Tag: 110 film
Where can you still get film developed?
My annual list of recommended film labs in the United States.
A retro review: the frankly lousy Keystone XR308 110 camera, with pictures I made with mine from 1984-1986.
Recommended film labs
Shooting film is fun. Figuring out where to get it processed, scanned, and printed is not. I’ve tried a lot of mail-order labs over the years and I’m going to share with you the ones I like best, and why.
Where can you still get film developed? (2018 edition)
Getting film developed isn’t as easy as it was just a few years ago. But several by-mail labs are ready to help you. Here are the ones I use and like.
Operation Thin the Herd: Minolta Autopak 470
I had a disappointing time with my Minolta Autopak 470, which has previously performed as brilliantly as any 110 camera can.
Operation Thin the Herd: Rollei A110
My tiny Rollei A110, which takes 110 film, gets its turn in Operation Thin the Herd.
Minolta Autopak 470
I’m not a huge fan of 110 film and cameras, not since my deep disappointment over the lo-fi images from my once-in-a-lifetime all-summer trip to Germany in the 1980s. I shot a $15 Keystone 110 camera with a plastic lens. It was all I could afford; paying for the trip had tapped us out. And…
Rose-Hulman, Spring, 1986
What was I doing on the roof of my residence hall that spring day my freshman year of college? Nothing more nefarious than taking photographs. I’m sure the administration would not have approved of me being up there, but when an upperclass friend with an illicit building master key bade a few of us come, we went.…
Review: Wolverine Super F2D – A good-enough tool for digitizing your film snapshot negatives
Most of us beyond a certain age photographed years of family moments and vacations using simple point-and-shoot film cameras. We stored the prints and negatives in albums or boxes. But when was the last time you looked at them? We all shoot digital now. We look at our photos on screens and store them on phones, SD cards,…
Leave it to the Germans to build the ultimate over-engineered camera for the world’s crappiest film format. And good heavens, is 110 film ever crappy. Kodak had to develop an entirely new film technology just so that the tiny 13mm x 17mm frames on the negatives could yield usable images. And then camera companies worldwide…
What’s a guy who still shoots film supposed to do?
It is a sad day for this camera collector – my neighborhood CVS has stopped processing film. Theirs was the last one-hour color lab (that I know of) near my home on Indianapolis’s Northwestside. Goodbye, $6 processing and scanning. Just a few years ago I could get my color film processed all over town: Wal-Mart,…
Minolta 110 Zoom SLR
Unbelievably, when Kodak introduced the tiny 110 film cartridge in 1972 a few camera makers said, “Hey, I know! Let’s make a super high-quality camera for this film!” Never mind that Kodak intended this film to be used for family snapshots. Never mind that Kodak had to invent a whole new film technology so that…