Desert Island Cameras No. 02 – Olympus Edition

We’re back with another installment of Desert Island Cameras, the recurring article in which we answer the question, “If you could only have one, which would it be?” That’s right – in a quest to help you choose the very best from the most popular camera brands, we’ve taken on the near-impossible task of paring down and choosing just one camera and lens we’d be happy to have for the rest of our lives. Last time we talked about Nikon, and today we’re…

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Featured Photophile No. 008 – Enzo Gohlke

Featured Photophile, our recurring segment showcasing talented amateur photographers, is back. Today we’re spotlighting a young photophile named Lorenz Gohlke, known to his pals as Enzo. Enzo is a classic example of today’s modern photo geek – a young person who started on…

1905 Ticka Watch Camera – An In-Depth Look

There’s this guy I know; one of those old-timey photo geeks that have seen it all and own most of it. He ran a camera shop for god-knows-how-long, the result being that he’s not too impressed by the commonplace – F3s, AE-1s.…

Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm F/1.4 C/Y Mount – Lens Review

Today’s lens review isn’t going to change the way you take photos, and if you’re already shooting a fast fifty don’t expect to be surprised. Today’s lens review, while certainly worth reading (don’t you dare), may even be just…

Desert Island Cameras No. 01 – Nikon Edition

Ahoy matey. Here’s a fun post for you guys, and before you get too deep, keep in mind that we want to hear your thoughts on this one. I asked the crew here at CP to choose their “desert…

Rollei 35 SE – Camera Review

A couple years back, I wrote about my experience shooting a camera from Rollei’s series of universally lauded compact viewfinder cameras. The Rollei B35 was the lowest-spec model of the 35 range, and I found it to be just about…

How to Shoot Easy Macro Photos Using Close-Up Filters

Spring is here, and with it comes tiny bugs, tiny flowers, and tiny dew drops – all perfect subjects for macro photos. Are you interested in macro photography but not so interested in shelling the clams to pay for…

Five Best Affordable Rangefinder Cameras

Rangefinders. The mere mention of this type of camera inspires visions of the erstwhile street shooter; a clandestine spirit who is here and not here, never participating but always observing. We imagine these shooters gripping their German rangefinders tight and clicking…

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