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RANTS: There’s no such thing as 120mm film…

Let's be as clear as possible: there is no such thing as "120mm film". Medium format roll film for cameras like Hasselblads,...

Camera review: Polaroid Automatic 100 Land Camera – by Kikie Wilkins

In 1963, the Polaroid Corporation introduced the Automatic 100 Land Camera (also known as the Model 100). Named after Polaroid co-founder and...

Film review: Kodak Gold 200 vs Fujicolor C200 comparison – by...

I was a Kodak Gold 200 user forever. I'm not really sure why. I think it might have been taking those purple and yellow 3-packs out of my mom's camera bag from a young age.

The honesty in film photography – by Simon King

After some recent discussions with my peers, I've started to feel that "honesty" is an underrated quality in many genres of photography....

Expectations and anticipation: Shooting a Leica M3 for the first time...

While my freshly shot and developed Tri-X 400 (using Kodak D76) is hanging up to dry, I would like to summarize some...

Dream camera: My experiences buying a Nikon F6 from Japan Camera...

Everyone has a dream camera. I have...well, a dream team: a set of cameras designed to meet specific needs and moods, from the small to large formats.

Neshama Sheli: Documenting Israel and the Palestinian territories

This is my ever-changing long-term photo essay about Israel and the Palestinian territories. A place so complex and beautiful at the same time. It isn't always easy or straightforward to put into words but I have done my best to paint

Buffalo Soldier: Examining the history and lives of black American soldiers...

Over the past two years, I’ve been pouring everything I had emotionally, physically, and financially into a staged photography series I call “Buffalo Soldier”. My project is...

The Ihagee Photorex: shooting medium format with a 100 year-old plate...

When it comes to medium format cameras we're spoilt for choice. This is not surprising considering that 120 film was the main format used by professionals and enthusiasts alike for a good chunk of the 20th century before 35mm film took over.

Field testing the Billingham AVEA 7 and AVEA 8 end pockets

I've been hanging these off my Billinghams for years. For the uninitiated, Billingham's AVEA end pockets are small add-on packs which clip onto either...

Social Music: Covering the Los Angeles jazz and hip-hop scene –...

Jazz has a special place in my heart. It’s a musical language that somehow, I can understand by simply feeing my mind and letting the music run through my soul.

An early swansong? Reviewing the CONTAX AX: autofocusing manual lenses

When it comes to autofocusing manual lenses on film cameras there is really only one option: the unique and relatively short-lived CONTAX AX. Chunky sibling of the CONTAX RX and...

EMULSIVE Interview #203: I am Lina Bessonova and this is why...

Darkroom lab owner, photographer, printer and workshop host, Lina Bessonova is one of the busiest interviewees I've had on so far this year.

Anecdotal evidence: My darkroom tricks and treats – by Fred Rosenberg

I’ve been a street photographer and black and white darkroom worker since back when bulk film loaders boasted of “Penny a Frame” - that’s right, $.36 a roll of film.

Using a contact sheet to actively curate an image – by...

Contact sheets are an incredibly useful tool when it comes to reviewing and learning from your own approach to photography, and when curating a series of shots down to one final "keeper." I am an advocate of constant review

The Unique Nikon Nikkor-Q 25CM f/4 for Bronica S2/S2A – by...

Most people will never see, hold, or use the Bronica S2A's Nikon Nikkor-Q 25CM f/4 lens. In fact, Tony Hilton's authoritative Bronica S2A book "Bronica: The Early History and Definitive Collector's Guide" lists only five known copies.

The 50th anniversary of a giant leap for mankind – Charys...

July 16th 1969 at 9:32am EDT, the crew of NASA's Apollo 11 mission began their historic journey to the moon and back atop the largest rocket system ever made, the Saturn V.

Saxonvale: two years documenting a brownfield industrial site – by Tim...

This is the story of a photo project which started on a whim and grew into something far bigger than I’d imagined. Fingers crossed it’s not finished yet, but more on that later.

Oly travel twins: The Olympus Trip 35 vs the Olympus XA2...

Both these little cameras get a lot of love and I think they deserve it.

A new multi-format camera is born: meet the CAMERADACTYL HOMONCULUS 69...

There's a new camera on the block and it just so happens to be the latest addition to the CAMERADACTYL family. I call it the HOMONCULUS 69 - because it can take photographs up to 6x9 in size.

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