Don’t you think?
Through all the hiccups they had yesterday, I went away and didn’t get my order in until 10:30 that night. Of course, evidently it won’t be shipped for a few more weeks. I hope it’s worth the wait!
In case you missed it, here’s a great 2-hour conversation between The Art of Photography and Ferrania’s social media/public relations guru, Dave Bias.
What else can I say about this? Except that it’s amazing.
And also I’m glad that while color reversal is still on the way, that I’ll be able to shoot Ferrania film by the end of February. It’ll be in its alpha release and if you’re a Kickstarter backer, check your email already. And if not, it should be selling in Ferrania’s online store in 2 weeks. What a great time to be alive.
edit: well, that deadline got pushed back, didn’t it?
Because there is a God. Having kept up with Facebook communities, I know how much demand there was for this, so I’m happy that it’s finally happening. Kodak Ektachrome will be coming back to motion picture and still photography. I’m so happy I’ll be able to shoot this film in a year or so. Read the official press announcement here:
I remember hearing an interview with Jeff Clarke where he said that Kodak wanted to bring back Ektachrome, but had to choose between that and the new super 8 camera, as to which one first. Well, it seems that we didn’t have long to wait after all. A year from now, we’ll be shooting brand new Kodak Ektachrome.
Long live film.
Great tagline, makes me swell with pride, so good going, Kodak. It’s time to be done with digital perfection. Here’s some new footage from the new prototype super 8 camera, right from Kodak’s new Youtube channel:
Merry Christmas to me. Except for the part where it isn’t out yet, because its release has been pushed back to Spring 2017…the wait is interminable. But so much for not posting in December, I found time after all! And speaking of Christmas presents, if you haven’t been keeping up with the progress Ferrania is making, check out the brand new image from their first coating test:
There is a future, faith manages. Merry Christmas.
Back in the Spring 2013 I had my album manufactured by the National Audio Company out of Missouri. They were supposed to be working on a customer example gallery, so I sent in a few promo shots…three years later the gallery is finally up and can be viewed here. I’m happy to see Lacrimosa among them.
I seem to be one of the only ones not using the standard white background. I can’t decide if that’s good because it will help pull people’s eyes toward it, or bad because it now seems less professional. Hmmm…
I posted this picture before, way back when. But this one is new:
Instead of speeds of 9, 12, 18, 24, and 25fps (as originally announced), it will now have 18, 24, 25, and 36fps. We’re getting slow motion, is the “glass half full” reading. Of course we’re also losing the two lowest framerates, so there are actually less options now. Will there be firmware updates in the future to add more framerates? What about single frame speed, and timelapse? While it’s a step in the right direction, I don’t understand why Kodak doesn’t work more toward making all other super 8 cameras obsolete. Here are a list of features cameras had 35 years ago that make them still desirable:
-single frame advance and timelapse features (already mentioned)
-constantly variable framerate
-variable shutter angle
-physical, manipulable buttons and dials
I suppose those last two are in some ways considered outdated, but it seems to me that without them, it’ll be like the difference between shooting a modern DSLR and my old Spotmatic. And I know which way I’d prefer to work. We also still don’t know how quiet the camera will end up being. Will we be able to shoot sync sound without requiring a blimp of some sort? Will that be another accessory, like the handgrip?
Another thing on the wish list for me? New lenses. I want an American-made Kodak Cine-Ektar 12.5mm f/0.95 macro lens in C-mount. And I don’t want to spend more than $700 for it. Might as well dream big, hmmm?