Photo Lab Blog

Lomo LC-A 120 vs. Holga 120N
5
Jun 2019

Lomo LC-A 120 v Holga 120N

We compare two Lomo cameras – The $400+ LC-A 120 and a Holga 120N which can be found for under $50. See how they compare. The Holga is a fully mechanical, 6×6 medium format toy camera that is made of 99% plastic, including its 60mm fixed f/8 lens. It has 4 zone focus distances, a...

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Accidentally exposed film
5
Jun 2019

Accidentally exposed film… what does it look like?

Ever wonder what your film will look like if you accidentally open the back of your camera? Well, here you go…   A Canon Elan7 with a 36 exposure 35mm roll of Lomo800 film was accidentally dropped 0n the 36th frame. The camera back opened up, exposing the film to bright sunlight. Yikes!  It was quickly closed...

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35mm-vs-medium-format-film-comparison
30
May 2019

35mm and 120 Medium Format Film Comparison

By tracy mikulec In Film Photography,Photo Lab Blog

Aside from the size difference between 35mm and Medium Format, medium format more surface area and tonality. See the comparison - 35mm vs 120 medium format.

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1
Apr 2019

Using smartphone metering apps

There are a lot of great smartphone metering apps – they all pretty much work the same and produce great results. These were all captured on 35mm TMAX 400 with a Leica M3 which doesn’t have a light meter. How to light meter for photography I used the Lumu light meter app. Black & white...

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Arista Edu Ultra 400 Film
28
Mar 2019

Film Review – Arista EDU Ultra 400 ISO 120

Looking for an inexpensive, but quality 120 B&W film?   The Arista Edu Ultra 400 is under $5 (as low as $4.25 with a Google search) and has relatively fine grain with a mild contrast, wide exposure latitude, and very pleasant tones. We shot the Arista film with a Pentax 67 and an old Mamiya...

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20
Mar 2019

Create redscale film from a standard roll of 35mm film

Explore the seriously intense red, orange, and yellow tones of redscale images. Converting your regular 35mm film to redscale is easy and here's the step by step instructions on doing it.

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Kodak Ektar 100
10
Mar 2019

Kodak Ektar 100

Ektar 100 is often the go-to low ISO color negative film. It’s a very versatile professional grade film known for its fine grain and poppy saturated color, great for landscapes, portraiture, and pushes well.  If you’re looking for vibrant color and super fine grain we highly recommend Kodak Ektar 100 which is a color negative film that resembles...

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10
Mar 2019

Ilford Delta 3200 – 35mm and 120 Comparison

Ilford makes Delta 3200 B&W film in both 35mm and 120 formats. This post compares the two formats shot with the same settings and similar focal lengths. See our Delta 3200 vs. TMAX p3200 35mm comparison We love the look of both but there’s a noticeable difference when it comes to the grain. 35mm film grain...

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120-film to a 620-camera
8
Mar 2019

Resurrect Old 620 Film Cameras With 120 Film

Modifying 120 Film for a 620 Film Camera There’s a lot of awesome old cameras out there the use 620 film. To use these cameras, your options are either to buy rerolled 620 film (filmphotographyproject 620 film) or modifying an inexpensive roll of 120 film. 120 film has the same focal length characteristics and is the same...

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HP5 vs Tri-X
7
Mar 2019

A comparison of two B&W classic 120 films – HP5 vs Tri-X

Kodak Tri-X 400 OR Ilford HP5+ 400 Which 120 film do you prefer? Kodak Tri-X 400 is known for its classic grain structure, great contrast with deep blacks and pure whites, while Ilford HP5 PLUS 400 has less contrast with a subtle grain and very pleasant tones. Both are 120 film pushed 1 stop to 800 and...

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