Matt Loves Cameras
Psych Blues film review (plus a very cool reader letter)

Psych Blues film review (plus a very cool reader letter)

June 16, 2019

In this episode I review another pre-exposed film: Psychedelic Blues #2.  Check out the photos on the show's website or Instagram that I took with this fun, colourful film.

I also read some wonderful letters from listener Alan Daly - a former Polaroid sales rep from the UK! Make sure you check out Alan's photos on the show notes, published with his kind permission. 

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Polaroid SX-70: the most revolutionary, iconic camera of all time

Polaroid SX-70: the most revolutionary, iconic camera of all time

May 31, 2019

In this twelfth episode of Matt Loves Cameras, I review a rolled gold classic: the Polaroid SX-70. Is this the most revolutionary, iconic camera of all time?

This episode covers the background of Edwin Land, a brief history of Polaroid Corporation, the development of instant cameras and film throughout the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s, why this camera and its film are so iconic, and a description of the images I shot for this episode. I love Polaroid photos!

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Superia, Cinestill and Kodak Gold: 135 adventures in Indonesia

Superia, Cinestill and Kodak Gold: 135 adventures in Indonesia

May 13, 2019

In episode 11 of Matt Loves Cameras I discuss shooting three different film stocks on two point and shoots while on holiday in Indonesia. The big question... what will I take next time I travel overseas? I still haven't worked that out yet! 

I also talk about Rolf Dobelli's excellent book The art of the good life and an article I recently wrote for Digital Photography School: The Best Fujifilm X-Series Kits for Travel Photography. 

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Smallest 35mm camera ever? Balda-made Voigtlander Vito C

Smallest 35mm camera ever? Balda-made Voigtlander Vito C

May 3, 2019

In episode 10 of Matt Loves Cameras I review one of the SMALLEST 35mm cameras ever made! It's not the Rollei 35, it's not the Olympus XA or the Olympus MJU II / Stylus Epic, it's not even a Minox, though it's very closely related to a Minox! Enter the Voigtlander Vito C!

I love the images I've captured with this camera and will continue to use this lovely little camera. Marshall Dalmatian makes a most unwelcome podcast debut halfway through this episode. 

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Packing, x-ray machines, and shooting Polaroids in Indonesia

Packing, x-ray machines, and shooting Polaroids in Indonesia

April 26, 2019

In Episode 9 of Matt Loves Cameras I talk about packing digital, film and instant cameras for a 12 night trip to Indonesia! I discuss my experiences asking for hand inspections of fast 35mm film and shooting Polaroids on holidays. 

Look out for part 2 of this vacation special soon when I get my 35mm film developed from my Fujifilm Klasse S and Olympus LT-1 cameras!

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Expired Film Day special: shooting expired colour transparency film

Expired Film Day special: shooting expired colour transparency film

April 19, 2019
Do you like shooting expired film? Do you have a big expired film stash? I would estimate about 25% of the film in my fridge is expired, including several packs of peel apart instant film FP100-C, lots of Instax Wide, some Impossible Project film and some old Kodak transparency film from the last 20-30 years.
 
In this episode of Matt Loves Cameras I talk about shooting expired colour transparency film for Expired Film Day 2019. In my Fujifilm Klasse S I shot 2003 Kodak Ektachrome 64T colour transparency film and in my Voigtlander Vito C plastic fantastic I shot 2011 Lomography Colour 200 transparency film. Check out the images on the show notes or on Instagram. I also give a shoutout to three film photography podcasts: Uncle Jonesy's, Grainy Dayz and Embrace the Grain. 

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Yodica Antares: my review of a colourful pre-exposed film

Yodica Antares: my review of a colourful pre-exposed film

March 10, 2019

Have you ever used a pre-exposed film? Did you love it? Hate it? Or would you never even consider it?

I've bought three rolls of pre-exposed film from three different brands. Here is the review of the Yodica Antares film, shot on an Olympus MJU II (Stylus Epic Infinity). Because if you're going to shoot a film that many photographers hate, why not shoot it on a camera many photographers hate?

Also a reminder about Expired Film Day coming up on 15-16-17 March 2019!

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Fujifilm Klasse VS Fujifilm Klasse S: two premium compact point and shoot cameras

Fujifilm Klasse VS Fujifilm Klasse S: two premium compact point and shoot cameras

March 6, 2019

An epic battle between two premium and compact all stars: the Fujifilm Klasse and the Fujifilm Klasse S!

How much would you pay for a premium compact camera? $200? $500? $1000? Last year I bought not one, but two premium compact cameras, both made by the same manufacturer in the 21st century.

I am of course talking about the Fujifilm Klasse and the Fujifilm Klasse S. I shot two rolls of film side by side with these cameras to see if there was any difference in image quality. The biggest differences between the two cameras is actually the feature set. Which one is right for you?

I also talk about the rising prices of premium compact cameras and the BEST reason to choose a cheap point and shoot camera - expectations! Also listen to why it's always best to thoroughly research which camera you're buying. 

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Polaroid SLR 680 SE: the best instant camera EVER

Polaroid SLR 680 SE: the best instant camera EVER

February 4, 2019
It's been called the greatest instant camera ever made, the apex of the Polaroid folding line of cameras, and even the evil twin of the original SX-70 camera!
 
I am of course talking about the magnificent Polaroid SLR 680 camera. For me, this is the camera that started off my Polaroid obsession a few years ago, find out in this episode why I love this camera so much. 
 
"The magic of Polaroids is their uniqueness. Traditional photographs are by definition reprints from a negative. Polaroids are a one-of-a-kind painting, produced by light, which might be why artists were so drawn to it." Florian Kaps

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Olympus LT-1: my new favourite pocket camera

Olympus LT-1: my new favourite pocket camera

January 18, 2019

You've heard of the Olympus XA and XA-2. You've heard of the Olympus MJU II or Stylus Epic. But have you heard of the 1994 Olympus LT-1? It was a premium, very stylish compact aimed at upmarket travellers. Kinda like a MJU I clad in leather! It's my new favourite pocket camera, find out why in episode 4!

In the show's longest episode to date (how do they keep getting longer?) I also give an update on my Emulsive Secret Santa present, I talk about the cameras I've been shooting with in January 2019, the podcasts I've been listening to, and I give a shout out to some lovely conversations I've had with people recently. Don't forget to subscribe!

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