These are the 30 days and 58 articles that made EMULSIVE in May 2020. 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).


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May 2020’s top 10

Camera review: Fixing a bad rep... It's time for the Pentacon Six to shine Camera review: Fixing a bad rep… It’s time for the Pentacon Six to shine June 2, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Featured, Film camera reviews, Pentacon film camera reviews, Reviews - Can the Pentagon Six take pictures as sharp and contrasty as a Hasselblad or a Rolleiflex? After all, this is the only question that matters apparently and — spoiler alert — I would not have written this review if it couldn’t. Overlapping frames, unreliable shutter times, frame counter off sick, jammed self timer, blurry images […]
As a roll of film moves across the film plane: making a slit-scan camera June 4, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Featured projects - This is the story of how I came to own a custom-built 35mm slit-scan photography camera and how I set about using it to capture the streets of São Paulo. This story begins in June 1994 when Professor Andrew Davidhazy from Rochester Institute of Technology went to São Paulo, Brazil, to teach a workshop. The […]
My Zenza Bronica S2A - Ed Worthington 5 Frames… On the greatest film in existence, Kodak Ektar 100 (EI 100 / 120 format / Zenza Bronica S2A) June 9, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - So going out and making new photos has been off the table for a few weeks, well at least travelling anywhere new, interesting and not within walking distance of my front door on my daily exercise anyway, and is likely to be something I can’t do for the foreseeable future still. Because of this, I’ve […]
5 Frames... With a new-to-me rangefinder on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (EI 400 / 35mm Format / Yashica Electro 35 CCN Wide) - by Mark D Miller 5 Frames… With a new-to-me rangefinder on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (EI 400 / 35mm Format / Yashica Electro 35 CCN Wide) June 11, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - I was in grade school when my father took a photography class at a local community college. He was an engineer and natural math whiz, so the technical side of photography came easy to him. It was my dad’s artistic side that was put to the challenge. Our family was often the subjects of his […]
Release the Kraken: accessible 6×12 wide format film photography for all June 12, 2020 Posted in: Film camera reviews, Reviews - I am Graham Young and I am one of the hosts (along with Ethan Moses and Nick Lyle) of the Homemade Camera Podcast. We yammer on every fortnight about making cameras and taking pictures with those cameras. I’ve been messing around with building my own lensed cameras for the past three or four years but […]
Leica M3 + Elmar 50mm f:2.8 + Heliopan RG715 (88A) 5 Frames… Of portraits and landscapes on Rollei Infrared 400 (EI 12 / 35mm format / Leica M3) June 13, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - I have always been fascinated by infrared photography. This idea to make visible that part of the light spectrum which is invisible (to our eyes) has always got me. When I was a (geek) teenager, I modified my first digital camera (a Konica Digital Revio KD-220Z) to shoot infrared pictures. My parents yelled at me: […]
An in-depth guide to: The Leica M6 (aka M6 Classic + M6 Non-TTL) An in-depth guide to: The Leica M6 (aka M6 Classic / M6 Non-TTL) June 14, 2020 Posted in: Featured, Film camera reviews, Leica film camera reviews, Reviews - The Leica M6 — also commonly known as the Leica M6 Classic or Leica M6 Non-TTL — is a 35mm film rangefinder camera designed and manufactured by Leica in Germany between 1984 and 1998. The camera was the successor to the Leica M4-P, which was produced concurrently for the first two years of the M6’s […]
Camera review: the Certo Six and "lightweight" 6x6 film photography Camera review: the Certo Six and “lightweight” 6×6 film photography June 23, 2020 Posted in: Certo film camera reviews, Film camera reviews, Reviews - The Certo Six is a camera I will own for a long time. If you’re looking for the short version of the article that follows, here it is: the Certo Six is light enough to carry up a mountain, and takes sharp, beautiful photos, with less faffing around than a large format, with more consistency […]
Rolleiflex MX - As received Camera review: The Rolleiflex MX June 18, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Film camera reviews, Reviews, Rollei film camera reviews - I’ve been trying to come to grips with how I ended up owning a 60-plus year old machine as a daily-and-only camera, after a truncated career with the latest and greatest at the time. I’m not sure if this will be a camera review or another personal journey into the philosophy of my own craft, but we’ll […]

…and here’s everything in order of publication

Month in review - 2020 May Month in review: May 2020 June 20, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Best Of

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