Yesterday I for the app Thirty Six by Iconocode. This app reminds me of my old film days. It’s a pretty cool app with a great concept. Plus the fact I really love shooting contrasty black and whites. This app is perfect.
I’ve loaded up the app. I’ve chosen what type of film I’m going to shoot with. Now you have two choices of film exposures 12 and 36 shots. 12 is for 120mm square format film. 36 is for 35mm format film. You can also choose color or black and white film.
One of two things I wish Thrity Six had was a 35mm vintage viewfinder on the screen. Second the ability to turn off and on grid of some kind. I think those two thing would be SWEET on the 35mm viewfinder.
For the 120mm I would like an old twin lens reflex viewfinder added to the mix. The ability to turn off and on a grid of some kind too. This would make the app more realistic in shooting film exposure type app. That’s some of the few improvements I would like to see in future updates with the app.
After you’re done shooting, you will get a roll contact sheet with in the app. You can pick your favorites to save on your camera roll. Warning if you plan to use this app a lot to shoot with, this will take up room on your iPhone. I recommend saving what you like and the contact sheet on your camera roll. I’m not really worried about space on my iPhone but it’s for the people who have 16gb and 32gb iPhones.
This is your Contact Sheet, you can put in a limit title for your sheet. It shows you all 36 exposures that you shot. I do wish the app had the ability to type in your name too.
You can type in your name if you wanted to but the space is limiting for camera roll information. I would like to see another line add or the ability to add in the EXIF like some of the other camera apps that offer it. The other thing I wish it was a 24 switch, since you can buy film that only has 24 exposures.
I found out in the settings on your iPhone you can put your name in the EXIF.
This is what 120mm format contact sheet will look like. You only have 12 exposures.
Overall I feel Thirty Six has a great concept, just needs a few updates to make it feel like I’m using a SLR or 120mm film camera. I didn’t have any crashing issues using the app on my iPhone 6 plus. It worked real smoothly. I read people were complaining the app crashed a lot. I’m guessing the complaints came from older iPhones. What I see this app great for is Street Photography because of the contrasty black and white 400 speed films. Thirty Six does remind me of using my old Canon AE-1 and Ilford HP5 film. Sometimes it’s nice to reminisce about the past of how I started with film.
Thirty Six sells for $1.99 in the App Store,universal to the iPad and iOS only. I want to thank Gary Cohen for a code so I could review Thirty Six. If you have any questions please leave comments or email me firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great day and see you soon !!!