Camera Reviews

The Olympus 35 SP – Ansel Adams’ Point and Shoot?

2800 1575 Cory Miller

Our review of the Olympus 35 SP, a spot-meter-equipped 35mm film rangefinder camera.

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

2800 1575 James Tocchio

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

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Leica Q2 – a Real World Camera Review

2800 1575 James Tocchio

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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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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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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An Overview of the Hasselblad 500 Series (V System)

2400 1350 Aaron Stennett

With capability enabling it to span the globe and beyond, the Hasselblad 500 series is a special series of camera. As comfortable in the hands of elite fashion photographers as it is with astronauts on…

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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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Yashica T4 – A Hype-free Review of a Decent Film Camera

2800 1575 Josh Solomon

Blown out portraits of swimsuit supermodels. Hashtagged and upvoted shots of trendy streetwear-covered, moody-looking youngsters. A price tag that makes hypebeasts and unscrupulous camera flippers alike lick their lips. You know which camera I’m talking…

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The Contax G1 Takes on the World

2800 1575 Drew Chambers

From my first foray into modern film photography, I was confronted by the apparent supremacy of Leica and its M mount. But for some reason, the Leica bug has never seemed to bite me. To…

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The Contax T2 – Searching for Value Amongst the Hype

2800 1575 Aaron Stennett

While many cameras have gone from unknown to idolized as a result of the film renaissance, the Contax T2 stands shoulders above the competition. In terms of the sheer hype it has received in the…

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The Contax TVS is the Best Contax Compact to Buy Right Now

2800 1575 James Tocchio

Popular opinion on the Contax TVS says that its sluggish aperture and softer zoom lens make it a third-rate camera. The choir sings that the TVS is the compact Contax that you buy, only if…

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Shooting the Pontiac Super Lynx I – Camera Review

2800 1575 James Tocchio

The Pontiac Super Lynx I is one of the most beautiful 35mm film cameras I’ve yet seen. It’s also a rare camera. Finding one in excellent condition (and with the SOM Berthiot 50mm F/2.8 Flor…

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