35mm Film

The Essentials – A Guide to the Best of Pentax’s Camera Systems

2341 1317 Josh Solomon

In our latest Essentials article, we spotlight the best gear from Pentax. From collectible rarities to pro-spec SLRs, this is what Pentaxians dream of.

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A Day in the Life, as Seen Through a Yashica 35 MF

1493 840 Craig Sinclair

Craig offers some thoughts on photography as a document of life, as seen through the Yashica 35 MF 35mm film camera.

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Taste the Rainbow – Charlotte’s Adventures in Alternative Color Film

2500 1406 Charlotte Davis

Charlotte shoots some wild color film and tells us all about it in this rainbow-flavored writeup.

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Lomography Kickstarts a Brand New Color Film, LomoChrome Metropolis

2800 1575 Jeb Inge

Lomography just launched a Kickstarter campaign that aims to introduce a brand new color film – LomoChrome Metropolis – in 35mm, 120, and other formats.

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Photographic Tips for Chasing Waterfalls

2000 1331 Jeb Inge

This story starts with a fall, a broken tooth, and a wet photographer. Learn from our mistakes.

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Nikon L35AW Underwater Point and Shoot Camera Review

2800 1575 James Tocchio

We start this review with a megaton bombshell of investigative journalism. And then talk about Nikon’s L35AW, a wonderful waterproof point-and-shoot.

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Walter Voss Diax IIa – a Shooter’s Review of a Collector’s Camera

2800 1572 Josh Solomon

There’s an old saying in boxing – ”styles make fights.” The most entertaining boxing matches feature complementary styles, well-demonstrated in the slugger-on-slugger brawl of Gatti vs. Ward or the brains-vs-brawn bullfight that was Ali vs. Foreman. Conversely,…

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Contax Aria 70 Years Edition Review

1920 1080 Cheyenne Morrison

The Contax Aria 70 Years limited edition model is the very last manual focus camera to wear the legendary CONTAX name. With a body designed by Porsche, shutter designed by Yashica, and lenses by Zeiss…

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Cleaning, Storing, and Repairing Your Classic Camera

2448 1377 Charlotte Davis

Unlike the digital camera market, which is saturated with brand new products and the support network needed to fix them, film cameras can be rare and precious and expensive to fix. That’s why it’s important…

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Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros II is Coming – New Black-and-White Film in 2019

1809 1602 James Tocchio

Fujifilm Japan has just announced a new black-and-white film, Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros II, and that it will be available in 35mm and 120 formats beginning in the fall of 2019 (the full press release…

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Making Film Soup with Elzi Boba – Featured Photophile No. 019

2637 1483 James Tocchio

I see a lot of photos in my role here at the site. I understand most of them. I can read the light and intuit some of the work that went into making them. But…

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Nikon Nikonos V Camera Review

2400 1350 James Tocchio

In April of 1984, Nikon released their final and most advanced manual-focus underwater camera, the Nikonos V. For nearly twenty years it would stand as the most successful underwater and all-weather camera that Nikon (or…

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Ricoh GR1v Film Camera Review

2800 1575 James Tocchio

Ricoh’s user manual describes the GR1v in the typically understated fashion used by many Japanese companies as an “Ultra Slim 135 Film Format AF Camera.” And it’s certainly all of that. It’s also gorgeous, solidly…

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Astronaut Ed White, the First American Space Walk, and the Camera He Used

2400 1600 Cheyenne Morrison

I was seven years old the day that Neil Armstrong took that famous “giant leap for mankind” upon the Moon. I vividly remember taking the day off from school so that we could watch this…

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