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Top 5 Winter Films

Looking through the Instagram feeds of accomplished film photographers, it’s easy to fall in love with the look of properly scanned and edited professional negative film. For those of us who don’t have access to Richard Photo Lab, or who live in parts of the world where the light isn’t quite as warm or consistently…

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Why Does Fujifilm Hate Film Photographers?

I don’t own a digital camera, apart from the iPhone 6s I’m writing this on. It’s not that I don’t want to buy and try, but I just think that digital cameras are all about the moving image, while stills, especially medium format, is still the preserve of film cameras. I’m interested in what digital can…

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Nikon F5 – 7 Reasons you Want One in your Bag

7 Reasons You Want a Nikon F5 in Your Bag Like your Nikon D810 ? Perhaps you have a bunch of quality lenses like the Nikon 14-24 f2.8, 24-70mm f2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8, and a couple of primes like the 50mm f1.4G and 85mm f1.4G for those bokeh-tastic portraits.

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Sekonic L758D

I recently got a test film back from the lab. You might wonder why. I shot a test film because my F100 had recently returned from Nikon after having its autofocus recalibrated, after several disappointing rolls returned with strange autofocus errors.

Just ‘Cos it’s Shot on Film, Doesn’t Automatically Make it Good

This is going to come across  not at all well. It’s not that I’m stabbing my fellow filmies in the back, I just think it needs to be said. There are a few people out there, in fact more than a few, loads of people who think that if they take a photograph using a…

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Yashicamat 124G Review

The Yashicamat was the first Medium Format Camera I bought. I got it off eBay, and it was in mint condition. It looked like it had never been used. I sold it 2 years later for more than I paid for it. It was a good camera, and I probably could have held on to…

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Film profile: Kodak Ektar

Like the super contrasty look of slide film, a fine grain and unique look, but prefer shooting negative film? With Spring right around the corner, buy yourself a roll or two of Kodak Ektar and get shooting.

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35mm film vs. 24mp FF sensor (F100 vs D600)

I had the chance to used a Nikon F100 alongside a D600 for a couple of days and produce this F100 vs. D600 comparison. This was back in the depths of the British Winter (it’s taken that long to finish the roll and get it developed). During the period I had the camera, the weather was pretty bad (overcast)…

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Olympus OM1 Review

The first ‘proper’ camera I bought was a silver and black Olympus OM1 which I bought with a 50mm f1.4 Zuiko lens from the London Camera Exchange in Southampton whilst I was at university. Like many things that come to me in life, I wasn’t quite ready for it at the time it came. I sensed…

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Emulating photographic film – Making Digital images look like Film

Andrew Goodman Photographic film is a wonderful medium. It is, magical, inspirational, unique, unreliable and largely unrepeatable. All of the attributes which make analogue photography undesirable to journalists looking for good enough quality and repeatable and reliable results, do not necessarily appeal to the photographic artist.

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Fujifilm GA645 Zi Professional Review

If like me, you love shooting film, whether slide film, negative film or black & white, you may have been looking into getting yourself a medium format (MF) camera. MF cameras are available on the second hand market for a good price, and there is a definite improvement in image quality; stepping up to even the…

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Film vs Digital – Which Is Better?

Andrew Goodman Both. And Neither. Both film and digital can be great if you are a good photographer, understand how each camera works and can use it correctly to get the best results. Neither will give good results, if you are not a good photographer. A crappy photo is a crappy photo regardless of what…

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