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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.

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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Fujifilm Klasse – A Hype-free Review

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Our hype-free review of the Fujifilm Klasse, a “premium” point and shoot 35mm film camera popular with the Instagram film community.

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Five Best Digital Cameras for People Who Love Film Cameras

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High quality film cameras feel great. Digital cameras don’t always feel so good. Here are five digital cameras that feel as good as the good old days.

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I’ve Got a Fever and the Only Cure is Konica VX200 and a Canon T90

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I shot a roll of Konica VX200 on a blisteringly hot and exceptionally windy beach. I had a virus-induced sickness. I nearly died. Here are some photos from that roll.

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Robot Royal 24 Review – a Square Format 35mm Film Camera that Runs Like a Clock

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We review the Robot Royal 24, an all-mechanical hand-wound rangefinder camera that shoots square images on 35mm film.

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Monthly Photo Challenge for August 2019 – Shoot Something Orange

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It’s the first week of the month, which means it’s time for another Monthly Photo Challenge. This month’s challenge is deceptively simple – shoot something orange. But don’t be fooled; making a great image of…

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Leica SLR Camera Buyer’s Guide – Which Should You Buy?

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Not sure which Leica SLR film camera is right for you? Our Buyer’s Guide can help.

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Leica Q2 – a Real World Camera Review

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The Leica Q2 is the most exciting and interesting digital camera I’ve shot in years. But is it worth $5,000?

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