The Pentax 17: A Brand New Film Camera!
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by Trevor Lee
1M ago
Over the past five years, we’ve seen a lot of exciting news in the film community. Typically, this involves previously discontinued film being brought back or brand new film being introduced, which is great. However, something we have all been hoping for is new film cameras, as most of the cameras we use are older and won’t last forever. Yes, there are other new film cameras on the market, but they generally fall into two categories: very expensive cameras that produce great results, like Leica cameras, but are out of most people’s budgets; or very affordable cameras like disposable cameras ..read more
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10 Under $10: Affordable 35mm Film Picks!
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by Trevor Lee
3M ago
Today, we’re diving into the world of affordable 35mm film, where quality meets affordability. When it comes to scoring the best deals on film, it pays to shop around. While big-name retailers might overcharge, we’ve discovered a gem in the form of filmphotographystore.com. With their commitment to fair pricing, they’re our go-to for stocking up on film without breaking the bank. In our latest blog post, we’re thrilled to share our top 10 favorite films available for under $10, all courtesy of the Film Photography Project. From vibrant color to classic black and white, there’s something for e ..read more
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Film Photography Meetup 2024: Columbus Ohio
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by Trevor Lee
4M ago
We had so much fun at last year’s Chicago meetup that we teamed up with the Film Photography Project to host another Mid-west meetup in Columbus Ohio, April 13th 2024! This event will feature two meetup: a film photography photowalk around the Scioto Mile loop and a Beers & Cameras meetup at Land Grant Brewing Company! We love meeting up with the film photography community and cannot wait to meet you all! We also understand that many people will not be able to make it so we’ll be doing Instagram & YouTube lives as well as creating a lot of educational content so be sure to follow&nb ..read more
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Nikon FA Review: A Hidden Gem for Film Enthusiasts
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by Trevor Lee
5M ago
Today, we dive into the world of Nikon film cameras, specifically focusing on the underrated Nikon FA which is a great camera idea for film enthusiasts as well as seasoned film photographers! We’ll explore why the Nikon FA might just be a better choice than its well-known counterpart, the Nikon F3. Comparing the Nikon FA and F3: The Nikon FA stands tall against the popular Nikon F3, offering not only comparable but often superior features. Despite being more budget-friendly, the Nikon FA outshines the F3 in several aspects. Nikon FA vs. Nikon F3 Newer Technology: The Nikon FA boasts four ..read more
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Ferrania P33 Review: A New B&W Film!
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by Trevor Lee
5M ago
Italian film manufacturer, Film Ferrania, has released a brand new film, P33, which is a 160iso panchromatic black and white film. Ferrania states that P33, is “a leap forward in black and white photography that seamlessly combines innovation and tradition for outstanding results.” and the results are in fact, outstanding! P33 retains the fine grain and well punchy tones of Ferrania’s P30 80iso B&W film but has a higher sensitivity of 160iso as well a lower contrast, making it more versatile and forgiving than P30. As a traditional dip & dunk lab who develops B&W in house as well ..read more
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Pushing and Pulling Film
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by tracy mikulec
5M ago
Everything you need to know about Shooting and Developing Pushed or Pulled Film Pushing & Pulling is a technique used to compensate for an under or overexposure. Because the process can be confusing or be intimidating to start, this article outlines reasons to push or pull and instructions for shooting and developing push/pulled film. We’ve also included tips, photo samples and recommend film types to help you be successful in the pushing and pulling process. An Overview The pushing or pulling process involves shooting and developing film at a different ISO than what the film is r ..read more
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35mm vs. 120 – Which format is best for you?
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by Trevor Lee
6M ago
In the world of film photography 35mm and 120 medium format are the too most common formats. As a traditional dip & dunk lab specializing in developing, scanning, and printing film, we aim to guide you through the strengths and weaknesses of each format. Understanding these differences can help you make an informed decision based on your photography style and budget. We have also provided a video at the end of this blog that Caleb Knueven made on this topic which goes into even more detail! Number of frames 35mm: With its smaller frame size, 35mm film offers more exposures per roll, ra ..read more
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Retail and Drugstores Film Developing
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by tracy mikulec
6M ago
Where do you develop film? Did you know retail and drugstores are no longer returning your original film? Big-name drugstores like Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens still develop film, but the days of 1-hour photo processing are long gone. Today, nearly all the big box stores send the film to third-party labs, with turnaround time ranging from three to five days at Walgreens and two to three weeks at CVS. Even more important, they no longer return the negatives, only providing your images as scans on a CD. Discarding negatives may be okay for the person with disposable cameras, bu ..read more
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HARMAN Photo Meetup Dec. 1-2, 2023
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by Trevor Lee
9M ago
We are excited to announce a special opportunity to connect with the film community in our hometown of San Clemente, CA as we welcome HARMAN Photo, who will be joining us all the way from the UK to make a special announcement. This event will feature two public meetups: a Beers & Cameras gathering and a San Clemente photowalk, followed by a pub crawl. Both events have a limited amount of tickets so be sure to register below! December 1st, Friday, 6-9pm Beers & Cameras meetup at Lost Winds Brewery. This event will feature a special announcement from Harman Photo as well as a giveaway ..read more
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A New Color Film: LomoChrome Color ‘92
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by Trevor Lee
1y ago
LomoChrome Color ‘92 film pays homage to Lomo’s founding year 1992 Inspired by the 90s, when the Lomographic Society International was born, this new color negative film aims to recreate the iconic colors of that golden age for the modern film shooter. As part of Lomography’s mission to make analogue photography accessible to everyone, this new emulsion will be available in three formats: 35 mm, 120 and 110. This is the next step in Lomography’s film production journey, a completely NEW Color Negative film formula since the reveal of the successful LomoChrome Metropolis film in 2019. Our thoug ..read more
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