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Two new film cameras under development represent modern, traditional approaches

Create: 11/12/2017 - 22:37
Reflex and Elbaflex

With most in the digital photography declaring film dead, maybe there is some life left in celluloid.

Two Kickstarter campaigns take a different approach to 35mm film photography, but both have the ultimate goal of renewing interest in the format.

The two cameras are the Reflex and the Ihagee Elbaflex, and both are manual-focus 35mm single-lens reflex cameras.

Zeiss gives its Milvus 35mm lens a dose of extra speed

Create: 06/24/2017 - 20:08
Zeiss Milvus f/1.4 35mm

Even as many lens makers are shifting their efforts to more exotic lenses, along comes Zeiss with a 35mm lens.

In this day, a 35mm wide-angle lens is often met with a collective ho-hum. Does photography need another 35mm lens? Does Zeiss need another 35mm lens when it already has a Milvus f/2.0 in that focal length?

Black and white reversal film Scala returns under Adox name

Create: 03/25/2017 - 12:39
Adox Scala

Back in the film days, Agfa Scala was popular among photographers.

What made Scala special? It was a black and white reversal film. Or simply put, a black and white slide film.

Then Agfa went through a number of financial problems before withdrawing from the market. It became a victim of the shift to digital photography, and Agfa Scala disappeared.

For the new year, challenge and inspire your photography

Create: 01/02/2017 - 12:39
Mike Elek, © 2003

What are your plans for the new year? Not New Year’s, but the new year.

Do those plans include photography? You are reading this on PhotographyToday.net, so hopefully that’s something that you plan to do.

If you haven’t given it much thought, here’s something: Challenge yourself.

I always think that it’s good to shake up your photography now and then. Here are a few ideas.

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Adox Color Implosion film promises off-beat, unpredictable results

Create: 12/20/2015 - 04:45
Adox Color Implosion

Adox, the German maker of numerous black and white films, is trying its hand at producing color film.

Adox Color Implosion, which is available only in 35mm, is rated at ISO 100 but gives grain that is closer to ISO 800. Furthermore, Adox says it has "pre-treated" the film so that the color coupling system "partially collapsed."

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