Konica SRG-3200 – one roll “review”

Konica hasn’t made film (or branded it) in a decade. The 100′ of Konica Pro 160 I shot through a couple of years ago expired in 2009, and from what I’ve gathered, they stopped producing SRG-3200 a decade before that. There was no date on the single roll of 120 that came in an Ollie’s […]

Mitsubishi MX-III first roll review

Recently, the good folks at the FPP found a cache of 2006-expired Mitsubishi MX-III film. Peel the label off, and what do you have but some nice Kirkland Signature 200! Sadly, there’s no label to peel off, as with the ShurFine 200 I wrote about last week, but given the country of origin (and film […]

Lomography Color Negative F²/400 in 120 – two rolls/two cameras

Back in 2010, Lomography bought a jumbo roll color stock from a mysterious Italian film manufacturer, then stuck the film into cold storage in the Czech Republic for 7 years before slicing it up and releasing Lomography Color Negative F²/400 in 35mm back in 2017. Well, earlier this year, they sent me an invitation to preorder […]

Rollei RPX 100 – a review in 3 parts

Back in October 2017, I was blessed to take part in one of Dan K’s generous giveaways over on Twitter. It consisted of a gift certificate to Camera Film Photo and shipping, and I picked up a bunch of black & white film that I hadn’t tried before, including 5 rolls of Rollei RPX 100 in […]

Kosmo Foto Mono at the Neighborhood Picnic

The weekend before Ramadan, the neighborhood got together for a picnic. Fun! About 5 minutes after it was supposed to start, I received a frantic call from brother Riyaz, one of the organizers. He was breathless. “Brother James… we need a photographer here… hurry.” I was happy to oblige, and, interestingly, I had just received […]

Lomography Color 800 – first rolls review

Everyone needs a good, fast color stock. And with Fuji(not)Film discontinuing it’s excellent Natura 1600, it looks like we’re down to 4: Cinestill 800T, Fuji Superia X-TRA 800 (but for how long?), Kodak Portra 800, and Lomography Color 800. I’m sitting on a dozen rolls of frozen Natura, but that’s my retirement fund, so I’m […]

#BIFscale #BestOf x Red Dragon review

Well, #BIFscale17 is officially over, and I, for one, am thankful to be back to straight shooting. That said, I have a bit of a backlog awaiting some processing, and I should collate some of my thoughts on the redscale process, in general, and the Ultrafine Red Dragon 100 in particular, so here we go, […]