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Lens review: Pentax prime comparison – five lenses head to head...

If I am not shooting a Half Frame Camera, there is an overwhelming probability that I am shooting a Pentax instead.

The Arista Rapid E-6 kit: a guide to developing your own...

Before I jump into the guide, allow me a few moments to tell you the story of how I began shooting and developing slide film. Many years ago, while working as an employee of a transport and delivery company, I

Lens love: shooting the Kodak Aero Ektar 7″ f/2.5 aka how...

Up until the day I was able to call it "mine" I had never heard about the Burnett-Combo or David Burnett and I was completely unaware of the cult status of Kodak's Aero Ektar lens. So why did I buy

Gear review: SP-445 4×5 film processing system – by Richard Pickup

Since beginning large format photography I’ve been developing my 4x5* sheet film in trays. This is not a process for the faint hearted and takes more than a modicum of skill.

How to develop your own slide film with the Tetenal Colortec...

Congratulations, if you are reading this article then you are (hopefully!) willing to take the next step in your film development adventure.

Gear review: the Peak Design Slide Lite (v2)

At the end of 2017 the folks over at Peak Design were kind enough to send me the latest version (v2) of their Slide Lite camera strap to try out.

Bag review: The Billingham Hadley One part two – one year...

Welcome to the follow up to my first impressions of the Billingham Hadley One, published in April 2017.

Bag review: The Billingham Hadley One part one – first impressions

UPDATE: Part two of this review - "one year on" - is here. A few weeks ago, the lovely folks over at Billingham got in touch to ask if I wanted to review one of their new bags

Lens review: Schneider Xenotar 150mm f/2.8 + Linhof Technikardan (plus video)...

In 2006 or so a good friend of mine sold off his 150mm f/2.8 Schneider Xenotar large format lens.

Review: Kodak Film Strip Creator – by Kikie Wilkins

One of the really neat things seen at the Kodak booth during the 2018 CES show in Las Vegas was a lightbox featuring customized strips of 35mm film.

Gear review: the Peak Design Cuff

You might remember this review of the latest Peak Design Slide Lite from a few weeks back. Well, now it's time for its little brother to get some of the spotlight.

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...

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.

Color drama: Negative Lab Pro v2… Finding the right workflow for...

What if you had a scanning solution for color negative and black and white film that enabled you to scan and convert a whole roll of 35mm film in less than 15 minutes and all that in next to

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