Category: Film

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ihagee Elbaflex is a New Nikon F Mount Film Camera

Mark Goldstein | Film
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The Ihagee Elbaflex is a new Nikon F mount, fully manual film camera with a wooden grip. Launching on Kickstarter today, the Ihagee Elbaflex is available for pledges that start at $529, as well as bundles that will include either the Trioplan 50mm or Lydith 30mm lenses. The camera is expected to be shipped to Kickstarter backers in August 2018 and will eventually have a full retail price of $1,500.

The Ihagee Elbaflex is a new Nikon F mount, fully manual film camera with a wooden grip. Launching on Kickstarter today, the Ihagee Elbaflex is available for pledges that start at $529, as well as bundles that will include either the Trioplan 50mm or Lydith 30mm lenses. The camera is…

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Reflex Manual Film SLR Camera Launches on Kickstarter

Mark Goldstein | Film
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Reflex is the first newly designed manual 35mm SLR camera released in over 25 years.

The Reflex Kickstarter campaign launches on 7 November 2017 and runs through to 7 December 2017. Reflex will be available to early bird backers for the price of £350, before moving to the standard Kickstarter price of £399. Backers will receive their Reflex camera in August 2018 and, shortly after, the product will go on sale to the mass market.

Reflex is the first newly designed manual 35mm SLR camera released in over 25 years. The Reflex Kickstarter campaign launches on 7 November 2017 and runs through to 7 December 2017. Reflex will be available to early bird backers for the price of £350, before moving to the standard Kickstarter…

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Lomo’Instant Automat Glass Kilimanjaro

Mark Goldstein | Film
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The new Lomo’Instant Automat Glass Kilimanjaro special edition camera comes with a built-in 38mm glass lens, advanced automatic exposure mode, closest focusing distance of 0.3m, and two additional lens attachments.

The Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Kilimanjaro comes with two additional lens attachments, and is available now in the Lomography Online Shop and Gallery Stores worldwide for 189 EUR.

The new Lomo’Instant Automat Glass Kilimanjaro special edition camera comes with a built-in 38mm glass lens, advanced automatic exposure mode, closest focusing distance of 0.3m, and two additional lens attachments. The Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Kilimanjaro comes with two additional lens attachments, and is available now in the Lomography Online Shop…

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Lomo'Instant Automat Dahab

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The autumn edition Lomo'Instant Automat Dahab is a new edition of the Lomo’Instant Automat instant film camera (read review).

The Lomo'Instant Automat features a 35mm (eq.) lens with a 43mm filter thread, a simple 3-step zone-focusing system, a built-in flash with a guide number of 9 (in metres), an LED frame counter, unlimited multiple exposures, automatic shutter speed and aperture settings, and an exposure area of 62mm x 46mm. Inspired by beautiful bronze beaches and opulent Egyptian jewellery, the Lomo'Instant Automat Dahab is available as a Single package for £139, or a Combo package, which includes four additional lens attachments, for £169.

The autumn edition Lomo'Instant Automat Dahab is a new edition of the Lomo’Instant Automat instant film camera (read review). The Lomo'Instant Automat features a 35mm (eq.) lens with a 43mm filter thread, a simple 3-step zone-focusing system, a built-in flash with a guide number of 9 (in metres), an LED…

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Leica Sofort LimoLand by Jean Pigozzi

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Leica today unveiled a special-edition instant camera designed by renowned photographer, art collector and entrepreneur Jean Pigozzi. The new Leica Sofort LimoLand by Jean Pigozzi features the colourful smiling face known as the logo of Pigozzi’s fashion label, LimoLand. Consistent with the standard Sofort, the Leica Sofort “LimoLand by Jean Pigozzi” houses technical features such as preset modes for Automatic, Party & People, Sports & Action, Macro and Self-Portrait, as well as the creative possibilities of multiple exposures, time exposures and self-timer modes. The camera automatically adapts exposure time to the mode the user selects. The SOFORT even offers options for manual control: focusing distance can be changed independently of the preset exposure modes, the flash can be turned off entirely and image brightness can be adjusted higher or lower. The special edition camera will be available for purchase at the end of October and comes complete with a red shoulder strap crafted from high-quality nylon and embellished with the Mr. Limo logo, made by Artisan&Artist. The set also includes a film pack of 20 exposures. In addition to the camera, Pigozzi will showcase renowned images from his celebrity-filled photo book, Pool Party, on November 9th at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles in an exhibition titled Johnny’s Pool. Centered on the famous “blue pool” at the Pigozzi family’s Villa Dorane at Cap d’Antibes, Johnny’s Pool features photographs of the array of actors, models, musicians that have visited the pool since it was built in 1953.

Leica today unveiled a special-edition instant camera designed by renowned photographer, art collector and entrepreneur Jean Pigozzi. The new Leica Sofort LimoLand by Jean Pigozzi features the colourful smiling face known as the logo of Pigozzi’s fashion label, LimoLand. Consistent with the standard Sofort, the Leica Sofort “LimoLand by Jean…

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Yashica digiFilm Camera Y35

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital , Film
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The Yashica digiFilm Y35 is a new digital camera offering a similar shooting experience as an old film camera. Featuring a 1/3.2"-type 14-megapixel sensor, a 35mm (eq.) f/2.8 lens, a built-in viewfinder and five shutter speeds, the Yashica Y35 takes different digiFilms such as "ISO400/27° Black & White" or "ISO1600/33 High-Speed Colour," and saves the resulting photos on an SD card. In other words, instead of choosing a picture style and ISO speed from a menu, as you'd do with a regular digital camera, you need to physically insert a cartridge as with a film camera.  Actually, the Yashica digiFilm Y35 does not even have an LCD screen - to change cartridges (and batteries), you need to open the rear cover, similarly to the way you would change film in an analogue camera. The only controls on the Y35 are the shutter release, a shutter speed selector and a winder (which doesn't actually advance the "film," of course, but enhances the illusion of shooting a film camera). Backers pledging HK$1,108 (US$142) or more on Kickstarter will get a Yashica digiFilm Y35 camera plus two digiFilms, whereas those pledging HK$1,248 (US$160) will get the camera and four different digiFilms. Shipments are expected to commence in April 2018.

The Yashica digiFilm Y35 is a new digital camera offering a similar shooting experience as an old film camera. Featuring a 1/3.2"-type 14-megapixel sensor, a 35mm (eq.) f/2.8 lens, a built-in viewfinder and five shutter speeds, the Yashica Y35 takes different digiFilms such as "ISO400/27° Black & White" or "ISO1600/3…

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Lomo'Instant Oxford and Lomo'Instant Yangon

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomographic Society has introduced two new editions of the Lomo'Instant film camera. These little cameras feature a built-in wide-angle lens plus close-up, fisheye and portrait lens attachments, and works with the widely available Fujifilm Instax Mini film. The Lomo'Instant Oxford offers a dark, olive green design, effortlessly combining clever creativity and classic British style; whilst the Lomo'Instant Yangon is reminiscent of the beautifully preserved glittering domes and pagodas that spread over the ancient city. Pricing starts at £79/€89.

The Lomographic Society has introduced two new editions of the Lomo'Instant film camera. These little cameras feature a built-in wide-angle lens plus close-up, fisheye and portrait lens attachments, and works with the widely available Fujifilm Instax Mini film. The Lomo'Instant Oxford offers a dark, olive green design, effortlessly combining clever…

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Polaroid OneStep 2

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Today marks the launch of Polaroid Originals – a new brand dedicated to analogue instant photography. The first product in this new range is a new analogue instant camera called named the Polaroid OneStep 2. Successor to the original Polaroid OneStep, the One Step 2 offers a built-in flash, easy USB charging, long-lasting battery and a self-timer. The camera is available for pre-order, pricedat £109.99.

Polaroid Originals simultaneously introduces a new generation of original format instant film, with colour, black & white, and a range of special editions to choose from. It is available for modern analogue instant cameras like the OneStep 2, as well as for key vintage Polaroid camera formats. New I-type film for the OneStep 2 is priced at £14.99 with eight pictures per pack. Film for vintage formats – the Polaroid SX-70, 600 and Spectra – is priced from £17.99.

Today marks the launch of Polaroid Originals – a new brand dedicated to analogue instant photography. The first product in this new range is a new analogue instant camera called named the Polaroid OneStep 2. Successor to the original Polaroid OneStep, the One Step 2 offers a built-in flash, easy…

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Lomo'Instant Square

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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 Lomography are launching a Kickstarter campaign for their new Lomo'Instant Square camera. Billed as the very first analogue instant camera to produce Instax square pictures, the Lomo'Instant Square features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos and an advanced automatic mode that takes care of everything from shutter speed to flash output — and a smart zone-focusing system that makes focusing easy. It also has a remote control shutter release for group shots and creative shooting. The Lomo'Instant Square features a compact foldable design, constructed with bellows, as a tribute to classic models that defined the golden era of instant photography. It comes in five colourways: a sleek black edition, a crisp white edition, an elegant brown leather edition, a stylish red leather edition, and a colourful eye-catching edition exclusive to Kickstarter backers. It will retail at prices starting from $199, but Kickstarter backers will save up to 35% on the planned retail price.

Lomography are launching a Kickstarter campaign for their new Lomo'Instant Square camera. Billed as the very first analogue instant camera to produce Instax square pictures, the Lomo'Instant Square features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos and an advanced automatic mode that takes care of everything from shutter…

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lomo'Instant Panama Edition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomographic Society has announced the Lomo'Instant Panama instant film camera. This little camera features a built-in wide-angle lens plus close-up, fisheye and portrait lens attachments, and works with the widely available Fujifilm Instax Mini film. The latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family is inspired by the rainforests and beautiful coastlines of a Central American piece of paradise. Available now from the Lomography Online Shop and Gallery Stores worldwide, Lomo'Instant Panama instant film camera retails for £79; or £105 with the fish-eye, close-up and portrait lens attachments.

The Lomographic Society has announced the Lomo'Instant Panama instant film camera. This little camera features a built-in wide-angle lens plus close-up, fisheye and portrait lens attachments, and works with the widely available Fujifilm Instax Mini film. The latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family is inspired by the rainforests and beautiful…

Monday, June 12, 2017

Capture the Magic of Summer with Impossible

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Impossible have curated a selection of vivid frames and classic Polaroid cameras to capture the magic of summer light. Offering a monochrome twist to the original Polaroid camera, Impossible’s special edition Polaroid 600 Two-Tone Black & White (pictured) elevates the playful point-and-shoot classic with a custom black & white finish (£129/€149/$179). Impossible have also created the Metallic Frame Edition colour film pack for 600-type cameras, placing your analogue instant photos in a range of shimmering foil frames. Each photo in the pack of eight film (£18.99/€21.00/$24.49) features a different coloured metallic frame, from gold and blue to purple and pink.

Impossible have curated a selection of vivid frames and classic Polaroid cameras to capture the magic of summer light. Offering a monochrome twist to the original Polaroid camera, Impossible’s special edition Polaroid 600 Two-Tone Black & White (pictured) elevates the playful point-and-shoot classic with a custom black & white finish…

Friday, June 9, 2017

Historic Leica Rarities to Go under Hammer in Vienna

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events , Accessories , Film
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Several rare Leica cameras and accessories will be auctioned off tomorrow at the 31st Westlicht Photographica Auction in Vienna, Austria. These include a very early Leica I with an Elmax lens, a black-paint Leica M3 from one of the first series from 1959, a Leica MP-292 and a 1944 vintage ‘Rundbild’ outfit for 360° photography, complete with a matching tripod. Amongst the ‘Leica Copies’ is the extremely rare WICA (Wiener Camera) from 1948 with a starting price of $2,250 and an estimated hammer price of between $3,900 and $4,250. Bids can be placed online, on the phone, by fax or in person in the WestLicht auction rooms at Westbahnstrasse 40.

Several rare Leica cameras and accessories will be auctioned off tomorrow at the 31st Westlicht Photographica Auction in Vienna, Austria. These include a very early Leica I with an Elmax lens, a black-paint Leica M3 from one of the first series from 1959, a Leica MP-292 and a 1944 vintage…

Monday, June 5, 2017

Lomo'Instant Automat Cabo Verde

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The summer edition Lomo'Instant Automat Cabo Verde is the first new edition of the Lomo’Instant Automat instant film camera (read review) since it burst onto the photography scene last year. The Lomo'Instant Automat features a 35mm (eq.) lens with a 43mm filter thread, a simple 3-step zone-focusing system, a built-in flash with a guide number of 9 (in metres), an LED frame counter, unlimited multiple exposures, automatic shutter speed and aperture settings, and an exposure area of 62mm x 46mm. Inspired by beautiful beaches on volcanic islands, the Lomo’Instant Automat Cabo Verde is available for £139.

The summer edition Lomo'Instant Automat Cabo Verde is the first new edition of the Lomo’Instant Automat instant film camera (read review) since it burst onto the photography scene last year. The Lomo'Instant Automat features a 35mm (eq.) lens with a 43mm filter thread, a simple 3-step zone-focusing system, a built-in…

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Impossible Project Launches Polaroid Two-Tone BW Polaroid 600 Camera

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Building on their extensive range of reskinned Polaroid 600 cameras, Impossible now offer their latest addition, in a distinctive bold colour palette. According to the company, the Two-Tone BW colourway "elevates the playful classic with a custom finish." It has an easy-to-use point-and-shoot type interface, with a built-in flash, fixed-focus lens and simple controls for adjusting exposure levels. The camera is available for €149 and uses Impossible 600 type instant film.

Building on their extensive range of reskinned Polaroid 600 cameras, Impossible now offer their latest addition, in a distinctive bold colour palette. According to the company, the Two-Tone BW colourway "elevates the playful classic with a custom finish." It has an easy-to-use point-and-shoot type interface, with a built-in flash, fixed-focus…

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10

Mark Goldstein | Film
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The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 is a square format hybrid instant film camera that combines digital imaging technology with square film prints. The SQ10 is the first camera in the INSTAX series to be equipped with the newly developed hybrid INSTAX system – a digital image sensor and image processing technology integrated with the existing INSTAX system. These technologies allow the SQ10 to take brighter photos in low-light conditions (indoor and night scenes) and close-up shots from a distance as close as 4 in \10 cm with new functions including automatic exposure control, facial recognition, and auto-focus. 

The INSTAX SQUARE SQ10 will be available in May 2017 in the U.S. and Canada for USD $279.95 and CAD $369.99. In the UK, the camera will hit the shelves at the end of May, priced at £249.

INSTAX SQUARE Film will also be available in May 2017 in the U.S. and Canada for USD $16.99 and CAD $15.99. In the United Kingdom, the film will have an expected retail price of £8.99.

The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 is a square format hybrid instant film camera that combines digital imaging technology with square film prints. The SQ10 is the first camera in the INSTAX series to be equipped with the newly developed hybrid INSTAX system – a digital image sensor and image processing…

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Lomography Announce 'Simple-Use' Film Camera

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomography Simple Use Film Camera is no ordinary disposable camera — it’s preloaded with a choice of three funky films so that you can give your shots stand-out style. Users can produce classic analogue prints with Color Negative ISO 400 (£15.90), drench their shots in moody monochrome with Black & White ISO 400 (£15.90), or tint their images purple with LomoChrome Purple ISO 400 (£19.90) — a unique colour-shifting film exclusive to Lomography. Additionally, the Lomography Simple Use Film Cameras loaded with Color Negative film or LomoChrome Purple film come with three different Colour Gel flash filters. These yellow, magenta and cyan filters can be mixed and matched to produce six different hues when applied to the cameras' built-in flash.

The Lomography Simple Use Film Camera is no ordinary disposable camera — it’s preloaded with a choice of three funky films so that you can give your shots stand-out style. Users can produce classic analogue prints with Color Negative ISO 400 (£15.90), drench their shots in moody monochrome with Black…

Friday, March 17, 2017

Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Lens Magellan Edition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomographic Society has announced the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Lens Magellan instant film camera. Now available to preorder, the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Lens Magellan Edition is the first Lomo'Instant camera with a multi-coated wide-angle glass lens.  Capturing images on 62mm x 46mm instant film sheets, the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Lens Magellan Edition has a 38mm (21mm eq.) f/4.5 lens and a built-in flash with a guide number of 9. Like the other Lomo'Instant camera models, it offers unlimited multiple exposures,  zone focusing a tripod mount and a 43mm filter thread. The camera is priced at £169, and comes with a Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Close-Up Lens Attachment, Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Splitzer, a set of coloured gel filters and an infrared remote control.

The Lomographic Society has announced the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Lens Magellan instant film camera. Now available to preorder, the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Lens Magellan Edition is the first Lomo'Instant camera with a multi-coated wide-angle glass lens. Capturing images on 62mm x 46mm instant film sheets, the Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Lens…

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Canon Celebrate 30th Anniversary of their EOS System

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital SLR Cameras , Digital , Accessories , Lenses , Film
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Canon is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the launch of its Electro Optical System (EOS), which includes EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras and a diverse range of system accessories. The system debuted in March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 SLR camera and EF lenses, making EOS cameras the World’s first to incorporate an electronic mount system, representing a new generation of auto focus SLR cameras. Currently, the EOS system, including the Cinema EOS system, comprises 24 models with a selection of 97 EF lenses. To mark this milestone, Canon is displaying a range of cameras and lenses from the EOS archive on its stand at The Photography Show, including the EOS 650 and the EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM, the world’s longest focal length and largest aperture lens. Visit Canon on stand D141/E131 at The Photography Show from 18th – 21st March at the NEC in Birmingham.

Canon is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the launch of its Electro Optical System (EOS), which includes EOS-series interchangeable-lens cameras and a diverse range of system accessories. The system debuted in March 1987 with the launch of the EOS 650 SLR camera and EF lenses, making EOS cameras the World’s…

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lomography F²/400 Colour Negative FIlm

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomography F²/400 is a limited-edition colour negative film from the Lomographic Society. "In 2010, we bought the last ever Jumbo Roll of original 400 ASA film from some renowned Italian filmmakers," Lomography said in a statement. "Then, ever the ones to experiment, we left the film to age like fine wine in oak casks in the Czech Republic. Thankfully, our crazy instincts were rewarded — seven years later, we went back to discover that this fantastic film still produces refined colors with a beautifully unique tone. It’s a one-of-a-kind colour negative with an X-Pro feel and Tungsten overtones, and we’re so excited to share it with you! There’s a only a very limited amount of this film available, so make sure you don’t miss out." You can buy the Lomography F²/400 colour negative fIlm i 135 format for £/€/$5.90, or save 10% by buying packs of five (or 15% by purchasing a 10-roll bundle) from the Lomography Online Shop.

The Lomography F²/400 is a limited-edition colour negative film from the Lomographic Society. "In 2010, we bought the last ever Jumbo Roll of original 400 ASA film from some renowned Italian filmmakers," Lomography said in a statement. "Then, ever the ones to experiment, we left the film to age like…

Friday, February 3, 2017

Ferrania P30 Alpha Edition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Ferrania have just announced the resurrection of their classic black-and-white film stock, Ferrania P30. Expected to be available shortly, in a limited 'Alpha' edition, Ferrania P30 is an ISO 80/20° panchromatic film which was originally manufactured for motion pictures in the 1960s. "With its cinema pedigree, ultrafine grain, and very high silver content, Ferrania P30 ALPHA has no peers in the modern analogue film market," the company says. The film will be available in 35mm format later this month. Pricing to be confirmed.

Website: Ferrania P30

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Ferrania have just announced the resurrection of their classic black-and-white film stock, Ferrania P30. Expected to be available shortly, in a limited 'Alpha' edition, Ferrania P30 is an ISO 80/20° panchromatic film which was originally manufactured for motion pictures in the 1960s. "With its cinema pedigree, ultrafine grain, and very…