1. Load film into Fuji GA645i

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    So I’m rusty at loading film properly into a camera, which I recently demonstrated by ruining a very nice Fuji Velvia 100f film in my Fuji GA645i. I thought I’d take it out for a spin when we visited the local Harcourt Arboretum. Isaac likes looking at the trees, just...
  2. 12 Film Cameras Worth Buying

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    Well, maybe not all 12 of them… As a consequence of the digital onslaught, there’s never been such an abundance of “traditional” film cameras. Traditional isn’t really the right word – Nikon are still selling the F6, and its as contemporary a beast as you are likely to see –...
  3. Auto Velvia

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    At the Prescott Autumn Classic race meeting I tried an experiment…I used..say it in hushed tones…film! I had A Voigtlander Bessa R2 rangefinder film camera with Minolta M-Rokkor 40mm f2 lens, that I’d got for the NEX 5N camera that I had for a while. The Rokkor is a beautiful...
  4. Black and White Film

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    So, you’ve got a 35mm camera, the spirit of Cartier-Bresson in your soul, and after years of images being captured in a mind boggling series of ones and zero’s onto a memory card, you think, what film should I use? I don’t have the answer, but I found a random...
  5. Why I shoot film…

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    Well, not quite yet, though I have just purchased (I had too, as it was ridiculously, ludicrously some may even say criminally cheap) a Pentax ME Super SLR…yep, no D on there – manual all the way from 1979…and a black version to boot. But wait, there’s more…it came with the...
  6. The allure of film

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    What is it about hobbies and the endless fascination with gear and “the other thing”. More and more digital cameras flood the market, we’re bamboozled with technical improvements, including megapixel and ISO races. Does your camera go up to 25,000 ISO? Hundred odd years of photography and the fastest film...

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