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Roger W. Hicks  |  May 21, 2013  |  First Published: Apr 01, 2013  |  0 comments

Here’s another in our series of reports from photokina 2012. As you will have noticed we do not attempt to create a laundry list of new products and companies from the show, but prefer to report on what struck our eye and thought might be of special interest to Shutterbug readers. In this report Roger Hicks tells us about numerous instances of life in the film arena he found at the show, with special cameras, film, paper, and even processors part of the mix.—Editor

Robert E. Mayer  |  Jun 01, 2008  |  0 comments

As would be anticipated in this ever more dominant digital world, there were very few new offerings from silver-based film and paper firms, and even less for the conventional darkroom. Here are the few items I did locate:

 

Fuji has the new Fujicolor Crystal Archive Preferred color reversal RA-4 process paper that's said to offer vivid color reproduction, brilliant...

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2016  |  0 comments

There’s a lot you can buy for $400K, like a fast Lamborghini, a fixer-upper home in Los Angeles, or 50 Fujifilm GFX medium-format cameras to give to all your friends for Christmas. But one lucky (and wealthy bidder) just opted for the third Nikon camera ever built at an auction in Austria. 

Roger W. Hicks & Frances E. Schultz  |  Mar 01, 2007  |  0 comments

The name says it all: Rollei's ScanFilm 400CN Pro is an ISO 400 color negative film (Kodak C-41 compatible) for scanning, rather than for wet printing. The big difference is that the orange mask, incorporated in almost all color negative films since the 1950s, is omitted: it just isn't needed if you are scanning.

On the other hand, the orange mask is no...

Ron Leach  |  May 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Despite the rapid advancements in digital imaging technology there’s been a growing resurgence in the use of 35mm cameras for shooting everything from portraits and street scenes to landscape photography. To address this renewed interest in film, Ilford Photo has created an “Introduction to Film Photography” video series designed to get budding film users up to speed.

Frances E. Schultz  |  Jan 01, 2009  |  0 comments

At two very well-attended open forums, Kodak asked the all-important question: “What’s film got to do with it?” The answer, given by four top professionals (Amy Postle, Pep Bonet, Det Kempe, and Eddie Soloway), cheered on by large audiences, turned out to be “A lot more than you might think.”

I forget which of them first said, “I use digital...

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2016  |  0 comments

Everyone who loves photography is aware of the legendary Hasselblad cameras, but few of us know much about Victor Hasselblad himself—the man responsible for the iconic brand. The rare film below provides a unique opportunity to watch Hasselblad discuss his vision of photography in an interview broadcast by Swedish National Television in 1967.

Suzanne Driscoll  |  Oct 14, 2016  |  0 comments

There is no better time to look back at the work of Ansel Adams than this year’s 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service. Adams was deeply committed to preserving the wilderness, and his black-and-white photographs of the West became one of the most important records of what many of the national parks were like before tourism greatly expanded.

Staff  |  Feb 09, 2016  |  0 comments

The Goods is a new feature in Shutterbug that spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there.

John Wade  |  Jul 13, 2015  |  2 comments

Ninety years ago, at the 1925 Leipzig Spring Fair in Germany, a camera was launched that was destined to change the face of photography. This was a time when it was still common for glass plates to be used in cameras, and those that took roll film were thought of as miniatures. So imagine the culture shock when a still photography camera was produced to take 35mm movie film.

John Wade  |  Aug 19, 2015  |  0 comments

You’ve seen it in films and on television: the spy breaks into the villain’s office, removes a tiny camera from his jacket pocket and begins shooting pictures of secret plans.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 07, 2017  |  0 comments

The unique Reflex 1 camera launched on Kickstarter this morning with a grandiose claim of being the first update on a manual 35mm SLR system in over 25 years. Given the growing fascination with film photography these days, we expect this interesting project to garner a lot of attention.

Jason Schneider  |  Jul 18, 2018  |  2 comments

A score of digital and analog cameras that set standards for their era and pointed to the future.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2018  |  1 comments

OK, before anyone gets too excited, we should note that this rare World War II Japanese “machine gun camera” did not shoot live rounds, or even dummy bullets. Rather, it was a camera mounted in a rifle-like housing used to capture images of whatever fell within the oversized sight on the device.

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