Shortly after my mom passed, I came across my grandparents’ Kodak Brownie. I also found some 6×9 negatives of my mom when she was a child in the 1930s. A thought crossed my mind – could this camera possibly be the one used to photograph my mom? I discovered I had a Kodak Brownie No. […]
Tag: Fomapan 400 Action
5 Frames… At the races on Fomapan 400 Action with a Pentax P30 (P3) + Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 (Adaptall-2 171A)
We decided a fine brisk November morning called for a day trip to a nearby annual charity horse race meeting at Exeter Racecourse, one of England’s oldest racetracks. It’s also the highest, which can mean it’s swept by bitingly cold winds. On that day these were happily tempered by late autumn sunshine, which prompted the […]
5 Frames… Of Ireland’s North East Coast on Fomapan 400 Action and a Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 S.C (35mm Format / El100 / Canon AE-1 Program)
These 5 Frames tell the story of how a budget black and white film, an accidental ISO reading, and a last-minute trip to the NE Coast of Ireland turned out to be the perfect storm.
5 Frames… From a car boot sale win on Fomapan 400 Action (35mm Format / EI 400 / Olympus MJU)
A few months ago on my Sunday routine at car boot sales looking for old and vintage film cameras I stumbled upon 2 (yes 2) cameras, lovely and in good looking condition Olympus MJU 35mm point and shoot cameras. I had previously read on the internet many times about the cult there is with the […]
Over the hill or here or there: My adventures getting started in a large format film photography wonderland
It’s mid-December 2020 and a bearded, touqued figure stands silently on the side of a frozen lake looking off towards the rising peak of a distant mountain as the sun begins to rise. A wooden camera stands atop a carbon fiber tripod waiting for the film holder to be slid home and its shutter to […]
5 Frames… Of Lucca, Tuscany on a Bilora Bella 66-3 (120 Format / EI 400 / Fomapan 400 Action)
I was fascinated by the compactness and vintage colors with which this machine was built and also by the extreme simplicity of the commands with which to take photographs. I currently use medium format cameras, even in formats smaller than 6×6 but none has the weight, dimensions and compact like Bilora Bella. I decided to […]
5 Frames… Of Fomapan 400 Action developed in a Rondinax (35mm / EI 400 / Olympus MJU)
Being a member of a film photography society called NEG35 I have to admit to storing a small collection of film cameras in my spare room. Some work, some don’t, but just look too cool to even think about throwing away – come on I’m sure we’ve all been there! So why is it that […]
5 Wide Frames… With a CAMERADACTYL Brancopan and Fomapan 400 Action (35mm Format / EI 1600)
Well, here it is. My second 3D printed camera in all its glorious plastic glory, with a Mamiya universal press lens again. Actually, the same lens as the one on my Goodman One, the 65mm f/6.3. This time I’m using 35mm film, not 120…and a 2.5:1 aspect ratio because why not? That’s 24x60mm negs for […]
Yashica-B review: the lovable “rare” TLR camera
I’ve been fascinated with Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) cameras ever since I can remember, and even before I knew what a TLR was — I just knew them as these beautiful, quirky little photograph-taking boxes that appeared in the hands of famous and not-so-famous people dressed in 1950s and 60s attire. They had appeal, they […]
5 Frames… On a leaky FED 5B with Fomapan 400 Action (EI 400 / 35mm format)
I love the 5B in spite of its quirks and idiosyncrasies. The most challenging camera that I have ever used. The FED 5B is a coupled range finder camera with a sordid history. Apparently they were made in a factory in Kharkov, Ukraine using orphans for the workforce. And is named after Felix E. Dzerzhinsky, […]
5 Frames… Of Baltimore’s East Side with Fomapan 400 Action (EI 320 / 35mm format / Canon A-1)
This particular day another photographer and I met up to wander around Baltimore’s East Side to take photos in different neighborhoods.
5 Frames… With Fomapan 400 Action (EI 400 / 35mm format / Olympus Pen EED)
I am a huge fan of half-frame cameras. I like to compose with the ‘portrait’ finder which is the default in all half-frame cameras except the Yashica Samurai family. It trains my eye to see in a different way for a while, which is good practice for a photographer. I bought the Pen EED for […]
Travelogue: A Glimpse of Helsinki
Call me old-fashioned but I appreciate looking at a body of work in exhibitions or in traditional coffee table books. I like the way images and texts are presented in a context. When I shot a series of photos of Helsinki I was looking for a suitable format to present them. I decided to publish […]
Foma Bohemia celebrates upcoming 100 year anniversary with new packaging
With their 100-year anniversary coming up in 2021, Foma Bohemia, makers of FOMAPAN black and white photographic film and papers is popping the cork a little early with three new, limited edition “retro” 1930s styled box art for its
EMULSIVE’s most popular articles of 2018
It’s the final part of this amazing series of 2018 listcles. Thank you for bearing with these lazy posts and rest safe in the knowledge that while you’ve been reading these, I’ve been away on holiday.
5 Frames… With Fomapan 400 Action (EI 400 / 4×5 format / Graflex Speed Graphic and Kodak Aero Ektar 178mm f/2.5)
I don’t remember exactly when or where I first learned about the Kodak Aero Ektar lens, but I immediately knew that I had to have one! Mine is mounted an Army Air Corps Speed Graphic.
EMULSIVE interview #161: I am Ante Prskalo and this is why I shoot film
I’m very pleased to be able to bring you the words and pictures of Ante Prskalo, previous contributor to EMULSIVE and dabbler in strange things with Rodinal.
Over to you, Ante!
Hi Ante, what’s this picture, then?
Film stock review: Fomapan 400 Action / Arista EDU Ultra 400 plus infrared uses
I first tried Foma Bohemia’s films in around 2008 when I moved to the Czech Republic.