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22 Feb '18

Kodak is Teasing the Possible Return of a Film Emulsion

Posted by Mike Padua in news

Kodak has spent the last week teasing the possible return of a film emulsion--and the common guess amongst pretty much everybody is T-Max 3200. In fact, it seems that it has already been revealed ahead of time in certain markets in some preemptive Instagram stories such as this one from @ikigai.camera:

Here are the clues they have posted thus far before the big reveal on Friday, Feb 23rd. The last clue in particular features a set of ISO ratings all adding up to (drum roll) 3200!

Naturally the community is buzzing and excited about what Kodak has to unveil! With discontinuations due to lack of demand from other manufacturers, the news of emulsions coming back onto the shelves is welcome. Of course, we won't know for sure until Kodak makes their official announcement!
15 Nov '17

Statement from Polaroid Originals CEO on Packfilm

Posted by Mike Padua in news

In this statement from Polaroid Originals CEO Oskar Smolokowski, they explain whey they, at this time, cannot produce packfilm and have no intention to do so in the foreseeable future.

"To tackle pack film, we’d be starting from scratch, investing in the design and invention of new machines and processes in a project that would take years to complete, requiring huge investments and resources we just don’t have."

You can read the whole statement here.

17 Mar '16

Japan Camera Hunter Introduces StreetPan 400 Black & White Film

Posted by Mike Padua in 35mm, film, news

Japan Camera Hunter StreetPan 400

In a world where megacorporations like Fujifilm want out of the film business, and the makers of Betamax and the MiniDisc are selling you a new digital camera with higher megapixels and faster frames per second every six months, one man has introduced a new film:

Japan Camera Hunter has announced JCH Street Pan 400 black & white film!

Not merely a repackage, but a resurrected emulsion developed, and since discontinued, by Agfa, Street Pan 400 is available for preorder now in 10 packs, and expected to ship in May or June.

Because it is made in small batches at a considerable cost, Japan Camera Hunter needs support and preorders so that he can produce higher batches at lower cost in the future.

I personally pulled out my wallet and placed my order the minute I learned about it, and I can't wait to try it out!

Get the details, including order information and even developing times by clicking here.