pushing them because those are “just” regular consumer films. Anyway, I decided to experiment myself and see if I liked how things turned […]
Compact camera mega test: Olympus MJU Zooms, all of them
Welcome to the ninth in my series of quick compact 35mm camera reviews. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be publishing a total of 12 of these articles as part of an upcoming 35mm compact camera mega test spanning cameras made from 1990 to 2003 – arguably the golden age of […]
5 Frames… With ILFORD Delta 3200 Professional (EI 1600 / 35mm format / Nikkormat EL)
With a friend’s wedding coming up later this year and being an avid photographer, I decided that as my gift to them I would photograph some highlights from the day and present them to them in an album. I was after a film I could use for both the day […]
Photostory: Never Forget 2003 – by Craig Pindell
Once again and with his kind permission, I’m posting one of Craig Pindell’s Never Forget series of photographs and his words in remembrance of the attack on New York’s World Trade Center on September 11th 2001. If you are reading this at 08:46 EST on September 11th 2019, Craig will have just […]
Camera review: The Canon SURE SHOT Z135
It has come to the point in my life where I am the ‘camera guy’ to family and colleagues; I will not lie to you, I have brought this on myself, and knew it would happen. When Christmas or a birthday rolls around, I get camera-themed goods. At work I’d […]
5 Frames… Of 1980s expired Kodak Panatomic-X (EI 32 / 120 format / Zeiss Ikon Cocarette)
Recently I became interested in Kodak Panatomic-X, a legendary film which was originally released in 1933 and discontinued back in 1987. With a beautiful old-school tonality, very fine grain and slow speed at ASA 32, this classic panchromatic black and white film was ultimately replaced by the modern T-grain of […]
Compact camera mega test: Olympus MJU II / Olympus Stylus Epic, a meh MJU?
Welcome to the eighth in my series of quick compact 35mm camera reviews. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be publishing a total of 12 of these articles as part of an upcoming 35mm compact camera mega test spanning cameras made from 1990 to 2003 – arguably the golden age of […]
Compact camera mega test: The Nikon 35Ti, the world’s most sophisticated compact camera?
Welcome to the seventh in my series of quick compact 35mm camera reviews. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be publishing a total of 12 of these articles as part of an upcoming 35mm compact camera mega test spanning cameras made from 1990 to 2003 – arguably the golden age of […]
5 Frames… With Agfa Vista Plus 200 (EI 200 / 35mm format / Nikon F3HP)
I’ve been shooting film for a couple years now, ever since inheriting some cameras and expired film. Over the past year, though, my interest and desire to explore has really exploded. Getting out of my house to capture an adventure on film has become more enticing than sitting on my […]
5 Frames… With SREDA K250D (EI 200 / 35mm format / Original LOMO Kompact Automat (LC-A)
Last January, Steve Dowling of Kosmo Foto, wrote an intriguing post about a Moscow-based film store that was repackaging old emulsions and selling them out of their store. The story, however, was in the actual packaging of these films: labels and wrappings with a flair that catches the eye and […]
Travelling with film: My Sri Lankan travelogue
I suspect it’s a common dilemma, you’ve booked a holiday with your partner (and or family/friends) and there’s no doubt the destination was influenced by potential photographic opportunities. How on earth are you going to balance wanting to take lots of photos with what other people want to do?!
5 Frames… With Kodak T-MAX 400 (EI 200 / 120 format / Agfa Super Isolette)
The Agfa Super Isolette with its Agfa Solinar 75 mm f/3.5 lens is considered by many to be the finest 120 folding camera ever made so my expectations of this camera were very high when I purchased it from the well know folder repairman Certo6 in the US. This 1955 […]
The Homemade Camera Podcast zine
My favorite podcast for some time now has been the Homemade Camera Podcast. It’s really the podcast I like to build cameras to the best, and I really like. To. Build. Cameras.
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