Submitted by Double Negative on March 9, 2014 - 10:18pm
DC Watch reports that a new Leica MP Olive and X2 Olive limited editions were announced in Japan to commemorate the opening of the Leica Store Kyoto, which will take place on March 15, 2014. It will be the 7th domestic store and located in the Machiya building on the main street of the beautiful Gion "Hanami alley" district of Kyoto. The cameras can be purchased there on that date and select other stores and boutiques as of April 1, 2014. Read more below for additional details and images!
Submitted by Double Negative on February 3, 2014 - 5:04pm
The site FilmPhotography.eu has a great piece called "Mirko Böddecker, Adox, im Interview" (in German) where Böddecker talks about all things ADOX - a brand we (all?) know and love... The market is stable, if not doing well and new products are continuously under development. This bodes well for us film shooters. In fact, there's talk of further color films and of course papers and chemicals. Read more below for translation.
Submitted by Double Negative on January 26, 2014 - 8:14am
Erwin Puts is working on a new 500 page book called Leica Practicum that will be printed in March and start shipping in April. Pricing will be about €65 ($89 USD, includes shipping). His books are usually limited edition runs, and are thus hard to find. So if you're interested, keep an eye out (we'll keep you updated!). Read more below for details.
Submitted by Double Negative on January 21, 2014 - 9:31am
Over on Amateur Photographer they have a story about a "Photographer 'Reunited' with Leica Camera After 30 Years." Paul Salmon bought his first Leica, an M2 (produced from 1958 to 1967) second-hand in 1982. He used it on newspaper and magazine photo assignments worldwide - until 1984 when he sold it to a shop in Leeds as part of plan to upgrade his camera equipment. He didn't see it again until 2013; turns out, he had his name engraved on the back. Thanks to this, he received an email from the new owner (who is based in Paris) who bought the camera from a Spanish University lecturer living in Madrid via eBay. He thought about buying it back - but decided that the new owner should enjoy it as he had! Read more below for the full story.
Submitted by Double Negative on January 20, 2014 - 5:38pm
Jan van den Broek
shows us In this video how you can develop film (35mm and rollfilm) using Lego Mindstorms... Remember, what you see are the very first results. The goal was, besides the Lego RCX 1.0, to use simple materials.
After loading the film into the reel and linking it to the machine I have now my hands and time free...
Submitted by Double Negative on January 19, 2014 - 3:34pm
See how Adox Adonal is packaged at the factory! #ShootFilm
The oldest commercial developer still in production, and one of our favorites - Rodinal (now sold as R09 One Shot, Adox Adonal) is famous for its contrast control and flexibility. One of Rodinal's undoubted attributes is its incredible shelf life, with half-opened bottles reported to last over 40 years. The solution is light straw colored when first opened, and during the course of a year turns darker until eventually becoming deep purple-brown.