november 24, 2014 07:02am
New CineStill 50 Daylight Xpro Film
CineStill is a company that produces still image film from original motion picture emulsions. Following on from their original release of 800Tungsten Xpro C-41 film last year, the company launched a Kickstarter campaign that raised almost $120,000 to produce a medium format film, but fell short of the $360,00 they needed. The founders of CineStill, the Brothers Wright, are continuing to work toward the goal of achieving a new 120 roll film for still photographers.
The latest film from CineStill, 50Daylight Xpro C-41, is a 50 ISO daylight-balanced (5500k) 35mm film created from original fresh Kodak 50D stock, a film that Kodak itself claims to be the "the world's finest grain film". As with their previous 800Tungsten stock, CineStill's rem-jet "Premoval" makes this motion picture (ECN2) film safe to process in standard C-41 photo lab machines or at home and is ideal for scanning.
For more info and purchasing options please visit:
CineStill web site
Digitaltruth Photo Store
november 11, 2014 07:46am
RayKo Plastic Camera Show
CALL FOR ENTRIES: RayKo Photo Center's 8th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show.
If you shoot with a Holga, Lomo or any other plastic camera, this is a great opportunity to participate in RayKo's largest annual show. The winner receives a $400 prize and the jury will also award four honorable mentions. Entry cost is $30 and allows you to submit up to three images. Additional images can be submitted for $5 each, up to a total of 10 per person.
Exhibition to be held at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco, March 11 - April 26, 2015.
Open to worldwide participants. Entries restricted to users with plastic cameras using plastic lenses. Submission deadline: January 10th, 2015.
More info: RayKo Photo Center Plastic Camera Show
july 15, 2014 02:07pm
EXCLUSIVE: Caffenol Concoction
EXCLUSIVE USA DISTRIBUTION: Caffenol Concoction now available to customers in the United States directly from Digitaltruth Photo!
Manufactured by Labeauratoire in Belgium, Caffenol Concoction is a black & white film developer based on eco-friendly household ingredients featuring a special blend of different bottom-shelf instant coffees, washing powder, vitamin C powder, and natural sea salt. Refined over many years of experimentation and tested on dozens of different films with spectacularly unique results!
The concept of "caffenol" is not new in the alternative photography community, its been around for quite a while now and there are many different recipes out there. You might want to try making your own, but if you'd like to use a tried & tested formula for consistent results, Labeauratoire offers the two commonly used sizes for developing tanks: 600ml or 1000ml. Each packet comes with complete instructions for developing your own film at home. Caffenol Concoction is capable of producing very fine-grained negatives with a long tonal range, or quirky results through experimentation. Consider it the Volkswagen Bus of film developers!
For more information please visit:
Exclusive USA distribution: Digitaltruth Photo
European/International distribution: Labeauratoire
february 04, 2014 01:19pm
Darkroom Formulas App
Brand new! Our Darkroom Formulas app contains over 160 darkroom chemical recipes for film developers, print developers, toners, reducers, intensifiers, fixer, stop bath, alternative processes and more.
The built-in Volume Mixer will adjust all quantities of any formula on-the-fly, allowing you to quickly mix the exact amount you need without needing to make any calculation!
Use the pre-existing formulas or add your own. Each formula can be divided in up to three parts and each part can contain up to ten ingredients in ml, g, oz, drops, tsp or grains, allowing a total of up to 30 ingredients. Separate areas allow you to view/store specific Mixing Instructions, Dilution, Usage and Notes.
Share, export/import or backup your formulas with ease.
Lifetime free updates, no ads, no add-ons.
Available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Coming soon to Android.
december 27, 2013 10:11am
New Ilford Papers
ILFORD PHOTO has announced a new range of variable contrast fiber-based papers.
Ilford Multgrade FB Classic replaces Ilford Multigrade IV FB, offering improved maximum density and shorter exposure times. Multigrade FB Warmtone continues as before, but is now joined by Multgrade FB Cooltone.
It is good to see that Harman Technology Ltd, the owner of the Ilford Photo brand, is continuing to improve and expand its range of premium quality papers when many other paper manufacturers have ceased production or discontinued products.
Ilford Photo papers are available from most photo retailers. We can supply these items directly in case quantities upon request.
More info: Ilford Press Release
november 26, 2013 05:31pm
Colortone RA-4 Paper
Colortone Color RA-4 Photographic Paper is a neutral tone resin-coated printing paper with superb color reproduction. Suitable for development in RA-4 processing chemicals, Colortone paper is an excellent alternative to Fuji Crystal Archive paper.
Colortone RA-4 paper has a wide exposure latitude, which combined with its strong reciprocity characteristics minimizes the need for extensive color correction and varying exposure times.
Available in Pearl or Glossy.
august 21, 2013 01:04pm
CineStill 800Tungsten Xpro C-41
After an initial release earlier this year, a 2nd generation version of CineStill 800Tungsten Xpro C-41 is now being distributed by Freestyle in the US and FotoImpex in Germany as well as being sold on Etsy.com. Derived from motion picture stock, this new 35mm C-41 tungsten (3200K) light film is designed for use in low light and can also be used with an 85B filter exposed at EI 500 in 5500K daylight, or push-processed to 3200 ISO. Based on Kodak Vision 3 500T 5219, but featuring CineStill's proprietary rem-jet "premoval", CineStill 800T can be processed normally in standard C-41 photo lab machines or at home. Sample shots show excellent results when processed normally as well as interesting color rendition when used experimentally. The film can also be rated at 400 ISO and developed similarly to Tri-X for black and white.
More information: cinestillfilm.com
april 02, 2013 12:35pm
JVC Archival DVD-R Media
What is the best way to digitally archive your images? Whether you are scanning negatives or shooting RAW, there are many arguments for and against different potential solutions. Cloud storage, RAIDs, off-site backups, solid-state drives are all good options, but no single solution is perfect. Using a combination of remote and local storage to provide redundancy is probably the most secure option. While long-term storage on local drives risks high failure rates, using specially-manufactured media to provide improved longevity offers a much reduced risk of failure. Gold CD-R and DVD-R discs have always provided a good option for long-term archiving, but there are conflicting claims as to their true longevity.
A new option currently being manufactured by JVC in Japan is the Archival Grade DVD-R. The disc has been tested and certifed to the ISO/IEC10995 standard, defined by the ISO as "the a global standard for optical media suitable for reliable long-term storage of important documents, images and data". Instead of simply using gold to reduce corrosion, the JVC Archival Grade DVD-R has been engineered from the ground up to provide the highest level of reliability and durability specifically for the purpose of archiving important files. Through a combination of improved reflective layer design, special hard coat technology, organic dyes and a proprietary silver alloy, the JVC ISO disc looks like a good choice as a long-term archiving solution. You won't find these JVC discs in your local shop yet, but you can get more information and a list of suppliers directly from: