Merry Christmas! Hope you’re having a great day so far. It is with a heavy heart I bring to you the first of this years top-ten-as-chosen-by-you-listicles. Regular readers will know I’m not a huge fan of them but as the year draws near, I feel the need to recharge and although these take a fair amount of time to put together in their own right, they’re a damned sight quicker than editing and scheduling “normal” content.
This year’s listicles kick off with a look back at the most popular 5 Frames With articles, as decided by readers of EMULSIVE. If you don’t know what they are, think of them a quick film/camera/process reviews. Five photos with a specific film/camera/lens combination and limited to about 350 words.
If you want to find out more about them or submit your own, check out the bottom of this article or the very first 5FW here on EMULSIVE. Oh, as this series was created in collaboration with 35mmc’s Hamish Gill, also be sure to check out even more on 35mmc.
As annoying as these listicles may be, try to think about them the way I do: every single article here is the result of hours, days, weeks or – in the case of the other listicles you’ll see here over the coming days – months of effort on behalf of the person who contributed it. That effort and the result is worth celebrating in my opinion.
5 Frames… With Kentmere 400 (EI 400 / 35mm / HARMAN REUSABLE CAMERA) by Aislinn Chuahiock – READ
5 Frames… With Kodak EKTACHROME E100 (EI 100 / 35mm / Olympus OM-4T) by David Hancock – READ
5 Frames… With ILFORD ORTHO PLUS (EI 80 / 120 / Rolleiflex 2.8F) by Matt Parry – READ
5 Frames… With ILFORD PAN F PLUS (35mm / EI 50 / Yashica FX-3) by Erik Jarvi – READ
5 Frames… With Kodak Panchromatic Separation Film 2238 (35mm / EI 20 / Nikon F4) by Tony Grisier – READ
5 Frames… With Kodak Tri-X 400 (35mm / EI 400 / Nikon FM 2) by Mitch Walker Jr – READ
5 Frames… With Kodak EASTMAN Double-X 5222 (EI 200 / 35mm / Nikon FE2) by Justin Emanuel – READ
5 Frames… With ADOX HR-50 (EI 50 / 35mm / Leica M6) by Jens Kotlenga – READ
5 Frames… With Kodak VISION 500T 5219 (EI 800 / 35mm / Leica M6 TTL) by Wyatt Clough – READ
5 Frames… With ILFORD ORTHO PLUS + filter comparisons (EI 80 / 35mm / Olympus OM-1n) by Sandeep Sumal – READ
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Want to submit your own 5 Frames...?
Go right ahead, submissions are open! Get your 5 frames featured on by submitting your 350+ word article by either using this Google form or by sending an email via the contact link at the top of the page.
This series is produced in conjunction with Hamish Gill's excellent 35mmc.com. Head on over to read the other half of these stories there.