Several items of news from around the internet regarding two new vintage-inspired film cameras and a the announcement of a revived film stock:
Lomography Reintroduce the Lomochrome Turquoise XR 100-400
Like many film stocks before it, Lomography’s Lomochrome Turquoise XR 100-400 film is back by popular demand. The unique film roll produces photographs with a bold turquoise and gold hue thanks to its “intriguing” emulsion. The effects appear as if cinematic filters have been used in the making of the images, producing sci-fi quality scenes for truly niche lo-fi shooters. The reintroduction uses a new formula that has been manufactured for a limited quantity of films in 35, 120 and 110 formats. The announcement comes ahead of its expected delivery in June 2022, though pre-orders are now available on Lomography’s website.
Retrospekt Team Up With Pepsi For 90s-inspired Polaroid
A vintage-loving company out of Wisconsin, USA has teamed up with Pepsi to produce a truly retro-inspired film camera. Retrospekt provides ‘products with years of history that works like it was made yesterday’, and their latest product is the Polaroid 600 Pepsi Instant Camera, a 90s-influenced vivid blue Polaroid 600. The cameras are custom-built using refurbished components from vintage polaroid cameras, integrated into newly made Pepsi-branded exteriors. The specialist company announced the launch earlier this month on their website, where nostalgia enthusiasts can now buy their own at $160. Read more about the creation process here.
LensFayre Create Sustainable 'Disposable' Camera
In recent years there has been something of a revival of disposable cameras. The point-and-shoot 35mm cameras were popular in the 90s for holidaymakers and early 00s wedding guests who could easily shoot a roll of film by winding film using its plastic hand crank and pressing a pre-set flash, before taking the camera to developers to have the film developed and the cheap plastic camera disposed of. Though the simple point-and-shoot aspect and retro film photographs may have come back in style, the wasteful disposable concept has left a lot to be desire. This is where the small online film company LensFayre come in. Recently announced on their website, the film camera retailer has introduced the Snap LF-35M, a £38 ‘bold, sustainable film camera that doesn’t cost the earth’. The camera has been built to have all the qualities of a disposable film camera without the disposable feature. The camera body is crafted from ABS plastic, which can be melted and remoulded, making the camera itself recyclable. All packaging is also recyclable or compostable, while every sale contributes to the Tree-Nation Partner program, which plants a tree for every camera sold. The ‘fun and affordable’ camera is considered ‘an ideal first-time camera for anyone new to film photography’. The camera can be bought on the company’s website, where you can read in-depth about LensFayre’s commitment to sustainability.