Author Archives: Richard


The photochemical DNA of BellinoFoto and Nik & Trick…a tale of two businesses peoples To begin with, this piece it will may seem like a bizarre way to begin an article about this particular subject perhaps but bear with me here…. From a teenager your host & scribe has had an affinity with Italian people, […]

Under the safelight?

At the beginning…new paper developers! We all know the usual products but Ilford and Kodak and Tetenal and so on but Adox too having been making some very fine paper developers for a long time…and then we have brought to the UK market new offerings from our lovely colleagues at BelliniFoto so we thought we’d […]

2018 What a year!  The Year of Reversal (films and processes!)

I don’t think that I personally, nor we as a team have ever shot so many films for making slides with…and not just colour E6 process films at that.. Yes we all knew that a new version of Kodak Ektachrome was coming since some PR sprog at Kodak HQ in Rochester got over-excited and let […]

Kodak Motion Picture Films – Our Vision! – Episode II

Well….since our original blog on these lovely films (Here), which includes an explanation on what Remjet is and what it does.  And now things have moved along a little… First, we have now upgraded all Kodak Vision stocks to the latest Vision3 films…we have also taken in some of the Fuji equivalent, in the form of […]

Nik & Trick Films – Filmotec DP-3

What is it? Filmotech DP-3 is a duplicating positive film that is used for the production of intermediate positives (master positives) in the motion picture industry. A panchromatic film for duplicating from black & white negatives as well as from colour negatives producing well-balanced grey values referring to original colours. Special features of this film […]

Kodak Motion Picture Films – Our Vision!

Researching these you’ll find the word REMJET thrown up as if it were a horror story – a total blockade in terms of moving forwards.   It’s as frustrating now looking back as it was then! Kodak describe Vision films as the best they’ve ever made so it didn’t seem fair that the movie industry […]

The forgotten asset – Tamron Adaptall lenses!

We deal in used film cameras…it’s not a secret!  Camera’s are an integral and fascinating part of our business and there’s always stuff to learn…nobody knows everything and we of course are no exception to that rule and that’s what keeps it interesting. Part of being able to offer used equipment at good prices comes from buying […]

Something Different – Why we do FT-12!

We try everything!  Don’t forget, at heart we’re just like you guys…we love something rare and that hasn’t been tried by many. If there’s some existing cult following all well and good! This one begins back in 2013 a few months after we first opened and the first of our hard-core, wanting more than the […]