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My return to film: Roy Shiro

Many photographers look back at their work at the end of the year, to assess, critique, and, if you’re like me, to convince themselves that they’re moving forward with their work. This year was a bit different in some respects for me, as the end of the year marks the one-year anniversary of my move […]

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Discontinuation notice: Fujichrome Velvia 50 slide film in 4×5″ and 8×10″, and 120 format Fujicolor Pro 160NS

Fujifilm Japan has just announced the global discontinuation of Fujichrome Velvia 50 slide film in 4×5″ and 8×10″ large formats, and 120 format Fujicolor 160NS Professional colour negative film. Coming hot on the heels of the July 2021 ban of the sale and processing of Fujichrome Velvia 100 in the United States, the notice is effective […]

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5 Frames… Of macro photography on Fuji Velvia 50 (35mm / EI 50 / Nikon FM2 + Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AI-s Micro-Nikkor + Nikon Pk-3 extension tube)

With winter bearing down upon us, my family and I visited the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center in Providence, RI USA for a little weather respite. My family brought sketch pads and watercolor paints; I brought a roll of Fuji Velvia 50, a Nikon FM2, a Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AI-s Micro-Nikkor macro lens, and a […]

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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 […]