The Final EOS Film SLR – Culmination or Capitulation? The Canon EOS 300X Review

2004 was a momentous year for Canon and their rapidly evolving lineup of digital SLR cameras. In the space of 12 months photographers were treated to two incredible professional tools in the shape of the 1D mark II and 1D mark IIn and also the superb enthusiast level 20D (click for reviews). These cameras were … Read more

Canon Zoemini S2 / IVY CLIQ2 Mini Photo Printer and Camera Review

Very recently I tested out two instant print cameras, the Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 and the Kodak Printomatic. The less said about the Instax the better. The Zink based Printomatic had one or two flaws but wasn’t an inherently bad camera that certainly did enough as a “proof of concept” to make me seek out … Read more

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 V Kodak Printomatic Review – Battle of the Instant Prints

One thing that is so sorely missing from photography in modern times is physical prints. Whilst it is possible to pop to the supermarket and offload photos from your phone or memory card, the quality of those prints are always disappointingly flat and have a nasty habit of fading or glueing themselves to picture frames … Read more

How does film actually work? Why can film be pushed and pulled? The science of 35mm film.

This was going to be an article about my experiences of push processing film from 400 to 800 for the first time. For those of you who are new to film, or if you’ve never heard these terms before, pushing and pulling are photographic terms for using a film beyond its intended or advertised sensitivity. … Read more

Abandoned Memories Part 3 – Mystery Ebay Kodak APS Film

Every now and again I’ll pick up a used and exposed film from Ebay just to recover the memories that have been left behind. There’s always the hope that someone will stumble across the page, or the images might be shared and I can reunite them with their original owners. If this is your first … Read more

Film price rise – The end of my Ilford journey and calculating what it really costs to shoot film

A couple of weeks ago my fridge was looking rather sad and empty. The film shelf was down to the last few rolls and it was time to stock up again whilst I still had the money before the cold sets in and I have to divert cash to inconvenient things like making sure the … Read more

Simply the best of 35mm? The Canon EOS 1N-HS Review

It was inevitable, wasn’t it? Following my first ever experience of 1 series Canon SLR’s in the form of the 1D Mark IIn, I knew I needed to return to my film roots and pick up an EOS 1 film camera. Whenever I shoot digital, I enjoy myself but it almost feels like cheating at … Read more

Pretending to be a professional – Using the Canon 1D Mark II n in 2022

When Canon released their first DSLR, the D30 in October 2000, things began moving incredibly quickly in the digital imaging space. Canon were playing catch up, most notably to their chief rivals Nikon. The three megapixel D30, whilst a superb digital camera in its own right, was not a professional imaging tool. The D30 auto … Read more