I’ve really enjoyed my Analogue Wonderbox experience. I’ve gotten some interesting films, of course, but even better are the articles and videos that share information and tips for making the most of the films that show up in my mailbox. It’s been fun shooting with film that I’ve never tried before and the helpful people at Analogue Wonderland have made this subscription a most excellent photographic adventure!
A bit late to uploading for the summer Ektar competition, this film loves the sun and picks out colours in a scene. I have used this throughout the day and into blue hour. Although it still holds it own in blue hour, the bright colours of sunrise/sunset is where this works, or with light illuminating a subject. As well documented, not the most flattering for portraits!
I thought I'd give this a go, to save money on prints/scans. Very easy to use and most importantly, this does hold the negative flat. The sample image looks slightly out of alignment but that's probably due to my camera not being perfectly straight, as I was using a normal tripod rather than an overpriced copy stand. The only slight... negative... for me is the size of the aperture. It covers some of the film markings and although for the vast majority of shots I would crop these out anyway, it's nice to have the option of the film clutter aesthetic.
I managed to grab myself a couple of rolls of this much awaited film when it first came to market. It is stunning... but not for the unexperienced!
My first roll came out wayyyy too dark and I was a bit disappointed, although I could see the potential. That roll - albeit underexposed - still had a certain look to it. For the second roll, I was much more particular in how I metered. You definitely need to meter for the shadows or else they go a very deep black that you won't easily recover. On the other hand, the blacks are lovely - so if you want detailed highlights and don't mind everything else falling off into shadows then meter for that (see the photo of the gin bottle as an example). But be warned: it is very unforgiving so you need to be decisive about what you want when shooting.
But when you get it right it definitely has that feel that the Italian Neo Realist filmmakers had. It's a stunning look. I metered it at 50iso for the second roll to try and get a little more out of the shadows - it might even be fine going a bit lower.
A true-to-colour all-rounder with warm tones and great shadows. I prefer this more than Ektar when it comes to shooting outdoors and it's now a regular in my camera setup! Sharp details and rich palette that should be tried by everyone!
This is an amazing 35mm film subscription! A great way to try and experiment with different films and learn everything about each one of them with the film reviews and videos that come into your email box every week. It’s a great value for money, with handpicked films that their total exceeds the price of the subscription. Extra plus the extra bits that come along. The films included in the WonderBox are not known to us before hand which makes me anticipate even more! Looking forward to the next one!
I got this on offer and took a punt on it. I usually shoot fp5. Overall I was happy with the film, I developed it in Hydrofen and the results were nice.
Customer service was great and packaged up very nicely.
I gave this film a bit of a punishing test, I used it on a trip during the Covid relaxation period to the Yorkshire Dales, a subject it is not really designed for. However, I can honestly say I was impressed, as an ISO 250 film it has visible grain, but it is sharp, very sharp with a beautiful tonal range. Highly recommended!!
I love this film! I've mostly used it for portraits in bright light, which produces lovely dreamy soft images, but I wanted to try it in areas with less natural light. I tried it in the woods, with dappled light and indoors, with just available light from the window. I didn't expect it to work, but with enough found light and a wide open aperture it produces really lovely colours which are richer and deeper than in full sun.
A very even and consistent film, fine grain barely noticeable when exposed correctly. Great for portraits renders skin tones perfectly, such a versatile film that it’s one that is always in my camera bag. Sample shots taken on Nikon F3 using 50mm 1.8d lens.
HP5 used to be my go-to film many years ago for its amazing versatility, and an accident on a test roll this week demonstrated just how flexible this film is. I'd been intending to shoot a roll at 800 (my favourite speed for it) I've always liked the small boost in grain and contrast because, like most things, if a film's got it it should flaunt it!
What I hadn't planned for was having the aperture stick on my lens for the first few shots so, while I thought I was at f:16, I was actually shooting at f:3.5 - a full 4 1/2 stops of over exposure at my chosen speed, and even 3 1/2 based on box! Once I'd realised and done a quick lens repair, re-took the shots as planned, not expecting to get anything useable out of the first attempts.
Finished the film and developed in ID11 1+1 using Ilford's timings and was surpried to see what looked like useable images on the first frames. Scanning was a revelation. The first frames scanned VERY slowly as my poor old Minolta tried to deal with the density but the final results were a real eye opener - this film doesn't seem to care how you expose it, it just gets the shot for you!
It's worth mentioning that the uploaded examples have had NOTHING done except for cropping and the two "same shots" of the big boat thing are 4 1/2 stops apart in exposure. Yes, it's a little grainy (I like that, you may not) but it has good balance, nice tones, and phenomenal latitude if (intentionally or not) you need to vary exposure on the same roll.
HP5 has a reputation as a classic emulsion, and today's little accident shows just how deserved that is.
I love to shoot with Pan F50 at 35mm so thought I would give this format a try & it did not disappoint! Very dramatic contrast yet subtle grain, even when shooting on a gloomy day - will definitely be stocking up.
smashing colour film, when using a Diana or toy camera, the speed really helps produce great results in low lighting.
Had a night portrait session at Traffic light tree in East London. I used cinestill 800T with Fuji GW690, along with a flash gun. The photos came out really pleasing.
This box is a fantastic way to learn 35mm film that you have never tried so is great for both beginners and more experienced film photographers. The added bonus's, monthly competition and helpful videos on ewch film adds even more to the experience. Can't wait to get my next box, i have already used all my film from the first!
20 yrs away from photography so I went with a tried and trusted brand. Very happy with the results on my zeiss ikon 120 camera. Can't wait to start trying some other brands too.
I ran this film through an old camera with a somewhat sticky clockwork shutter and not surprisingly every frame was overexposed, but the film has plenty of latitude and still retained enough detail for some pleasing prints. A poor test but with good results!
Used this with Ortho 80. At first negatives were underfixed. I did everything according to the booklet, not sure what was the exact problem. I find using it is very hit and miss, and the negatives came out very grainy. Will not use again, too unpredictable.
First let's put this out there, this film is a little pricey but what film isn't nowadays?
Cinestill 800T is a movie stock so you get that cinematic look and feel when shooting it but also the halation effects from the lack of remjet, if you don't want that and are happy to add an extra process to your development then fine but if like me you are both lazy and like that effect you're onto a winner.
I use this mostly for street photography when shooting in the evening/night or in dimly lit areas but it can also be shot in daytime with an appropriate filter applied to the lens and that is where this brings out a whole different quality. I find that some day light shots have an artistic almost painterly feel to them with this.
This is a film stock I have a very particular fondness for, I always have a few rolls kept in the fridge for specialist projects or occasions and always stock up when i can as this is very popular and regularly out of stock. Grab some whenever you can.
First time I've ever used Kodak Ektar 100 120 film and I'm very impressed with the results. Superb colour with just a touch of grain that can produce some very classy looking photographs. Will certainly buy again. The example I've posted was shot with a cheap medium format camera with a plastic lens.
I love the contrast and the grainy effect produced with this film which is why I was glad to get such a good price on this site.
This is a beautiful film and highly reliable. Great for beginners and professionals. It has a wonderful timeless feel, with wonderful contrasts. Super price, great value.
This was my first experience of this film and I loved it. It really does give a cinematic look but, only when the conditions are right; i.e. in good light, especially backlit subjects. The film was much less successful in overcast conditions so I wouldn't consider it a good general purpose film.