Category: Film

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...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Canon Celebrate 30th Anniversary of their EOS System

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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 fine...

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...

Friday, January 13, 2017

Lomo’Instant Murano Edition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomographic Society has announced the Lomo'Instant Murano instant film camera. This funky little instant film camera features a built-in wide-angle lens plus 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 romantic gondola rides past colourful houses on the Venetian islands of Murano. With a quirky design made up of red, blue, yellow, grey and green blocks, this vibrant little instant camera is available now from the Lomography Online Shop and Gallery Stores worldwide, priced at £105.00.

The Lomographic Society has announced the Lomo'Instant Murano instant film camera. This funky little instant film camera features a built-in wide-angle lens plus 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...

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Canon EOS System Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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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 (pictured) 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.

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 (pictured) and EF lenses, making EOS cameras the World&rsquo...

Kodak to Bring Back Ektachrome Film

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Kodak today announced plans to bring back one of its most iconic film stocks - Ektachrome. “It is such a privilege to reintroduce Kodak Ektachrome Film to the cinematography community,” said Steven Overman, Kodak’s Chief Marketing Officer and President of the Consumer and Film Division. “We are seeing a broad resurgence of excitement about capturing images on film. Kodak is committed to continuing to manufacture film as an irreplaceable medium for image creators to capture their artistic vision, and we are proud to help bring back this classic.” Initially, Kodak Alaris will sell Ektachrome in Super 8 format but the company also plans to offer a 35mm version for stills photographers. Initial availability is expected in the fourth quarter of 2017. Kodak's line of colour reversal films was discontinued in 2012.

Kodak today announced plans to bring back one of its most iconic film stocks - Ektachrome. “It is such a privilege to reintroduce Kodak Ektachrome Film to the cinematography community,” said Steven Overman, Kodak’s Chief Marketing Officer and President of the Consumer and Film Division. &ldquo...

Kodak Shows Prototypes of New Super 8 Camera at CES 2017

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), visitors to The Kodak Studios – located at LVCC South Hall 1, Booth# 20619 – can see functioning prototype models of the new Kodak Super 8 camera in action and view test footage demonstrating the camera’s ability to capture 8mm images. The Limited Edition Super 8 camera will be available in Spring 2017. In addition, the company is developing a range of cameras to suit all types of users at various price points.

At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), visitors to The Kodak Studios – located at LVCC South Hall 1, Booth# 20619 – can see functioning prototype models of the new Kodak Super 8 camera in action and view test footage demonstrating the camera’s ability to capture 8mm images. The Limited Edition...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lomo’Instant Automat Now Available

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The new Lomo'Instant Automat instant film camera is now available for purchase. 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. Pricing for the Lomo’Instant Automat starts at £129/€149/$149.

The new Lomo'Instant Automat instant film camera is now available for purchase. 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...

Monday, November 7, 2016

Historic Leica Cameras to be Auctioned at 30th WestLicht Auction

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Film
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To celebrate the 15th anniversary of WestLicht, Leica will hold its 30th WestLicht camera auction, opening at 11 a.m. on 19 November 2016. Among the highlights of the anniversary auction are two versions of the RIFLE sets, manufactured by E. Leitz New York, which were first publicly presented in July 1938. The RITOO set, with a 20 cm Telyt lens and the original case, is expected to value $165,000 and $200,000. Bids for the second version, a RITEL with a 40 cm Telyt lens and also in its original case, are expected to be in the range of $190,000 to $225,000. Magnum photographer Herbert List’s black paint Leica M3 (No. 915252, pictured) from 1958 is also up for auction (estimated hammer price: $45,000 to $55,000). This early black paint version of the camera from an unofficial series is one of the rarest Leica items. Around 90 units were built, and very few of them have survived. In addition to Leica products, visitors to the anniversary auction will also have an opportunity to bid for numerous collectors’ pieces and rarities from other camera manufacturers.

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of WestLicht, Leica will hold its 30th WestLicht camera auction, opening at 11 a.m. on 19 November 2016. Among the highlights of the anniversary auction are two versions of the RIFLE sets, manufactured by E. Leitz New York, which were first publicly presented in July 1938. The RITOO...

Friday, October 28, 2016

Lomo’Instant Wide Victoria Peak

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomographic Society has announced a new holiday edition of the Lomo'Instant Wide instant film camera. Inspired by the city lights of the spectacular skyline seen from Hong Kong island’s highest mountain, the Lomo’Instant Wide Victoria Peak stands out from the crowd with a navy blue colour and a glittering silver detail. Like the original Lomo'Instant Wide, the Victoria Peak Edition comes equipped with a 90mm lens, a built-in flash with a guide number of 13 (in metres) and a motorised ejection mechanism. The Lomo’Instant Wide Victoria Peak is available now for £179.

The Lomographic Society has announced a new holiday edition of the Lomo'Instant Wide instant film camera. Inspired by the city lights of the spectacular skyline seen from Hong Kong island’s highest mountain, the Lomo’Instant Wide Victoria Peak stands out from the crowd with a...

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...