Tag: 120 film
The Yashica-D was my first twin-lens reflex camera. I had lusted after TLRs for many years, but I always rebuffed them for their high prices. The Rolleicords and Rolleiflexes are the most respected members of the genre and go for big bucks on the used market. Lots of companies made TLRs in the Rollei idiom,…
Ansco Viking Readyset
A review of the 1952-59 Ansco Viking Readyset, a folding camera for 120 film. It’s a fun, easy-to-use folder with a simple but decent lens.
Where can you still get film developed?
My annual list of recommended film labs in the United States.
Sears Tower Flash 120
A review of the circa 1950 Sears Tower Flash 120, a box camera. It’s better than you’d expect.
Ansco Standard Speedex
A review of the 1950 Ansco Standard Speedex, a folding camera for 120 film. It’s fairly basic, but its lens delivers the goods.
Kodak No. 2 Hawk-eye, Model C, 50th Anniversary of Kodak edition
A review of the 50th Anniversary of Kodak edition of the Kodak No. 2 Hawk-Eye, Model C. It’s a box camera with one unusual and limiting feature.
Kodak No. 2 Hawk-Eye, Model C
A review of the Kodak No. 2 Hawk-Eye, Model C. It’s an old box with only a portrait viewfinder. Weird. But old boxes are fun and this is no exception.
Greater success developing black-and-white film at home
Another try at home developing. I think I might almost have this down.
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.
Scanning 120 color negatives with ScanGear on the Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II
Scanning medium-format Kodak Ektar on my CanoScan 9000F — and getting pretty darned good results.
Kodak No. 2 Brownie, Model F
Using a circa-1930 Kodak No. 2 Brownie box camera. These little guys are fun.
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.