Alright! It’s time for another super-fantastic photography project here at Epic Edits! This project is truly shaping up to be of epic proportions. The theme will be film photography, and we have a couple of big-league sponsors and experienced judges rooting us on. This one will require a little more effort on your part, but I’m hoping that we can all get excited about this little adventure we’re about to take on.

[UPDATE] The results of this project have been posted — be sure to check out all 80 film camera reviews that we received.

Those who have been following the blog are aware of my recent love for film photography — so this project should be of no surprise! The project will be open through mid-September due to the requirements I’ve set forth. Be sure you read through this announcement and if you plan on participating, you’d better get moving!

THE SPONSORS

I’m so excited to announce that we have not one, but two really awesome sponsors supporting this project! Lomography and ILFORD Photo have decided to pitch in some goodies for a few lucky contest winners at the end of the project.

Lomography will be contributing 3 Diana+ cameras! Dating back to the early 1960ʼs, the all-plastic Diana camera is a cult legend – famous for its dreamy, radiant, and lo-fi images. The brand new Diana+ is a faithful reproduction and a loving homage to the classic Diana – with a few new features tossed in. This is an amazing addition to any film photographer’s collection. Lomography is a globally active organization dedicated to experimental and creative snapshot photography. Boasting more than 500,000 active members across the world, the idea of Lomography encompasses an interactive, democratic, social, cultural, vivid, blurred, and crazy way of life. Totally cool people in my book!

ILFORD Photo

ILFORD Photo (part of Harman Technology, ltd.) will be contributing 6 bricks of 120 format black & white film to go with those Diana+ cameras! That’s 30 rolls of pure gold my fellow photographers! We’ll be splitting up 10 rolls each of their HP5 Plus, XP2, and Delta 3200 between the three contest winners — which also happen to be 3 of my favorite black & white films (Coincidence? I think not!). For over 125 years ILFORD Photo has set the standard for the highest quality photographic products and achieved legendary status throughout the worldwide photographic community. Today, ILFORD Photo offers a wide range of exceptionally high quality black and white photographic materials all featuring very high image quality, ease of use and consistently reliable results.

In total, we’ve got over $300 worth of prizes to split up between 3 contest winners! So if I’ve piqued your interest with these snazzy prizes, read on and find out how you can get some for yourself!

THE CONCEPT

This project has many different intents, and all of them revolve around learning and exploring new mediums. First and foremost, this project should be fun and exciting for any photographer to participate in. For those who have been brought into photography after the start of the digital age, this is a great opportunity to learn a little about the history of our hobby and pick up some new skills by shooting film. For those already familiar with the days of film, this is a great opportunity to get back to your roots and rediscover the magic of film photography. And for those already shooting film today, this is a great opportunity to share your knowledge with others and maybe pick up a new toy!

My main objective for the project as a whole is to show other photographers that film photography can be very inexpensive and exciting. For whatever reason, there’s a popular belief that film photography is expensive and tedious. But through your participation in this project, we can disprove that point and show everybody just how great film can be.

THE REQUIREMENTS

If you’re planning on participating in the project (and especially if you want to participate in the contest), pay careful attention to the following requirements. This is a multi-part project, and it’s going to require self-publication of a little writing and a little photography. Also – the links scattered throughout these requirements will prove to be useful.

  1. Find a Film Camera for Under $50
    That’s right, I’m asking you to spend money on this project (gasp!). Actually, you have two options here: 1) go buy a film camera, or 2) use one that you already have. I would encourage everybody participating to pick up a new camera, but if you’re strapped for cash and you already have a cheap camera, go ahead and use it. You can use any type of camera as long as it’s a film camera (and under $50).
  2. Shoot Some Film With Your New Camera!
    Go grab a couple rolls (or packs) of film and run ‘em through your new toy! Get acquainted with your camera and make note of the ins-and-outs of your particular equipment and film you’re using.
  3. Write a Review of Your Camera
    Once you’ve gotten comfortable with your camera, I want you to write a review of it. The purpose of this is to educate other photographers on that piece of equipment. Tell us where you got it, how much it cost, some of the cool features, some of the not-so-cool features, how to use it, what you love about it, etc. The sky is the limit here, and what you write is totally up to you.
  4. Publish a Photo of Your Camera
    To go along with your mini camera review, I’d like to see a photo of your camera. The photo can be taken with any camera of your choice — I just want to see what it looks like. This part is important, because your camera photo will be the link to your project entry when I post the final results (so make sure we can actually see your camera!).
  5. Publish an Entire Roll of Photos
    Hey, this is a photography project right? So let’s post some photos! Along with your review, I want to see an entire roll of film that was taken with your new camera (and it doesn’t have to be your first roll). Why an entire roll? Because it’ll be neat to see any mistakes along with the gold nuggets.
  6. Submit Your Link Here
    I know, it may seem like I’m asking for a lot here, but there’s really not too much work involved. To enter the project you will need to have a single URL link that will take me to your review, your camera photo, and your roll of film. There are plenty of ways to go about this — so no excuses!
  7. DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 12, 2008

Based on our project history here at Epic Edits, I’m expecting some very high quality project entries!

THE CONTEST

All project entries will be automatically entered to win one of three prizes from our sponsors (and all three prizes are the same). Two judges will each choose their favorite project entry based on the quality of the review and on the photos presented. The third winner will be a “people’s choice award” decided by a poll when I post the final results. Here are your two judges:

Jim Talkington is a professional photographer of 20+ years, has had experience with advertising, photojournalism, editorial, catalog, darkroom technician, retail photo sales, writer, and many more facets of photography. He also has a strong history with film photography.

Udi Tirosh is a fellow photography enthusiast and photography blogger. He’s got a DIY attitude and he’s all about cheap and affordable photography equipment. Since this project is based around cheap old film cameras, I thought he’d fit right in as a judge.

So like I said, these two guys will each be choosing one winner to receive a Diana+ camera from Lomography and 10 rolls of film from ILFORD Photo. The third winner will be chosen by the blog readers. Good luck everyone!

THE ENTRY FORM

Before you enter your project, double check the requirements and rules posted above. If you don’t meet the minimum requirements, I’ll ask you to revise your entry. If you do meet them, I’ll send you a confirmation email.

[UPDATE: Here are five project entries from week 1 that stand out as good examples]

IMPORTANT: When submitting your project entry, please provide the link to the specific web page for your camera review (and be sure that the photos are accessible from your review). A link to you website, blog, Flickr stream, etc, won’t cut it. Please submit the page link.

[UPDATE] The results of this project have been posted — be sure to check out all 80 film camera reviews that we received.

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Those are awesome sponsors, Brian! Can’t believe you’re giving out free Dianas. How cool is that. Will blog about this. Can’t wait to see the submissions!

August 11, 2008 10:30 am

Great sponsors… I’ve always loved ilford film and paper. Lomo, i’m not too sure about, but ‘throw-about’ nature of the photography that it attracts is very attractive.

You’re not going to get me to shoot with a $50 camera though!

You’re not going to get me to shoot film for that matter. I’m done with those days

:-D

August 11, 2008 10:52 am


I’m in.

I just bought a Pentax K1000 for a few bucks under the entry point last week (though the shipping put it over at $58, so I won’t count that). Now I just need to actually remember to get the film developed and scanned under the deadline.

August 11, 2008 11:10 am

Great list of sponsors you have there. The Diana+ cameras provided by Lomography are excellent.

August 11, 2008 11:23 am


Brian, I think you’ve been reading my mind. Or at least my e-mail.
Just last week, I bought some film and loaded it up in my Sears KS Super II
(mid-80s vintage 35mm, manufactured by Ricoh) for the first time in probably
10 years or so. The inspiration for this radical step has been your wonderful
photo uploads from your film cameras, and also this page:
http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/free-digital-camera.htm

Since I’m currently at the saving and daydreaming stage with regard to a dSLR,
I figured I should get out my old 35mm with its reasonably-fast 50mm lens,
and see what I could do. I just checked, and it looks like cameras like mine are
selling for well under $50 on eBay (some even with a flash attachment… hmmm…
maybe I should pick up one of those… eBay surfing is dangerous).

I’ve also been toying with the idea of starting a photo-oriented blog. I guess you’ve
just tipped me over the edge of getting that started with your challenge here.

Thanks! I’m in…
–sdc

August 11, 2008 1:27 pm

I’ve got a fabulous idea rolling about in my head. I don’t know if I can accomplish it or not, but I’m going to try my hardest. :)

August 11, 2008 1:38 pm


@Lisa I agree — those sponsors are way awesome! They’re really excited to be joining us with this project and handing out some goods.

@Susheel Really? No film? Even for a fun project like this? I KNOW you have film cameras — surely you must have a cheapie laying around.

@Derek Awesome timing! I’m not too worried about a few dollars difference or shipping costs for the project entries. I’m just looking for cameras in the vicinity of $50 or less.

@Scott That’s really great — I’m glad to hear you’re jumping backinto the film stuff! I look forward to seeing your new blog too — the project will be a great way to kick-start it.

@Chica I’ll bet you do! I can’t wait to see what you’re planning!

August 11, 2008 2:54 pm

Would it count if I got a camera body for less than $50 (or £25 in my currency) and then used a lens I already own on it..?

August 11, 2008 3:48 pm

hmmm… you might be pushing the limits there — especially since lenses can cost more than the body on the older cameras. The idea is to find a whole camera for under $50. If the lens and body could be purchased for around $50, then you’d probably be alright. Of course, most camera bodies can be modified to shoot pinhole (which doesn’t require a lens!).

So use your own judgment on what should be acceptable for the project. I won’t exclude project entries if they’re a bit over-budget — but the judges will be looking for prize-winners that followed the guidelines.

August 11, 2008 4:19 pm

If I was a little kid, I’d be wetting my pants with excitement right now. I was worried after you posted this as an idea for a project on the blog a few months back that it wouldn’t get enough interest to be launched. Now? I can’t believe my eyes!

I think it’s going to be tricky with the project history here at Epic Edits, but I’ve been wanting one of those Diana+s for a long time now. Not to mention my love of high speed b/w film. Although, I’m thinking with LSI on board that this competition might get flooded :D

I’ll just have to work extra hard on my entry! In fact, I should start today….

August 11, 2008 6:21 pm

LOL, thanks for that wonderful mental imagery.

I think we’ll get a few new participants on this one due to the announcement over at the Lomography Blog. The comments over there indicate that people are fairly excited to participate. That’s a good thing!

And yes, you should probably start soon (as should I) — actually, I just ordered my camera not too long ago. I should have a project entry up in a week or two once I run some film through it.

August 11, 2008 6:47 pm

I have to check your rules and ask what is ok: I just last month got a film camera for under $50 (it was going to get thrown away so I just asked to get it instead). That should qualify I think.

Now to the problem: I already mostly did what you ask – I took two rolls, took a picture of the camera and wrote up a quick review: http://janneinosaka.blogspot.com/2008/08/voigtlnder-bessa.html

My guess is, that makes this (wonderful) camera ineligible, am I right?

August 11, 2008 7:44 pm

I’d say it’s *just about* an appropriate project entry. You might just update your current review and add a few things in there for the project: where somebody might buy a camera like this, what they’d expect to pay for it, and the remaining shots from one roll of film (maybe just as thumbnails or something at the end of the review — are the ones in the Flickr set from one roll?). But overall, it looks like a good fit for the project!

Sure, you published the review a few days before I announced the project, but I don’t think that should exclude you from sharing your work with others via this project. If you had written it over a year ago, that might be a different story.

The idea of the project is to share some knowledge and to explore an inexpensive film camera. You’ve obviously done both of these things.

August 11, 2008 8:11 pm


Ok, I’ll consider it. If I go with the camera I’ll shoot a new roll of film with it and make a separate contest entry (the Flickr set is from two rolls and a couple of shots are friends and family, which I as a rule don’t post publicly without prior permission).

Or I might just take another old found camera and see what I can do with it instead.

August 11, 2008 9:05 pm

That sounds like a good compromise. Whatever you choose to do, I look forward to seeing the results!

August 11, 2008 9:59 pm

Hi Brian – this project is a perfect excuse to buy the Vivitar Ultra Slim & Wide that Laurie introduced me to her via her Fickr stream… I also have some rolls of film that I need to use. Now I must go & order the camera… :)

August 11, 2008 10:22 pm



I haven’t shot any film other than 35mm years ago. So I got my camera Miyamo (?) and shot two rolls. Imagine my surprise to find nobody local develops 120, and to send the two rolls out to get developed is going to cost me $40. Yikes, I never thought developing the film would cost as much as the camera.

August 12, 2008 3:45 pm

Really? Nobody local develops 120? You should be able to find a local shop that can do it — it’s still very common. I typically have mine done for the same cost as a roll of 35mm. Dang, $40 sounds really expensive to me (what is it, Kodachrome?) Although, if you shot something other than C-41, I can see why it might cost a little more. I haven’t run across too many places that will do E-6 or B/W without sending them to a pro lab. But even a lot of 1-hr photo places will do C41 for 35mm and 120 films (some will even xpro small orders at no extra cost).

August 12, 2008 4:28 pm

$40 for developing 120 is robbery, pure and simple. My local place doesn’t process T-max locally if you want the Kodak development process, and even sent away through the store it only costs 750 yen – about $6 – for a roll. In-store processing costs about 500 yen ($4) or so.

Isn’t there a web-facing developer you can contact directly? Even if they have to send you a photo bag specially, and you return with normal postage, it should still come to much, much less than that kind of ridiculous cost.

August 12, 2008 9:59 pm

I should make clear that $40 was for two rolls, not one. And they do send it out, I honestly can’t find anyone within 20 miles that does it themselves. The online places are $16-20, so not really any better. Maybe I’ll call around Salt Lake and see if anywhere around there does it. Then I can make a special trip when I have a bunch of rolls saved up.

August 12, 2008 10:37 pm

Great project. One question I have. Shold it be a camera, which originally was priced 50$ at it’s publishing time? Or can we use some old slr cameras, which cost nowadays almost free.
Or is this project’s idea to find what kind of cheap new film cameras are nowadays?
If there is no limit with an age of camera, so I’ll take Lomo Smena-35. The first camera of my life from 80′s.

August 13, 2008 5:13 am

The camera just needs to be a film camera — any age, era, or type. In fact, that’s kind of the idea behind the project, is to find an old camera that’s still in great working condition and capable of producing photos. Most of my sub-$50 film cameras are from the 1970′s or earlier, and they’re great pieces of equipment.

August 13, 2008 9:48 am

this is a great competition! just submitted my entry. all the best everyone :)

August 13, 2008 11:04 am


Just curious, but you haven’t given any specifics on how to share the roll. Would a slideshow using the flickr video function which can be imbedded in the review a valid option? I might have more photos than normal…. :D

August 14, 2008 7:51 pm

the_wolf_brigade: if your film camera is Super-8 I’m sure you’ll be forgiven if you post excerpts, not every frame :)

I’ll be going with a different camera, but I won’t know yet if it actually works well enough to give any recognizable pictures. The way I read your instructions, we can shoot a second roll if we want and post that one – it doesn’t have to be the first one we run through, right?

August 14, 2008 8:54 pm

@the_wolf_brigade you can share the photos any way you please. A slideshow would be fine, and maybe throw a link in there to your set or tag containing all the photos so the judges can get to them in various ways.

@Janne you can shoot as many rolls as you’d like — you don’t have to post the first roll.

August 14, 2008 9:05 pm

@Janne Oh Super 8! *claps hands* I’d totally forgotten about that! I have one under my bed that’s never been used. Been meaning to get some film for it, but it’s pricy over here. As for my camera? Well it does have a movie like appearance…

@Brian Yeah I figured I’d pull the good shots out and post them in the set I’ve created with the rest in a slide show for ease of viewing. Knowing I can do that means I can sort this review out quicker than I hoped. Maybe. Still got to finish the roll….

August 14, 2008 9:38 pm






First time reader here. Sounds like cool little contest and I’ll definately try to get an entry in just for the fun of it. I’m assuming you won’t ship prizes outside the US :)

I’m playing around with two Praktica B200′s and a bunch of lenses from Prakticar and Sigma. They can be found for small change here in the Netherlands.

August 19, 2008 5:18 am

Welcome to the blog Tuckr! And geographic location won’t exclude anyone from the contest — we have such an international audience that it would be silly to do that.

August 19, 2008 9:22 am

Hi Brian,

I was just curious to know if we could use a cameras that were given to us for free. Years ago when I took photography classes in high school, my dad gave me his old Minolta x-370 and a Canon AE-1 his friend found in his attic. I kind of feel like using either of these might be like cheating, but I figured I would ask. Otherwise, I may have to see if I can fix my Fujifilm Q1!

Thanks,
Jocelyn

August 19, 2008 2:56 pm

It really doesn’t matter where the camera came from — just as long as it can be found for sale in the $50 price range.

August 19, 2008 3:41 pm

I am going to participate with my grandfather’s camera – FED. I have already done the first roll of film and is very excited about this project.

August 21, 2008 11:24 am

I have finally finished, and am so relieved, and excited. :D

August 23, 2008 4:05 pm




@Chica: I know the feeling!

August 25, 2008 5:30 am

Congrats, both of you!

August 25, 2008 8:07 am


YES, I finaly finished too. Actualy, I receved scans of my photos at 20.08, but It took a time for tranclating my review. I have just submited my review link and looking forward your reply :)

August 27, 2008 2:32 pm


Just dropped off 8 rolls to be developed, printed and scanned. Picking up the results next Thursday. Then I’ll select the roll to be used for this project and start writing.

August 30, 2008 9:29 am


Hi Brian
Last week i have submitted my PHOTO PROJECT: The $50 Film Camera. It was about Zenit EM camera.
Have you got it? I did not received a e-mail from you.
Best Regards

August 31, 2008 11:49 am

I don’t think I got it — I’ve replied to all the entries received so far. Try submitting again.

August 31, 2008 12:08 pm

Hi Brian,
thank you for your quick answer. I submitted my link again. Anyway i can write it in here to. Here it is
http://www.oldstyle.lt/lomo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2&Itemid=
Best Regards

August 31, 2008 12:17 pm




http://www.mferrario.it/latente/the-50-film-camera-project-25mm-panorama-camera/

me too :)
“Have you got it? I did not received a e-mail from you.”

txs

September 3, 2008 1:01 pm

Can we slightly modify the photos?

September 4, 2008 3:15 pm

You can do what you want with your photos. I usually run mine through ACR to tweak the exposure levels and curves a bit. Like a digital camera, a scanner doesn’t always produce results that are final. With my xpro photos, I sometimes modify the white balance to negate heavy color shifts.

September 4, 2008 4:08 pm

@Brian Auer – Cool. I guess I’m also wondering if I should straighten some of them out, too.

September 4, 2008 4:12 pm

I usually straighten mine if they’re slightly (and unintentionally) out of rotation. Though, I don’t do this with the Diana shots because it would make the vignette look weird.

September 4, 2008 6:29 pm

I figure we have the same tools at our disposal no matter what the source of the images. And especially since we’re going to implicitly compare the results from these old cameras with the results from our digital ones I’d say that any postprocessing you’d use for digital is fair game here too.

That said, since we want to see the results from the camera I have elected to not crop away from the format of the camera (I just cropped the film edges), and I the only local edits I have done is to remove the most obvious dust and scratches. But things like level adjustments, contrast, brightness, unsharp masking and so on is, I think, fair game.

September 4, 2008 7:02 pm

Yes! I submitted my entry. I hope you guys like it.

September 5, 2008 8:22 am


i dont find that tweaking the photo’s from the cameras a fair game though. in a way, we’re lying about what the camera is really capable of.

September 7, 2008 8:21 am



No different than what happens in the darkroom.

September 8, 2008 3:14 pm

I personally didn’t edit my photos at all other than a resize as I felt it was important that I represent what the camera is truly capable of, rather than what can be achieved with a computer or a darkroom.

However, as the project is/was designed to encourage people to come and try film for the first time it’s entirely possible that when the people who entered had their photos scanned by the lab, the lab adjusted the scans for best “appearance” in the same way that prints used to be adjusted from the negative in the good old days.

I think at the end of the day that what counts is the negative you get to hold in your hands. A scan shown on the internet can never match that result that you get to hold and marvel at. Essentially a scan of film on the internet becomes just like another digital file to everyone who encounters it. The true film experience comes from using the camera in the first place….

September 8, 2008 9:04 pm

Film is a great change of pace. It’s a different kind of fun from digital, and very worth pursuing in its own right. And yes, negatives are kind of cool.

But in the end, it is the process – having fun doing it – and the result that counts. For me, the result is whatever I can upload to Flickr, put on my blog or email to my friends. The negative is just like a RAW file – essential, but still just an intermediate step on the way to the final result.

To me, not postprocessing (whether in computer or darkroom) feels a little like shortchanging the camera and the image and never finishing what I started. It would be like presenting a draft rather than the final, polished version of a text.

September 8, 2008 10:47 pm


Janne wrote: “It would be like presenting a draft rather than the final, polished version of a text.”

What a great way of putting it! I’ve always approached it in the vein that everybody is going to have their own interpretation of the final result though, so I wanted to show the potential for the camera I chose, rather than a final product which will naturally differ depending on a lot of variables, not least of all the users preferences.

I think that’s one of the reasons why I’m looking forward to these reviews so much. I really loved reading your review as even though I own a variation of a box camera and love shooting with it, you used some styles I hadn’t thought to apply such as using the long exposures needed by these cameras for motion, and using the ground as a support to capture unique perspectives.

September 9, 2008 5:25 am

I’m not in favour of altering the photos from the camera to the extent that it destroys the subtleties of the camera or film (personal preference, of course), but not adjusting levels, colour balance and removing dust would be like jamming a negative into an enlarger, not blowing the dust off, grabbing the first random piece of paper underneath and accepting the first print as the final product regardless of result. In the darkroom we all make choices that influence the print.

September 9, 2008 2:32 pm


In my entry, I did adjust the same parameters I adjust when uploading to Flickr.
Contrast, saturation, curves. etc.

I found that if I don’t do it the photos are somewhat flat. :)

September 9, 2008 7:08 pm

i was excited on this project but im afraid i wont be making the deadline :( i just used half a film roll, i need more sunlight and interesting things to cover. im locked in the office most days and its rainy season here in the philippines. anyway, im so inspired by this project that i promise to do a similar review for all my film cameras :) goodluck to you guys!

September 10, 2008 3:47 am

OK, I finally decided it was time to quit tweaking my review and submit it.

http://photoblog.coulterfamily.net/2008/09/50-film-camera-challenge-sears-ks-super.html

Sometimes I spend even more time fiddling with my prose than I do with my images. Either way you eventually have to stop fiddling and actually show it to folks.

With regard to the discussion above, I did not do any curves or levels work on my pics; only some very minor spot edits, and some of them got a very slight unsharp mask after resizing for upload. Other than that, they represent how the scans looked when I got them from Costco. I’ll probably go back and pick a few to do more complete post-processing on now that I’ve completed the challenge requirements.

September 10, 2008 7:33 am

Great shots in your entry Scott!

Congrats man, I specially liked the man washing the building.

This competition is going to be hard :)

September 10, 2008 7:46 am

Forgot to add a link for the rest of you in my last comment.

http://www.vanegdom.org/projects/fotografie/photo-project-the-50-film-camera

P.S. rest of the site is in Dutch, but don’t let that scare you :)
P.S.2 didn’t do any post processing myself
P.S.3 Scott, that home studio setup is inspiring :)

September 10, 2008 7:47 am

Negatives developed, scanned & uploaded into Flickr, now I need to write the review! I only had an opportunity to run one roll through so what you’ll be seeing is the first shots out of the camera. Nothing as exciting as some of you guys out there (some inspiring stuff out there), just a plastic Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim.

As for tweaking, I also just upped contrast ever so slightly to make them look less washed out as a result of the scanning. After the project I may re-visit some and tweak a bit more like Scott said.

I also loved how Janne explained things – wonderful view on digital tweaking!

September 10, 2008 9:37 am



Claire, don’t worry and just finish the roll. Since I have little free time I had to do the competition quite early (didn’t’ help that I thought the deadline was last week…) so I just shot pretty much my whole roll in one day, on the way to the supermarket. That means there’s going to be a lot of uninspired or semi-failed shots there. I suspect that really was the idea behind posting a whole roll; we show each other that failing a lot is normal for everybody.

September 10, 2008 5:38 pm

Claire, Janne’s right. Failing shots is something everybody does, so why not try some new techniques? For example, I don’t know your camera that you’re using, but does it have a “bulb” setting where you can open the shutter for a long period of time? You could try some long exposures at night, or even just some photos with a flash, if it had one….

September 10, 2008 5:41 pm

I didn’t know what kind of photos I’ll take, until there was a day when my dance group kept small party. So I’ve got a light that this would be good photowalk in one evening. But there was some surprise on the way. At the same time I decided to shot one situations only once. Except a couple of photos.

Here is review of Zenit TTL camera and at the end of it is link to roll.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dimatsvetkov/2238748581/

September 10, 2008 6:01 pm

I submitted three entries already last night.
And added another one earlier. I hope I could finish the last review that I am writing right now.

The reviews are on this site:
http://iamsicktoo.multiply.com/

September 11, 2008 3:45 am

Huh, we could do more than one? Agh, had I known I could have done two more as well ^_^

September 11, 2008 9:28 am

Yeah, sorry — I should’ve been more clear about that in the project description. I didn’t really expect people to do multiple reviews, but I guess some people had many sub-$50 cameras in their collection already. Looking back, I probably should have said something like “limit 3 project entries per participant”, but it’s kind a late now. I think there were only 2 or 3 people who submitted more than one camera review.

September 11, 2008 10:18 am


Of course I’ve been seeing this project all over the blogosphere and had no intention of putting together an entry except (lo and behold!) I went and bought a $50 camera and then shot a bunch of film.

Here’s my entry:
http://366-photos.blogspot.com/2008/09/50-camera-project.html

September 11, 2008 3:36 pm

Firstly, I can’t believe that i have my own blog in English now.
And secondly, i am so embarrassed to show my entire roll of film.
But here it is anyway http://dashotography.wordpress.com/2008/09/11/fed-film-camera/

September 11, 2008 3:38 pm




Sorry, too! I thought I could submit more than one entry. It wasn’t stated on the rules, so I assumed I could. I just sent my fifth review when I saw Bryan’s post regarding multiple entries. Sorry!

September 12, 2008 3:43 am

I considered writing another entry, but the first one was a fair bit of work :D

At the end of the day it’s the quality of the review that counts right? May the best reviewer win! :)

September 12, 2008 4:31 am


“At the end of the day it’s the quality of the review that counts right?”

I was just going to say that it’s having fun doing it that’s important – but hey, the quality thing works too ^_^

September 12, 2008 7:51 am

OK Brian – I’ve posted. My camera review is posted under the photo of the camera itself. Link is given under description of the set.

Now just waiting for Hurricane Ike to come though & possibly take out our power (I live iN NW Houston)… wanted to post this in case it did!

September 12, 2008 5:35 pm

nooo

something is happening or something because you dont answer me sigh*

and my comments dont get published here O_O

this is my entry (again)

http://blog.anicastillo.com/?page_id=141

September 12, 2008 7:22 pm

I am sorry about submitting another camera,,I too did not see only one per person. Did I just get disqualified?

September 12, 2008 8:12 pm

@cybertoad Got it!

@Ani, I sent you a confirmation email a little while ago, didn’t you get it? You’re good to go.

@Monte — it’s not problem! I didn’t say you couldn’t! Nobody’s been disqualified.

September 12, 2008 11:02 pm

9:00pm on Sept 12… just made it!

September 12, 2008 11:05 pm

had the review refined a bit (hope that’s ok with you, brian). and since everyone is posting their links, here’s mine: http://elikon535.blogspot.com

September 13, 2008 5:56 pm

Hey I was just wondering when you expect the results to be posted. I bet you have hundreds of entries to go through, so take your time!

September 14, 2008 2:50 pm

Results should be up early this week. The judges and I have already gone through many of the entries, so we’re just making some decisions and finishing off the results page.

September 14, 2008 3:23 pm


only for Karma point.
i upload on flicker the full roll oh photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/e-coli/tags/the50filmcamera/show/

September 16, 2008 11:43 am


Great list of sponsors you have there thank you

September 24, 2008 6:50 am



I love the contests you run here, they are so unique and have great prizes. I’m really wish I had the skills to create something so great. Oh well its fun to look at others work anyhow.

March 4, 2009 4:54 pm

Hi Brian – this project is a perfect excuse to buy the Vivitar Ultra Slim & Wide that Laurie introduced me to her via her Fickr stream
Very nice hacks here…very helpful
Thanks a lot..

March 9, 2009 6:17 am


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