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Logmar 8mm CameraYou heard that right. A Danish father/son company, Logmar, has designed the first new 8mm camera model to be made in 30 years. Considering the fact that we recently posted an article about Nolab’s concept for a digital Super 8 cartridge that could (hypothetically) one day eliminate the need for film stock in film cameras, this may seem a little ironic. However, with that technology still in its early stages of development, the professional level Logmar Super 8 camera is very real and it’s nearly available for those wanting something a more technologically advanced 8mm cam. More »

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Lomography is both an analog-based film movement as well as a manufacturer of specialty products conducive to such an activity — these include the LomoKino 35mm stills-to-motion camera and the (successfully) Kickstarted Smartphone Film Scanner app/device. Lomography’s goods aren’t for everybody, or every project — but the company has some exciting news for the analog enthusiast in all of us, especially while production of 35mm film seems to be slowing down. Lomography will be releasing a new ISO 400 35mm color negative stock called LomoChrome Purple, inspired by the surreal quality of Kodak’s discontinued Aerochrome infrared stock — read on to check out the details. More »

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Though I understand where these things come from, calling something like Lomography “the analog Instagram” is like calling Kodak’s new Super 8 stock “the chemical MiniDV,” or even better, “the new digital from back before digital” — for the sake of modern analog (dear lord I just said that) we’re getting our chicken-and-egg orders mixed up. That said, we’ve seen some pretty interesting blends of the old and the new… and then back to the old again. There was The Impossible Project’s Impossible Instant Lab, which made Polaroids of cell phone stills — which we also called “the Real Instagram,” though again, I understand why. Thanks to (both a hobby and) a company called Lomography, the opposite chicken-egg process is possible — with some help, your smartphone is now also a digital scanner of film negatives. Read: Instant scanning, insta… sharing. More »