ILFORD XP2 Super often gets a bad rap, as did the C41 B&W offerings from Fuji and Kodak before they were canned. I started shooting it while home from university for holidays and summers, since I could get it inexpensively and easily processed near my parents’ house rather than bringing the exposed film back to […]
Tag: Nikon F3 Film Camera
5 Frames… Of “Sinostill” 800T a cheaper alternative to Cinestill 800T? (EI 800/35mm format/Nikon F3 + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8) – by Wenhong
Cinestill 800T is popular these days and many people use it to get unique-looking pictures. However, I am hesitant to use this film due to its high cost; 35mm Cinestill 800T sells for USD23 per roll in my local shops and is more expensive than Kodak Portra 800. A few months back when I shopped […]
5 Frames… Of CineStill 800T (35mm Format / EI 800 / Nikon F3 + Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8 AF-D)
There’s a big difference between capturing someone as they are and modeling someone to appear as they are. Does that make sense? One of my friends I was photographing said something that caught my attention during our first time making portraits. She said that last time she was photographed the pictures came out feeling fake. […]
5 Frames… Of Kodak Portra 400 under tungsten light, color corrected in post (35mm Format / EI 400 / Nikon F3 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Series E)
A lot has been written about the famous Nikon F3, so I decided to make it a little bit more personal and tell the story of how I shot my first roll of film in a Nikon camera. So, I was there in the middle of the lockdown, a cinematographer choosing to sell my digital […]
5 Frames… Of Fantôme Kino ISO 8 with a Nikon F3 (35mm Format / EI 8 / Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AI-S)
Since I returned to regular use of film, I have been keen to try different cameras and the films now available. KosmoFoto Mono 100 was a successful experiment and I now use this often. I have tried several films with low ISO, starting with ILFORD Pan F Plus and later their Ortho Plus, both with […]
42 – A Study in Macro on expired ORWO N 74 film
This film emerges as a direct outcome of Covid-19 related quarantine, the nectar of staying alone, indoors for 60 days, (during April & May 2020) engrossed in house chores..
Less than the sum of its parts? The Nikon F3P, a press camera
Back in the day, the “stock” Nikon F3 was so popular amongst Japanese photojournalists that Nikon decided to make a “Press” or “Professional” version to the Japanese market. Apparently, only accredited photojournalists could get their hands on one of these babies, so only limited quantities were produced until… Nikon decided to make extra ones called […]
5 Frames… Of Chess at Vilnius University’s FTMC on Kodak Portra 160 (35mm Format / EI 200 / Nikon F3 + Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI)
5 Frames… Of Chess at Vilnius University’s FTMC on Kodak Portra 160 (35mm Format / EI 200 / Nikon F3 + Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI) – by Arutis We are now encountering unpleasant and unpredictable days during the pandemic, and I recall what a different was the situation a year ago when nobody could […]
5 Frames… On 30+ year expired Kodak Panatomic X driving through New Mexico (EI 32 / Nikon F3 / Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4)
The bulk loader was a deal and came with mystery film. It had a label that said ‘Plus X 125’ so I loaded a small test roll, shot it and developed it in Kodak D-76. The results were way underexposed but it looked like it developed properly and I could read ‘KODAK SAFETY FILM 5060’ […]
5 Frames… Of a 1969 Olivetti Valentine on Kodak ColorPlus 200, Overexposed 2/3 stop (35mm Format / EI 125 / Nikon F3 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AI)
5 Frames… Of a 1969 Olivetti Valentine on Kodak ColorPlus 200, Overexposed 2/3 stop (35mm Format / EI 125 / Nikon F3 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AI) – by Lucas Dul I find myself with a lot of typewriters on hand, usually due to my job as a repair tech. A few weeks ago, one […]
5 Frames… From my first roll of film for 20 years: Kodak Ektar 100 (EI 100 / 35mm / Nikon F3)
My first foray into film for over 20 years. My father had owned a Nikon F3 and back in those days I had gone down the Canon AF route, but do you know I always hankered after my Dad’s camera, only ever managing to borrow it once for a day out in Brighton – it […]
5 Frames… In remote Belgium on Agfaphoto APX 400 (EI 400 / 35mm Format / Nikon F3)
On the hunt for alternatives to the almighty Kodak Tri-X, I stumbled upon the APX 400 from Agfaphoto. The story of the company is quite complicated, but from what I understand, the films are still being made in Belgium. Which also happens to also be where I live. One more reason to try this one. […]
5 Frames… With ILFORD HP5 PLUS (EI 400 / 35mm format / Nikon F3)
My father taught me to bulk roll film, develop and print back in the ’80s. Today I shoot mostly using digital cameras but I’ve recently acquired a Nikon F3, a Pentax Spotmatic and a Minolta Autocord 75mm f/3.5 TLR. In the spirit of “use it or lose it”, I have lost all of my old […]
Say hello to the LEGO Nikon F3, the new “plastic fantastic” film camera
Christmas has come early for LEGO fans and film photographers alike in the form of the LEGO Nikon F3 created by Ethan Brossard – aka LegoDog0126. The Nikon F3 needs no introduction but Ethan and his creation most certainly do. For that, it’s over to him. ~ EM This is a LEGO model of the […]
5 Frames… With Fujicolor C200 (EI 800 / 35mm format / Nikon F3)
I asked opinions about pushing consumer color films like Kodak Pro Image 100 in one of my local forums but most people said it is not worth pushing them because those are “just” regular consumer films. Anyway, I decided to experiment myself and see if I liked how things turned out. Instead of using Kodak […]
Film photography in album cover design
I discovered my love of film photography by accident. Being a collector, I have always frequented thrift stores for anything I could find of interest.
Camera review: Satisfying a 37 year dream… My first Nikon F3
I remember the Nikon F3 being expensive when it first came out in 1980. At the time, a new Nikon F3 with a 50mm lens cost about US$1,175 – that’s about US$3,500 adjusted for inflation.
5 Frames… With Kodak VISION3 500T 5219 (EI 1500 / 35mm format / Nikon F3) – Kevin Tan
Just out of the blue, my dear friend Edward, a stage magician, called me up to ask if I could cover his performance. Without hesitation, I said yes.
My return to film: Marcus Grandon
The last time I shot film was somewhere around 2002, and I certainly hadn’t purchased a film camera this century. That all changed when I picked up a used Nikon FE in Ginza, Tokyo a few weeks ago.
Film stock review: Comparing Kodak ColorPlus 200 and Fuji Fujicolor C200
The two most popular consumer films used today are Kodak ColorPlus 200 and Fuji Fujicolor C200.