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Brighten up your Rolleiflex (or any TLR camera) with a new Rick Oleson Brightscreen

For a photographer, there is nothing quite like the experience of looking onto the focus screen of a TLR or other medium format, primarily waist-level viewfinder cameras such as Hasselblads, Bronicas or Mamiya RB67s.

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 …

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My new portrait project- 'Inspired', passionate artists and a 145-year-old Dallmeyer 3B 290mm f/3 Portrait Petzval lens

My new portrait project: “Inspired”, passionate artists and a 145-year-old Dallmeyer 3B 290mm f/3 Portrait Petzval lens

I have been looking for this historical artwork for some years – a useable Dallmeyer 3B Portrait Petzval 290mm f/3 lens made during the 70s …

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A year in the life of a backyard cameramonger during a global pandemic: Building fast, automated devices for scanning film and mounted slides – the Mongoose and the BoopBoop Trigger

In this article I am going to talk about the journey that led me to build the Mongoose automated negative carrier, and my newest device, …

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Over the hill or here or there: My adventures getting started in a large format film photography wonderland

Over the hill or here or there: My adventures getting started in a large format film photography wonderland

It’s mid-December 2020 and a bearded, touqued figure stands silently on the side of a frozen lake looking off towards the rising peak of a …

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Shot on Super 8 film: A Portrait, Carlotta Beck Peccoz – Straight 8 2020’s Best 8

I remember hearing about the ​(now 20+ year) straight 8​ competition when I was in film school and thinking “who are those maverick, brave, but especially crazy filmmakers?”

3 simple lessons- What I saw (and learned) shooting street photography in 1990s New York

3 simple lessons: What I saw (and learned) shooting street photography in 1990s New York

I made my first experiences as a street photographer in New York in the 1990s. During this time I learned a lot about New York …

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Cover - Getting a 6x6 kick on Portugal’s Route 66 with a Rolleicord, Yashica and Hasselblad 500C

Getting a 6×6 kick on Portugal’s Route 66 with a Rolleicord, Yashica and Hasselblad 500C

Bobby Troup and his wife Cynthia Hare sang the feeling of crossing one of America’s longest roads, way-way back in 1946 with the line, “Get …

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Shot 100 years ago: Developing Kodak Premo-Pack 4×5 film from a Rochester Premo B camera

Shot 100 years ago: Developing Kodak Premo-Pack 4×5 film from a Rochester Premo B camera ~ by Salvador Busquets One of the most fascinating things …

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Norita 66 system review: Pleasure and pain from my need for speed

Hello. My name is Aivaras and I am a bokeh junkie. I got into film photography mostly because of my ability to play with limited …

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