Analogue Releases: New Film, New Camera

26 May 2019

SIG: Analogue

This week’s post concerns a new camera release from Polaroid Originals, and a new film stock supplied by CatLABS:

 

Polaroid and/or Stranger Things fans may be excited to learn that Polaroid Originals has released a new, limited edition, upside down Stranger Things-themed camera. 


The unique edition of the OneStep 2 camera has been released in homage to the marketing technique of the 1980s and 90s whereby camera companies often released novelty editions in promotion of a new television series or motion picture - befitting the Netflix series, which is set in the same era. The camera is currently available along with compatible limited edition colour film. Find out more about the release here.

 

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, CatLABS has introduced a new black and white film to the market with the CatLABS FILM 80. The slow speed, low-grain film is a new creation (not a rebrand of a pre-existing stock) and is currently available in 120 and will later be joined by 4x5, 8x10 and eventually 35mm formats. According to Popular Photography, the emulsion is similar to Kodak’s Panatomic-X and though the speed rating is 80 it can be pushed up to 800 (with a longer developing time). Read more about the film and purchase your own at the CatLABS website here.

 

- Amy-Fern Nuttall  

 

 

 

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