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Analogue Wonderbox is the ultimate film club for retro photographers

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If you use film cameras, and like to experiment with unusual rolls of 35mm film, then the Analogue Wonderbox is for you. Every two months you get a box full of six different film emulsions for you to try out – and to explore different retro photography effects and styles.

The brainchild of film photography specialists Analogue Wonderland, the Wonderbox is a film club with a difference. You subscribe, and then every two months you get six different rolls of film through the post; Analogue Wonderland boasts having over 200 different films in stock.

"Every week we get questions from folk getting into film photography - either for the first time or returning after a couple of decades in the digital world - asking for film recommendations and expressing amazement with the range available," says Paul McKay of Analogue Wonderland.

"By curating a small selection of films to arrive at homes around the world each month - and releasing weekly content with top tips for those films - photographers will quickly get to grips with some of the the creative differences between B&W and colour; negative and slide; infrared and redscale; Kodak and Fujifilm; and so much more. We will also run a rolling monthly competition for subscribers to share back some of their favorite shots." 

Each box is meant to be a surprise package, but (spoiler alert) the first box which is currently shipping to early adopters includes:

● Dubblefilm Bubblegum 

● Bergger Pancro 400 

● Ilford Pan F 

● Lomo Metropolis 

● Rollei 400S 

● Kodak Ultramax 

● A special Cyanotype kit from Little Vintage Photography 

● A flyer for a free developed roll with Digitalab 

The subscription service costs £50 a drop (approximately $65) from Analogue Wonderland.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.


He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.