DigitalRev’s Cheap Camera challenge is a hilarious tradition of pro shooters taking some of the cheapest cameras around and being challenged to come up with some great. Previous challenges have included Eric Wong with a pink point and shoot and Zack Arias with crappy Kodak compact and a single speedlight.
In this latest episode, Vincent Laforet (who is best known for taking a prototype 5D Mark II and shooting Reverie and, thereafter ushering in the HDSLR revolution) gets a Canon A2E film camera, a Lensbaby Composer and two rolls of ISO 400 film.
As humorous as the setup is, there are great lessons to learn in this short video. Check it out below. [click to continue…]
The Fuji Instax Mini 8 is the next instant film camera in the Instax family due out early 2013.
The Instax Mini 8 uses the same credit card sized photos as found in other Instax Mini models, like the Mini 7S and Mini 25. The Instax Mini 8 will be available in five different colors: pink, blue, yellow, white and black.
Expect to see more on this analog camera at CES 2013.
Impossible Project has launched a Kickstarter campaign to build an instant Polaroid printer for your iPhone that prints images directly from your iPhone’s screen.
The design is rather straightforward. Pull up an image on your iPhone. Place the iPhone face down on the Impossible Instant Lab and press the shutter button on the Instant Lab. Then, your print ejects from the Instant Lab.
Check out the overview in the Kickstarter project video below. [click to continue…]
Side By Side is a documentary about the current transition from film to digital filmmaking. It’s a documentary for camera geeks. Check out the trailer above and the official synopsis below.
Join Keanu Reeves on a tour of the past and the future of filmmaking in SIDE BY SIDE. Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Reeves explores the development of cinema and the impact of digital filmmaking via in-depth interviews with Hollywood masters, such as James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, and many more.
[Tribeca via PetaPixel]
Check out this film canister toilet paper dispenser. How funny is this thing?
Insert your own processing/developing jokes below.
With the continual decline of film’s popularity, it’s great to see Fuji keeping the instant film train rolling. The Fuji Instax cameras certainly have their niche (they’re one of the most searched for products on Photography Bay), and the new Instax Mini 50S should be a hot item this holiday shopping season. [click to continue…]