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James Tocchio

James Tocchio

James Tocchio

James Tocchio is a writer and photographer, and the founder of Casual Photophile. He’s spent years researching, collecting, and shooting classic and collectible cameras. In addition to his work here, he’s also the founder of the online camera shop Fstopcameras.com.

Chasing Light with Tyler Bervy – Featured Photophile No. 020

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Tyler Bervy shows and tells about his photos and process in our latest Featured Photophile.

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Leitz 21mm F/4 Super Angulon R – Leica R Mount Lens Review

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James spends six months with and then reviews an ultra wide angle lens for the Leica SLR system, the Leitz 21mm F/4 Super Angulon R.

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Choosing Your Kid’s First Camera

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If you’re a parent and a photo geek, you should buy your kid a camera. Here are some of the best cameras for kids of various age groups as chosen by our writers.

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How I Fought My Way Through Photographic Burnout, and How You Can Too

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Losing interest in photography? Getting overwhelmed? Here’s how James fought his way through photographic burnout, and how you could too.

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FILM Ferrania Store Re-opens, Ferrania P30 Film Now Shipping to USA and Canada

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We chat with Dave Bias, Sales and Marketing Director for FILM Ferrania who have just reopened their online shop selling Ferrania P30 film to the USA and Canada.

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Minolta V2 Review – the Fastest 35mm Rangefinder Camera of 1958

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James reviews a unique 35mm film rangefinder camera from Minolta, the Minolta V2, the fastest leaf shutter rangefinder camera of its era.

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Konica Pop Review – The Prettiest and Worst Camera I Own

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James reviews the Konica Pop, a point-and-shoot camera from the 1980s that may just be the prettiest and worst camera he owns.

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Fujifilm Panorama G617 Professional Camera Review

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James reviews the Fuji G617, a wide-field camera that exposes massive 6×17 centimeter images on medium format film!

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Monthly Photo Challenge for November 2019 – Shoot Your Best Macro Photo

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November 2019’s monthly photo challenge – shoot your best macro photo. In this article, we tell you what you’ll need and how to make a great macro shot.

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Touring the Kodak Factory with a Nikon Z7 and a Kodak Ektra

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James takes a tour of the Kodak campus in Rochester, New York, and shoots it with the brand new Nikon Z7 and an ancient Kodak Ektra film camera.

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Check Out These Amazing Items from Flints Auctions’ October 18th Auction of Fine Photographica

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We highlight a small selection of special lots from the upcoming Flints Auctions October 18th, 2019 catalog of Fine Photographica.

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A Quick Look at the Polaroid Polaprinter Slide Copier

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Friday afternoon, end of the workweek, and my camera shop employee, Kyle, is walking out the door. I notice for the hundredth time a box in the corner of the office, and call, “Hey we’ve…

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Polaroid Originals Announces Discontinuation of all Spectra Films

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Polaroid Originals today announced that production of all Spectra Series film for classic Polaroid Spectra cameras has been officially discontinued. The news of the discontinuation comes following numerous reports from Spectra camera users over the…

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Contax TVS Digital Camera Review

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A review of the Contax TVS Digital, a five megapixel point and shoot digital camera from the year 2002.

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