Years ago, when I first started my adventure in film photography, I came across the camerajunky blog and saw that Gábor was giving away a few cameras — for free! Most were already spoken for but I emailed him anyway and he sent me a Praktica MTL3 with a 50mm f/1.8 Pentacon lens. Since then, I’ve purchased a few other lenses for that camera, and while I haven’t used it as often as I should, I am eternally grateful to Gábor for his extraordinary generosity. Be sure to check out his blog. He has excellent camera and lens reviews as well as awesome photographs on his site.
“I feel that yellow is the most “neglected” color…”
What I like about this review — and all of Carlos’ film reviews, really — is that he attempts to bring a scientific methodology to his measurement and comparison of film colours. He also has a lot of cool photos with his reviews so you get a good sense of how the film performs. I picked up a roll of FilmNeverDie IRO 400 in Hong Kong last summer and look forward to shooting it (even if it is just rebranded film).
Located in Seattle, the Shot on Film Store sells cameras and film, and they will even process film for you. I recently bought 9 rolls of film from them online and was impressed by their prices. Given that I live in Canada, it was still a good buy for me even after the currency conversion! I picked up a couple rolls of expired Fuji Super HG V 400 and can’t wait to shoot with it!
“I want to find some films that pair excellently with Rodinal and make those my go-to black-and-white films.”
That’s exactly how I feel Jim.