Category Archives: best films to use

Here you’ll find my reviews of the best 35mm or medium format films to use in your camera, and for the best subjects

Carry on Spying…..submini cameras and film saga


Didn’t get much done today….all hell seems to have broken loose with the weather here in London today…since morning, it’s been rain, wind, more rain, wind…. Sat around and watched  an old school TV film called Carry on Screaming, that … Continue reading

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120 medium format roll film now available here!


I get lots of requests for medium format films…some saying it costs too much, some asking where to buy it. To answer both questions, I now stock quantities of fresh new Shanghai 120 roll film for all medium format cameras. … Continue reading

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How to be a better photographer on a strict budget


It’s a conundrum, isn’t it? How on earth can you indulge in an expensive hobby like photography, if you have limited income? I get so many emails regarding this problem, and to tell you the truth, all I can recommend … Continue reading

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Oh my god…..grain!


I heard this in a coffee shop the other day, down by Howe/W Pender St in downtown Vancouver. The guy said “I’d really love to use film…jeepers, man…I got so many film cameras at my place, you know…but what kills … Continue reading

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Film is still strong…


So said a colleague of mine, who, as it happens, is syndicated to a very well-known photo agency (I won’t mention their name here…they are worth millions and if they want even more publicity, well, they’re gonna have to pay … Continue reading

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There’s life in them there old boxes!


Not long ago, we talked about those odd box cameras that can be seen at any vintage, junk, or goodwill store. You know the ones…the ones we all normally look at, tut-tut and walk past! Well, sneer ye not, as … Continue reading

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Now in stock! APS, 110, 127 films and vintage flashbulbs & flash cubes!


Yes….it’s not a misprint! I now have those items mentioned above in stock….I will be listing prices etc very soon. 😉  

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How to choose a film for portrait, street and landscape work


This is one of those perennial questions that seems to pop up in my inbox very regularly, and I suppose it is a valid one, too. For how is one to choose a film for a specific task from the … Continue reading

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Best film for portraits….


Amongst all of the film s available, one of the very best you can still buy is Kodak T Max 100. It’s used the world over by professionals for anything ranging from portraits to landscapes to fine art uses. Because … Continue reading

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For ease of processing, go with Ilford XP2 Super film


Ilford XP2 SUPER A sharp, fast, fine grain black and white film that ensures excellent results, especially when there is a wide subject brightness range. Very easy to process, as it is a black and white film which is processed … Continue reading

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