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Jason Schneider  |  Aug 27, 2019  |  0 comments

The landmark Kine Exakta camera of 1936 was world’s first successful 35mm SLR. Although the Russians announced their Sport 35mm SLR a year earlier, this ingenious but ungainly clunker was made in limited quantities from about 1937-1941 and distributed only in the Soviet Union. The Kine Exakta, on the other hand, was an instant international success and its maker, Ihagee of Dresden, Germany, produced it and its successors in huge quantities, enjoying robust worldwide sales.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Fujifilm Corporation today announced they are introducing a new generation of Neopan 100 Acros black-and-white film this fall in Japan. Named Acros II, the film is said to deliver unsurpassed resolution, fine grain and sharpness, and will be released in 35mm and 120 roll formats.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 16, 2019  |  0 comments

Now here's something very cool for fans of Nikon's classic analog SLRs. Nikon Rumors has unearthed the below commercial from 1997 for the Nikon F5, which spotlights one its most unique features.

Gary Miller  |  Jan 03, 2019  |  0 comments

The renaissance in film photography these days has created the need for a “wet” darkroom. It’s a fun alternative to digital printmaking. Nothing beats watching an image come to life in the developing tray.

Dan Havlik  |  Nov 29, 2018  |  0 comments

We’re not, typically, fans of colorizing old photographs and film, but an upcoming World War I documentary with restored and colorized footage of soldiers during the Great War, looks unbelievable. Called They Shall Not Grow Old, the movie was produced and directed by Peter Jackson of Lord of the Rings fame.

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.

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.

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  |  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.

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