Tag: film photography

  • Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux II Pre-asph

    Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux II Pre-asph

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    Glow The lens has a slightly soft focus, suffers from chromatic aberration, and vignettes at its maximum aperture of f/1.4. When shot wide open, it produces a soft, dreamy glow with shallow depth of field, and swirly bokeh, which is why it is nicknamed the ‘Leica glow.’ This type of soft and dreamy bokeh is…

  • In my world, film photography has not gone out of style.

    In my world, film photography has not gone out of style.

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    I still prefer to use film for my photographs. Images are carved out of solid material by light, just as our planet is carved out of time. The layers of grain remind me of what the human world looks like.In today’s digital age, in the eyes of the average person, we photographers who use film…

  • Leica Elmar 35mm f/3.5 (3.5cm/3.5)

    Leica Elmar 35mm f/3.5 (3.5cm/3.5)

    Cookies in the pocket When I am no longer able to change my vision, I am challenged to change my lens. Max Berek creates 35mm and 50mm    ‘cookies’. Tiny and beautiful. Sometimes I don’t want to bring a camera bag, so I put another Elmar in my pocket with my cookies. “It’s a Elmar.”…

  • Rollei RPX100 black and white film

    Rollei RPX100 black and white film

    For those who enjoy shooting with Leica lenses at wide apertures, ISO 100 film remains a popular choice that offers greater convenience than ISO 400, particularly when using large apertures like f/0.95 or f/1.4. Furthermore, ISO 100 film can produce much finer image quality than ISO 400 film. The Rollei RPX film boasts a remarkably…

  • FOMAPAN 100 profi line classic Black and White Film

    FOMAPAN 100 profi line classic Black and White Film

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    Fomapan 100 Film Overall, the film base is slightly thinner, with high transparency and is easy to scan. However, one drawback is that the frame numbers on the film edges are marked based on half-frame cameras, which means that Fomapan has over 70 frame markings, whereas the standard 135 format film has only 36. Nevertheless,…

  • FUJICOLOR INDUSTRIAL 400 35MM FILM

    FUJICOLOR INDUSTRIAL 400 35MM FILM

    The packaging box of this Fuji film clearly indicates that it is developed using the CN-16 process, and not C-41. In contrast, Fuji’s other universal film, C200, has both processes printed on its packaging. The CN-16 process offers a 5% higher contrast than C-41, however, this particular Fuji film is typically processed using C-41 at…

  • Fuji Superia X-Tra 400 Color Negative Film

    Fuji Superia X-Tra 400 Color Negative Film

    The ISO 400 film from Fujifilm, also known as Superia X-Tra, was considered a universal high-speed film during the era of film photography. It performed exceptionally well in many compact cameras with smaller apertures, and was versatile for both indoor and outdoor settings, whether for street photography or everyday gatherings. Fujifilm emphasizes that the X-Tra…

  • Kentmere Pan 400 Black and White Film

    Kentmere Pan 400 Black and White Film

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    ISO 400 black and white film is a popular choice for capturing human subjects due to its high tolerance and larger grains. Kodak Tri-X 400 has gained a devoted following for its ability to handle push processing, allowing it to be used at ISO 800 or even pushed to ISO 3200. However, Kentmere 400, the…

  • Leica Summilux 35mm f/1.4 Ver. 1 Steel Rim

    Leica Summilux 35mm f/1.4 Ver. 1 Steel Rim

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    f/1.4 aperture You can’t believe that the Leica Summilux 35mm f/1.4 Ver. 1 Steel Rim was produced in 1960. It’s so beautiful, with a 35mm focal length and f/1.4 aperture, yet so compact. Brass chrome plating, the focus lever is very smooth and has an infinity lock function, which is better than all current versions…