Category: Film

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...

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...

Friday, June 9, 2017

Historic Leica Rarities to Go under Hammer in Vienna

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Events, 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 ‘Rundbild...

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...

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 lens...

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...

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...

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...