Film

Content having to do with good old-fashioned analog film.

Leica Announces Sofort Instant Cameras

Leica Camera has officially announced the Sofort instant cameras. "Sofort" is the German word for "right away" (instant). And yes, they shoot film. The price is $299 USD and pre-orders are currently open (e.g. at Leica Store Miami). Read more below for details!

What Is: How Film Works

A overview of how film works, the different types of film, and its place in the world of modern digital filmmaking.


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History of Photography in 5 Minutes

The fun, informative video below from COOPH expertly explains anything and everything you ever wanted to know about the art of photography. From its ancient beginnings with the discovery of the camera obscura technique—and its use by iconic painters Rembrandt, Vermeer and Caravaggio—to the advances of heliography and daguerreotype. These discoveries soon began to build and drive the advancement of photography forward at a much faster rate. Read more below for the video!

Another Leica M3 Gets a Reboot

Chuck Miller over at the Times Union newspaper up in Albany, NY - was gifted a lovely, slightly tattered Leica M3 a while back. He goes on to say that it needed a CLA (not an "LCA") and new leather, as the vulcanite had seen better days. Some quick work by a name that should be familiar to all - Sherry Krauter - and it was looking (and working) as good as new again! Congrats on a beautiful camera that should last another lifetime or two! Happy shooting, Chuck.

Mobile Film Lab Tours the USA

Over on indieWIRE comes news of this awesomeness ever to prowl our streets... By way of "This Mobile Lab Will Help Keep 35mm Film Alive 'Breaking Bad'-Style." In the last week of March 2015 the Alpha Mobile Film Laboratory was unveiled at a ceremony hosted by the British Society of Cinematographers at the famous Pinewood Studios. The lab - officially known as "Alpha 1" - is a state-of-the-art full-service film processing facility entirely housed in a 44-foot-long mobile trailer. The Alpha 1 has been packed up in England, shipped to New York and is currently in the midst of a tour of the United States. Keep your eye out!

Jaguar Limited Edition Leica M6

In 1998, Jaguar commissioned Leica Camera to design a limited edition M6 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its XK120 automobile. Only 50 were made, and pretty soon - one will be up for auction at Bonhams. Read more about it over in Classic Driver's article, "Capture cats in the wild with a commemorative Jaguar-Leica camera." If you don't want to wait, Glyn Evans tells us you can pick one up at Ace Optics in the UK today... For £6,000 ($9,240 USD)!

Celebrating Kodak Tri-X for 61 Years

Wired is running a (short) article called "The Kodak Film That’s Been Capturing History for 61 Years" which is about one of the most ubiquitous films out there, and one near and dear to many... Kodak Tri-X film.

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