Lomography has unveiled its latest creation on Kickstarter – the Diana Instant Square Camera. It uses Fujifilm Instax Square film, which happens to be my favorite kind of instant film currently available. [Read more…]
Fuji just announced the Instax SQ6 as the first analog version camera for its square format film. The Instax Mini series are great little cameras but when I got a chance to us the square format in the Fuji Instax SQ10, I knew I couldn’t go back to the Mini format. However, I still wanted a simple fully analog version for the square film. Now, we’ve got it. [Read more…]
It was a dark day for film when Kodak killed Kodachrome back in 2009. After Kodachrome stock ran out, there was one final photo lab in the country that could process Kodachrome – Dwayne’s Photo in Kansas. Dwayne’s Photo ran out of the chemicals to process Kodachrome in December 2010, which was the final nail in the coffin for Kodachrome film. [Read more…]
Fuji’s Instax series has been incredibly popular since it was brought back to life in the US back in 2010. Just recently, Fujifilm updated the Mini 8 by launching the Mini 9 – both of which feature the popular credit card-sized prints. Fuji previously teased us with the tidbit that it was going to give us a square format in the Instax line and now it’s here – the Instax Square SQ10. [Read more…]
According to Lomography anyway, today April 12, 2017 is the fifth annual film photography day in Lomography Gallery and Embassy Stores around the world. If you’re in NYC, there’s a Sacred NYC Tattoo Party Pop-up happening at the Lomography Gallery Store on 8th Street.
If you’re not near a Lomography Gallery or Embassy Store, it’s still a good excuse to dust off your film camera and shoot a couple rolls or sheets. [Read more…]
Fuji’s new Instax mini Monochrome file is now shipping from Amazon. It’s the same Instax mini format that we’ve grown to love for the Instax Mini 8 and Mini 70, among others. As with other Instax mini film, it’s not exactly cheap. You get 10 exposures for around $15. But, hey, now we’ve got some black and white action for our instant cameras again.
I’m not sure if the going rate will remain at $15; however, you can still pre-order the film from B&H (not shipping just yet) for $9.99.
B&H has the discontinued Fujifilm FP-100c peel-apart instant film in stock for $19.99. This film had previously spiked upwards of $30 per pack after the announcement of its discontinuation earlier this year. B&H says it has limited stock of the film, which prior to the discontinuation sold for around $11 per pack.
After the final run of film is out of stock, expect remaining supplies to skyrocket in price (the previously-discontinued FP-3000B goes for $40 or more now). Check out FP-100c film here at B&H Photo while it lasts.
I make my living photographing things and people that move. I do that with a Nikon camera in my hands. Currently my D810 and D5 bodies take 95% of those frames. I am very OCD when it comes to details of the scene, the lighting and how my subject fits within that rectangle.
However, for the past eight years, sitting quietly in the bottom drawer of the refrigerator tucked away in a thick plastic bag has resided 45 exposures of old (and expired), Polaroid Type55 PN black and white 4X5 film. A tool that is anything but perfect. Using such a tool takes a substantial element of control out of my hands which in turn takes me far out of my comfort zone. [Read more…]
The Impossible I-1 is the first new 600-type instant film camera released in many years and is now shipping at B&H Photo.
The notable advances in the Impossible I-1 include iOS and WatchOS compatibility, an 82-109mm lens, a 5-zone AF system, a built-in ring flash and the inclusion of a rechargeable battery. Having its own battery means that the new I-Type film, which is made for this camera, doesn’t have to include its own battery pack. This seems to shave a couple bucks off the cost of a pack of film.
The I-1 instant camera retails for $299. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Impossible Project just announced its very first camera, the I-1, which uses Polaroid 600 film.
Impossible Project is currently the only manufacturer of Polaroid 600-type film and there hasn’t been a new 600-type camera released in years.
The I-1 steps up the capabilities of what we’re accustomed to having in instant film cameras like those older Polaroids and even the current Fujifilm Instax cameras. It can be controlled by a smart device over Bluetooth connection to adjust aperture, shutter speed and flash settings. It can also be triggered remotely from the app. Notably, the I-1 includes a built-in ring flash and autofocus. [Read more…]