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Polaroid Colorpack IV

Polaroid Colorpack IV is a viewfinder instant camera which originally uses the Polaroid Type 100 packfilm. Produced from 1969-1971, it belongs to a family of so-called rigid-body Polaroid packfilm cameras that were aimed to promote sales by having lower price … Continue reading

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Ilford Delta 400

Ilford Delta 400 is a tabular grain black and white negative, belonging to the Ilford Delta film series which also consists of Delta 100 and Delta 3200. Like its counterpart, the Kodak T-Max 400, it aims for giving high resolution … Continue reading

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Fujifilm Instax Mini Monochrome

After the discontinuation of Fujifilm FP-3000B peel-apart instant film, the only available black and white instant films were those made by the Impossible Project (in SX-70, 600, and 8×10). However, Impossible Project films are not exactly “instant” and they can … Continue reading

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Rollei RPX 25

While not the slowest film available (compared to ISO 6 of KONO! Donau), the Rollei RPX 25 is slowest┬ápanchromatic black and white emulsion one can buy after the discontinuation of Efke 25. While Rollei Ortho 25 and ATO 2.1 are … Continue reading

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Polaroid One

Introduced in 1981, nine years after the release of the┬álegendary SX-70, the Polaroid 600 film has a much faster ISO (rate at about ISO640) than its predecessor (ISO125). Size-wise, they are both 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″. However, unlike the … Continue reading

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Nikkor AF 28-80mm f3.3-5.6G

This lens is probably the last kit lens designed for Nikon film SLRs. It is also the last iterations of Nikon 28-80(85)mm zooms with the first one being the manual focus AI-S 28-85mm f3.5-4.5 released in 1985. The ones that follow … Continue reading

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Nikon MF-21 Multi-Control Back

The MF-21 is Nikon’s first multi-control back (see this for all the details on Nikon camera backs). All previous interchangeable backs are purely for data imprinting. Designed for the exclusive use by the F-801 (N8008 in North America), this back … Continue reading

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