35mm SLR Film Blog

Reviewing…..Kodak Ultramax 400

Reviewing…..Kodak Ultramax 400

We thought it would be interesting to test out a cheap and easily available roll of film. If we’re honest, we thought it would show the differences between cheap and expensive films. Whilst there is a clear difference between this film and something like Fuji Velvia, or Kodak Ektar, we were pleasantly surprised by the results. Really surprised.Judge for yourselves….About the Film…It’s an ISO rated 400 film – have a read here if you don’t know one ISO from another. ISO 400 is a good all rounder that is going to enable you to shoot in most circumstances, apart from...

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Reviewing…..‘Sunstroke’ Film, by Dubble Film

Reviewing…..‘Sunstroke’ Film, by Dubble Film

Having enjoyed using their sister film “Moonstruck” we thought we’d give another of the Dubble films a go – and this time it’s their absolutely delightful ‘Sunstroke’. Big thanks to the team at Analogue Wonderland for their usual fantastic service when we purchased the film. About the Film… Like their other films in the same range, Sunstroke is an ISO rated 200 film (You can read about what that means here if you want to know more). As with all ISO 200 film, you ideally want to be shooting in good light. Thankfully on one of our test days we...

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History Makers: Minolta XD – Giving You a Choice…..1977

History Makers: Minolta XD – Giving You a Choice…..1977

As design moved away from manual only to offering Aperture Priority (“Av”) or Shutter Priority (“TV”) as an additional option, the manufacturers of the day were split into two camps. Pentax, Chinon, Cosina, Fuji, Minolta, Nikon and Yashica all produced Aperture Priority mode cameras, claiming this was because it was a “better” option for users. Canon, Konica, Miranda and others produced Shutter Priority cameras, also claiming because this mode was better than what their rivals were offering. Of course, they were all talking nonsense. The real reason all the brands rejected one of the modes in favour of the other...

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Reviewing…..'Moonstruck' Film, by Dubble Film.

Reviewing…..'Moonstruck' Film, by Dubble Film.

We picked up a roll of “Moonstruck” an interesting little film produced by the bespoke UK based film company Dubble, and supplied to us by those awesome folk over at Analogue Wonderland. About the Film… It’s an ISO rated 200 film – have a read here if you don’t know one ISO from another. ISO 200 means you ideally want to be shooting in good light. Unfortunately with it being winter in Britain, we ended up used our roll over a couple of days, neither of which were particularly fantastic light wise! We thought we’d share the results with you...

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Why We Love...Pentax Cameras

Why We Love...Pentax Cameras

If you walk into any modern camera shop these days, chances are you are going to be looking at various cameras from Nikon, Canon and Sony. The places with a good choice might stock some Fuji cameras too, maybe even the odd Olympus. They’re the brands people know today when it comes to digital photography. The really great shops will stock Pentax too, but they’re few and far between (unfortunately). The brand is not well known today. So, if you’re looking at film cameras today there is a fair chance you might skim over the Pentax cameras. That’s natural –...

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