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Camera review: the Kodak Instamatic 500 or, why I love 126...

The Kodak Instamatic 500 was the “jewel in the crown’ of the Kodak Instamatic line.

Film stock review: Comparing Kodak ColorPlus 200 and Fuji Fujicolor C200

The two most popular consumer films used today are Kodak ColorPlus 200 and Fuji Fujicolor C200.

Camera review: teak wood meets carbon fibre, the Chamonix C45F-2 4×5...

After my first exposure to working with large format sheet film in a DIY pinhole camera, I decided to explore this line of film photography a bit further.

Book review: Here Far Away / Pentti Sammallahti – by Barnaby...

I had a realisation recently that all the (generally film) photography podcasts that I listen to, and many of the blogs and articles I read online are only about gear and technicalities of the photographic process.

Camera review: the Yashica Mat 124 – by Malcolm Myers

“You can have it for £40, but the meter’s broken, so it’s sold as seen.

Camera review: The mystery 6×7 rangefinder aka “The Nameless Camera” –...

Everyone enjoys a mystery and here’s an enigma that certainly has me scratching my head. Maybe you too, although it’s possible you might be able to help solve the puzzle.

Sibling rivalry: Fujica GS645 & GS645S street photography shootout – by...

The Fujica GS645 Professional and its sibling GS645S Professional are very much alike, but different enough that the cameras beg for comparison....which interestingly enough, is what this article is all about: a comparison of Fuji's two most well-known and loved

Repulsion to attraction: my Kodak T-MAX 400 story so far

Kodak T-MAX 100 is undoubtedly the film I prefer after Tri-X 400 but despite this T-Grain appreciation, I have never been able to fully appreciate T-MAX 400.

Every single film stock still made today – Part 5: Oriental...

Update 02: 2018-09-20 Welcome to part five of this series exploring every single film stock (including instant film, dry plates, etc.), still being made today.

Camera review – the Zeiss Ikon Nettar II 517/16 6×6 folding...

I bought my Zeiss Ikon Nettar 6x6 folder in 1992 for $50, pretty much in perfect nick. At the time I was shooting a Mamiya RB67 professionally; exclusively running Fuji Velvia through it for magazine covers and editorial work.

Quick camera review: a week and a half with the new...

I've written a bit for Lomography before and got a random email out of the blue asking if I was interested in testing out their new Diana Instant Square camera.

Camera review: Fuji Instax SQUARE SQ6 – by Raymond van Mil

Just a few weeks ago I had the pleasure to be invited by Fuji Europe to the launch of their new all-analog Instax SQUARE SQ6 camera in the Netherlands.

Camera review: the Pentax 645 – by Martin Jeffery

I have had a Pentax 645 for few months and have really enjoyed using it, so this is an attempt to put some thoughts together on it.

The Hasselblad V-System master guide: CF, CF FLE and IHI lenses

I kicked off the previous article in this series by stating that in its V-System, Hasselblad created one of, if not the world's most comprehensive and flexible medium format camera system.

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.

Bag review: the new Billingham Hadley Small Pro part one

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that for me, the new Billingham Hadley Small Pro is pretty much the perfect daily use camera bag. Believe me, I'm as surprised as you.

Camera review: the Rolleiflex SL66 – by Dave Varo

Mention 6x6cm medium format film cameras to a photographer and most will immediately think Hasselblad. Mention Rolleiflex to the same group and they will almost certainly think of the well-respected range of twin lens reflex (TLR) cameras.

Peeled apart for good: the creative obligation not to f**k it...

For about a year and a half, every time I opened my fridge I saw my last remaining 10 exposure pack of Fuji FP 100C instant film, and every time I opened said fridge I was reluctant to take it

Every single film stock still made today – Part 4: Kodak...

Update 03: 2018-11-20 Welcome to part four of this series exploring every single film stock (including instant film, dry plates, etc.), still being made today.

Four seasons with: Kodak EASTMAN Plus-X 5231 – by Marco Calemme

And this is where my journey of home developing begins! After a couple of disappointments - in rapid succession - of the work of some photo labs, it was time to take full responsibility for all the loosely cut last