Pretty Please!

With less than 5 days remaining in their campaign, the Silberra Indiegogo campaign is at only 25% of its target… I know some of the recent analog photography kickstarters have been a bit underwhelming, but please don’t let that dissuade you from kicking in $15 or $20 or more for some new black & white film.

Cognitive Dissonance in the Mountains with the Yashica

The last week of October found me in Arkansas (and Oklahoma) for a brief visit with Mom, some photography, and some introspection. I’ve been slow in getting the film processed, so look forward to more photographs from this trip in coming weeks.

For now, it’s all about Cinestill films in the Yashica Mat-124, a party, of sorts, in 5 parts. Continue reading “Cognitive Dissonance in the Mountains with the Yashica”

Please Support Analog Photography

With 17 days remaining in their campaign, Silberra are 17% of the way toward their goal of building a new film production facility and bringing multiple brand new film stocks to market. $115,000 is a lofty goal, but it seems reasonable, given their goals.

Yesterday, the Reflex Kickstarter started. Reflex is a modular 35mm SLR system. The body has built in flash and LED, meter, prism, etc. Backs are daylight-changable and the lens mount is available in M42 (standard), Nikon, Canon FD, Olympus OM, and Pentax PK, and also hot-swappable. This sounds like a sort of One-Camera-to-Rule-Them-All type thing. It’s really an interesting idea. At time of writing, they’re 2/3 of the way towards their goal, and it looks like they’ll reach it comfortably.

Meanwhile, that Yashica thing is… sheesh.

I don’t usually advertise, and I don’t have the reach of, say, Hamish and 35mmc, Mike at shootfilmco, or Em and Emulsive, but I encourage you to participate. I don’t have the bucks to back these at the level I’d like, but I put down some cash on both, and if you have the means, even $1 will help. We can bemoan the state of the analog photography industry, complain about Fuji and Ferrania and Impossible Polaroid Originals, but when new companies come along that are honestly trying to bring new life to an industry we love, how can we but support them at whatever level we’re able?

I ran an Instax through the washing machine. Here’s what happened.

These things are resilient!

I left the Instax in the back pocket of a pair of slacks, so it had some protection when it went through the washer and dryer. Overall, there wasn’t much damage to the front side at all, just a bit of rounding to the corners, and the chemical strip at the bottom was bent. On the back, the plastic backing was damaged a bit, peeled up from a couple of corners, but overall, it survived with not much problem.

I wonder how an Impossible Project Polaroid Originals would fare… Continue reading “I ran an Instax through the washing machine. Here’s what happened.”

#PolaroidWeek! (1)

It’s Polaroid Week again! Woo! I’ve been a bit slow so far, just 2 packs of Instax, 1 of new Polaroid Originals iType Color, and 1 (my last) of Impossible Project 600, but I have two packs loaded so more to come later… For now, lets compare/contrast the old Impossible Color, the new iType color, and Instax Mini.

Apologies in advance for my poor cropping. It’s more accurate than the viewfinder on the OneStep 2, but that’s not saying much… most of these are askew and show some bit of scanner lid. Shame on me, but I’m too lazy to re-crop just now. Continue reading “#PolaroidWeek! (1)”