Pentax LX Camera Review – The Best Professional 35mm SLR Around

I’ve spent the past few months shooting an amazing and beautiful 35mm film SLR from Japan. This camera has it all – a complete system with detachable prisms, backs, winders, focusing screens, choice of attachable handles, and even limited releases in Titanium. Most important among these accoutrements are the ones containing glass – the camera couples with a complete range of lenses capable of unsurpassed image quality in their price point. It’s a well-made camera, robust and ergonomically excellent, and…

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We Pick Your First Film Camera For Under $50

Recent articles by the likes of TIME magazine, BBC news, and others have announced to the masses what many of us have known for years – film photography is back. And you can bet that this coming wave of mainstream…

Featured Photophile No. 007 – Max Bevill and his Fuji TX-1

Featured Photophile, our recurring segment showcasing talented amateur photographers, is back. Today we’re spotlighting a young photophile named Max Bevill. Max recently took a trip and asked my opinion on which cameras he should bring along. The man has some serious machines, but after…

SMC Pentax M 40mm F/2.8 Pancake Lens Review

Lilliputian. Svelte. Teensy and weensy, and of course, teensy-weensy. All words I’d never expect to write in a lens review, yet here we all are and I might as well get these silly synonyms for tiny out of the…

Japan Camera Hunter Street Pan 400 – Six Months In

It’s been more than six months since Bellamy Hunt (a.k.a. Japan Camera Hunter) brought a new black-and-white film stock to market, and while snide comments about Bellamy’s motives have popped up here and there, it appears that the film has been mostly received…

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