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Jason Schneider  |  Sep 19, 2018  |  2 comments

As I confidently predicted last time, you can’t possibly please everybody when it comes to picking the best, the greatest, or the most influential cameras ever made. After we posted our list of The Top 20 Greatest Cameras of All Time, it came as no surprise that we received a ton of emails, varying in tone from pugnacious condemnation, to anguish, to polite suggestion, all begging to differ with our first top ten choices.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 21, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s been a remarkable resurgence in shooting with film lately, as young photographers have become intrigued with 35mm cameras. Likewise, older photographers have rediscovered vintage cameras lurking in their photo cabinets, and plastic bags of expired film in the back of their refrigerators.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 17, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the products that flew under the radar when Nikon introduced the now widely acclaimed D850 DSLR about a year ago was the Nikon ES-2 Digitizing Adapter ($150), which works in concert with the D850 to turn 35mm slides and negatives into digital images. We haven’t gotten a chance to try it ourselves, but photographer David Flores has, and in the below video he gives you a step-by-step demonstration of how it works.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 10, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever wondered what happens to your roll of film when you send it off to a lab, you should watch the fascinating the short video below from The Slanted Lens. In the video, Jay P. Morgan of the Slanted Lens tours Richard Photo Lab in Valencia, CA to see how color and black-and-white film gets processed.

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 18, 2018  |  0 comments

Despite all the advancements in photography, there’s nothing quite like a classic black-and-white image. But there’s more to good black-and-white photography than simply shooting with black-and-white film or, perhaps, using the monochrome filter in your digital camera.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 15, 2018  |  0 comments

With instant film being one of its biggest photography markets, Fujifilm has squared off with a new model. Fujifilm just announced its first square-format analog Instax instant camera: the Instax Square SQ6.

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.

Joe Farace  |  Jan 10, 2018  |  0 comments

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”—Jack Kerouac

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  0 comments

In 2006, Michael Crouser took the first photograph in his mountain ranch project. Ten years later he took the last image to complete Mountain Ranch, the book that grew from the project. He calls the book “an exploration of the disappearing world of cattle ranching in the mountains of Colorado,” but it’s more than that: it’s a story of the ties and traditions of families, and a story of an America that was, struggling to still be.

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.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 17, 2017  |  0 comments

In yet another attempt to merge the “experience” of analog cameras with digital output (see our rant about the recently announced Yashica Y35 camera), a new Kickstarter project promises to deliver digital photos and videos with analog cameras via a 16MP digital back.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Film photographers from yesteryear, as well as today’s 35mm hipsters, have eagerly awaited Yashica’s triumphant return to the digital era with a widely teased camera promising “a journey to the truth.” But now that the camera is here, it’s a major letdown—at least for me..

Ron Leach  |  Sep 25, 2017  |  0 comments

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s been a big resurgence in film photography lately among both students and more experienced shooters. Manufacturers are getting in on the action too, with a growing number of discontinued films being reintroduced, as well as new emulsions appearing on the market.

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