Film

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

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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HuffPost: Should Try the Leica MP

Over on the Huffington Post (Arts & Culture) is an article called "10 Classic Cameras Every Photographer Should Try." Definitely an eclectic list, with some iconic cameras among them. While we might not agree with all of the choices, we can certainly get behind number three... The Leica MP! Read more below.

Vladimir Panasenko Exhibition in San Francisco

The Vladimir Panasenko exhibition "C’est La Vie in B&W" is now open at Leica Store San Francisco and runs from April 27 until July 2, 2015. You can register for the reception on May 7, 2015 - or stop by the store anytime for the exhibition, which is open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturday, 10am-4pm. Read more below for details and photos of his unique cameras!

Leica Survives the Digital Shift

The Wall Street Journal has a piece called "Leica Survives the Digital Shift" which rehashes a bit of recent Leica history that we're all aware of; the struggle during the latter film years to the new-found niche in digital. Sprinkled with the names of a few famous Leica photographers, mention of a couple of outlandish special editions for shock value and there you have it. Still, an interesting read - and oddly timed, considering The End is Nigh: Leica Edition. Read more below for analysis.

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