Another film maker bows out.
Fujifilm have announced that they are to stop making cine film as from next March.
Not for much longer
No effect on the rest of their film business for the time being, but for a company that has made more of digital photography than Kodak managed, it’s not good [...]
Kodak to sell its film business
How much longer?
In an announcement, they say they have “initiated sale processes for its market-leading Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses.”
Now that includes a lot more than just films, but the film business is the one that will have some photographers worried (I note that the [...]
I see that Fujifilm is stopping production of Fujichrome Velvia 100F in 35mm, 120 and 4″x5″ formats It’s also halting 4″x5″ and 8″x10″ versions of Velvia 50 (still to be available in 35mm and 120)
Time to fill up the freezer, last shipments due in the UK in December.
I’d not count on a re-launch [...]
Some time ago I tried out DxO’s FilmPack software and found it worked well, with a few minor issues.
Well, DxO have released an all new 64 bit version that works in stand-alone mode or as a plugin for Photoshop/Lightroom/Aperture/Elements.
Review Link: DxO FilmPack V3.2
Great ‘film look’ renderings and very nice looking film grain [...]
Film use declines faster than ever
Film – not dead yet
A few years ago (2003) I wrote some guidelines for people looking for a camera. In it I confidently expected that whilst digital was the future, film would be round for ‘quite some time’.
In a recent AP report, based on US data, [...]
DxO have spent their time analysing the characteristics of lots of different films in considerable detail.
The result, is software that runs either as a standalone application, a Photoshop plugin, or as added functionality in DxO Optics Pro, and allows you to simulate the colour response and grain characteristics of a whole load of films.
The end of Kodachrome – historically interesting, but of what relevance to today’s photographers. Reproduce the effects in software, accept that it was used for some great photos, but time to move on [...]
We don’t often do print work for other people. Basically we have to like the work, the photographer, and they have to visit us in person ;-)
However, in a change from my normal photography and print work I’ve been working with photographer Paul Joyce to bring to life some of his images taken back [...]