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Since we introduced this film in March, 2005, we've sold thousands of rolls worldwide.

Introducing the first 127 roll film to be made
in North America since 1995
This superb ISO 160 color print film is made in Canada, 
and shipped worldwide from Nampa, Idaho.
Bluefire Murano 160
127 color print film, ISO 160


Update: rolls that are en route to the warehouse should arrive before November 27.
The December manufacturing run starts on December 1.
You can pre-order if rolls are out of stock by using the "buy now" button. Your payment
will not be processed until your film is being shipped.
(see the most recent blog post at http://www.davidfoy.me for more information about the new manufacturing run)


Per roll: $US. 
(click here to see other currencies)


Click HERE (or click the photo) to go to the 127 catalog page, where you will also find ISO 400 color print film and black and white film.
High quality, inexpensive processing for this film is available from
  Blue Moon Camera in Portland, Oregon and Old School Photo Lab in Dover, New Hampshire. 
You should also check out The Darkroom in California and Dwayne's Photo in Parsons, Kansas..

日本の買物

 This film is for sale on-line in Japan: http://kawauso.biz/
Bluefire® high-resolution film and chemicals 110, 126, APS and 120 film 
Flashbulbs, flashcubes, magicubes


Click here to see what Donge's whiskers look like from 60 feet away when photographed with high-resolution Bluefire Police film. 
"Definition of micro-detail was of a very high standard - higher, in fact, than found with any standard film."


 
(Geoffrey Crawley, writing a review of Bluefire Police in Amateur Photographer Magazine, July 9 2005, p. 38).

Bluefire Police is a medium-speed (EI 80) ultra-high resolution 35mm black and white film that can be enlarged to extremes without showing noticeable grain.

Click here to see examples of Bluefire Police used as a photolithographic mask for micromachining. Grain-free resolution of 10-micron images.

Click here to see Bluefire Police enlarged more than 60x with no image degradation due to grain (most films cannot be successfully enlarged beyond 10x).

Click here to go to the Bluefire catalog page.



Bluefire Police is an excellent replacement for 35mm Kodak Technical Pan. It is now in regular use in research laboratories and in industry in North America and Europe for nanoscale masking, microscopy, and DNA analysis.

Click here for an explanation of what "high resolution" means.


Process your black and white or color film at home: click Darkroom supplies to go to our chemistry and equipment page.

A most amazing site: the
American Museum of Photography


Polaroid fans, click here.


This is probably the best value in a good-quality, carry-anywhere digital camera.

Note: a small quantity of 126 Instamatic film has come available. Although the film has been stored cool and is in good condition, the best use is probably to salvage the 126 cartridge for reloading. Click here to go to the 126 catalog page.




All of the 110 color print film in the world is now past its "process before" date. We test each new batch we receive for deterioration, and try to describe its condition accurately. Refrigerate or freeze your film on receipt and it will last many more years.
We have 110 color print  films in stock.
Click here to go to the 110 catalog page.


Solaris FG200-24 ISO 200 color print film for 110 cameras
This is probably the freshest 110 color print film currently available. Its process-before date is 2008, and it has been in a combination of frozen and deep-cold storage since we purchased it in 2006. It is unconditionally guaranteed to give excellent colors and contrast.

Item: SO110-1

Per roll: $US. 


You can get your 110 and 127 film processed inexpensively here:

Dwayne's Photo

Blue Moon Camera


A small quantity of outdated 120 black and white film is now available at a highly favorable price. Click here to go to the 120 catalog page.
APS film
These are long-outdated films with some loss of color intensity and fidelity. You will get excellent images if you have them printed black and white.

Click here to see how to easily improve images from film that has distorted colors.

  Per roll: $US. 
(click here to see other currencies)

 


Get your 127 films developed by just about any photo lab that is able to process medium-format film, then scan the negatives at home and print them on an inkjet printer. This multipurpose Epson scanner is ideal for scanning film at home as well as scanning photos and documents.


To scan or not to scan...

The switch from darkroom printing to electronic printing is now almost (but not quite!) complete. Darkroom equipment is no longer being made. Photography teachers have almost all turned exclusively to digital technologies.

 "Electronic printing" involves scanning your negative or slide on a dedicated film scanner, and then printing on an inkjet printer.

Good inkjet printers are readily available, but film scanners are not. We recommend the pro-quality Nikon scanners for their superior software, excellent workflow, and quality optics. But they're expensive! There are now less expensive alternatives that are a very good choice for home use. 

You can also send your negatives to a specialist scanning service. Here is one: BritePix

Advantages of scanning

  • many people find it faster and easier to adjust image qualities like contrast, shadow and highlight detail, and color balance using Adobe PhotoShop or similar programs rather than by trial and error in a darkroom.

  • no dedicated darkroom space is required

  • scanned images can be distributed by e-mail and on the web.

Disadvantages

  • Good image modification software is not cheap, nor is it easy to master

  • inkjet printing is much more expensive than darkroom printing

  • most dye-based inkjet inks and papers fade more easily than correctly-processed traditional photographic prints. Pigment inks resist fading, but you have to get a printer specifically designed to use them.

  • the scanning and printing process is, surprisingly, no faster than darkroom printing, and can be significantly slower.

You can relatively easily make an adapter that lets you scan slides and negatives on a flatbed scanner. Here is one of many "how-to" pages.

Buying an inexpensive scanner may be the right move.

It's important to read Amazon's customer reviews of these inexpensive scanners, so you can be sure you know what you're getting. While not of professional standard like the Nikons, they are nevertheless highly regarded for home use, and give very good quality results.





We have substantial stocks of several of the more popular types of flashbulbs, as well as flashcubes and Magicubes (also called X-cubes). Click here to go to the flash page.


Special! this must be the world's least expensive SLR. It uses any 35mm film.
It's called the Hipstermatic by some. We call it the Aviva... 

This is a true single-lens reflex camera with a built-in exposure meter visible in the viewfinder.

Split-image focusing screen makes sharp focus easy.
40mm focal length f2.8 lens is moderately wide-angle, takes standard 49mm filters and accessories
Focus from 3 feet to infinity
Single-speed shutter — adjust exposure by varying the f stop from f2.8 to f16
Shutter lock prevents accidental exposure
Use any 35mm film (exposure meter can be set for 100, 200, or 400 speed film)
Built-in electronic flash
Includes case and neck strap. Does not include required 2 AA batteries.
The lens gives you the lomography-holga vignetting and softness that you want. The build quality is adequate, but leaves something to be desired. The shutter is satisfyingly noisy and, on the one I use, every so often it sticks and I have to jiggle it loose.

Buy this camera if you want an authentic retro-expressive photo experience with the advantages of good exposure control and precise SLR focusing and composition. Don't buy it if you're looking for a high-end camera.


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This Ansco Panoramic camera arrived without the focal-plane mask that gives the panorama effect. So just think of it as an Ansco branded plastic happy-snapper with the slightly-vignetting fixed-focus plasticey image you want, good build quality, a reliable single-speed shutter, an an approximately 25mm focal length two-element lens that will give wide-angle images on standard 24x36mm negatives on any 35mm film. The lens is of higher than normal quality for this kind of camera. This blog has an interesting discussion of a German version of this camera.
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A few rolls of Minox film are available on-line through Amazon merchants:



These Minox MX cameras are excellent, well-made little machines with superb lenses. Thousands of photographers bought theirs for $300. Clearout prices like these are an amazing opportunity. Note: every so often they appear to now be completely sold out...try again in a week or so.




Holgagraphy
has nothing to do with holograms: it's the art form formerly known as Lomography (the art and craft of making compelling photos with crappy cameras). It's a serious art form and also a lot of fun.

Be sure to visit our Holga/Lomo links page.


Need scanning and photo-manipulation software? Check out this FREE easy-to-use Photoshop workalike that we use all the time.


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