Author: Vincent

Aug 4, 2019
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I Shot a Roll of LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400

I Shot a Roll ofLomoChrome Purple I want to share my experience of using the new emulsion released LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400 which allows you to shoot in 100-400 ISO conditions. Finally, I got a chance to try it out! Th

Jul 16, 2019
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LomoChrome Metropolis – It’s bold, it’s cold, I’m sold!

Lomography has just introduced a new punk in the LomoChrome family! Please welcome METROPOLIS XR 100-400 Film 👏👏👏 Metropolis definitely has the LomoChrome DNA in its genes and stands out from any other film with a uni

Jun 25, 2019
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Fake Fujifilm 35mm Color Film Found in Japan

Fujifilm Japan has just announced they have discovered someone is ilegaly selling their motion picture films as standard color negative film. The problem is that cine films require a special handling to remove the remjet laye

Jun 1, 2019
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I Shot a Roll of Washi Film F (120 Prototype)

Sometimes I open up my stash of films and realise I have some undiscovered gems hiding in there. After almost one year of holidays, the other day I decided that it was time for my Mamiya 7 to come down the shelf and go out for a

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May 24, 2019
8 min read

CONTAX 139Q – Best CANON AE-1 Alternative?

What’s The Best Film Camera For Beginners? While there's no simple answer to that question, be sure the Canon AE-1 will rank among the Top 3 answers. I've always been surprised by this almost unanimous voices and decide to

May 15, 2019
4 min read

I Shot a Roll of Kodak Pro Image 100

Back in December last year, Kodak kindly sent me a few rolls of Pro Image 100. While most of them went your way during the Christmas giveaway week I ran on Instagram, a few rolls stayed with me to finally try out this new film.

Apr 13, 2019
6 min read

How To Shoot Kodak Aerochrome Infrared Film

Today we’re shooting Kodak Aerochrome! It's not every day that I get the opportunity to shoot such a special film so let's give a proper introduction and see how it should be handled. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLJO

Mar 4, 2019
3 min read

ON FILM ONLY Needs Your Help !!

Good day fellow readers! Over the next weeks some major changes will happen here. The blog will be the first to move as times has come to move away from the original One Year With Film Only and finally make the switch toOn Fi

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Jan 17, 2019
23 min read

14 Point & Shoot Leica Film Cameras – From 60 to +2000$

Cheap and Leica are not often seen in the same sentence. When thinking about the red dot, we usually imagine how many months or even years it would take to get one of those iconic rangefinders. But there’s also another way to e

Jan 16, 2019
8 min read

Fuji Velvia 100 on Xpan in Iceland

It's not every day that one travel to Iceland, so when luck knocked at my door to take me there for the third time, I ceased the opportunity to finally shot with fresh slide film. As landscape would be my main subject during this

Jan 9, 2019
2 min read

New B&W Film! Lomography Potsdam Kino

It's like a week doesn't pass and the guys at Lomography slap us in the face with another film! Today they introduce thePotsdam Kino 35mm B&W 100ISO Film 👏👏👏 With this new Potsdam, Lomography is pursuing their exp

Jan 1, 2019
5 min read

JCH StreetPan 400 on Contax T3

It took me a year to finally shoot this roll of JCH StreetPan 400 I got from Bellamy when we met in Finland at CameraRescue back in September 2017. I was waiting for the right time and place to shoot it in the best location possi

Dec 30, 2018
5 min read

Street Candy ATM400 on Xpan in Iceland

There are some places on earth that makes you instantly feel good and for me, Iceland is one of those places. So when came up the opportunity to return there for the third time, I didn't think twice and book those plane tickets.

Nov 7, 2018
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New B&W Film! Lomography Berlin Kino 400

Exciting news coming from Lomography, who just launched another black & white film: The Lomography Black & White 400 35mm Berlin Kino !! Taken from a roll made by a mysterious German company who’s been making fil

Nov 3, 2018
5 min read

See Through the Mamiya 7 with 65mm Lens

The Mamiya 7 is probably one of the most wanted medium format and I'm sure that lots of you are curious about how it feels like to shoot with this wonderful rangefinder. For those of you who aren't familiar with this camera yet,

Jul 30, 2018
4 min read

Film Review: LomoChrome Turquoise on Xpan

I finally got the chance to shoot the rare LomoChrome Turquoise XR 100-400 from Lomography on my Xpan and got a few eye-catching images! For those of you who've never heard about this film before, let me introduce it briefly.

Jun 14, 2018
7 min read

Contax TVS Review, the poor man’s Contax T2

Today we are looking at the Contax TVS which I have been using for a few months, so I guess it's time to share my thoughts about it. When I started to look at Point and Shoot cameras, my eyes leaned toward the T2 and T3 but a

Jun 9, 2018
6 min read

Shooting With a Scratched Lens Rear Element

If like me, you have been wondering how a scratch on the back element of a lens would affect an image, you came to the right place! This article was not on my to do list but I figured that we could all benefit from my mis

Jun 6, 2018
2 min read

Lomography Color Negative F²/400 now in 120

Lomography has just surprised us with a new vintage...They are bringing their Color Negative F²/400 to Medium Format! Last year they have released the Color Negative F²/400 for 35mm, which ran out of stock pretty quickly, a

May 6, 2018
5 min read

Agfa Precisa CT100 Crossed Processed

I've been wanting to try this experience for a long time now and finally got the opportunity to shoot a roll of expired Agfa Precisa CT 100 then got it crossed-processed in C-41 chemistry by my lab Nation Photo. Precisa is pro

Mar 22, 2018
3 min read

Film Review: Expired Kodak Ektachrome 400 on Contax TVS

During my last trip to Finland, the guys from Kameratori gave me a few rolls of expired film that was taking space in their fridge since forever and a few of them were the famous Kodak Ektachrome. After many failed attempts,

Mar 22, 2018
16 min read

13 Point & Shoot Cameras With Zeiss Lens

When it comes to Film Photography, if there is one thing that will make the difference is the glass in front of your camera. Inexperienced photographers (I was guilty too!) often think that the bigger the lens is, the better it i

Feb 23, 2018
2 min read

Kodak Professional T-MAX P3200 is BACK!

After a week of teasing Kodak has surprised everyone by bringing back their Kodak Professional T-MAX P3200. Back in 2012 they have decided to discontinue this film but 6 years later we are going to get some fresh stock of

Feb 14, 2018
5 min read

How to Develop Washi Film V

Washi Film V is probably the most special film announced in 2017 and I've had the privilege to be present when Lomig, the founder of Washi Film, introduced it at the Salon de la Photo in Paris last year. Since then I have always

Feb 9, 2018
5 min read

Portra 400: I Was Doing It Wrong

For this new episode, I went for a hike and explored the Cinque Terre with a Rolleiflex and two rolls of Kodak Portra: 160 and 400. The idea was to do to some sort of comparison between those two with the secret hope of finally h

Feb 2, 2018
4 min read

5 Reasons To Buy A Contax T2

A few days ago I went on short break in Italy. The goal was to discover the Cinque Terre in Italy but even off-season, accommodations are really expensive if you stay in one of the 5 villages so instead, we've decided to go a fe

Jan 15, 2018
3 min read

Pushing Kodak Tri-X 400 to 6400

Today we are developing a roll of Kodak TX400 shot at 6400 ISO. I've been wanting to try this little experience for a while now. Some films are known for handling push processing very well and Kodak TX400 is one of them. Lots

Dec 22, 2017
6 min read

10 New Films Stocks That Came Out in 2017

Looking back at all the new 35mm and 120 film stocks one can buy today, 2017 will probably be remembered as one the most thriving year for the film photography industry. The demand is so high that companies considered long

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Oct 23, 2017
4 min read

Film Review: Expired Fujicolor Superia 1600

Today I want to share with you a little misadventure that happened to me recently while shooting a roll of expired Fujicolor Superia 1600 sent to me by Sina Farhat. It all started when I went to spend the day in Monaco and ex

Sep 26, 2017
2 min read

See the World Through the Hasselblad Xpan

The Xpan is getting more and more popular and you guys seems to like a lot this camera so I thought of bringing you along on a journey and discover the world from inside the Xpan's viewfinder. Jordan from @cameraplex had

Sep 20, 2017
3 min read

I Shot a Roll of Kodak TX400 Film on the Xpan

Following my previous post where I took you with me to shoot a roll of expired Kodak Gold 200 in Nice, this time we’ll continue our exploration of the city with a roll of Kodak TX 400. I’ll be taking you through the small

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Sep 14, 2017
2 min read

I Shot a Roll of Expired Kodak Gold 200 on Xpan

I left Ireland one month ago to return for a while in my hometown: Nice. This was the opportunity for me to enjoy the end of summer in the south France and try out another expired roll that Sina Farhat kindly sent to me. Toda

Jul 30, 2017
8 min read

TOP 3 Film Photographers Mistakes

Patience is not one of my many virtues and practice as always been my favorite over theory. Instead of taking the time to learn the essentials before starting, I usually go head down into it and comes what may! This behaviour has

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Jul 19, 2017
3 min read

I Shot a Roll of Expired Kodak Portra 160 on Xpan

Today I'm taking you with me to shoot a roll of Kodak Portra 160 that expired in 2007. I got it from Sina Farhat who kindly sent me a few expired rolls some time ago. He's a film freak too and if you've been following the blog, c

Jul 13, 2017
7 min read

TOP 10 Best 35mm Films To Buy

When a new film photographer asks the community which films are the best, all voices tend to agree on Porta, Tri-X, and HP5 but are these the most favourite? In this article, we are going to look at the top 10 films photographers

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May 29, 2017
4 min read

Comparing 4 B&W Film Development Techniques

Since I've started to develop Black & White film myself, I haven't been experiencing much with developers and techniques but that's changing today! We are going to look at how a developer, dilution and developing time can

May 24, 2017
6 min read

Things you should know before Buying A Leica M or Rangefinder

Today I want to share with you my thoughts on the Leica M and more generally the Rangefinder system. When I sold all my digital equipment to make a permanent switch to analog camera I went for a Rangefinder camera. The obvious ch

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Apr 18, 2017
7 min read

How to Scan Film Negatives – Colour + B&W

Today, for most film photographers, scanning film has often replaced the darkroom or printing process. While it's certainly not the most interesting part in the life of a film photographer, most of us want to share our analog gem

Apr 18, 2017
10 min read

5 Best Film Scanners Under 200$

Scanning film at home is probably the least attractive part of shooting with analog cameras but that doesn't mean you should neglect this stage. Nowadays, we all want to share our analog images online and the only way to do that

Apr 7, 2017
8 min read

How Do We Save Film Photography?

We all have seen some very encouraging news recently coming from major film companies bringing back or releasing new film stocks. Some promising accessories, like the "Lab-Box Film Tank”, have also emerged and it seems that not

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Apr 1, 2017
8 min read

How to Develop Black & White Film

There are as many techniques to develop black & white film than there are photographers. Today I'm showing you how I process my BW film at home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNKiAFkdHF0 Today I'm going to show how

Mar 23, 2017
5 min read

Film Soup! Cook Your Roll Like a Chef

Today We Are Making Film Soup! For those of you who've never heard of Film Soup before, don't worry, it has nothing to do with the soup from your childhood nightmares! It's basically a technique were you voluntary damage a fil

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Mar 16, 2017
5 min read

Pushing & Developing Colour Film

I finally did it! After sitting in my fridge for a few months, I managed to developed myself a roll of CineStill 800 pushed two stops at 3200 ISO and the results look great! It was intimidating at first but I was being overly

Mar 14, 2017
4 min read

How to Develop Film With Beer

It's Saint Patrick's Day, you ran out of B&W developer, all stores are closed down and the only thing you can find is beer. Nothing worse could happen but don't worry we have THE solution to develop your roll of film. Y

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Mar 12, 2017
5 min read

Develop Colour Film with Tetenal Colortec C-41 kit

Today we are developing colour film. It’s a first time for me but I’m sure it will be alright! It's something I've been wanting to do for a long time but I was afraid of messing up as it requires more care and precision th

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Mar 10, 2017
4 min read

Creative Double Exposure With a FREE Accessory

Among vodka, caviar and other wonderful creations of nature, Russia has also a lot to offer to photographers in the chase of extreme sensations! At the time of Soviet Union, there were a lot of cameras manufactured there. LOMO

Feb 21, 2017
4 min read

How to get sharp, crisp, B&W photos on film

If you want sharp black and white images with fine grain, then you are on the right page my friend! I'm a bit of a freak in terms of image quality and I love very detailed photos. That's why I've been searching for a good comb

Feb 7, 2017
5 min read

2 Cheap Film To Try: Fomapan 400 & Vista 200

It's about time to give some fame to two cheap films in price but by no means in quality. It can be tempting to go for the expensive ones when buying rolls but let's not forget about the bottom of the shelf. The films you are

Feb 1, 2017
5 min read

Edit Colour Film Negatives in Photoshop Like a Pro

Scanning colour negative is without a doubt the most irritating part of the film photograhy workflow. Since I started to shoot with film, it has been the source of great frustration, especially in terms of colour rendition. E

Jan 29, 2017
10 min read

Beginner’s Guide to Film Photography

Film photography is definitely coming back and many photographers are now stepping away from digital to reconnect with the origins of this art. On top of a strong community support, we have seen recently that Kodak decided to bri

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Jan 25, 2017
6 min read

Stand Development Tutorial Ilfotec DD-X & Kodak TX400

After a first successful experience with stand development, I couldn't resist the urge to try this technique with another film. The lucky guy today is the reliable Kodak Tri-X 400! In case you are not familiar with Tri-X yet,

Jan 16, 2017
6 min read

Stand Development Tutorial Ilfotec DD-X & Fomapan 400

The World of analog photography keeps surprising me every day a bit more! I recently read about a technique called Stand Development so I have decided to try it myself. For those of who never heard of it before, let me explain yo

Jan 5, 2017
11 min read

6 Reasons Why You Should Pick A Film Camera!

For those of you who are new to this blog, I have been into analog photography for only six months. After a few years spent with digital cameras, I came to film a bit by accident. I slowly lost interest into photography so it was

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Jan 2, 2017
3 min read

Xpan, Two Month Later Review

It's not every day that one turns 30 and because if you want something done right, you should do it yourself, I've decided to gift myself with an Hasselblad Xpan with a 45mm lens !!! I've been playing around with it for two

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Dec 29, 2016
2 min read

Film Review: Kodak Ektar 100 by Night

This may sounds like a stupid idea but I had no other choice to shoot with Kodak Ektar 100 by night. I was in London for a weekend and like often there, it was raining cats and dogs so my Leica M6 stayed in my camera bag with few

Dec 7, 2016
3 min read

Film Review: LomoChrome Turquoise XR 100-400 – 120

It's been a long time since my last review and I'm sorry for letting you down during those past weeks. I've been busy at work and took some time off to celebrate my birthday abroad. I'm now back home and figured out that was abou

Oct 9, 2016
3 min read

Film Review: CineStill 50 – 35mm

Let me present you another exceptional film : the CineStill 50 Ladies and Gentlemen ! It's essentially a Kodak film (Kodak 5203 to be precise) that was initially used for motion picture. CineStill has modified it by removing

Sep 20, 2016
3 min read

Film Review: Fomapan 200 + Mamiya M645

I did a portrait session with the beautiful Aisling and wanted to try a roll of Fomapan 200 I had in stock with my medium format Mamiya. My idea was to shoot outside but as we are in Ireland and the weather changes more than a wo

Aug 14, 2016
3 min read

Film Review : KODAK T-MAX 100 vs TX400 – 120

I recently did a portrait session with the amazing Scarlett Minx and tried two types of black and white films : KODAK T-MAX 100 and KODAK TRI-X 400. The idea was to compare the grain and contrast of those films under similar

Jul 25, 2016
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Film Review: ILFORD HP5 135 – Leica M6

This time let’s look at some images shot with the famous ILFORD HP5 400 on a Leica M6. This film is praised among many photographers who like to shot in black and white so we’ll see if it deserves its fame. I previously re

Jul 25, 2016
3 min read

Film Review : Kodak Portra 400 – 120

Let’s talk about a legendary film : Kodak Portra 400. If like me you’re interested in shooting color film then you’ve probably came across this very popular film. I've seen many photographers making such great pictures s

Jul 25, 2016
3 min read

Film Review : Lomography Color 400 – 120

Today we are looking at the 2nd roll shot on my Mamiya M645. Lomography Color 400 I never really planned on shooting with this film but I saw a pack of 3 rolls for around 25€ the other day so I figured why not giving it a ch

Jul 24, 2016
3 min read

Film Review: ILFORD HP5 120

This is the first roll of film I ever shot and that made me sell of my digital gear and switch entirely to film! It took long for me to make such a radical move! By the time I got this roll developed, I still had all my digita

Jul 24, 2016
2 min read

Photography : One Year With Film Only

THE PROJECT : From the 1st of July 2016 until 1st of July 2017 I will only shoot film! Why Shooting Film Only ? Since I entered the world of (digital) photography in 2013, I’ve accomplished multiple achievements, be

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