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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...

Camera review: Yashica-mat 124 TLR – by Milan Juza

As a 6x6 format twin lens reflex camera, the Yashica Mat-124 TLR is considered a great entry-level camera for people who are moving up...

Camera review: getting back on the bike with the Intrepid 4×5...

It sounds very grand when you tell people that you are having a field camera made for you. I certainly felt grand and excited...

Test shots: Revolog Kosmos (35mm) + Bronica ETRSi – by Nils...

A few weeks ago, Nils suggested putting together an unorthodox camera/film review that he felt would be useful to readers of EMULSIVE. He wasn't...

Every single film stock still made today – Part 3: ILFORD...

Update 01: 2018-09-20 Welcome to part three of this series exploring every single film photography stock still being made today. I've covered 51 stocks so far...

Medium format first timer: a few months on with the Hasselblad...

It's been a few months now since I came into the world of medium format and became a Hasselblad owner. I have to say,...

Film review: comparing Fuji ACROS 100, ILFORD Delta 100 Professional and...

This whole project started when I realized I had been blindly allegiant to certain black and white films for a number of years without...

Film review: Kodak EKTACHROME E100G – by James King

I wasn’t overly keen on writing a film review when EM first suggested it. I usually stick to Kodak Portra or Tri-X; films that...

Lens review: the 7artisans 35mm f/2 Leica M-mount lens – first...

UPDATE 01 2017-04-27: Added production specifications Standing on the shoulders of Hamish Gill's early look at the pre-release prototype of the 7artisans 35mm f/2 Leica M-mount...

Every single film stock still made today – Part 2: FILM...

Update 01: 2018-09-20 Welcome to part two of this series, looking at all the fresh film stocks still being produced today. In part one I covered...

Film review: finding my ‘do anything’ film for 4×5….a tale of...

I have been shooting 4x5 for about five years. I use it for much of my personal work, and love the tonality and rendering...

Camera review: the Zenza Bronica ETRS – Workhorse, or Hippopotamus…?

From what I’ve read the Bronica ETRS I get the impression that it is considered the "lesser wanted" of the Bronica family. I really...

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. With nearly a year of daily use...

The Hasselblad V-System master guide: C and C T* lenses

There's no arguing that in the V-System, Hasselblad created one of, if not the world's most comprehensive and flexible medium format camera system. The V-System...

High Speed Journey – Kodak T-MAX 3200 and Kodak Recording Film...

New Kodak T-MAX 3200 (TMZ) is flat out great news for film lovers for the additional choice and for what it says about Kodak...

Film tests: getting the best out of FERRANIA P30 Alpha part...

FERRANIA P30 Alpha has had an interesting time of it since it got into the hands of eager customers in late 2017.  Many photographers...

Camera review: Fuji GA645Zi – by Svein Olav Humberset

Today I’ll be reviewing the Fuji GA645Zi; a review that is not exactly typical. For me, the camera is a tool that is supposed...

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...

Camera review: Impossible I-1 – by Russell Jones-Davies

Up until the recent release of the One Step 2, the Impossible I-1 was the first new Polaroid camera in how long? From the...

Every single film stock still made today – Part 1: ADOX...

Update 02: 2018-09-20 If you're anything like me, you've probably wondered how many fresh film stocks are still in production and available for purchase today....