Yashica A, In Use

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my new-to-me, super cheapie antique-store-find Yashica A.  Last week, I burned my first 5 rolls of Kodak Tri-X in it as a test drive and man, what a test drive it was! Every year, my wife hosts a Fall Family Photo session on our friends’ beautifully rustic property in […]

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New Kodak Backing Paper

A few weeks ago, I picked up a Yashica A TLR and was eager to test it.  I bought a fresh 5- roll-box of Kodak Tri-X 120. When I opened the film, I was surprised to see that the backing paper design was different and had a waxy sheen to it.  I found that, in […]

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Grain is Not a Dirty Word

Photographers typically call an image “grainy” or “too grainy” like these words are inherently negative.  Just like they will say something is “tack sharp” as if this is an inherently positive attribute.  Is blue a bad color?  Is a line better than a circle?  Is “quality” only “low” and “high”? These associations of traits with […]

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Kodak P3200 Photos Coming Soon!

As promised, Kodak’s newly re-released TMAX P3200 film has officially hit the shelves! 6 days ago, Kodak Alaris posted the film’s official datasheet 5 days ago, an overjoyed Michael Raso of Film Photography Project began posting photos of his delivery of P3200. And this morning, FED EX hand-delivered my pre-order of August 2019 expiration dated […]

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Happy Birthday Kodak Tri-X!

Kodak Tri-X was originally introduced sometime in 1940 but November 1st, 1954 is the date to remember.  On November 1st, 1954, Kodak released Tri-X in 120 and 35mm formats.  Tri-X was considered a very high-speed film during this time and allowed for quality push processing as well.  Photographers were now free to shoot dim scenes […]

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Reminiscing: Kodak BW400CN

Shortly before I returned to processing all my own b&w film, I shot Ilford XP2 and Kodak BW400CN when I wanted monochromatic images.  These were the only two chromogenic C41 process films ever on the market to my knowledge.  What this means is that these films created a b&w image but were made up of […]

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