Month in review: May 2020

These are the 31 days and 62 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).

Enjoy!


~ EM


May 2020’s top 10

Up to 15% price increases on ILFORD products coming in May 2020 Up to 15% price increases on ILFORD products coming in May 2020 May 1, 2020 Posted in: Articles - Effective globally from May 11th 2020, HARMAN Technology Limited, producers of ILFORD and Kentmere photographic film, paper, chemistry and cameras will be increasing prices for most products by between 1% and 15%. The prices increases are part of a planned annual schedule — albeit delayed for as long as possible — and not in any […]
They took my Kodachrome away...so I brought it back They took my Kodachrome away…so I brought it back May 2, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Darkroom, Developing Film, Featured - Legend has it there was once a film that held in its grasp the bright greens of summer and made all the world a sunny day. That was until a fateful day in 2010 when Kodak brought it’s benevolent reign to a fateful halt. We are, of course, talking about Kodachrome, the legendary color reversal […]
My Fujica GSW690 Professional 5 Frames… At Connecticut’s Hammonasset State Park with ILFORD HP5 PLUS (EI 400 / 120 format / Fujica GSW690) – by Edward Steinerts May 3, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - After acquiring a Fujifilm GW690II and having so much fun with it, I felt I could use a wider angle for landscapes, so I set out looking for the GSW version, which sports a 65mm f/5.6 lens as opposed to the 90mm f/3.5 lens on the GW series. I found a GSW first series model […]
Learning to love a rangefinder camera: Five years with the Leica M6 TTL 0.85 May 16, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Featured, Film camera Reviews, Leica Film Camera Reviews, Reviews - In late 2015 I was hit by a taxi making an illegal turn and received three fractured vertebrae for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When the mist cleared a second or two after I hit the tarmac, I found myself with my right arm aloft, still holding a new to me […]
A look at two uniquely different medium format Fujifilm cameras- The Fuji GA645Zi Professional and Fuji GW690III Professional A look at two uniquely different medium format Fujifilm cameras: The Fuji GA645Zi Professional and Fuji GW690III Professional May 18, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Film camera Reviews, Fujifilm Film Camera Reviews, Reviews - From the fully automatic point and shoot Fujifilm GA645Zi to the totally manual Fujifilm GW690III, Fujifilm’s medium format cameras encompass a wide range of types and functions and formats. I purchased both of these cameras based on recommendations from very different sources and as different as they are, I enjoy them both. I first learned […]
Gear - Yashica FX3 and Carl Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 lens 5 Frames… Of climate change protest on Fujifilm Superia Venus 800 (EI 800 / 35mm format / Yashica FX-3) – by Zhan Teh May 20, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - I have had this roll of Fujifilm Superia Venus 800 siting in my freezer for the longest time. Now considered more exotic – having only officially available in the Japanese market and the announcement of its discontinuation by Fujifilm in late 2019. Having not shot Venus 800 before, I have always been hesitant to use […]
My First Roll... Of self-developed black and white film (Kodak T-Max 100, Nikon F2) - by James Harris My First Roll… Of self-developed black and white film (Kodak T-Max 100, Nikon F2) – by James Harris May 21, 2020 Posted in: Articles, My First Roll - I’m going to push the definition of this series but bear with me. First, I’d like to say that this was a disaster but also a learning experience. Like all good stories, this one has a bit of a background to it so let’s start with the question, why get into self-developing film at all? […]
5 Frames... At an abandoned warehouse on Fujifilm Velvia 50 RVP (EI 50 / 120 format / Hasselblad 503CXi) - by Chris Dixon) 5 Frames… At an abandoned warehouse on Fujifilm Velvia 50 RVP (EI 50 / 120 format / Hasselblad 503CXi) – by Chris Dixon) May 23, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - My favourite thing about film photography is the different ‘personalities’ that exist in individual film stocks. I have shot lots of ILFORD black and white and Kodak Portra and a little Ektar 100, each has its own quirks and peculiarities – and to be honest, I haven’t yet come across a film stock that I […]
Find your perfect Leica or M-mount film camera with the help of this interactive tool & reference data May 24, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Featured, Guides - Enter your criteria and discover the perfect Leica for you based on the features and functionality you need for your photography. It's that simple.
5 Frames... Of ILFORD HP5 PLUS (35mm format / EI 400 / Zorki 4K) - by Peter Platt 5 Frames… Of ILFORD HP5 PLUS (35mm format / EI 400 / Zorki 4K) – by Peter Platt May 25, 2020 Posted in: 5 Frames..., Articles - I’d been tempted to try out a Russian Leica copy for some time and finally took the plunge when a Zorki 4K came up on Facebook. It came complete with a non-functioning rangefinder and a very sticky shutter, but a couple of squirts of electrical switch cleaner later and all functions appeared to be working […]

…and here’s everything in order of publication

Month in review: April 2020 May 13, 2020 Posted in: Articles, Best Of

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~ EM

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