film

  • Home-built Kodachrome machine – that's some serious DIY

    Film lovers may be finding it hard to get their hands on their favorite brand of film. Film dealerships are getting fewer and fewer, and many types of film currently being manufactured aren’t compatible with old cameras. What’s a guy to do when his favorite color stock is extinct forever? How about make his own? Read More

  • Interview: We talk to The Rentals' Matt Sharp about Songs About Time (Hint: Read if you like fantastic photographs and/or quality music)

    I remember these streets, I remember these faces, no one here ever ages/
    angels from machines, crowding the streets/
    there must be some kind of factory where the angels are made to just be replaced/
    I’ve written enough, enough for today Generally speaking I’m a hip-hop guy, but even I can get behind something like “there must be some kind of factory where the angels are made… Read More

  • Kodak stops Kodachrome film production

    It’s a sad day, film fans. Kodak will retire its Kodachrome film, citing, um, its near commercial relevance. Sales of Kodachrome film only account for 1 percent of still-photo (that is, not including movie film and all the digital equipment) sales. Read More

  • Hands-on: Vivitar V3800N 35mm manual film SLR [Update]

    Yes, you’re reading that headline correctly. Vivitar is slinging a brand new all-manual 35mm film SLR and it’s not half bad. In fact, I’ve had more fun shooting with this than I have with any of my DSLRs. What’s most impressive about the V3800N are its specs compared to what it costs, which is only $170. That price includes a 50mm f/1.7 lens. Before we get to the… Read More

  • The Nikon D400 supposedly leaked: 15.3-megapixel CMOS, Full HD video mode

    Gather ye ’round for what could be the first almost-photo of the Nikon D400, first spotted on Nikon’s German Web site. This almost-photo—there’s no photo of the camera itself, but rather the telltale question mark of an imagine that didn’t properly load in a Web browser—does list the key specs, however. How does 15.3-megapixel CMOS sensor sound to you? Or an… Read More

  • Yashica releases a USB film scanner for you analog holdouts

    If you’re still using film, you luddite, or just have an archive you want to convert to digital, Yashica’s got your back. Instead of using a big flatbed scanner you can get one of these smaller, portable units. Sporting 3600dpi, it’ll talk to most editing software without a problem. Read More

  • Kodak brings its pro Vision3 film to Super 8


    I’m loving Kodak lately. They’re rocking the sensors, they’re introducing new Super 8 film(spotted here), what’s next? Their own social network? Actually, to be honest, I don’t really understand this latest move. It makes a lot less sense than a new color still film, which is still relatively well-used. Super 8 is pretty rare to find, and although its low cost… Read More

  • Awesome: Kodak announces a new film, Ektar 100

    Kodak’s really on it. In addition to creating some of the best digital camera sensors on the market, they are now also putting out the film with the finest grain on earth, in addition to it having extremely high contrast and color saturation. Very nice. Although the film in my fridge is nice big-grained T-Max 400, something like this might still be useful for fashion photographers and… Read More

  • Cool old Soviet 16mm movie cameras


    I could take or leave the first one on the page, but that second, professional camera just looks so solid. Like you could use it as a hammer to peg down your tripod. And the tripod is made of meteorites. I love old stuff like this — like my old Canon FTb; you could really teach an ape to smash with that thing. Check out the rest of the pictures here at Retrothing. Read More

  • Build your own in-car camera mount for about $15

    If there’s one thing about camera mounts, it’s that standard run-of-the-mill tripods can be found for pretty cheap but once you take a step into the elaborate realm of steadicams or any other professional mounts that do more than just set the camera at a certain level, prices can get quite high. Cristophe Caron details how he built an in-car camcorder mount with about $15 worth… Read More

  • Sam Jackson to tap Andre 3000 for Afro Samurai role?


    I realize Andre 3000 is a multi-talented dude, but does his expertise extend to swordplay? Samuel L. Jackson thinks so, and as the guiding force behind the Afro Samurai live-action film, now in planning stages, what he says goes. I know Afro Samurai was supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread, but I was actually kind of disappointed by it. Although it hit all the anime stylistic… Read More