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5 Frames… Starting with a walk through Brooklyn on Kodak Tri-X 400 and a Konica Autoreflex T3 (35mm Format / EI 400 / Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f/1.7)

I looked up to the man biking down the hill. As I waited for him to come down, I stood behind a row of parked cars waiting, camera in hand, finger on the shutter release. He came nearer. I put my eye to the viewfinder, lined up the shot, and… nothing. The button was locked; […]

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5 (or 6) Frames… Of Thai urban and Rural Scenes with ILFORD SFX 200 and a Pentacon Six TL (120 Format / EI 200 / Carl Zeiss Jena MC Biometar 80mm f/2.8)

Despite a number of potential problems, I bought a Pentacon Six medium format SLR earlier in 2021. I had wanted one for a while and the article by Ludwig Hegelstein here on Emulsive convinced me that, the problems were manageable. I bought one of these solid East German medium format cameras that look a lot […]

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5 Frames… Of Seri Menanti on ILFORD Delta 400 Professional (120 format / EI 400 / Hasselblad 500C + Planar C 80mm f/2.8)

I recently acquired the Hasselblad 500C and was itching to have a crack at ILFORD Delta 400 Professional (recently expired) at box speed after having tried Bergger Pancro 400 in my search of an ISO 400 film to be part of my kit. Armed with the Hasselblad, light meter and tripod, I headed south, out […]

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5 Frames… Of the Mojave Desert region on Polaroid B&W SX-70 film with a Polaroid Pronto! RF

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for instant photography. I have always enjoyed looking at other people’s Polaroid photographs. Somehow photos made with Polaroid cameras at social events always appear more spontaneous, less posed. Travel Polaroids always feel more heartfelt, as though the photographer is more interested in giving you some […]

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5 Frames… On expired Photo Porst Chrome X slide film with an Olympus Trip 35 (35mm format / EI 100 / Olympus D.Zuiko 40mm f/2.8)

These five images were taken in May 2021 by my trusty little 1976 Olympus Trip 35. A lovely fully automatic, zone focus 35mm compact camera sold between 1968 and 1984. It uses a selenium cell driven mechanical “trapped needle” exposure system. It automatically sets the aperture and one of two shutter speeds (1/40th or 1/200th […]

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5 Frames… Of Dublin’s Georgian Quarter on Kodak 100 T-MAX (35mm format / EI 100 / Nikon F65 + Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G) – by Conor O’Brien

When I saw the “$20 Film Camera Challenge” article on DPReview in August 2020, I never expected to end up writing this article a year later. Being a child of the 70s and 80s, I grew up in an analogue world where a good camera was something you aspired to. You didn’t buy the latest […]

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5 Frames… Around Largo da Memória on ILFORD FP4 PLUS and a Walzflex TLR 6×6 (120 Format / EI 125 / Walz 75mm f/3.5) – by André Leite Coelho

Along with NEOPAN 100 ACROS, ILFORD FP4 PLUS was one of the first BW films I tried back in 2004, when I started to take photographs. As a consequence, even today I find myself imagining the scenes I see as fine-grained pictures, with the vast midtones of grays these two film stocks produce. Recently I’ve […]

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5 Frames… Of a slice of Amsterdam and Zaandam on Lomography Lomochrome Purple XR 100-400 (35mm Format / EI 100 / Canon Canonet QL17 GIII)

Once I learned about LomoChrome Purple, I had this idea in my head of using that film to take a photo of the famous “Lego” house in Zaandam. It’s this wonderfully unique building that looks like various traditional Dutch houses stacked on top of each other. More significantly, the facade is mostly green. People who […]

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5 Frames… Of birds on a 1000mm lens and Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400 (35mm format / EI 400 / Nikon F601QD + LZOS MC MTO-11CA 1000mm f/10) – by Wenhong

More than ten years ago, I came across a book entitled “Birds in Our Midst” by Chew Yen Fook published in 1991. This book is a photo essay about the birds in Singapore. Of course, in 1990s all photos were taken with film cameras equipped with manual focus lenses. I revisited this book recently and […]

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5 Frames… Of Querétaro at dawn on Kodak VISION3 500T 5219 and a Hasselblad 503CX (120 Format / EI 500 / Distagon C 50mm f/4)

For a long time I wanted to use motion picture film, I found myself buying Cinestill 800T for the convenience of developing but after doing some research I found that it is not difficult to develop motion picture film with C-41 chemistry. So I bought some rolls of medium format Kodak VISION3 500T (5219) for […]