Posts Tagged ‘film’

Impossible Project Adds Colorful Frames to Special Edition Film for Polaroid SX-70

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The Impossible Project, the ongoing effort to keep classic Polaroid cameras alive and well-fed, has added a splash of color to its catalog with three new special edition SX-70 that films sport gold, silver and colored borders instead of the usual white. Read more…

Darkroom Gear Recycled Into Chic Table Lamp

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You, of course, are an analog purist who will forever be devoted to film. Other folks, however, may be wondering what they’re going to do with a bunch of darkroom equipment that’s getting lonelier by the year. Read more…

Film Takes on Digital in Head-to-Head PBS Showdown, Can You Tell the Difference?

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When it comes to the Film Vs. Digital debate, many people are fairly entrenched on one side or the other. But can you really tell the difference between RAW digital footage and film footage? What about when the digital footage is made to look like film using filters in post? PBS Digital Studios wants to put you to the test. Read more…

Last Camera: A DIY 35mm Camera You Put Together, Lenses and Light Leaks Included

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If you’re shopping for a young person who’d benefit from learning a little more about the principles of photography, you may want to consider the LAST Camera: a build-it-yourself 35mm film camera that could well outfreak Lomography for quirky build and artfully distressed images. Read more…

Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge to Breathe New Life into Old Super 8 Film Cameras

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A lot of film people have deep connections to Super 8 cameras, once the medium of choice for everyone from film school students to porn directors. But it’s getting harder and harder to actually use the things, as stocks of film cartridges dwindle.

To the rescue comes Nolab, a project to build a digital adapter that will allow any Super 8 camera to shoot 720p HD video. Read more…

Fujifilm Will Soon Discontinue 3×4 Instant B&W Film, Photogs Fight Back

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Fujifilm has confirmed that it will soon stop production of its FP-3000B film, which means that the only black-and-white instant film currently available in the 3×4 format will soon disappear forever. Read more…

Kodak Alaris and Lomography Partner Up, Vow to Keep Film Photography Alive

An elegy for Kodak (and film in general)

Analog photography buffs can rest a little easier: Photographic film is now supported by the combined economic majesty of Lomography and the photographic offshoot of post-bankruptcy Kodak. Read more…

Joe McNally, Lynn Goldsmith and Bob Krist on Shooting with the Nikon Df

First comes hype, then comes the announcement, and last comes the post-release marketing. In regards to the Nikon Df, we’ve officially moved into the last of those three steps, and right on cue, Nikon has released three videos of big time photographers endorsing the Df by talking about their experiences shooting with it. Read more…

Does Lighting the Olympic Flame Involve Setting Fire to a Piece of 35mm Film?

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Every two years, the lighting of the Olympic Flame amidst the ruins of the Temple of Hera is a pretty interesting performance. The torch is lit from the light of the Sun, using a parabolic mirror to focus the Sun’s rays on the fuel in the torch and set it ablaze… but what exactly is that fuel? By the looks of it, at least a small part is a piece of 35mm film. Read more…

Blast from the Past: 1965 Pentax Spotmatic Review

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Photography has a rich history that is really fun to peer back into once in a while when you have a spare minute to stop oogling over the next piece of gear (*cough* NEX full-frame *cough*) that’ll steal your heart and most of the funds in your bank account.

On that note, check out this awesome old review of the Pentax Spotmatic. It was written in 1965 by the late Fred Springer-Miller, and it might make you think twice before you take today’s technology for granted. Read more…