I recently had the opportunity to talk with David Hancock about his recently launched Kickstarter campaign: large format pinhole cameras from 5119 Cameras. You may know David from his eponymous YouTube channel and articles here on EMULSIVE. Ninth-generation Iterations. The final cameras have improved, aluminum shutters and shock-cord-retained film holder backs for improved usability. David […]
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July 2021: Price adjustments incoming from the UK’s ILFORD Photo
This just in: official confirmation from Harman technology Limited, owners of ILFORD Photo and producers of ILFORD FP4 PLUS, HP5 PLUS, Delta family, and other black and white films, papers and chemistry, that 2021’s price adjustments are coming into effect. The adjustments are effective immediately and depending on where you are in the world, you may […]
Announcement: Kodak supply chain issues require a temporary change to all 35mm canisters effective immediately
Hot off the press from Kodak Professional: Kodak’s 35mm film canisters are undergoing a temporary change due to supply chain issues. The change replaces the black endcaps with silver-coloured caps and is effective immediately. Here’s how you can expect the updated canisters to look (unofficial photo from the Kodak Engineering Team): As a number of […]
“Normal” films from a special effect film company? Check out DAILY film from dubblefilm
Adam Scott, the Barcelona-based founder of specialty film brand dubblefilm has just announced the launch of what Star Wars purists might call “despecialized” editions of their film stocks. Called dudubblefilm DAILY and presented in ISO 400 35mm color and black & white versions, the films are available from dudubblefilm’s website and selected retailers now. According […]
For new black and white film, say the secret codeword: “Kosmo Foto Agent Shadow”…but is it really a film noir film?
London-based Kosmo Foto recently announced their Kickstarter for a new film stock: Agent Shadow, a 35mm ISO 400 black and white panchromatic film that can be rated to at least EI 3200. The film is penciled in for a September 2021 release and I was lucky enough to be given a couple of rolls to […]
My dream come true: Kodak Eastman Double-X film now in 120 format. Available from CineStill to photographers for the first time in medium format…!
Four years ago, I began wondering if a new film stock at the time, Bergger Pancro 400 had done the impossible; given me a BW film that looked like my beloved Kodak Eastman Double-X 5222 in 120 medium format. It got close but now, in 2021, how about we try the real thing? Available for […]
New “contact print” Instax film from Fuji plus another underpowered toy camera, the Instax Mini 40
If you’re looking for a cheap point-and-shoot upgrade from Fuji’s last cheap point-and-shoot Instax camera, the company will gladly cover you as of just a few hours ago with the brand new, two-button-two-setting Instax Mini 40 camera. Added to that, if you happen to be missing the darkroom in today’s purely digital photography age, you […]
Announcing the new 35mm & 120 format Intrepid colour Enlarger: coming March 19th 2021
News just in from the folks over at Intrepid Camera: a new model of their Intrepid Enlarger that can make colour and black and white darkroom prints from 35mm and 120 format film (up to 6×9!) According to the folks at Intrepid, the new enlarger comes after “more than a year of extensive testing, designing […]
New M-mount lens from Lomography: The Atoll Ultra-Wide 17mm f/2.8 Art Lens
Just arrived on Kickstarter: Lomography’s first crowdfunding campaign of the year: the Ultra-Wide 17mm f/2.8 Atoll lens for Leica M-mount (as well as a few current digital mounts, too). It’s not a fisheye lens. Think more of the Voigtlander ultra-wides for Leica M-mount cameras instead. Further details follow, but first, some gear shots: I won’t […]
Brand new from ILFORD: MULTIGRADE RC PORTFOLIO darkroom paper
Brand new MULTIGRADE RC PORTFOLIO darkroom paper combining the best of fibre-based and resin papers.
Join the Analog Photography Fireside Chat Episode 3 with SilvergrainClassics on Saturday Jan 23rd
Join the Analog Photography Fireside Chat Episode 3 with SilvergrainClassics on Saturday Jan 23rd Hi everyone, it’s Charys here from Silvergrain Classics again! As we put our feet up by the fire during the long winter nights, SilvergrainClassics magazine has something to help us all see 2021 in a positive light. Our series of free […]
Join the Analog Photography Fireside Chat Episode 2 with SilvergrainClassics on Jan 9th 2021
Hi everyone, it’s Charys here from Silvergrain Classics. EM was kind enough to give us some space here to talk about our upcoming Analog Photography Fireside Chat Episode 2 this Saturday, the 9th of January 2021. We hope you’ll see our fireside chats as we do: something to help us all see 2021 in a […]
A deeper dive into CineStill Simplified Cs2 chemistry: ECN-2 + CINESTILL = ?
We are the Brothers Wright, the photographers and creators behind CineStill. Ever since the beta tests of CineStill 800T processed in C-41 chemistry, and especially once we began designing simplified chemical processes, we have been asked many technical questions about motion picture processing and still photography. Over the years, we have done our best to […]
News: Introducing CineStill Simplified Cs2 chemistry kits
Following several years of research and development, CineStill have launched one of their most long-awaited products — no, not another film stock — a simplified ECN-2 kit for developing motion picture film in its native chemistry…with a CineStill twist. Say hello to the CineStill Cs2 “Cine Simplified” ECN 2-Bath Kit: In the same vein as […]
An end of year photo competition by the David Hancock YouTube Channel
Many of EMULSIVE’s readers know David Hancock and his self-titled David Hancock Channel on YouTube. David got in touch with me a little while ago asking if I’d be able to help him promote his end of year photo competition for 2020. always happy to assist spread the good word, I invited David to do […]
The Nikon F6 is dead, long live the Nikon F6!
News coming in from across the web tells us that the Nikon F6, Nikon’s last flagship film camera, which was first released back in 2004 has finally been discontinued, bringing a formal end to a professional SLR line that started in April 1959 with the tank-like Nikon F. My Nikon F6, EM After 16 years […]
Consumer motion picture ECN-2 film developer kits from QWD Lab: info and Q&A
Earlier this week Philadelphia-based QWD Lab released a brand new film developer kit made specifically for small-scale development of motion picture film at home in its native ECN-2 process. The new kit, dubbed simply the “QWD ECN-2 Kit”, comes in powder form (just add water) and will process at least 15 rolls of 35mm/36 exposure, […]
The second round of 2020 price increases rises for ILFORD and Kentmere products come into effect
Per an update notification issued in September, an increase of at least 5% on all photographic film and paper products will be passed from HARMAN Technology, producers of ILFORD, Kentmere and HARMAN products to the dealer/distributor chain effective October 16th 2020. Today’s increase is the second for 2020 and follows an (upto) 15% hike on […]
Global Nikon F6 product recall…for 152 cameras
Nikon has issued a recall of all Nikon F6 35mm film SLR cameras “manufactured and/or sold after July 22, 2019”. The camera, first released in 2004 is the last of Nikon’s F range of flagship cameras, which started back in April 1959 with the imaginatively named Nikon F – affectionately called the “Big F” by […]
New slide film development kit from CineStill: CineStill Cs6 “Creative Slide” 3-Bath Process
Following a short tease on social media over the past few days, Los Angeles based CineStill have just announced a completely unique family of slide film development kits with options that provide either 9+ stops of useable dynamic range or “colour grading” that optimise for daylight or tungsten-balanced lighting. Dubbed “Creative Slide”, these new 3-bath […]