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Left: A crop of the first scan Hofstätter made with his large format scanner. Right: Aforementioned scanner taking up the entire back of his hatchback.Last week, we shared the first part of a two part series wherein large format photographer Markus Hofstätter shared how he revived a 73kg (160lb) ultra-large format flatbed scanner over the course of three months so he could scan his large-format p
Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part Film Friday series.Markus Hofstätter is known for creating elaborate large format cameras and contraptions, but one of his most recent projects goes above and beyond anything we’ve seen before. For this project, Hofstätter brought back to life a 73kg (160lb) ultra-large format flatbed scanner so he can better scan all but the largest of photogra
Photograph of the Olympus iS-300 by Matthew BigwoodWhen we think of bridge cameras nowadays, we typically think of DSLR-style compact cameras with massive zoom ranges and heavily cropped image sensors. But bridge cameras were around before the days of digital and Matthew Bigwood, writing for 35mmc, has shared his thoughts on using the Olympus iS-300 with a roll of Kodak Ektar 100 spooled up insid
German film brand ORWO has announced Wolfen NP100, its latest ISO 100 black and white film stock. As reported by KosmoFoto, this is the company’s first new film since its parent company, Filmotech, merged with fellow German film producer InovisCoat back in 2020.ORWO describes Wolfen as ‘an exceptionally fine grain 100 ASA, 36 exposure, black and white photographic film’ whose name is a nod back t
Do you have $650 burning a hole in your pocket and a desire to have one of the more unique 335mm point-and-shoot cameras we’ve ever seen? If so, this Ricoh Mycrystal being sold by Japan Camera Hunter is just the camera you’ve been looking for.As its name suggests, this unique camera features a clear body that showcases the various gears and mechanisms inside this 35mm film camera, all without exp
Later this year, the 40th Leitz Photographica Auction is set to take in Leitz Park in Wetzlar, Germany. While we’ve already seen the incredibly rare 0-series Leica once owned by Oskar Barnack, there’s another one-of-a-kind prototype camera that’s expected to sell—a 16mm miniature camera known as the Leica 16.As detailed by Kosmo Foto, this camera was just one of a number of research and developme
For this week’s installment of Film Friday, we’re taking a look at the latest video from Bellamy Hunt, Founder of Japan Camera Hunter, wherein he provides an overview of the Fujifilm GA645ZI, a medium format camera that is considered by some to be ‘the greatest point and shoot camera of all time.’The 11-minute video provides a comprehensive hands-on overview of the GA645ZI, a fully-automatic poin
All points and corners… the Olympus Ecru (Pic: Hiyotada/Wikimedia Commons)For this week’s installment of Film Friday, we’re highlighting a fun little list from Kosmo Foto that looks at the ten quirkiest compact film cameras to ever go into production.For the list, Kosmo Foto founder Stephen Dowling turns the spotlight on a motley crew of 35mm film cameras made from the 1980s onwards. As noted by
It’s been a good week for film photographers. Just a few days ago, Kodak Moments announced it was bringing Kodak Gold 200 to 120 format. Now, CineStill has followed it up by announcing it’s releasing 400Dynamic, a 400/27° ISO color negative film stock for 35mm, 120mm and, eventually, 4x5 format.According to CineStill, 400Dynamic was ‘specifically designed for still photography, to be processed in
Image: Fomo BohemiaBlack and white film manufacturer Foma Bohemia has announced it will be wrapping up its 35mm film in retro-inspired packaging for the company’s 100th anniversary, according to a report from Kosmo Foto.While Foma Bohemia showed off its similarly-designed retro packaging for its 120 film stocks back in 2019, since the company technically celebrated its centennial birthday last ye is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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