Category: Film

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fujifilm Re-launches Instant Camera Range

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Fujifilm has announced a major re-launch of its Instax range of instant cameras and accompanying films. There are four cameras in the range - the Instax Mini 7S, the Instax Mini 25, the Instax Mini 50 and the Instax 210. Each ‘Mini’ camera produces wallet-sized 62mm x 46mm prints while the larger 210 model prints at 62mm x 99mm. The first three cameras capture photos on Instax Mini film, while the Instax 210 uses the wider Instax Wide film. For more information, visit the website below.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fuji Japan Announces Discontinuance of Several Films

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Fujifilm Japan has announced the discontinuation of several film products. The decision concerns Fujichrome Sensia III 100 (35mm, both 24- and 36-exposure rolls), Fujichrome T64 (35mm, 36 exposures), Astia 100F (120, 220, 4"x5”, 8"x10” and 4"x5” quickload versions), Velvia 100F (4"x5” quickload type only; note that Velvia 100F is a different emulsion to Velvia 100, which remains in production), Fujicolor Pro 160NC (in 4"x5” and 4"x5” quickload versions) and Fujifilm Neopan SS (35mm, 36 exposures).

Source: Fujifilm Japan

Monday, August 22, 2011

25% Off Lomography Lab Services

Mark Goldstein | Film, PhotographyBLOG
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We’ve teamed up with Lomography to bring you a very special deal - 25% off all mail order lab services from http://www.lomographyuk.com/lomolab! Read on for the full details…

Friday, August 12, 2011

La Sardina Deluxe Kit

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomographic Society has released the La Sardina Deluxe Kit, which contains four La Sardina toy cameras and a flash called “Fritz the Blitz”. Each La Sardina camera in the collection features a wide-angle lens, rewind dial for easy multiple exposures and simple focusing system with two preset distance settings. The La Sardina Deluxe Kit is available through the Lomography Store for €199.

Friday, July 29, 2011

MiMedia Partners with Digital Memories

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital, Film, Websites
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Online backup experts MiMedia have teamed up with Digital Memories to offer customers a combined digitisation-backup service. Customers who enlist Digital Memories to scan photos will have the option to automatically pre-populate a MiMedia account. MiMedia offers 7GB of free storage space to any and all consumers, and Digital Memories customers with media collections larger than 7GB will still receive three months of MiMedia for free, with a discount on conversion.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lomography to Launch Pop Up Store at Selfridges

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Lomography is set to launch a Pop Up Store at Selfridges from 1st August. Resembling a “retro ship”, the store will take inspiration from one of Lomography’s newest cameras, La Sardina, .which is based on a humble but beautiful sardine can. Open troughout August, the Lomography Pop Up Store at Selfridges will offer camera workshops where you can borrow a camera and shoot a roll of film for £1, ship’s bell discounts, books,  films, and the full range of analogue cameras in Lomography’s line-up. The store will be located on the ground floor of Selfridges, 40 Duke Street, London W1U 1AT.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day Limited Edition

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Film
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Lomography has rolled out the limited-edition Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day film camera and announced a competition. The Lomo LC-A+ Russia Day, whose production run is limited to 2,000 units, is dressed in red leather and equipped with a Minitar 1 32mm f/2.8 lens. The camera comes packaged in a special velvet box with Lomo LC-A+ book, LC-A+ ‘toolkit’ instruction manual, cable release and batteries. Also included is a special Russia Day camera strap, a Russia Day emblem for the camera (5 designs available) and Russia Day emblem with the strap (5 designs available). Coinciding with the launch, Lomography has also announced the Car for A Baby contest - couples who take a romantic photo of themselves during September are in for a chance to win an original Russian scooter. And if on June 12th 2012 a baby comes into your world, Lomography will celebrate this with an additional prize: a Russian family van for your new family! As always, we suggest that you read the terms and conditions before entering the competition.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fujifilm Unveils Student Awards 2011 Winner

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions, Film
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Fujifilm Professional has announced the winner of its 2011 Student Awards. The title of ‘Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year 2011’ goes to Celia Maumene of Newcastle College, who has also won £200 worth of Fuji films, a trophy, plus a professional quality portfolio by Genesis Imaging, together with a 20"x16” Clamshell Portfolio box. The printing will be supervised by Genesis Imaging’s creative director, Mark Foxwell, who will mentor Celia for the next twelve months. Celia will also receive a PR package from the promoter of the Awards, WPS Media.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lomography Launches Two New Black-and-White Films

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Lomography has launched two new black-and-white emulsions in 35mm format. The Lomography Earl Grey B&W 100, available in a 3-pack, is a finely grained ISO 100/21° speed film, while the Lomography Lady Grey B&W 400, also sold in packs of three, is an ISO 400/27° emulsion for low-light or action photography. Both films are claimed to offer a wide tonal range and high resolution. The Lomography Earl Grey B&W 100 sells for £12.90, while the Lomography Lady Grey B&W 400 is available for £14.90 per 3-pack from the Lomography Online Shop.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Lomography Introduces Sprocket Rocket SuperPop

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Lomography has just introduced the Sprocket Rocket Superpop range. By including the sprocket holes found along the edges of every 35mm film roll, the Sprocket Rocket camera takes pictures with a unique look. Additionally, the Lomography Sprocket Rocket features a reverse gear which allows the photographer to move back and forth between the frames with two convenient scrolling knobs to enable taking multiple exposures on the same frame.  The new SuperPop versions come in flashy neon colours including yellow, green, orange and blue and are priced at £89 .

Thursday, June 16, 2011

La Sardina Camera

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Lomography has launched a new super wide-angle film camera called La Sardina. Inspired by the design of sardine cans, La Sardina is a point-and-shoot camera equipped with a plastic wide-angle lens shooting regular 24x36mm frames on 35mm film. Initially, there will be four models available: El Capitán, Fischer’s Fritze, Sea Pride and Marathon. All of these come with a 22mm f/8 lens that has an angle of view of 88 degrees. El Capitán and Fisher’s Fritze are also equipped with Fritz the Blitz, Lomography’s newest and most powerful flash, which comes complete with 3 unique distance settings that allow you to regulate the flash output to suit your needs. This flash is also packaged with yellow, red and blue filters. El Capitán and Fisher’s Fritze are priced at £89/€89, while Sea Pride and Marathon can be had for £49/€49 each.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

LomoLab London Introduces Mail Order Service

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Lomography is now able to offer film processing by mail order, to anywhere in the UK. The LomoLab opened on 11th March and initially offered on-site processing only - today Lomography announced that the lab now offers processing, scanning and printing services to every analogue photographer living in the United Kingdom. Housed in the basement at the Lomography Gallery Store East London, the LomoLab can process and scan 135 and 120 format transparencies and print films. Processing options include C41, E6, cross-processing and traditional black-and-white film development. For more information, check out the website below.

Monday, May 30, 2011

88-Year-Old Leica Goes Under Hammer, Sets New Record

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film, General
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At WestLicht’s latest auction, an 88-year-old Leica camera from the 0-Series was sold for a record €1,320,000 (approx. $1,900,000), making it the world’s most expensive camera by a very wide margin. In 1923, Leitz made a small batch of less than three dozen prototypes (various sources put the exact number of units produced between 25 and 31) to test the waters, and this batch is known as the Leica 0-Series. The camera that went under the hammer on Saturday is in fully working condition, and is the only camera known with ‘Germany’ engraved on the top plate, WestLicht Auction says. The starting price was €200,000, and the auctioneer expected the item to sell for up to €450,000; so the hammer price was a massive surprise to everyone, including the experts.

Source: WestLicht

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lomo LC-Wide

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Lomo LC-Wide is a new film camera with a fixed ultra-wide lens and the ability to shoot three different formats on 35mm film. Featuring a 17mm Minigon glass lens, the Lomo LC-Wide is billed as “a passionate celebration of the ultra-wide-angle”. The user can choose from 36x24mm full frame, 17x24mm half frame and 24x24mm square formats. The camera is available now, in limited quantities, in the online Lomography shop for €/£349.

To celebrate the launch some London Lomographers got together and shot a stop motion video on the LC-Wide, which you can view below. The two-minute video is entirely shot on the LC-Wide, and took 35 rolls of film to make.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Impossible PX 680 Color Shade FF

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Impossible has launched the Impossible PX 680 Color Shade FF instant colour film. Compatible with all Polaroid 600 cameras - as well as all Polaroid SX 70 cameras equipped with a neutral density filter -, the Impossible PX680 “introduces a magical new colour palette within the classic white frame”, the company says. Available in packs of eight, the film retails for €18.00 / $21.99.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Two TIPA Awards for Kodak

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Film
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The Kodak Pulse digital photo frame and the new Kodak Portra 160 film have been honoured with TIPA awards. Named the ‘Best Accessory’ by the TIPA jury, the Kodak Pulse digital photo frame features Wi-Fi connectivity, a customisable e-mail address and a touch-sensitive viewing panel. Announced this February, the new Kodak Professional Portra 160 (pictured) is an all-new colour negative film that incorporates the manufacturer’s Advanced Cubic Emulsions, Kodak Vision Film Technology and Antenna Dye Sensitisation in the magenta emulsion layers. Replacing the Portra 160NC and VC offerings, the new Kodak Professional Portra 160 film is available in 35mm, 120/220, 4x5 and 8x10 sheet formats.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Amazing Full-Colour Footage of WW2 Photographers at Work

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film, Global
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The Romano Archives have published an amazing collection of rare colour footage showing Allied war photographers and cameramen at work during World War II. Founded by Italian historian Vincent Romano, the Romano Archives are dedicated to the digitisation and online distribution of historical documents and records, as well as WW2 newsreels filmed on colour material such as Kodachrome. This compilation features mainly US war photographers and cameramen in action in various theatres of the war, including places like Paris, Iwo Jima and Torgau, Germany, where US Army forces first met with Red Army units coming from the East. The footage shows the varied equipment used by members of the US Army Signal Corps and other Allied war photographers, including 35mm rangefinders and large-format press cameras, as well as a range of motion-picture cameras and accessories.

Click through / scroll down to view the compilation.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Three New Lomography Cameras Inspired by Japan

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Lomography has announced three new cameras inspired by Japanese culture. “When conceived, these cameras were meant to commemorate Japan’s Golden Week,” Lomography said in a statement. “Now, the cameras have taken on a whole new meaning; they have become a way to help a community with a lot of work ahead of them.” By purchasing one of these cameras, you contribute to a donation of €20,000 to the Red Cross Relief Japan. All three models can be pre-ordered in the Lomography Online Shop or at the Lomography Gallery Stores.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fuji Instax Mini 50s Piano Black

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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The Fuji Instax Mini 50s instant film camera is now available from the Photojojo Store in a Piano Black version. Going for $149 including two packs of instant film, he Fuji Instax Mini 50s Piano Black is “sleeker, smarter and shinier” than previous versions. Photojojo is also selling the camera’s little brother the Instax Mini 25s, for $140 including a pack of instant film.

Website: The Photojojo Store

Monday, March 28, 2011

Diana Deluxe Kit

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Film
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Lomography has announced the Diana Deluxe Kit, which includes a Diana F+ camera and a wide range of accessories. These include a flash with hot-shoe adapters, a cable release, four different masks for various film frame formats, a range of lenses from fish-eye to telephoto, two external viewfinders, and more. Available online from the Lomography Store, the Diana Deluxe Kit sells for €200. The kit is also sold in a bundle with a 3-pack of X-Pro Slide 200 transparency film in 120 format, at a price of €220.