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I’ve had quite a few people asking me about bulk film recently as I’ve mentioned it on Facebook and a few other photography forums around the web (and on here), so I decided to put a quick video together.

Basically, the short answer to “why?” is the cost.  You could ask “well, why bother shooting film at all? digital’s free, right?”.  Well, yes and no.  Digital’s not free, your camera still has a shutter life expectancy, and the cost of the [...]

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Recently, I’ve had the good fortune to pick up some rather nice film cameras at some pretty great prices (given what I’ve seen on eBay and what I’ve been quoted in shops that still have some of these available for sale).

Amongst other things, three cameras and two lenses particularly stick out.  A chrome Nikkormat FTn type 1, a black Nikkormat FTn type 2, a black Nikkormat FT-3, a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, and a Nikkor-HC 50mm f/2 (this lens alone is [...]

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Quite a lot has happened since I last mentioned film on here.

I’ve shot and developed a couple of dozen assorted rolls of 35mm and 120 format black & white films with various dates of expiry ranging from a couple of years into the future to at least 22 years ago (that’s when they quit making Ilford FP4, beyond that I’ve no idea how old it is), photographed a range of different subjects with several different cameras and made my first [...]

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In our last article, we discussed how to meter using your in-camera metering systems, the differences between the different modes and when some are more advantageous than others.  We also illustrated some of its advantages and disadvantages, and where it may possibly be able to get confused.

One of the things we really go into, that will almost certainly confuse your camera’s meter, is flash.  This is essentially because your camera’s meter is only looking at the ambient light in the [...]

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A few people have asked me why I’m bothering to shoot film again.  Some have supported my decision to do so, some not so much.

I did not make this choice to garner praise, nor criticism (however much a certainty that may be), nor am I doing it in some sort of hipster-like attempt to “fit in” – if anything, the revival and popularity of film in the last couple of years has made the whole idea slightly less [...]

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