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EMULSIVE’S most popular “5 Frames” of 2020

If you’re celebrating, Merry Christmas! If you’re not, welcome to the end of a year which, well, that’s enough about that. I made a promise …

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20-year expired Paterson Acupan 800, my Pentax P30n and Pentax-a 50mm f:1.7, Michael Boffey

5 Frames… Of 20-year expired Paterson Acupan 800 (35mm Format / EI 100 / Pentax P30n + Pentax-a 50mm f/1.7) – by Michael Boffey

I’ve been wary of expired film in the past. The possibility of spending time and money buying, shooting and developing film with no guarantee of …

Read more5 Frames… Of 20-year expired Paterson Acupan 800 (35mm Format / EI 100 / Pentax P30n + Pentax-a 50mm f/1.7) – by Michael Boffey

5 Frames... By the historic Ho Chi Minh City District 1 Post Office on expired Kodak Portra 400NC (120 Format / EI 100 / Pentax 67 + SMC Pentax 67 90mm f/2.8) - by Trevor Hong

5 Frames… By the historic Ho Chi Minh City District 1 Post Office on expired Kodak Portra 400NC (120 Format / EI 100 / Pentax 67 + SMC Pentax 67 90mm f/2.8) – by Trevor Hong

This shoot was based on the Ao Dai – a traditional dress of Vietnam. The Ao Dai has always been something I wanted to shoot …

Read more5 Frames… By the historic Ho Chi Minh City District 1 Post Office on expired Kodak Portra 400NC (120 Format / EI 100 / Pentax 67 + SMC Pentax 67 90mm f/2.8) – by Trevor Hong

My Pentax Spotmatic SP + Takumar 55mm f:1.8, Martin Kelley

5 Frames… Of the Jurassic Coast on Fomapan 100 Classic (EI 100 / 35mm Format / Pentax Spotmatic SP + Takumar 55mm f/1.8) – by Martin Kelley

On a grey drizzly day, when my mood fitted the weather perfectly, I loaded my first ever roll of Fomapan 100 Classic into my Spotmatic …

Read more5 Frames… Of the Jurassic Coast on Fomapan 100 Classic (EI 100 / 35mm Format / Pentax Spotmatic SP + Takumar 55mm f/1.8) – by Martin Kelley

My Canon AE-1 + Canon 50mm f/1.8 FD, Rich Stroffolino

5 Frames… Chasing a 2 year old on Ferrania P30 (35mm / El 80 / Canon AE-1 + Canon 50mm f/1.8 FD) – by Rich Stroffolino

At the start of 2020, I decided to start seriously shooting film again. It’s a familiar story. When I was 12 I got a Pentax …

Read more5 Frames… Chasing a 2 year old on Ferrania P30 (35mm / El 80 / Canon AE-1 + Canon 50mm f/1.8 FD) – by Rich Stroffolino

CAMERA REVIEW: THE UNLOVELY (BUT VERY GOOD) PENTAX MZ-S

Camera review: The unlovely (but very good) Pentax MZ-S

First an admission, I am an accidental Pentaxian. Like thousands of others, quite by chance I first learned to shoot film on a Pentax K1000. …

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5 Frames... On Fujifilm Fujicolor Pro 400H (120 Format / EI 400 / Pentax 645 + SMC Pentax-a 645 45mm f/2.8) - by Pete Crain

5 Frames… On Fujifilm Fujicolor Pro 400H (120 Format / EI 400 / Pentax 645 + SMC Pentax-a 645 45mm f/2.8) – by Pete Crain

Being at home for the last two months has only afforded me opportunities to be outside shooting pictures here and there. One night while I …

Read more5 Frames… On Fujifilm Fujicolor Pro 400H (120 Format / EI 400 / Pentax 645 + SMC Pentax-a 645 45mm f/2.8) – by Pete Crain

5 Frames… Of the Asparagus Capital of England with ILFORD XP2 Super (EI 400 / 120 format / Pentax 645N) – by Wendy Chapman

The pandemic lockdown has created unique photographic opportunities within more limited parameters. I decided to explore areas of the countryside near my home. Places I …

Read more5 Frames… Of the Asparagus Capital of England with ILFORD XP2 Super (EI 400 / 120 format / Pentax 645N) – by Wendy Chapman

5 Frames… Of Peruvian natives in 1975 on Kodak Plus-X (35mm format / Pentax Spotmatic SP) – by Nissim Levy

It was back in 1975 I received a letter from a textile company in Lima, Peru with a bid to make a calendar including pictures …

Read more5 Frames… Of Peruvian natives in 1975 on Kodak Plus-X (35mm format / Pentax Spotmatic SP) – by Nissim Levy

Pentax 67II and SMC Pentax 6x7 Shift 75mm f/4.5

5 Frames… With a medium format shift lens on Kodak Portra 400 (EI 400 / 120 format / Pentax 67II) – by Matt Peers

I’d originally got my Pentax 67II primarily for portraits and the chance of using the sublime 105mm f2.4 lens. For me, that is the perfect …

Read more5 Frames… With a medium format shift lens on Kodak Portra 400 (EI 400 / 120 format / Pentax 67II) – by Matt Peers

Lomography Peacock X-Pro Slide 110 film: Just because it says X-PRO doesn’t mean you should

What did my mother tell me about talking to strange men on the internet? That’s right, I shouldn’t do it. Did I listen? That would …

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My first roll… Of 35mm film: Kodak ProFoto 400 BW and Pentax Spotmatic F – by Victor Bezrukov

Well, I just read this “My First Roll…” post by EM and immediately started scratching my head. How did I start in analog photography and …

Read moreMy first roll… Of 35mm film: Kodak ProFoto 400 BW and Pentax Spotmatic F – by Victor Bezrukov

Essay: It's all been done before so why bother taking photographs

Essay: It’s all been done before so why bother taking photographs?

I’m constantly getting back to this thought and feel it’s about time to share something with you that comes very close to my inner monologue. …

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5 Frames With... Kodak Portra 800 (EI 400 / 35mm format / Pentax Spotmatic II) - by Joni Schoonjans

5 Frames… On my father’s last day at work on Kodak Portra 800 (EI 400 / 35mm format / Pentax Spotmatic II) – by Joni Schoonjans

After 27 years of working at the airport, my father was recently informed that he would be let go. He started at the Belgian national …

Read more5 Frames… On my father’s last day at work on Kodak Portra 800 (EI 400 / 35mm format / Pentax Spotmatic II) – by Joni Schoonjans

GAS and the "wrong" camera: skateboarders with the Pentax 6x7 in Singapore

GAS and the “wrong” camera: Skateboarders with the Pentax 6×7 in Singapore

I suffer from GAS: Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Even as I write this I have a painfully expensive Mamiya 6 on its way from Japan because …

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Me with my Meopta Flexaret II, photo by Tim Green

EMULSIVE interview #211: I am Graham Spinks and this is why I shoot film

Greetings and welcome to this week’s fresh EMULSIVE interview – number 211 to be specific. I have great pleasure in introducing you to the words …

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