Shutter Release: Fujifilm kills more films, Irix 100mm filter holder and improving your photos
posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:30 PM EDT
In today's Shutter Release roundup, we will look at some disappointing news for analog photography fans, a new filter holder system from Irix and an article about improving your photography.
Shutter Release is a regular feature here at Imaging Resource. There is a lot of interesting photography-related content out there and Shutter Release is our way of sharing some of it with you.
Fujifilm may be striking gold with their Instax series, but not everything in their film offerings is doing as well. This is not the first time Fujifilm has announced discontinuations of film stocks and it should not come as a surprise if they announce more discontinuations at a later date. Regardless, this round of casualties includes Fujicolor Superia X-Tra 400, Fujichrome Velvia 50 and 100 and Fujichrome Provia 100F in March of 2018 and Fujicolor Natura 1600, Fujicolor 1600 Single Use, Neopan 100 Acros 4 x 5 and Neopan 100 Acros 8 x 10 in May 2018. It's hard to predict which films will be the next to die, but it seems like a foregone conclusion that soon enough the only "film" from Fujifilm will come in the form of Instax cameras and accessories.
Relative newcomer to the lens game, Irix, has been making a lot of splashes lately with their 11mm f/4 and 15mm f/2.4 lenses. Earlier this year, they announced a trio of 95mm Edge filters for their 15mm lens. Ahead of PhotoPlus next week, the Swiss company has announced a new 100mm Irix Edge filter holder system.
The system comprises a new Irix IFH-100 universal filter holder, created specifically for their 15mm f/2.4 lens, and new Edge 100 series filters, which will be available in 100 x 100 and 100 x 150 formats and include solid and graduated neutral density filters. For the full details, click here.
Photographer Dylan Goldby has written a nice article about how to improve your photography. He sets out different methods or approaches you can take toward making yourself a better photographer and it's a very worthwhile read. Go check it out.