When the easing of lockdown rules came into play in the UK I was concerned. I didn’t want the nation to rush things and for cases of Covid-19 to increase again. On the other hand though, I was also thankful that it would mean I was free to venture further afield if I chose to. […]
Leica’s 50mm f/1.5 Summarit, which comes in M- or LTM mounts — I bought last year a mint LTM lens copy which I can use with an adapter on my Leica M3 — is often reviewed as an old vintage lens not being sharp enough in the center of the frame wide open. Even though […]
Well what can I say about the wee Zuiko lens, this little classic which I picked up for buttons. A mere 50 euros, a bargain second hand. If you can get your hands on this tiny beauty don’t hesitate on it. Olympus OM-1 and Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm f/3.5 I took the OM-1 and the Zuiko […]
Earlier in 2019, I built a shoebox pinhole camera, and had a blast using it. But I wanted something a bit more reliable in its outcomes, so I went online and ordered a handmade pinhole from Poland. The Vermeer 6×6 Pinhole Camera came with a 34mm focal length, and a 2mm pinhole that results in […]
Contact sheets are a fantastic resource for film photographers, and can also be used by digital artists – although applying these ideas to a digital workflow can often distort the result (but I’ll come back to this later).
In 2016 I decided to back the TwoFourths DIY 617 Kickstarter project, paying about $185 for a kit that would let me use two lenses on the wood and plastic 6×17 format camera. I saw this as a point and shoot camera, requiring less effort than my 4×5 and 8×10, and much less expensive than […]
Plates, films, stars and scenes. I’ve been following today’s fresh interviewee (on social media!) pretty much since EMULSIVE came into existence back in June 2015 and I’m so, so happy to have finally been able to get him on for an interview. It’s Twitter’s Palaeoboy, aka Richard Davies! Over to you, Richard… Hi Richard, what’s […]
This reliable little Yashica 35mm camera has been the envy of other backpackers — small, lightweight, and fully mechanical.
I’m not sure if it’s a sign of having too many cameras or failing memory, but I recently slid open the ruby film window of my Nettar and saw there was a film in there that I had no
…and back in love with photography again and again.
Warning: the following review of the diminutive Olympus XA is highly biased and totally subjective. I love the darn thing and actually own 2 of them.
It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome you all to join me falling into the words and work of a rather rare beast.
Shot on ILFORD PAN F PLUS at EI 32
Black and white negative film in 120 format shot as 6×6
Over-developed 2/3 stop
Hasselblad 2000FCW / Carl Zeiss Distagon CFi 50mm f/4
Cinestill Df96 monobath
A huge welcome to Daphne Schnitzer, past 5 Frames With contributor here on EMULSIVE and pinhole aficionado.
What would film photography be without the experimentation aspect? Sticking to box speeds, recommended developers and “the right way” of doing things is boring
Hanging on a prayer
Shot on ILFORD PAN F PLUS at EI 50
Black and white negative film in 35mm format
A massive thanks to today’s guest for bearing with me over the past few months.
Thanks EM for being open to stretching the five frames concept for me.
These pictures were made on ILFORD PAN F+ film in an Olympus Pen S half frame camera. This camera is non-metered, fully manual and scale focusing.
Today’s interviewee hails from Portugal and is currently enjoying life in tropical Malaysia.
My return to film was not a definite decision I made one day, but more of an evolvement of my feeling towards photography.
Shot on ILFORD Pan F+ at EI 50.
Black and white negative film in 35mm format.