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New FilmLab 3 App Revolutionizes Film Photography Digitization: Faster, More Accurate, and Feature-Packed

New FilmLab 3 App Revolutionizes Film Photography Digitization: Faster, More Accurate, and Feature-Packed

Kennebunk, Maine, USA - Develop + Fix Inc. has just unveiled FilmLab 3, a groundbreaking upgrade to their film digitization app. This innovation introduces advanced versions of FilmLab Color Negative Process and FilmLab BW Negative Process, revolutionizing the transformation of negative film scans into vibrant positive images. Leveraging the power of modern GPUs, FilmLab 3 achieves a remarkable 4x increase in conversion speed, rendering film scans comparable to those produced by professional-grade scanners. This evolution promises exceptional results for enthusiasts of film photography, including 35mm and medium format film aficionados.

The star feature of FilmLab 3 isn't just speed—it's the integration of cutting-edge color science that empowers mirrorless and DSLR cameras to replicate the qualities of top-tier film scanners. Film photographers and archivists will relish the new tools and enhancements designed to elevate scanned negatives. A noteworthy highlight is the Scanning Flare Correction tool, adept at mitigating the adverse effects of ambient light reflection, thus restoring contrast and brilliance. Additional improvements encompass noise reduction, image sharpening, and an all-new Highlight Recovery tool, capable of salvaging overexposed areas' intricate details.

Develop + Fix's founder, Abe Fettig, shared, "This release has been a labor of dedication spanning two years. Our team, in collaboration with image scientist Thomas E. Madden, delved into the intricacies of digital and film technology. We aspired to unlock the potential of standard camera sensors for film scanning. The outcome surpassed our expectations, as our meticulously developed process accurately emulates analog characteristics."

Available now in beta versions for Windows and macOS, FilmLab 3 can be downloaded at Anticipating wide appeal, FilmLab 3 will debut for iOS in early September, followed by an Android beta release later in the fall. The full release is projected across all platforms before year-end, marking a pivotal moment in the world of analog photography digitization.

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Jeff and Susan Bridges Partner with SilvergrainClassics Magazine to Revive Iconic Swing Lens Panoramic Film Camera

Jeff and Susan Bridges Partner with SilvergrainClassics Magazine to Revive Iconic Swing Lens Panoramic Film Camera

In an exciting collaboration, renowned actor Jeff Bridges and his wife Susan Bridges have joined forces with Marwan El Mozayen and Charys Schuler of SilvergrainClassics magazine to launch a new company dedicated to the production of a groundbreaking swing lens panoramic film camera.

Jeff Bridges, acclaimed for his Oscar-winning performances, has also been recognized with the International Center of Photography's prestigious Infinity Award. He has a passion for capturing life on movie sets using the Widelux film camera. Despite its last production run in 2000, Jeff has long harbored the desire to revive his beloved camera, fondly referring to it as his "axe."

The Widelux camera stands out with its unique functionality. Rather than using a traditional shutter, it employs a panning slit lens that sweeps across the film strip. This remarkable process enables photographers to capture an extended span of time within a single image, presenting an array of creative possibilities unmatched by other cameras. Jeff Bridges skillfully utilizes this feature in his captivating Tragedy/Comedy series.

Jeff's wife, Susan Bridges, herself a photography enthusiast who had pursued a career in the field before dedicating her time to raising their three daughters, echoes the sentiment. She recently received acclaim for her debut solo photography exhibition.

Both Jeff and Susan Bridges have contemplated the revival of the Widelux camera for many years. However, it wasn't until their interview with SilvergrainClassics magazine two years ago that they found the ideal partners to help turn their vision into reality. Marwan El Mozayen and Charys Schuler, based in Germany near traditional camera manufacturing centers, possess extensive connections within the film photography community and industry.

Marwan El Mozayen, excited about the venture, stated, "The new camera will be 100% Made in Germany. We aim to revive the Widelux — but with improved quality, reliability, and a few tweaks. There isn't an exact timetable yet, but with the four of us collaborating, we have already reached the prototyping phase!"

Further details regarding the project will be available on once the embargo is lifted. The comprehensive story of this undertaking can be exclusively found in the printed Issue 19 of SilvergrainClassics magazine, a special panoramic edition that also features a portfolio of captivating images captured by the Bridges.

With the combined expertise and passion of these talented individuals, the revival of the swing lens panoramic film camera promises to bring an innovative and artistic tool to the realm of photography, captivating enthusiasts and professionals alike.

The Photo Dept Film Lab + ShootFilmCo Giveaway

The Photo Dept Film Lab + ShootFilmCo Giveaway

We're teaming up with our friends at The Photo Dept Film Lab in Milwaukee, WI to offer up some great prizes to film shooters!

Winners will be Drawn June 17, 2023 and notified by email

Grand Prize

$50 Lab Credit at The Photo Dept Film Lab
🏆***Last Minute Addition: FPP Debonair 120 Film Camera***🏆

Two Runners-Up

$25 Lab Credit at The Photo Dept Film Lab

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Review Roundup: The ShootFilmCo Strap for Cameras - A Comfortable and Stylish Choice

Review Roundup: The ShootFilmCo Strap for Cameras - A Comfortable and Stylish Choice


If you're a film photography enthusiast in search of a high-quality camera strap, look no further than the ShootFilmCo Strap for Cameras. Handmade with care in Vallejo, California, this strap is designed to provide comfort, durability, and a unique aesthetic. Let's take a look at what customers have to say:

1. "The material is so comfortable and lightweight, it doesn't add any unnecessary bulk to my camera bag. The strap has the perfect amount of grip to keep my camera securely in place without feeling sticky. I also love the handmade feel of this strap, it gives my camera a unique look."

2. "The material is incredibly soft and comfortable, while also being durable and long-lasting. The strap has a nice grip to it, so it never feels like it's slipping off my shoulder. I also appreciate that it's made without leather, making it more eco-friendly. Overall, I would highly recommend this strap to any camera enthusiast!"

3. "I'm so happy I stumbled upon this camera strap! It's affordable, yet the quality is amazing. It's soft and comfortable to wear, yet it's also durable and can handle the weight of my camera without any issues. Plus, the fact that it's made without leather is a huge bonus for me. I would definitely recommend this strap to anyone looking for a high-quality option that won't break the bank."

4. "I have tried many camera straps over the years, but this one is by far the best. The material is soft and flexible, but still durable enough to hold up to daily use. The strap has just the right amount of grip, and the length is perfect for both neck and crossbody wear. Plus, the fact that it's handmade just adds to its charm."

5. "It's both stylish and functional, with a nice grip to keep it securely on my shoulder. The fact that it's made without leather is a huge plus for me, as I try to make more environmentally conscious choices whenever possible. I also appreciate that it's handmade, which gives it a unique, artisanal feel. Overall, I would highly recommend this strap to anyone looking for a high-quality, eco-friendly option."

These customer reviews highlight the exceptional qualities of the ShootFilmCo Strap for Cameras. The strap's soft and comfortable material, along with its perfect grip, ensures a secure and pleasant shooting experience. Customers also appreciate that it's handmade, giving their cameras a unique and stylish look. Furthermore, the strap's eco-friendly nature, as it's made without leather, is a significant factor for environmentally conscious photographers.

If you're in need of a reliable and fashionable camera strap for your 35mm film camera, the ShootFilmCo Strap for Cameras is a top choice. Its durable construction, handmade charm, and comfortable design will enhance your photography sessions. Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your shooting experience with a strap that ticks all the boxes.

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Review Roundup: ShootfilmCo PhotoMemo - The Perfect Notebook for Photographers

Review Roundup: ShootfilmCo PhotoMemo - The Perfect Notebook for Photographers
ShootiflmCo's PhotoMemo is the ultimate companion for film photographers looking to elevate their note-taking game. With its durable yet lightweight design, this notebook easily fits into your pocket or camera bag, ensuring you can capture important details on the go. The simple brown cover and soft cream paper add a touch of elegance to the experience. While the predefined headings on each page spread may not suit everyone's shooting style, the notebook's customizability shines through, allowing you to create your own columns for better consistency. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or a beginner, PhotoMemo is a must-have tool to stay organized and enhance your film photography workflow.

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