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KEKS EM-01 Light Meter Review

1800 1012 James Tocchio

James reviews the KEKS EM-01, a compact and elegant shoe-mounted light meter that’s especially useful for classic camera shooters.

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Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinet Review – Fight the Fungus

1800 1013 James Tocchio

Control humidity and save your gear from fungus with the Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinet. Here’s James’ in-depth review of the EDC-80L.

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We Review Negative Lab Pro and Interview its Creator, Nate Johnson

1920 1080 Aaron Stennett

Negative Lab Pro is a Lightroom plugin that simplifies the conversion of raw film scans into digitized files. We review and interview NLP’s creator here.

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Five Inexpensive Accessories to Get More Out of Your Photography

2100 1181 James Tocchio

Another article helping you get the most photographic bang for your buck. Here are five cheap accessories to boost your photography.

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A Quick Look at the Polaroid Polaprinter Slide Copier

2800 1575 James Tocchio

Friday afternoon, end of the workweek, and my camera shop employee, Kyle, is walking out the door. I notice for the hundredth time a box in the corner of the office, and call, “Hey we’ve…

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Watameter Super – The Rolls Royce of Rangefinders

1871 1052 Cheyenne Morrison

A brief history and review of the Watameter accessory rangefinder, a classic device for measuring distance with a camera.

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Negative Supply Film Carrier MK1 Kickstarter Launches Today

1281 721 Drew Chambers

Negative Supply announces the Kickstarter for their Film Carrier MK 1, a new solution for scanning and digitizing film with your DSLR or mirror-less camera.

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Five Famous Photographers and the Cameras They Used Part Two

788 1199 Josh Solomon

As photographers, the tools we use can influence the way we both see and capture the world around us. For this reason, it can be illuminating to reflect on the gear that’s been used by…

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Ilford Simplicity Black & White Film Developing Starter Pack Review

2800 1575 James Tocchio

I was recently given a relatively new product made by Ilford, a one-time-use black-and-white film development chemical kit called the Simplicity Starter Pack. This kit comes with all the chemicals a shooter will need to…

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Five Accessories Every Film Photographer Should Own and Use

2800 1575 Charlotte Davis

When I got my first proper film camera, a Cosina PM-1, for the grand total of £3 from a car boot sale, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had one…

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FilmLab App Version 1.1 User Experience

2800 1867 Charlotte Davis

FilmLab is an app for digitizing negatives quickly and easily, and I’ve spent the past few weeks testing its limits. It fulfills its intended purpose well, and future updates promise higher performance. For now, it’s…

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Camera Straps for People Who Aren’t Into Leather

1200 963 Charlotte Davis

It’s almost a cliché – your well-brassed camera must wear an equally weathered artisanal strap, usually leather. Venture onto any fashionable camera site these days and we’ll no doubt find such a leather strap attached…

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The Best Holiday Gifts for the Photographer – 2018

3000 1687 Jeb Inge

Photographers are tricky people for whom to buy gifts. They’re picky, they know what they like, and most of them spend countless hours in agonized research before buying anything. But we’re here to help. We’ve…

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Plustek OpticFilm 120 Scanner Review – Premium Scans, but at What Cost?

3000 1687 Dustin Vaughn-Luma

By the time I’d tested the Plustek OpticFilm 120 scanner, I’d tried plenty of scanners and was pretty worn out. Let’s face it – scanning sucks. It’s time consuming, and confers the same level of enjoyment…

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