Reviews

THE CAMERADACTYL MONGOOSE: A MODERN FULL-ROLL 35MM FILM SCANNER

The CAMERADACTYL Mongoose: A modern full-roll 35mm film scanner

A few months ago I was catching up with CAMERADACTYL’s Ethan Moses when we got to talking about projects that would have the most impact …

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Blood-red Witchery: Portraits on Kodak AEROCHROME III color infrared slide film

Blood-red Witchery: Portraits on Kodak AEROCHROME III color infrared slide film

I spent a year preparing to shoot a roll of portraits on Kodak AEROCHROME III Infrared 1443, the false-color infrared-sensitive film manufactured by Kodak for …

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ILFORD HP5 PLUS vs Kodak Tri-X 400 at EI 1600 in the Moscow Metro with the Mamiya 7II

I highly recommend the Moscow Subway Metro. As someone who loves spending time exploring underground, this was perhaps an unexpected highlight of my 2019 trip …

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Shooting São Paulo with a Nikon 500mm f/8 Reflex-NIKKOR: The Pandemic from my Window

Shooting São Paulo with the Nikon 500mm f/8 Reflex-NIKKOR: the Pandemic from my Window

During this worldwide quarantine, as everyone was generally confined to their homes, I too was stuck inside but still had the desire to get out …

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Leica R6 Review; Like recommending an Aston Martin - by Alexander Laurent

Leica R6 Review; Like recommending an Aston Martin

The secret behind Leica’s R series is that their optical formulas for their SLR lenses are the same as their famous M mount lenses. A …

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Cover: Croatian views and colour tones on a Hasselblad 500C-M and Kodak Portra 160

Croatian views and colour tones on a Hasselblad 500C/M and Kodak Portra 160

No matter where I’m heading travel-wise, I always make a point of doing some sort of online recce before I depart. I think It gives …

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CAMERA REVIEW: THE UNLOVELY (BUT VERY GOOD) PENTAX MZ-S

Camera review: The unlovely (but very good) Pentax MZ-S

First an admission, I am an accidental Pentaxian. Like thousands of others, quite by chance I first learned to shoot film on a Pentax K1000. …

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NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THE MINT CAMERA INSTANTKON RF70 AND FUJIFILM INSTAX WIDE FILM

Night photography with the MiNT Camera Instantkon RF70 and Fujifilm Instax Wide film

There have been few opportunities for me to take the Instax Wide format MiNT Camera Instantkon RF70 on a night shoot, a favourite activity of …

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My 2020 lockdown journey - a comparative test of Kodak EKTACHROME E100 and Fujifilm Velvia 50 (bonus Portra/Lomography included) - by Kathleen Johnson

My 2020 lockdown journey: a comparative test of Kodak EKTACHROME E100 and Fujifilm Velvia 50 (bonus Portra/Lomography included)

I set out this Spring and Summer to do a comparative test of Kodak EKTACHROME E100 and Fujifilm Fujichrome Velvia 50 (RVP50). In my lifetime …

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Contaflex Super (New) and Kodacolor 400 Expired in 1987

Expired Film from 1987! Kodacolor VR 400 and the Contaflex Super (New)

Discovered in the depths of the cellar this film from 1987. My oh my expired, brittle and a pain in the major to develop and …

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Zenza Bronica ETRS: Not exactly the poor man’s Hasselblad

Zenza Bronica ETRS: Not exactly the poor man’s Hasselblad

The Bronica has been described as the poor man’s Hasselblad. That is just wrong, as I hope to demonstrate through this article. When I began …

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Film Notes: Current high-speed films, ILFORD Delta 3200 Professional and Kodak T-MAX P3200 - by Simon King and Andrew Blowers

Film Notes: Current high-speed films, ILFORD Delta 3200 Professional and Kodak T-MAX P3200 – by Simon King and Andrew Blowers

I’ve often described how I think that people looking for a different “look” from film would be better suited exposing and developing in a different …

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Yashica-B review: the lovable "rare" TLR camera

Yashica-B review: the lovable “rare” TLR camera

I’ve been fascinated with Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) cameras ever since I can remember, and even before I knew what a TLR was — I …

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