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New Film Camera Accepting Sign-ups for Beta Testers Ahead of Crowdfund Campaign

New Film Camera Accepting Sign-ups for Beta Testers Ahead of Crowdfund Campaign

Press release from Alfie Cameras:

The “Alfie TYCH” is a new 35mm half frame film camera being developed by UK start-up Alfie Cameras. Alfie Cameras will bring high-quality cameras to market that offer a fun and creative e1xperience for photographers. Launching in September on Kickstarter, Alfie Cameras need your help to test their first camera.

The new Alfie TYCH camera is half frame which means you get more than 72 images per roll of film. A selection of built-in lenses allow for endless creativitiy and you can even take things further by trying multiple exposures, diptychs and panoramas. Automatic exposure mode lets you just point and shoot with a manual mode that give full control no matter what film you choose. The battery is also USB rechargeable for convenience and a near silent shutter makes street photography a breeze.

Dave Faulkner, owner of Alfie Cameras says, “I’ve taken the things I wanted to see in a half frame camera and squeezed them in to a compact design. The Aflie TYCH combines the benefits of modern electronics with the beauty of analogue photography.”

Beta testers will be asked to provide feedback on the camera and help refine the product details ahead of the official launch. If you are interested in becoming a Beta tester you are requested to register your details on the Alfie Cameras website.

Alfie Cameras are reinventing film photography to help you to connect with the world and enjoy a different way of creating images. Our cameras will allow you to spend more time and care on creating photos and less time interacting with a screen. The Alfie TYCH will let you have fun connecting and the world around you.

A DIY Modern Darkroom Timer and Enlarger Light with WiFi!

A DIY Modern Darkroom Timer and Enlarger Light with WiFi!

A great thing about the film "resurgence" is seeing people with passion and skill putting their knowledge to work solving existing problems with modern technology. Lilly Schwartz did just that with a Do-it-yourself WiFi Arduino-based darkroom timer.

Check out Lilly's video here:

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The Latest in Film News: March 15, 2019

The Latest in Film News: March 15, 2019

Film Photography Paideia 2019: Analog Talk Podcast LIVE in San Clemente, California

Analog Talk Podcast

This past March 2nd and 3rd in San Clemente, California, over 150 film enthusiasts were hosted by The Darkroom at the 2nd annual Film Photography Paideia: an event gathering enthusiasts, professionals, and industry names to talk about and be inspired by film. The event sold out in under 70 hours according to The Darkroom's Philip Steblay and they plan to hold the event annually.

The crew at Analog Talk held a live podcast discussion with the speakers of the event, including Matt Day, Michael Raso and Mat Marrash from The Film Photography Project, Megan Barrett, Raquel and Juan Martinez of Beers of Cameras, Jonathan Paragas, Michael Bain of Ilford Photo, Trev Lee of The Darkroom, with MC duties carried by the one and only Take Kayo of BigHeadTaco

Listen to the podcast here

Analog Forever: Film Photography Paideia Event Coverage

Our friends at Analog Forever Magazine covered the Film Photography Paideia and wrote up a great summary of all the happenings. Make sure to check out this new and soon-to-be-in-print resource at this link!

Derev Pan 35mm Black & White Film from FPP

Derev Pan 35mm Black & White Film - Film Photography Project

The Film Photography Project launched a brand new, previously-unavailable film stock called "Derev Pan", a panchromatic black & white film, with roots as a scientific aerial film from the Ukraine. It is available in 100, 200, and 400 ISO.

Buy Derev Pan here.

EMULSIVE: “New” Tetenal, a phoenix rises

Good news received directly from our friends at “New” Tetenal: the final pieces of paperwork were given their stamps of approval, and the company was officially registered last Friday March 8th 2019!

Head to EMULSIVE to read the whole story.

Pixl-latr - a New, Cost-Effective Way to Digitize Film

Pixl-latr - a New, Cost-Effective Way to Digitize Film

The pixl-latr

In my photographic process, scanning film has always been the most the most tedious process and always the bottleneck.

Recently, Hamish Gill of announced the "pixl-latr," an affordable and easy to use solution to scan film, will soon be heading to Kickstarter.

From what I've seen, it looks like an interesting solution to a problem that many of us have.

Head over to to to get signed up for the mailing list and stay up to date with the product and the upcoming Kickstarter campaign!