The Story of Abandoned Memories Part 2 – Developing more mystery used films from Ebay 

Previously we went on a journey through someone’s abandoned family photographs, ranging from children’s sports teams, family snapshots, a holiday to France and an unfortunate lack of clothes which, sadly for you, I omitted for the sake of good taste. Today we’re going to look at the remaining mystery films and once again leave the … Read more

More Film Scanning on a Budget – Making a DIY Lightbox

These days, film scanners are either unobtainable, too expensive or too old to be used with modern operating systems. Consequently, many people have moved towards using a macro lens, light box and negative holder to take detailed photographs of their negatives which can then be post processed to produce a final image. There’s a reasonable … Read more

Broken, Battered but Still Firing – The Canon Rebel G / 500N Review

During a recent evening searching Ebay for very cheap Canon film bodies, I came across an auction for an absolutely battered Canon Rebel G. It was looking extremely sorry for itself in the pictures, some parts held together with tape and advertised as “functioning” but for parts or not working. I won the camera for … Read more

Using the 1946 Ensign Ful-Vue Model II 120 film camera in 2022

Not too long back I picked up a Ross-Ensign Ful-Vue Super on a whim from an antiques shop. That particular camera needed extensive restoration and I bought it as a project more than anything to see if I would get anywhere trying to repair and revitalise it. Knowing absolutely nothing about the Ensign company nor … Read more

How to get in to Film Photography –
Shoot, Develop and Digitise your first 35mm film on a shoestring budget

Film photography should be cheap and fun, but it is possible to spend an absolute fortune on developing, scanning and digitising kit if you’re not careful. The fact of the matter is that you really don’t need to despite what many film advocates will try to tell you. It is more than possible to buy … Read more

The Story of Abandoned Memories Part 1 – Developing mystery used films from Ebay

Every now again a camera will come up for sale which still has a film left in it, usually in various states of exposure ranging from completely used to only just loaded. If you’re a regular reader you’ll remember I recently had some experience with this from a roll of Kodak Gold 400 that had … Read more

Colour in Rodinal – Forgotten Kodak film resurrected

A short while back I did a roundup of some extremely cheap camera purchases from Ebay. Amongst the various cameras was a Hanimex 35HF Motor which had a roll of Kodak Ultra 400 24 exposure film left in it, with an apparent 12 shots already used. Not being someone who likes to waste film, I … Read more