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Film review: The magic of TMZ – Kodak T-MAX P3200

Have you ever wondered if magic is real or not? Well, I can tell you that it is, and somehow, Kodak has managed to...

EMULSIVE’s most popular film stock reviews of 2019

There are a few days left for 2019 but fingers crossed, it's the first year for quite some time where we haven't...

A complete guide to the Mamiya RZ67, part five: conclusion and...

This five-part review has taken the best part of three years to complete. At over 40,000 words, I admit that it is...

Building a point and shoot 6×17 camera: the TwoFourths DIY camera...

In 2016 I decided to back the TwoFourths DIY 617 Kickstarter project, paying about $185 for a kit that would let me...

The mighty Salyut-S; Or how I learned to love a Hasselbladski

While there were a number of different models made - see below - the Soviet copy of Hasselblad's 1600F modular camera is...

A complete guide to the Mamiya RZ67, part four: maintenance and...

Over the past three weeks, I have introduced you to the Mamiya RZ67 Professional camera, its series of film holders and the...

A Day in the Life: London Street Photography with the Leica...

This article is part diary, part camera review, part lens review, and part film review, all based around my average day-to-day exploits as a film-based street photographer and photojournalist in London.

Camera review: 14 years with the “invisible” Nikon FM3a

In January 2006, after 5 or so years of film photography with a combination of cheaper cameras (e.g., a Minolta SRT-101, a...

A complete guide to the Mamiya RZ67, part three: lenses, filters...

Welcome back to part three of this guide. We've already covered a deep overview of the Mamiya RZ67 Professional system as well...

Comparing Fujifilm NEOPAN 100 ACROS II to original ACROS. What's the...

Understandably, I was very excited to hear the news of Fujifilm bringing back NEOPAN 100 ACROS in the form of ACROS II...

A complete guide to the Mamiya RZ67, part two: film holder...

Welcome to part two of this short but exhaustive series of articles on the Mamiya RZ67 Professional camera system. In part one...

A complete guide to the Mamiya RZ67 Pro: part one –...

The Mamiya RZ67 is very interesting and in many ways, an unusual camera. It's not very easy to operate and a little...

The TLR, a Goldilocks camera design

The Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) is a camera design over 130 years old and it's almost a hundred years since its now-familiar appearance...

Unexpected adventures with expired ILFORD FP4 PLUS film

I have never used expired film or used a bulk loader until now. Not however for any particular reason, probably just because...

Film Stock Review: FPP RetroChrome 400 (EASTMAN EKTACHROME High-Speed Daylight Film...

FPP RetroChrome 400 is the name given to a stock of 35mm Kodak EASTMAN EKTACHROME High-Speed Daylight Film 2253 (PDF datasheet) that...

The Ricoh GR10: “piggy in the middle” GR sibling (plus GR1s...

A year ago I was looking for the "ultimate film compact camera", the Ricoh GR1 series, but I was somewhat afraid of...

Choosing a 35mm film SLR? A quick look at six (vintage?)...

Since the publication of my original book, "Nikon Film Cameras, Which one is right for you?", I’ve acquired a number of additional...

Camera review: the Contax S2, “Simple is Best” – by Tom...

Two years ago at a tram stop in Antwerp, I misstepped on the pavement's edge and fell over. It was a bit...

Is “premium” really worth the money? Comparing the Ricoh GR1s and...

Here's a question you've probably asked yourself before: "Is it really worth paying for a premium compact 35mm camera when a lesser-known,...

Compact camera mega test finale: 12+ high, mid and low-end 35mm...

One day, some time ago, I hatched a plan to do the biggest comparative test of compact film cameras that had (possibly)...