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Lomo LC-A spotted in Japanese anime series K-ON!

Lomo LC-A
spotted in Japanese anime series K-ON!

RED SCARLET-X Crop Factors

source:No Film School via REDUSER.NET

Check out this REDUSER forum post by Phil Holland about the data rates and crop factors of the RED Scarlet-X.

*NEW* Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm F2 ZE and ZF.2 (Canon EOS and Nikon F Mount) €1217 (excluding VAT)

Zeiss has just announced the new Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 25mm F2 ZE(Canon EOS) and ZF.2(Nikon). This looks to be a fantastic wide and fast lens, now only if they can make one in an m-mount! I would love a Zeiss 25mm F2 for my 35mm rangefinder, a stop makes a big difference when shooting film!

Official Release:
OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 27.10.2011.
Carl Zeiss presents the Distagon T* 2/25 ZE and ZF.2 moderate wide-angle lenses. The large image angle allows photographers to capture exciting perspectives. With its excellent imaging quality at all aperture settings, the lens flexes its muscles particularly for photo documentaries in interior rooms where space is at a premium, as well as for pictures of objects, architecture and landscapes. In many situations, a flash is an unwelcome feature — at family gatherings, in a museum or in a church for example. To capture the mood in such places, photographers gladly do without aggressive lighting and instead work with particularly high-speed lenses that enable short exposure times even under difficult lighting conditions.

The optical experts have now virtually eliminated the chromatic aberrations on these lenses through a special design and selection of materials. Selected types of glass and two aspheric surfaces prevent color fringes from appearing on high-contrast edges. “The Distagon T* 2/25 elegantly combines a compact design with a large initial aperture,” explains Christian Bannert, Senior Director of Product Development in the Camera Lens Division at Carl Zeiss AG.

Lens elements meticulously crafted to minimize stray light and reflections in the lens, and the Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating to increase light transmission enable high-contrast image rendition and color saturation.

The previously available Distagon T* 2,8/25 ZF.2 will continue to be on stock and supplements the new Distagon T* 2/25.Therefore, this new lens is also the first 25-mm lens of Carl Zeiss for the EF-bayonet.

The Distagon T* 2/25 will be available end of 2011 at a recommended retail price of €1217 (excluding VAT)*.

Technical Data

Focal length 25 mm
Aperture range f/2 to f/22
Number of lens elements/groups 11/10
Focusing range 0.25 m – infinity
Angular field**
(diag./horiz./vert.) 81° / 71° / 51°
Coverage at close range** 219 × 144 mm (close-up)
Image ratio at close range 1 : 5.9 (close-up)
Filter thread M67 × 0,75
Length with caps 95 mm (ZF.2)
98 mm (ZE)
Diameter 71 mm (ZF.2)
73 mm (ZE)
Weight 570 g (ZF.2)
600 g (ZE)
Mounts ZF.2 (F bayonet)
ZE (EF bayonet)

Official Zeiss site and blog.

Fujifilm Sticking With Instax(Instant Photography) + new site

“The market for instant photography has grown considerably in recent years and we felt the time was right to re-launch and re-brand our Instax range,” explains Gabriel Da Costa, product manager from Fujifilm.

Fujifilm is targeting 15-25 year old females and has already announced that it will take out advertisements in relevant magazines to promote the range. “We’ve also launched together with a Facebook page to really help push instant photography.”

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They are doing a great job at targeting the young female market as my kid sister owns an Instax!

Official Fuji Instax site

The Invisible Camera, a classic hoax

Brilliant work and a classic hoax.

Inside Analog Photo Radio-Scott DiSabato-Portra 160 Update

KODAK Portra 160 Update PODCAST!



The new PORTRA 160 features a significantly finer grain structure for improved scanning and enlargement capability in today’s workflow. Choose PORTRA 160 to deliver exceptionally smooth and natural skin tone reproduction, the hallmark of the KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA Film Family. It’s the ideal choice for portrait, fashion and commercial photography — whether in the studio or on location.

PORTA 160 has been spotted in the wild in 120/220 but no 35MM as of today.

PORTRA 160 Film will be available in the following sizes beginning in March of 2011:
135-36 propack (5 rolls) Catalog# 6031959
120 propack (5 rolls) Catalog# 1808674
220 propack (5 rolls) Catalog# 8273773
10 Sheet 4 x 5 inch Catalog# 1710516
10 Sheet 8 x 10 inch