Category Archives: film

movies, colour slides, and loose change

Toronto. ¬†After about two decades of scrimping, the average person finally had some money for discretionary spending. Marketeers leaped on this largess and pummelled the common man with ideas for things he did not need. In the case of photography, … Continue reading

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bulking it up

Toronto. In a recent auction, there was a memory of a by-gone era. One lot featured a couple of Watson 66 bulk film loaders. The one on the left of the large image appears to be a 1950s era loader … Continue reading

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seeing red

Toronto. Nope, this isn’t about anger issues – or bulls – but good old films and emulsions. All emulsions and sensors are sensitive to light. The energy of light varies with blue and shorter wave lengths having proportionally more energy. … Continue reading

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Fuji Instax products at Indigo books

Toronto. I have written many posts on Instax cameras and Lomography but never showed this local source, Indigo Books, They have the Instax for $22.95 plus HST for two 10 packs of instant prints – plus they have lots of … Continue reading

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Potsdam ASA 100 B&W Film

Toronto. The folks at Lomography like the film niche so well that they are introducing another BW film in the traditional 35mm cassette. To today’s photographer – amateur or professional an ASA (ISO) rating of 100 seems pathetically slow, yet … Continue reading

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new B&W Berlin 400 film!

Toronto. Our friends at Lomography ¬†have sourced a supply of German 35mm film and repackaged it in traditional 35mm rolls for classic film cameras. Current plans are to have it available for delivery next month. You can visit this Google … Continue reading

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movie film stats c2009

Toronto. George Dunbar sent me an email the other day on statistics from spring 2009 issue of The Beaver. The statistics relate to the National Film Board (NFB) Vault. We have a gem in the NFB which was established in … Continue reading

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