Reflecta x8-Scan 35mm film scanner to be released in May
After introducing the tiny Braun SixZero action camera, Kenro is back with another announcement. The Reflecta x8-Scan is a compact device that is capable of scanning 35mm film strips. This gadget is the best friend of a photographer who is still using 35mm film cameras as it provides a simple way to digitize the film strips.
Photos taken with world’s first consumer camera: Kodak No. 1
Few people remember that the world’s first consumer camera has been the Kodak No. 1. It was a revolutionary device for that time, as the camera has been released in 1888. In order to pay a tribute to this apparatus, the National Media Museum has published an collection of photos captured with the Kodak No. 1 camera.
Fujifilm Neopan 400 B&W and Provia 400X films discontinued
Film photographer has almost disappeared from the market. Although there are lots of photographers still shooting like this, their numbers are diminishing rapidly. As a result, film makers are discontinuing such products. The latest films to be proclaimed “extinct” are the Fujifilm Neopan 400 B&W and Provia 400X.
Kenro announces Reflecta x7 Film Scanner
Plenty of professional photographers still have film rolls which have not been developed. If they want to turn the rolls into digital files, then they should not look any further, as Kenro has just launched the new Reflecta x7 Film Scanner. The tiny device can scan all 35mm, 110mm, and 126mm films at an equivalent of 3200dpi.
Fujifilm increases prices of film products by 20%
Fujifilm announces a 20% price increase on all photographic film products. It is projected to take effect in July 2013, so users have time to stock up. The company cites increased production costs, especially for raw materials, which include silver and petro-chemicals.
Kodak Instamatic series celebrates 50 years
Half a century ago, the company launched its revolutionary Instamatic camera. Benefiting from a fixed shutter speed, aperture, and focus, and a revolutionary cartridge loading system, the camera would become a standard in amateur photography due to its affordability and ease of use.
Lomography brings analog into digital era
Film camera producer, Lomography, has released the first version of a 35mm film scanner powered by nothing less than a smartphone and two AA batteries. The new product is designed by a team of engineers, the same that builds its analog cameras and accessories.
Kickstarter supplies another photo gadget: the DUO TLR
Remember that older post we did about a lens holster designed by Preston Turk? Kickstarter delivers another great photographic gadget project. This time, it’s a TLR, or Twin Lens Reflex camera that, according to its designer, “produces stunning images on instant film and roll film”.