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 […]
The Pentacon looks just like a standard 35mm SLR, although it is a little taller, a little wider and a little deeper. It is also heavier although does not feel particularly unwieldy in use.
Shot on ILFORD SFX 200 with #25 red filter at EI 12Black and white negative film in 120 format shot as 6x6Hasselblad 2000FCW + Hasselblad Planar F 80mm f/2.8 Development notesKodak HC-110: 1+31(B), 20°C/68°F, 09:00 (N)No presoak, 1-minute initial agitation, 5 inversions/minute, normal stop/fix/rinse.
I had used film from the late 1950s right up to the digital revolution when I was seduced by what the new cameras could do. As DSLR cameras improved (I now have a Nikon D850) there were few practical reasons for working with the older technology. But what does practicality have to do with anything? […]
The Fuji GS645S Professional was a camera I had an interest in ever since it was introduced back in 1984. It was a nice medium format camera that’s ready for anything with its “cow bar” that wrapped around the lens. The camera has a fixed 60mm f/4 lens with rangefinder focusing. Holding the camera normally, […]
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 […]
I hate travelling light. Truth be told, I always surprise myself with the amount of gear I consider necessary on a trip. That’s better. You see, I always have a perfectly good explanation for every piece of gear I carry. As you might expect, this is largely focused on being prepared for any situation, thousands […]
Winter 2018 was when I really buckled down and took black and white photography seriously, as a response to a few uninspiring grey-feeling colour rolls. I wanted to take command of that grey aesthetic, and quickly went through pushed ILFORD XP2 Super, Delta 3200 Professional, Delta 400 Professional, and even some SFX 200, looking to […]
In January 2006, after 5 or so years of film photography with a combination of cheaper cameras (e.g., a Minolta SRT-101, a Fed-3 and an old Mamiya 35mm), I bought a like-new Nikon FM3A for $429 USD on eBay. Since then it has shot hundreds (if not thousands) of rolls of film, and has accompanied […]
I just bought a few rolls of fresh film at my local camera shop, Downtown Camera and they had a special on ILFORD. I decided to stroll around my neighborhood and enjoy the day with my camera in-hand, ready to go. This is my second time shooting black and white film and I was quite […]
Split between continents and cultures, today’s fresh interviewee Amol Parikh takes us on a trip into his photographic story, from the US East Coast to the West, from India to Mauritius. I’ll leave the rest to the man himself. Over to you, Amol. Hi Amol, what’s this picture, then? Rainbow Lifeguard Tower, Venice, California. Leica […]
In April, I wrote a comparison of three bellows cameras from the 1950s I had bought on eBay: Agfa Record III, Voigtländer Perkeo, and…
When it comes to autofocusing manual lenses on film cameras there is really only one option: the unique and relatively short-lived CONTAX AX. Chunky sibling of the CONTAX RX and…
For this, I blame EM.
First, I got some ILFORD SFX 200 film for the long exposure articles I was working on.
What would film photography be without the experimentation aspect? Sticking to box speeds, recommended developers and “the right way” of doing things is boring
Hello and welcome to another fresh EMULSIVE interview, today with Toby Van de Velde, freelance photographer based in the south of England.
Welcome to part two of my long exposure test results.
I’m pleased to be able to bring you the words and photography of Gareth Buckett, Australian-based film and digital photographer;
We’re here today with landscape photographer Johann Bottos, Italian native but (for the time being), settled in Austria
Not to diminish the wonderful images and narrative below but Johan is what one might call a little nutty about mountains.
One Saturday in mid-October 2015 I decided to take a walk over to my preferred film lab and put some freshly developed black and white negatives in for scanning.