#editorial for April 12, 2024
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by Dmitri
11h ago
Last week, Kosmo Foto reported on another Fujifilm discontinuation. This time, they’re axing Superia X-Tra, an ISO 400 colour 135 film: https://kosmofoto.com/2024/04/fujifilm-axes-fujicolor-superia-x-tra-400/ This film was long gone from the shelves in the US & Canada (+presumably the EU), yet it was still sold in Japan (see https://www... Continues on Analog.Cafe ..read more
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Polaroid Go Generation 2 (2023/2024) Camera Review: The Cutest Polaroid, Refreshed
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by Dmitri
3d ago
Polaroid Go is the world’s smallest instant film camera and it costs less than $100 (with film). In this review, I compare Generation 2 to its predecessor side-by-side and explain the new miniature photography format ..read more
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#editorial for April 3, 2024
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by Dmitri
1w ago
Will CineStill Ever Recover From This? Daren from Learn Film Photography has just published an hour-long talk about last year’s CineStill controversy on YouTube (see https://www.analog.cafe/r/cinestill-800t-film-review-dske#the-2023-cinestill-controversy and https://www... Continues on Analog.Cafe ..read more
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Bulk Roll Calculator: Web App ?
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by Dmitri
1w ago
An essential interactive tool for bulk film loading. Calculate the # of rolls from any bulk length. Calculate the number of frames per canister. Convert frames to inches or cm. Bulk Roll Calculator does it all and more ..read more
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#editorial for April 1, 2024
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by Dmitri
1w ago
Unfortunately, FilmBase (a five-star-rated Etsy shop that sells much of the gear tested on Analog.Cafe) will no longer offer shipping outside the US and Canada. Here’s why: Sometime last year, I noticed that Canada Post began to blanket-reject all shipments to the EU that included film cameras... Continues on Analog.Cafe ..read more
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Film Photography News — March 2024 Recap: Fujifilm Sues Kodak, Five New Film Cameras, Film Photography Game, and More
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by Dmitri
2w ago
Polaroid launches an update to its Go camera, Fujifilm releases an update to its Instax Mini 90 (the 99) and sues Kodak, Lomography made a new 110 camera but discontinued Diana Mini, and I share updates on the upcoming Pentax and MiNT 35mm film cameras. Plus: new What The Film?! photographers’ game level, tags, new shop items, and a photobook for Analog.Cafe GOLD members ..read more
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#editorial for March 25, 2024
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by Dmitri
2w ago
It appears that Lomography has discontinued their Diana Mini camera. Their Monday morning (PST) email says there’s still some stock left, but they won’t be making it again (as I understood the message; I’ve contacted Lomography for clarification and will update this comment once I hear back)... Continues on Analog.Cafe ..read more
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#editorial for March 23, 2024
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by Dmitri
2w ago
FYI: This month’s Community Letter will be published on Thursday instead of the usual Tuesday. I’m off to the islands for a mini vacation where I’ll be testing some cameras and not thinking about work. Community Letters are the monthly overviews of the latest news, events, and stories from the film photography internet... Continues on Analog.Cafe ..read more
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#editorial for March 22, 2024
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by Dmitri
3w ago
My response to “photography isn’t real”¹ takes² in the context of generative AI: I am not convinced. A photograph is a direct effect of photons hitting film and altering its physics. A photograph is a photograph even if it’s never been seen or even developed... Continues on Analog.Cafe ..read more
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#editorial for March 21, 2024
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by Dmitri
3w ago
New & rare film cameras — now available at the shop! Get them here: https://filmbase.etsy.com. I review lots of lovely gear on the blog, but unfortunately, I can not keep it all. Today, I’ve updated FilmBase (my Etsy shop) with some of the nicest gear that came across my desk: The most prized camera in this lot is the only Mamiya U with a fully intact shutter button... Continues on Analog.Cafe ..read more
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