Category: Film

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Leica Sofort Instant Camera Hands-On Photos

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Want to see exactly what the new Leica Sofort Instant Camera looks like in the flesh?

Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica Sofort Instant Camera.

Want to see exactly what the new Leica Sofort Instant Camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Leica Sofort Instant Camera.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Leica SOFORT Instant Camera

Mark Goldstein | Film
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The new Leica SOFORT instant camera combines the world of Leica inspiration, creativity and expertise with the fun and fascination of instant film photography, for the very first time. Different from other instant cameras in many ways, the inimitable, timeless style of the Leica SOFORT was created specially by the Leica design team in Germany, uniting the retro-modern magic of instant photography with the renowned quality and originality of the Leica brand. The Leica SOFORT instant camera in a choice of white, orange and mint is scheduled to be available from November 2016, at a suggested retail price of £215 including VAT / $299 in the US.

The new Leica SOFORT instant camera combines the world of Leica inspiration, creativity and expertise with the fun and fascination of instant film photography, for the very first time. Different from other instant cameras in many ways, the inimitable, timeless style of the Leica SOFORT was created specially by the...

Friday, September 9, 2016

Fujifilm instax mini Monochrome Film

Mark Goldstein | Film
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Fujifilm have launched the instax mini film Monochrome, which will be released worldwide in October 2016. The film works in all instax mini cameras and offers stunning instant prints that can fit into a wallet, purse or mini photo frame. Like the standard colour instax mini film, the new monochrome version ensures sharp and clear images. Instax mini film Monochrome will be available in the UK from October 2016 and has a suggested retail price of £9.99.

Fujifilm have launched the instax mini film Monochrome, which will be released worldwide in October 2016. The film works in all instax mini cameras and offers stunning instant prints that can fit into a wallet, purse or mini photo frame. Like the standard colour instax mini film, the new monochrome version...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Lomo’Instant Automat

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomographic Society has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the commercialisation of the Lomo'Instant Automat instant film camera. 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. The Lomo’Instant Automat will retail at prices starting from $/€149, but Lomography is offering Kickstarter backers up to 35% off the camera and all sorts of exclusive extra goodies including a suite of add-on conversion lenses.

The Lomographic Society has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the commercialisation of the Lomo'Instant Automat instant film camera. 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),...

Friday, July 15, 2016

Red Bull Illume Winners to be Announced in Chicago

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Film
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The winners of the Red Bull Illume sports photography competition will be revealed to the world at the Red Bull Illume 2016 Winner Award Ceremony in Chicago on 28th September. The event will be held at The Art Institute of Chicago, followed by a short stroll to Millennium Park where the images will be unveiled for the very first stop of the Red Bull Illume Exhibit Tour. The Top 55 images will all be displayed on life-sized 2x2m light boxes – showcasing the work in the glory it deserves. The exhibition will stay in Chicago until 9 October 2016 before the Red Bull Illume Exhibit Tour moves on to its next stop.

The winners of the Red Bull Illume sports photography competition will be revealed to the world at the Red Bull Illume 2016 Winner Award Ceremony in Chicago on 28th September. The event will be held at The Art Institute of Chicago, followed by a short stroll to Millennium Park where the...

Impossible Instant Nights

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Film
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‘Impossible Instant Nights’ is a monthly event dedicated to all things instant photography, hosted at London gallery and members club Lights of Soho (35 Brewer Street, W1F 0RX). “These evenings provide an open inclusive forum for anyone with an interest in instant photography to share ideas and inspiration, while learning from experts in the field,” said Oskar Smolokowski, Impossible’s CEO. “We’re planning talks and workshops covering all aspects of the art form, based on a series of ever-changing themes.” The first event in the series takes place on Thursday, July 21st, with a talk by photographer Ray Liu. Ray will talk about how he created a series of stunning light trail shots when he took his Impossible I-1 instant film camera to the streets of London at night. Do note that places are limited, and advance registration is required.

‘Impossible Instant Nights’ is a monthly event dedicated to all things instant photography, hosted at London gallery and members club Lights of Soho (35 Brewer Street, W1F 0RX). “These evenings provide an open inclusive forum for anyone with an interest in instant photography to share ideas and...

Friday, June 17, 2016

Fuji to Expand Instax Mini 70 Line with New Colours

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Fujifilm have announced that two new colours will join the Mini 70 instant film camera range later this month. Compact, stylish and lightweight, the Mini 70 produces credit-card sized photos within seconds, providing snapshots of life that are instantly tangible. According to the company, the  new colours, Passion Red and Midnight Black give users even more options to "represent their personality and put the fun back into photography." The Mini 70 has a retail price of £99.99 including 10 shots of instax mini film.

Fujifilm have announced that two new colours will join the Mini 70 instant film camera range later this month. Compact, stylish and lightweight, the Mini 70 produces credit-card sized photos within seconds, providing snapshots of life that are instantly tangible. According to the company, the  new colours,...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Kodak Professional Film App

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film, Software
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The Kodak Professional Film App is now available for both Android and iOS devices. With Kodak Professional  film roll sales growing more than 5% worldwide from 2013-2015, this free app was created to answer the often-asked questions – such as what types of film are suitable for certain environments, where to buy film, and where to develop film, to name a few.  In each section, users will be able to find examples of each type of photography, along with what others have done with Kodak Professional film. For Android users, the app is now available in the Google Play Store. For iOS devices, download the new version for iPad and the updated iPhone version from iTunes.

The Kodak Professional Film App is now available for both Android and iOS devices. With Kodak Professional  film roll sales growing more than 5% worldwide from 2013-2015, this free app was created to answer the often-asked questions – such as what types of film are suitable for certain...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ilford Opens Ultra-Large-Format Film Ordering Window

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Harman Technology, owner of the Ilford brand, is opening a new ordering window for Ultra Large Format (ULF) photographers. “This programme enables us to further support the world of film photography that uses and values our conventional products” said Giles Branthwaite, Director of Sales and Marketing at Harman technology. “Through running the ULF programme each year, we are able to satisfy the strong demand for specialist film formats. Whilst manufacture is not easy, we have been rewarded by increased demand year on year ensuring we will continue to address and care for this market.” Films available for this year are Ilford FP4 PLUS, HP5 PLUS, and Delta 100 Professional. Orders must be placed no later than Friday 27th May.

Harman Technology, owner of the Ilford brand, is opening a new ordering window for Ultra Large Format (ULF) photographers. “This programme enables us to further support the world of film photography that uses and values our conventional products” said Giles Branthwaite, Director of Sales and Marketing at...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Revival Initiative

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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At CES 2016, Kodak announced the launch of an initiative aimed at putting Super 8 cameras into the hands of a new generation of filmmakers. Showing off an early prototype of a new Kodak Super 8 camera that combines the classic features of a Super 8 with digital functionality, the company is providing an opportunity for visitors to shoot their own Super 8 footage and watch home movies on the Kodak CES booth (South Hall #20618). Kodak has engaged with Yves Béhar, design entrepreneur and founder of Fuseproject, to ensure that the new Kodak Super 8 camera design echoes the look and feel of the original Kodak Super 8 camera, while offering modern functionality such as a swivelling 3.5" colour display. However, the Kodak Super 8 Revival Initiative reaches far beyond the introduction of a new camera. The company has built a roadmap that includes a range of cameras, film development services, post production tools and more. “It is an ecosystem for film” said Jeff Clarke, Eastman Kodak Chief Executive Officer. “Following the 50th anniversary of Super 8, Kodak is providing new opportunities to enjoy and appreciate film as a medium.”

At CES 2016, Kodak announced the launch of an initiative aimed at putting Super 8 cameras into the hands of a new generation of filmmakers. Showing off an early prototype of a new Kodak Super 8 camera that combines the classic features of a Super 8 with digital functionality, the company is providing an...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lomo’Instant Wide Now Available for Regular Purchase

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomo’Instant Wide is now available for regular purchase around the world. Featuring a moderate wide-angle 90mm lens, the Lomo’Instant Wide uses Fujifilm Instax Wide film, which has an exposure area of 64mm x 99mm. The lens cap of the Lomo’Instant Wide doubles as a remote control that allows easy and convenient self-portraits, group photos and long exposures. The camera has three different shooting modes including Auto, Bulb and a Fixed Shutter Speed mode for studio settings. The Lomo'Instant Wide comes with a built-in flash as well as a standard Prontor-Compur sync terminal, allowing users to attach an external flash unit to the camera.

The Lomo’Instant Wide is now available for regular purchase around the world. Featuring a moderate wide-angle 90mm lens, the Lomo’Instant Wide uses Fujifilm Instax Wide film, which has an exposure area of 64mm x 99mm. The lens cap of the Lomo’Instant Wide doubles as...

Friday, November 6, 2015

Fujifilm Student Awards 2016

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Film
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The Fujifilm Student Awards 2016 are now open for entries. Submissions are invited from all UK students, not just those undertaking courses involving photography. All images must be taken on Fujifilm film and submitted via the website below. Entry is free and students can enter as many photographs as they wish. The closing date for the competition is 31 March 2016.

The Fujifilm Student Awards 2016 are now open for entries. Submissions are invited from all UK students, not just those undertaking courses involving photography. All images must be taken on Fujifilm film and submitted via the website below. Entry is free and students can enter as many photographs as they wish....

Friday, October 30, 2015

Lomography Launch Diana Winter Edition Cameras

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomographic Society has launched two limited-edition Diana film cameras. The Diana F+ Cortina is a medium format camera, whilst the Diana Mini Monte Rosa is a 35mm snapper that can shoot both 24x24mm square-format and 18x24mm half-frame images on standard 35mm film. Both new models have been inspired by beautiful snowy landscapes and "the adrenaline rush of winter sports," the company says. The Diana F+ Corinta sells for £89, while the Diana Mini Monte Rosa will set you back £99. Both models are available from the Lomography Online Shop.

The Lomographic Society has launched two limited-edition Diana film cameras. The Diana F+ Cortina is a medium format camera, whilst the Diana Mini Monte Rosa is a 35mm snapper that can shoot both 24x24mm square-format and 18x24mm half-frame images on standard 35mm film. Both new models have been...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Lomography Introduces KONO! Donau Film

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomographic Society has introduced a new 35mm film with a sensitivity of ISO 6/9° and one of the highest resolutions ever found in a colour negative film. The KONO! Donau's atypically low speed makes it perfect for experimenting with long exposures in broad daylight. An additional feature of this new film is the lack of an orange mask, which may make it easier to scan. When printed traditionally, the film washes photos with extremely blueish tones and renders all colours in a unique way for a captivating look. Because of its boutique nature, the KONO! Donau is available in very limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis, priced at £27 / €35 (for a 3-pack).

The Lomographic Society has introduced a new 35mm film with a sensitivity of ISO 6/9° and one of the highest resolutions ever found in a colour negative film. The KONO! Donau's atypically low speed makes it perfect for experimenting with long exposures in broad daylight. An additional feature of...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Lomo’Instant Wide

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomographic Society has just introduced the Lomo'Instant Wide instant film camera. Featuring a moderate wide-angle 90mm lens, the Lomo’Instant Wide uses Fujifilm Instax Wide film, which has an exposure area of 64mm x 99mm. The lens cap of the Lomo’Instant Wide doubles as a remote control that allows easy and convenient self-portraits, group photos and long exposures. The camera has three different shooting modes including Auto, Bulb and a Fixed Shutter Speed mode for studio settings. The Lomo'Instant Wide comes with a built-in flash as well as a standard Prontor-Compur sync terminal, allowing users to attach an external flash unit to the camera. This latest Lomo model is being produced in small batches, one edition at a time, which means pre-orders will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Delivery for the first batch is estimated to begin early December 2015.

The Lomographic Society has just introduced the Lomo'Instant Wide instant film camera. Featuring a moderate wide-angle 90mm lens, the Lomo’Instant Wide uses Fujifilm Instax Wide film, which has an exposure area of 64mm x 99mm. The lens cap of the Lomo’Instant Wide doubles as a...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fujifilm Instax Mini 70

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Fujifilm has announced the new Instax Mini 70 instant film camera featuring an updated design, a special selfie mode and an automatic flash. Weighing in at 281g, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 comes with a fixed-mount, retractable 2-element lens with a focal length of 60mm and a relative aprture of f/12.7. Other key highlights include an improved viewfinder for enhanced subject viewing; automatic exposure and flash functions, a special high-key shooting mode and a tripod mount. The Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 will be available in November 2015 in Canary Yellow, Moon White and Island Blue for $139.95. In the UK, the camera will go on sale in late October for £99.99 including 10 shots of instax mini film.

Fujifilm has announced the new Instax Mini 70 instant film camera featuring an updated design, a special selfie mode and an automatic flash. Weighing in at 281g, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 comes with a fixed-mount, retractable 2-element lens with a focal length of 60mm and a relative aprture of f/12.7. Other...

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Impossible Instant Film Starter Pack

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Impossible have just launched their new Instant Film Starter Pack. Consisting of 3 packs of film, the starter pack comes complete with a list of tips on how to make the most of every photograph. There are two options available, the Starter Pack Film combined with a Polaroid 600 camera priced at €150, and the Starter Pack film alone for €52 for those who already have an original Polaroid camera but have not had the chance to start using it yet. Both are available from the website below.

Impossible have just launched their new Instant Film Starter Pack. Consisting of 3 packs of film, the starter pack comes complete with a list of tips on how to make the most of every photograph. There are two options available, the Starter Pack Film combined with a Polaroid 600 camera priced at ...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Skateistan Collaboration Film

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Impossible Project has announced an instant film collaboration with Skateistan, an international not-for-profit organisation that uses skateboarding to change kids' lives. Starting out as a grassroots 'Sport for Development' project on the streets of Kabul in 2007, Skateistan has become an award-winning, international NGO with projects in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. Influenced by Afghan textiles, the special-edition, black-and-white Skateistan instant film features eight white frames decorated with the signature Skateistan details. “Having enjoyed working with Impossible last year we were excited to further cement our relationship,” said Skateistan founder and Executive Director Oliver Percovich. “It is a fantastic feeling to think that people will be shooting our film all over the world and in turn creating more opportunities and empowering the young people that we work with.” The film is available online from the Impossible website for €21.

The Impossible Project has announced an instant film collaboration with Skateistan, an international not-for-profit organisation that uses skateboarding to change kids' lives. Starting out as a grassroots 'Sport for Development' project on the streets of Kabul in 2007, Skateistan has become an award-winning, international NGO with projects in Afghanistan, Cambodia and...

Monday, July 20, 2015

ICELAND. An Uneasy Calm

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books, Film
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ICELAND. An Uneasy Calm is a new hardback coffee table book featuring 98 toned black-and-white photographs taken in Iceland over the last eight years by landscape photographer Tim Rudman. Tim, who describes his fascination with the country as “a land of myth and magic, of fearsome subterranean power and spectacular scenery,” is well known internationally for his pioneering work in Lith Printing and distinctive toning methods of black-and-white silver gelatine prints, authoring a number of books and hundreds of articles in this field. The images featured in his latest book were captured on Ilford film (mostly Ilford Delta Professional 120) and printed on Ilford Multigrade FB Warmtone paper developed in Ilford multigrade developer, processed using a variant of the Ilford Archival Process. ICELAND. An Uneasy Calm is available to preorder from the website below. The standard edition costs £45 + shipping (regular price: £55), and the Deluxe Collectors' Limited Edition, which comes in an elegant black silk-bound clamshell box with a handmade limited edition silver gelatine print, is priced at £285. Shipping is anticipated mid September 2015.

ICELAND. An Uneasy Calm is a new hardback coffee table book featuring 98 toned black-and-white photographs taken in Iceland over the last eight years by landscape photographer Tim Rudman. Tim, who describes his fascination with the country as “a land of myth and magic, of fearsome subterranean power...

Monday, July 13, 2015

Fujifilm Announce Discontinuations, Price Hikes

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Fujifilm are retiring some of their 220, 120 and 135 format films and plan on raising the prices of a number of their remaining film products. SKUs destined for discontinuation include five-packs of Velvia 50, Velvia 100, Provia 100F and Fujicolor PRO 160NS in 220 format; Provia 400X in 135 and 120 formats; and Velvia 100F in 4"x5" and 8"x10" sheets. Some of these products will be withdrawn from the market in December 2015, while others will be retired during 2016-2017 (see website below for details). Meanwhile, several remaining film stocks and disposable film cameras will see a price hike of ~20% on average.

Website: Fujifilm Japan

Fujifilm are retiring some of their 220, 120 and 135 format films and plan on raising the prices of a number of their remaining film products. SKUs destined for discontinuation include five-packs of Velvia 50, Velvia 100, Provia 100F and Fujicolor PRO 160NS in 220 format; Provia 400X in 135 and 120 formats; and Velvia 100F in 4"x5"...