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PhotoPlus Expo in NYC closed yesterday, how did analog fair this year?

2017 is the 8th consecutive year i have been visiting the PhotoPlus Expo (PPE) in NYC. The show is the largest US dedicated photography trade show, and it takes place every year in downtown Manhattan. Over the years, the show has changed, attendance waned and focus of the exhibitors shifted. This year, there were at least 3 massage stations, 3 makeup...

Taiyo Onorato + Nico Krebs – Continental Drift

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The work of Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs is an enchanting mix of fiction and documentary. This video gives some brief background to their latest book "Continental Drift" which was nominated for the Deutsche Börse photography prize in 2017.

Silberra new emulsions coming from Russia

2017 has been a great years for film users. We have seen big announcements like JCH Streetpan in 120, Bergger Pancro in 135 and 120 and so many others. But before we end the year a newly named* company called Silberra has dropped a crowdfunding campaign to fund their new films**. Yes multiple emulsions are being produced by them you...

How the Walker 4×5 camera is made.

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If you have ever been curious here is a video showing the steps to build a Walker 4x5 camera.  

Where is the Kodak Super 8?

CES 2016, Kodak announces a new Super 8 camera and everyone goes crazy. They keep showing the new camera and announce Ektachrome will be back too in Super 8. The details where that we would have two editions, a limited edition in gray or a standard edition in black or white. They gave prices at around $2,000 and said...

Deardorff is not yet done.

If you have been shooting large format film for a while you have probably seen or used a Deardorff camera. Laben F. Deardorff had been a camera repairman for nearly 30 years before making the first 8x10 Deardorff. But after a long history of making cameras it fell into different management and soon it was "relaunched". But problems came...

How to develop roll film in trays

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Timi Hall shows us how he processes roll film in tray. He does include the following words in the description. Timi Hall: "About a year ago I was asked to clarify how I processed 120 roll film in trays. I wrote in the comments how I did it, but it occurred to me that a demonstration would be better. So I...

What happened to T-Max 100 in 120?

If you are a big Kodak T-Max 100 fan you must have missed the 120 version of this film for over a year. A while ago Kodak changed something to the medium format version and there started the problems. First we started seeing people on forums asking what had they done wrong to get backing paper numbers in their...

Large format camera maker Gandolfi has closed

As of October 13th this year Edward Hill resigned from Gandolfi & Sons and closed the business. This means the oldest English camera manufacturer won't be making any cameras any longer. Founded in 1885 by Louis Gandolfi and then passed on to his sons in 1928, it was sold to someone out of the family a few years before...

Alec Soth by Negative Feedback

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If you haven't heard of Alec Soth in this Negative Feedback video you can see George Muncey having a 20 minute conversation with him. Thanks to the re release of his first book "Sleeping by the Mississippi" with Mack books in London we all got the chance to get a book that has been so hard to see at...