With the popularity of film photography getting traction, it’s time you get caught up. Let’s talk about your film options.
Articles written by James Madison
When it comes to picking up your first medium format camera, the sheer number of options can be quite daunting. Moreover, the different types of options (SLR, TLR, and rangefinder) can cover uncharted territory.
For every modern film photographer and every digital photographer who occasionally shoots film, having scans of your images is a must-have. The question remains, however, which method of scanning is best?
With film getting more and more popular, it’s about time we cover some of the details. Let’s start by talking about your different options for formats and cameras.
Every film photographer who digitizes their negatives at home has come across the same issue: which negative conversion software is the best?
Getting untracked photos of the Milky Way is significantly easier than you may think for both digital and film. The approach for film is much different than digital but still attainable with the right approach.
Film photography has been enjoying a strong revival in the last few years. If you’ve yet to try it, it’s about time you jump on the film photography bandwagon.
Having very limited experience shooting pinhole photography myself, I found this advice useful and the results quite impressive.
Of course, any photographer who enjoys shooting film is just as much a film photographer as anyone else. Processing your own black and white, however, is a rite of passage for film photographers.
The Mamiya RZ67 is hands down one the best medium format cameras ever made.
If you shoot film, you probably lean towards Portra or Pro 400H. For two films that are often compared to one another, how do they compare?
One experience that every photographer shares, regardless of level of experience or style, is the inevitable experience of looking for new gear.
The Intrepid camera is likely one of the most popular film cameras today. It became that way through offering a good product at a low price.
If you’re like me and you shoot a lot film, you lean heavily if not exclusively on the used market. Even then, nearly all of my digital photography gear came to me used.
The Leica M10-R is soon to be released and boasts impressive camera features. This video review from a predominantly film photographer offers a unique perspective on a full frame, mirrorless rangefinder camera that promises to satisfy even the strictest of photographer's specifications.
Kodak Portra 400 was the very first film I shot when I get back into film, and it remains my go-to for color negative film. Sure, there are others. None of them come close, however, to the popularity of Portra 400.
Just about every photographer experiences those moments where they decide their photograph would be better suited monochromatic. How and when to convert it can make a critical difference.
The Pentax 645 is undoubtedly a great camera. It can be had at a relatively low cost while boasting great features with an excellent lens lineup, making this camera one of the best entry-level medium format cameras on the market.
For those interested in a extremely compact medium format camera that shoots the most iconic format, 6x6, the Zeiss Super Ikonta 534/16 is here for you.
Is Pentax even still around? Yes? Who would have known? They need to go back to making the cameras that made them great in the first place: the K1000, 645, and 67 models.