Shooting film isn’t vegan-friendly. If you are a vegan, you might have already been aware of this, as film contains gelatin. But on a special FAQ page, Ilford helps you learn more. The company explains why shooting film isn’t vegan, but also tells you more about their other products, animal by-products in them, and about testing chemicals on animals.
We’ve seen a couple of camera gear factories, like Sony, Leica or Sigma. This time, George Muncey and the Negative Feedback team take you to Rochester, New York for a tour of the Kodak Headquarters. In this video, you’ll see the place where Kodak’s 35mm films are born and hear plenty of information about the place.
I’m still digesting the sad news announcing that Agfa Vista 200 has been discontinued. All Poundland and Dealz aficionados were kind of prepared for that day to come but we all had a secret hope that they would bring it back to their shelves… Unfortunately, it won’t be happening and most of us feel like abandoned without our cherished cheap roll.
I even wrote an article about this it as my favourite cheap film to shoot with along Fomapan 400 but we all know that the last rolls out in the wild won’t go as cheap as £1 and seems that Amazon sellers have already adjusted their prices while it’s still affordable on eBay.
Film photography has been (re)gaining popularity over the past couple of years. However, the renowned film photography hype just isn’t enough to keep some film types alive. According to the latest report from Japan Camera Hunter, the latest 35mm film to be discontinued is popular and super-cheap Agfa Vista.
Despite all the new, high-end digital cameras, film photography has been regaining popularity in recent years. So, perhaps you’d also like to grab an old film camera and shoot a roll of black and white film. If this is the case, Ilford Photo has a great crash course for you. In this video, they’ll teach you how to develop your very first black and white film at home.
It looks like we’re not only seeing the return of Ektachrome from Kodak this year, but they’re also bringing back T-Max P3200 TMZ multi-speed black & white film, too. We don’t know an exact release date yet, but according to a press release, it will become available sometime during March 2018. It will be coming back in 135 (35mm) format 36 exposure rolls.
Although called P3200, it’s not actually ISO film. The nominal film speed of P3200 TMZ is ISO800, but the “P” means it’s designed to be pushed. It can even be pushed beyond EI 3200, although beyond 6400, you’ll want to do some tests to see if the results are acceptable for your needs.
Do you remember the first GoPro ever? It wasn’t a tiny digital camera that shoots both 12MP photos and 4K videos. It was a 35mm film camera and it was a size of an average disposable camera. Derald of Thirty Five Studio bought one in perfectly good condition and he took it for a test ride. So, how do the photos from the first GoPro ever look today?
A few days ago, my boyfriend found some old 35mm negatives. I really wanted to see baby photos of him, so I was wondering: can I “scan” these films with just my DSLR and the stuff I had lying around? I’ve never done it before, neither with a proper scanner nor by improvising. So, I gave it a shot and after some DIY solutions, improvisation and lots of fun – I did it. I’ll share my process with you in this article. So, if you have some old negatives and some free time, take a look.
Looking back at all the new 35mm and 120 film stocks one can buy today, 2017 will probably be remembered as one the most thriving year for the film photography industry.
The demand is so high that companies considered long gone, are now back with new film stocks or updated versions of their old emulsions. We also see smaller scale companies achieving great successes like Cinestill, JCH or Film Washi which is known as “the world’s smallest company to produce photographic materials”.
We have reported before that Kodak could bring their Ektachrome film back this year. As the end of 2017 approaches, we’re anxious to hear the news regarding this launch. According to a comment they posted on Twitter, they’ll be officially launching a limited amount of the film at the beginning of 2018.