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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 experience with film (going back to childhood), I’ve mostly shot slide film, and we had those traditional slide shows with Family and Friends because my mother used the original EKTACHROME from […]

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5 Frames… Of the 2020 Montreal International Women’s Day march on ILFORD HP5 PLUS (EI 800 / 35mm Format / Canon F-1 Montreal 1976 Olympics edition)

One of the main reasons I decided to start shooting film was time. I feel film photography embodies a must-needed break from the frantic times we’re living (at least pre-coronavirus-wise). Composing, light metering, focusing… plus developing, scanning. Photographic film is a test to your patience, and, in the end, a great boost to your creative […]

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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 scan. Nonetheless, its finally done! Video and Images of my adventure across an alpine pass and up to the Ramsau am Dachstein plateau from some images taken with the Contaflex […]

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5 Frames… Of alien landscapes in Murmanskaya state on a Leica M7 and Voigtlander Ultron 21mm f/1.8 (EI 400 / 35mm format / ILFORD HP5 PLUS)

I made these pictures in Murmanskaya State, Russia in Autumn 2019, when I was working as the producer of a photo crew and we travelled to various industrial facilities. But I am a photographer and can’t be without my camera. The north itself has fascinated me, but industrial landscapes add even more notes of meditative […]

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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 my journey back to film photography, I looked at Rolleiflex cameras first, but finally settled on the Hasselblad 500C/M — of which I have two now. I recently decided to […]

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5 Frames… Of 35mm film in a Fuji GSW690II: Fun with my TEXPan (EI 100 / 35mm format / Kodak Ektachrome E100)

It all started last year when I began my dive into film photography: all those 35mm and 120 film cameras were so exciting… And then I stumbled on one camera that was special, not only in my beginner’s opinion, but for a lot of photography people out there – The Hasselblad Xpan. Quick forum research […]

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Global Nikon F6 product recall…for 152 cameras

Nikon has issued a recall of all Nikon F6 35mm film SLR cameras “manufactured and/or sold after July 22, 2019”. The camera, first released in 2004 is the last of Nikon’s F range of flagship cameras, which started back in April 1959 with the imaginatively named Nikon F – affectionately called the “Big F” by […]

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4 Frames… With a historic Disney family camera at Walt Disney’s boyhood home on Kodak T-MAX 400 (EI 400 / 120 format / 1909 Kodak Brownie No.2A Model B)

In 2017 while searching through junky point and shoot Disney film cameras on eBay, I found an interesting one: “DISNEY ESTATE KODAK CAMERA FROM 1909 KODAK #2A BROWNIE CAMERA DISNEYLAND LOA”. At the end of the auction, I was the only bidder! I could not believe my dumb luck. It arrived with full documentation (which has […]