Filmomat — Film Developing at Your Fingertips


No matter what kind of photographer you are, a film developing kit will always have a place in your purely analogue heart. Why, you ask? Because you love the process — always have and always will.

Filmomat © Lukas Fritz

That’s why we thought you might want to see this all-in-one film processing kit that makes developing films a piece of cake. Introducing the Filmomat — a fully automatic table-top film processor created by photographer and tinkerer, Lukas Fritz.

From the looks of the Filmomat alone, you can easily see that it’s an exercise in utility and design. The combination of glass, metal, and LED panels make for a truly analogue look. It’s so sleek and stylish that it can pass as home decor — a piece that can complement the home of any film photographer.

Filmomat © Lukas Fritz

While looks are definitely a plus factor for the Filmomat, its real essence lies in its function. It can process any film format, from 35 mm to 5x7” film sizes, color negative, slide, or even black and white. Just take your pick. The process is also fully automatic, all you need to do is fill the tank with the needed chemicals, pick the correct settings, and you’re all set. Oh, even the rinsing, bath changes, and temperature control are also taken care of by the Filmomat. How neat is that?

Sample shots processed with the Filmomat © Lukas Fritz

However you look at it, the Filmomat is definitely a piece of art — both in design and engineering. It gives regular film enthusiasts a chance to conveniently (and securely) process their films with great ease. Think about the coffee maker that you use to brew your morning cup of joe, this device does exactly that, only with chemicals and your freshly shot rolls of film.

We would like to thank Lukas for letting us feature his work on the Magazine. If you’re interested in the Filmomat, you may head over to their website to learn more.

written by cheeo on 2018-08-16 #gear #news #developing #120 #35-mm #film-processing #filmomat #lukas-fritz


  1. thatsweston
    thatsweston ·

    It's an amazing device for sure. However the price hurts a lot lol. I think I'll keep saving for the Fuji scanner and keep developing in my bathtub.

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Fantastic piece of work!! Price is very high, but I think it's understandable for the piece of machinery and technology it is... well, still using my bathtub for now! :)

  3. jaunman
    jaunman ·

    Dear Santa

  4. haverh
    haverh ·

    The price is too high. There are more possibilities for less money. But perhaps a good idea for a photo club.

  5. lizkoppert
    lizkoppert ·

    Yaow, that's expensive! Could really do with one though...

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    What a beauty.

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