35mm

Tamron 35mm f/1.4 ‘Optically the Best 35mm Lens You Can Get’: LensRentals – Photography Article

Roger Cicala over at LensRentals has been doing extensive MTF tests on lenses to figure out the landscape of optical quality in the camera industry. One of his latest findings may be a surprise to many: the best 35mm lens on the market optically is one made by Tamron. Cicala says he went into his MTF test of the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens expecting it to be “pretty good at an excellent price.” The lens is a…

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24m vs 35mm vs 50mm vs 85mm vs 135mm – Photography Article

Portrait photographer Julia Trotti recently put together a useful comparison video for beginners where she captures portraits using a crop-sensor camera and her most-used prime lenses: a 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm. Plenty of people have done comparisons like this using full-frame cameras and, in fact, Trotti did that comparison first. But after publishing that video, the most common request in the comments was to do a follow-up on a crop-sensor body. Given how much more affordable and accessible…

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This Rugged Aluminum Film Canister Looks Really Cool, Costs $95 – Photography Article

If you’ve got some money to burn and you insist on keeping your film safe and stylish at the same time, design firm RAMA WORKS has something for you. It’s called, simply enough, the RAMA WORKS film canister, and it’s probably the coolest, most expensive way to carry around your rolls of film. The Film Canister is part of a collaboration between RAMA WORKS and art brand MIGHTY KILLERS, and they describe it as a “convenient, rugged, vault for your…

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Breathing Life Into 52 Cameras in 52 Weeks – Photography Article

I have a working collection of 52 film cameras—some of them quite rare and unique, others just yard sale garbage, all of them loved and fun. I recently decided to take all of them out and push some celluloid through them, documenting the process one week at a time as I breathe some life back to these dope little beasts. I’m calling it the Vintage Camera Quest. Like every photographer I suspect, I had no choice but to fall in…

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Kodak $40 Mobile Film Scanner is Like Google Cardboard for Scanning Film – Photography Article

If you’re looking for the cheapest possible way to digitize your 35mm Negatives and Slides, the Kodak Mobile Film Scanner is probably it. Costing just $40, this cardboard contraption lets you digitize 35mm film using just your smartphone and a couple of AA batteries. The Kodak Mobile Film Scanner is made up of a foldable cardboard stand for your mobile phone, a base that allows you to slot in either 35mm Negatives and 35mm Slides, and an LED backlight. This,…

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Short Film Takes You Inside the ILFORD Factory to See How B&W Film is Made – Photography Article

UK-based film and photo paper manufacturer ILFORD Photo has released a new short film titled “Behind the Film” that takes you inside the HARMAN technology factory in the village of Mobberley, England, where all of the ILFORD and Kentmere B&W film, photographic paper and chemicals are made. The site featured in this film was first acquired by ILFORD in 1928, and the company has been making its black-and-white film, paper and chemicals there ever since. The short doc takes you…

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Lomography Unveils the First New Color Film Stock in Half a Decade – Photography Article

Lomography is making some major waves in the photo world today by unveiling the first brand new color negative emulsion to be released in half a decade. They’re calling it LomoChrome Metropolis, and ironically enough, the “color” it emphasizes the most is… black. “LomoChrome Metropolis pays homage to the mother of all colors: black!” reads the company’s announcement. “Search for rays of color in a sea of lightless skyscrapers, frame your subject as they trudge the streets of ghost towns,…

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The Lightest Lens in Its Class – Photography Article

Sony has officially announced the much-anticipated and long-rumored FE 35mm f/1.8 lens for its full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lightweight new lens—which Sony claims “sets a new standard for portability”—will give Sony shooters an affordable, if slightly slower, alternative to the popular Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA. Sony’s focus with this release seems to be weight and portability. At just 280g light and 77mm long, “the compact dimensions and light weight of this full-frame, large-aperture prime lens provide mobility…

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Two Focal Lengths Every Prime Lover Should Own – Photography Article

In the world of photography, you’ll find people generally prefer primes or zooms. The main benefit to zoom lenses is that you can cover multiple focal lengths in one decent sized package. In saying this, there are some prime lenses that can work well for multiple purposes. Two of these are the 35mm and 85mm primes. Now just to be clear, like any article this doesn’t apply to all people. With the genres I shoot, these two lenses can cover…

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Fujifilm Warns of Fake Fujifilm Film That Can Mess Up Photo Labs – Photography Article

Fujifilm has issued a warning to customers warning of counterfeit Fujifilm 35mm film floating around in the market — film that will cause photographers headaches if used. In a notice published yesterday titled, “35mm film non-genuine goods illegally using FUJIFILM logo,” Fujifilm says that the counterfeit film was discovered after someone brought it to a photo lab in Japan. The roll of film was illegally using Fujifilm’s logo and purported to be Fujifilm 250D ISO 200 Color Negative Film. Fujifilm…

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