Cameras


Analog A-Go-Go: Great New Films and Film Cameras

October 25, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

Fuji Instax SQUARE SQ10
Editor's Choice

The SQ10 has one foot in the analog world and the other in digital. It produces a square 2.4 x 2.4-inch (1:1) instant print but also incorporates a 1/4-inch CMOS sensor that captures 1920 x 1920 resolution images (about 3.7 megapixels). You have the option to instantly print that image or save it to a microSD card or internal memory. Saved images can be edited in-camera and printed at any time. The SQ10 has 10 color filters, plus adjustable saturation and vignetting effects. The SQ10’s fixed 28.5mm f/2.4 lens can focus on subjects up to 4 inches away in micro mode, and there’s a 3-inch display to preview your photos and review saved images.
Price: $279
fujifilmusa.com

FILM Ferrania P30

Kodak isn’t alone in resurrecting defunct films. FILM Ferrania has brought its P30 film back to life as a 35mm still format. According to the company, the ISO 80 film boasts a very high silver content (5 grams per square meter) and an ultra-fine grain. You’ll get 36 exposures per roll.
Price: $8.50
filmferrania.it

Lomography Simple Use Camera

Disposable cameras used to be a great table treat at weddings, allowing guests to snap their own (usually wacky) candids. Lomography is hoping to rejuvenate the format with their own take, a “Simple Use” camera that comes pre-loaded with one of three Lomography 35mm films: Color Negative, Black & White or LomoChrome Purple. All of the films are ISO 400. You can also load in your own 35mm film once the original roll is spent, though doing so voids the warranty. The camera has a flash and comes with three colored flash gel filters (yellow, magenta, cyan). It features a 31mm fixed lens, a 1/120 sec. shutter speed and a fixed f/9 aperture. It can focus from 1m to infinity and is powered by a single AA battery.
Price: $17+
lomography.com

Fuji Instax Mini Monochrome

The newest Instax film format gives your instant snapshots a touch of the noir. The ISO 800 Monochrome Instax film comes in a cartridge of 10 and is stable in temperatures as low as 41 or as high as 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
Price: $14
fujifilmusa.com

Kodak EKTACHROME

The resurrection of EKTACHROME slide film is slated for the fourth quarter of the year. The film, which was discontinued in 2012, will be compatible with 135-36x cameras. The film is developed using an E6 process, and Kodak will update its Professional Film app with a list of locations that will be able to develop the slide film when it’s on the market. Beyond the still film, Kodak also plans to launch an EKTACHROME Super 8 film to support its Super 8 movie camera.
Price: TBD
kodak.com