to see what Donge's whiskers look like from 60 feet away when
photographed with high-resolution Bluefire Police film.
micro-detail was of a very high standard - higher, in fact, than found
with any standard film."
Crawley, writing a review of Bluefire Police in Amateur Photographer Magazine, July 9 2005, p. 38).
Bluefire Police™ is a medium-speed (EI 80) ultra-high resolution 35mm black and white film
that can be enlarged to extremes without showing noticeable grain.
to see examples of Bluefire Police used as a photolithographic mask for
micromachining. Grain-free resolution of 10-micron images.
to see Bluefire Police enlarged more than 60x with no image degradation due to
grain (most films cannot be successfully enlarged beyond 10x).
to go to the Bluefire catalog page.
trial pack with Bluefire HR pictorial developer
Buy two or three trial packs and save.
A trial pack contains two rolls of Bluefire
Police film with 30 ml of Bluefire HR developer concentrate.
Bluefire Police is an excellent replacement for 35mm Kodak Technical
Pan. It is now in regular use in research laboratories and in
industry in North America and Europe for nanoscale masking, microscopy,
and DNA analysis.
for an explanation of what "high resolution" means.
A most amazing site: the
American Museum of Photography
fans, click here.
This is probably the best value in a good-quality, carry-anywhere digital camera.
All of the 110 color print film in the world is now past its
"process before" date. We test each new batch we receive for deterioration,
and try to describe its condition accurately. Refrigerate or freeze your
film on receipt and it will last many
We have 110 color print films in stock.
Click here to go to the 110 catalog page
You can get your 110 and 127 film processed
These are long-outdated films with serious
color distortion. You will get excellent images if you have them
printed black and white.
to see how to easily improve images from film that has distorted colors.
to see other currencies)
Get your 127 films developed by just about any photo lab that is able to process medium-format film, then
scan the negatives at home and print them on an inkjet printer. This
multipurpose Epson scanner is ideal for scanning film at home as well as
scanning photos and documents.
To scan or not to scan...
from darkroom printing to electronic printing is now almost (but not quite!) complete.
is no longer being made. Photography
teachers have almost all turned exclusively to digital technologies.
"Electronic printing" involves scanning your negative or slide on a dedicated film scanner, and then printing on
an inkjet printer.
Good inkjet printers are readily available, but film scanners are not. We recommend the pro-quality Nikon scanners for their superior software, excellent workflow, and quality
optics. But they're expensive! There are now less expensive alternatives that are a very good choice for home use.
You can also send your
negatives to a specialist scanning service. Here is one: BritePix
Advantages of scanning
many people find it faster and easier to adjust image qualities like contrast, shadow
and highlight detail, and color balance using Adobe PhotoShop or
similar programs rather than by trial and error in a darkroom.
no dedicated darkroom
space is required
scanned images can be
distributed by e-mail and on the web.
Good image modification software is
nor is it easy to master
inkjet printing is
expensive than darkroom printing
most dye-based inkjet inks
and papers fade more easily than correctly-processed traditional photographic
prints. Pigment inks resist fading, but you have to get a printer
specifically designed to use them.
the scanning and
printing process is, surprisingly, no faster than darkroom
printing, and can be significantly slower.
You can relatively easily make an adapter that lets you scan slides
and negatives on a flatbed scanner. Here
is one of many "how-to" pages.
Buying an inexpensive scanner may be the right move.
It's important to read Amazon's customer reviews of these inexpensive scanners, so you can be sure you know what you're getting. While not of professional
standard like the Nikons, they are nevertheless highly regarded for home
use, and give very good quality results.
We have substantial stocks
of several of the more popular types of flashbulbs, as well as
flashcubes and Magicubes (also called X-cubes). Click here
to go to the flash page.
We're proud to be
an authorized Minox dealer.
note: all our Minox film is temporarily out of stock. We have no
information about when it will be available again from the factory in
A few rolls of Minox film are available on-line through Amazon merchants:
These Minox MX cameras are
excellent, well-made little machines with superb lenses.
Thousands of photographers bought theirs for $300. Clearout prices like
these are an amazing opportunity. Note: every so often they appear to now be
completely sold out...try again in a week or so.
Holgagraphy has nothing to do with holograms: it's the art form formerly known as Lomography
(the art and craft of making compelling photos
with crappy cameras). It's a serious art form and also a lot of fun.
Be sure to visit our Holga/Lomo links page.
Need scanning and photo-manipulation software? Check out this FREE
workalike that we use all the time.