Kenneth Bachor for TIME
By Josh Raab and Kenneth Bachor
January 26, 2017

Does a camera alone make a photographer great? Absolutely not. But the right tool in the right hands are both essential to achieving perfection.

Film provides an aesthetic, a process, and quality that remains unparalleled in the digital realm.

After Kodak announced it would bring back its Ektachrome film, five years after it was first discontinued, TIME LightBox is taking a look at the state of film photography, asking the manufacturers and photographers to explain why they are still backing the analogue format in the digital age.

We’ve also asked renowned professional photographers to name the film cameras, provided here by the School of the International Center of Photography, that fit any angle you strive to achieve. Here are their answers.

 

Write to Josh Raab at josh.raab@time.com and Kenneth Bachor at kenneth.bachor@time.com.

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