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How We Made a Mobile Darkroom for a Homemade 16×20″ Camera


In December 2015, Shane Arsenault and I had started talking about a joint photography project with the purpose of using his 16”x20” Bellows Camera on a larger scale, which would give us the freedom to work outside a conventional studio space. The main restriction when using this ultra large format ...

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This Test Reveals the Exposure Limits of Kodak Portra 400 Film


Kodak’s Portra 400 film is praised for its versatility, but exactly how well does it handle underexposure and overexposure? How far can you push things before your photos become unusable? Canadian photographer Kyle McDougall decided to find out by doing his own test. In the 6.5-minute video above, McDougall shoots ...

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This New Phantom Camera Can Shoot 4MP at 6,600FPS


Vision Research has announced its latest Phantom high-speed camera, the Phantom v2640. This camera is the fastest 4-megapixel camera ever made, capturing a stagging 6,600 frames per second. Drop the resolution down to 1080p, and you can shoot at a whopping 11,750fps. “The v2640 features very high dynamic range (64 ...

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5 Reasons to Buy a Contax T2


I recently went on short vacation in Italy. Visiting La Spezia was the perfect opportunity for me to finally try out the famous Contax T2 that I got recently. I hit the streets of La Spezia with the camera loaded with Kodak TX400 film. Here are 5 reasons you should ...

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Debunking 6 Myths About the Fujifilm X-Trans Sensor


The Fujifilm X-Trans sensor is evil, its design is seriously flawed, and it causes all kinds of issues. At least, that’s what pops up on the Internet every now and then. Since some of these “X-Trans sucks” comments and articles keep up appearing on the Web, I decided to invest ...

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The First GoPro Was This 35mm Film Camera

When you think of GoPro, you probably picture a neat, compact digital action camera, but the original GoPro was actually a 35mm film camera. Here’s a 7-minute video by Thirty Five Studio that takes a look at the camera and shows what it can do. So how did it all start? Being ...

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