In the 1980s and 1990s, Fujifilm and Kodak were very much like the yin and yang of photography’s major players. With Kodak’s Ultramax there is Fuji’s Superia. With T-Max there is Neopan. With Ektachrome there is Provia. And of course with Portra 400 there is Pro 400H.   Fuji’s Pro 400H is their professional medium…

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You might be wondering what the gosh darn this thing is. I don’t blame you, it’s a bit of an obscure and rare camera, with only about 8800 ever made in 1960. (and who knows how many have survived). And there’s a reason it’s a bit obscure; it went up against the king itself, the…

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I know we’ve covered a Rollei 400 speed B&W before, but I swear this is different! That one was RPX 400, which is a panchromatic film made by Harman in jolly good England, while Retro 400s, which we will be talking about today is a bit more special. Its a super-panchromatic film that can cut…

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Film Friday #19: Kodak Ektachrome E100. The first E-6 slide film or colour positive we are featuring, it is Kodak’s gorgeous Ektachrome. Admittedly, it might be the wrong season for such a difficult film to master, but considering this is our last chance to get it at its current price (which is no doubt still…

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It’s the one you’ve all been asking for, it’s the one everyone wants, it’s the film that has been carrying film photography for a few years now, it’s Kodak’s Portra 400!!! What can I say, people love this film. The most often quoted reason for this is how it looks… The T O N E…

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Kodak’s T-Max 100 is probably one of the most overlooked films currently on the market and honestly, we’re not so sure why. Yes, it might be a bit pricier for a 100 speed black and white film, and most people do shoot colour. But even among all the black and white films currently available, T-Max…

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“ILFORD FP4 Plus is an exceptionally fine grain, medium speed black and white film. It is ideal for high quality indoor and outdoor photography, particularly when giant enlargements are to be made. In addition to general photography, FP4 Plus is also suited to copying and internegative work, and has many applications in scientific, technical and…

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Winter is coming. It’s getting dark sooner. Without the high ISO capabilities of digital sensors, what or how will we ever shoot in low light without having to spend a million dollars for a fast lens? Enter Kodak’s T-Max P 3200. Quite the drastic jump from T-Max 400. Don’t let the name fool you, the…

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Much like your yogurt or batteries or your dog, film stocks eventually expire. Over time, depending on how they were stored, they may produce interesting effects such as colour shifts, fogging and more pronounced grain. It can also present an opportunity for people to try out film stocks that are no longer in production, or…

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