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Ben Hucke Pen and Ink Camera Prints – Product Spotlight

It’s not every day that an Instagram post stops me in my tracks, but that’s what happened a few months ago when I stumbled upon a series of incredible art pieces by Portland, Oregon based artist Ben Hucke. Words don’t do justice to the pieces, so you might be better served to just take a look for yourselves. While all of his artwork, from his Egyptian Darth Vader to his recreation of the Nintendo Zapper, are incredible, it’s the camera pieces in particular that caught…

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Five Best Cameras for Photography Students

There’s a certain question that I get asked virtually every single day. People need to know what camera they should buy for their upcoming high school or college photography class. It’s a great question, and one that I’m always happy to answer, as it means that someone’s about to begin a process of discovery that often grows into a lifelong passion for the medium. After fielding this question three times today, I’ve put together a quick article showcasing what I believe are…

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Canon AE-1 – Video Review

After much filming, lots of trial and error, and countless hours of editing, we’ve finally finished our very first video review. We’ve started with a camera that’s among the most popular film cameras of all time, Canon’s AE-1. Take a look, and let us know what you think. And while you’re at it, why not point us in the direction of a camera you’d like us to talk about next? If you’d like to read our in-depth review of Canon’s…

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Canon FD 24mm F/2.8 S.S.C. – Lens Review

Not long ago, we penned an opinion that every photo geek should own a wide-angle lens. In case you missed it, we heralded the incredible ability of wide-angle lenses to present a vision of the world that just can’t be captured by a standard or telephoto lens. Taking our own advice, we spent the past few weeks shooting wide, and today we’ve got a review of a pretty fantastic wide-angle lens. It’s Canon’s FD 24mm F/2.8 S.S.C., and whether you’re shooting a vintage film Canon or a new mirror-less…

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The Best First Film Camera for Any Shooter

It’s one of the questions we’re asked most often here at CP, across our social media accounts, and through our online shop. Every day, new shooters and experienced digital photographers ask us to help them choose their first film camera. It’s not an easy task. Often we don’t know the shooter’s goals, experience level, or budget. What we do know, is that there’s a film camera out there for everyone. They just need to find it! With this in mind, we’ve put together…

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Canon AE-1 Program vs AE-1 – Camera Review

If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. A good philosophy, and one that Canon kept in mind when designing the follow-up to their massively successful AE-1 SLR. After five years of that machine’s unprecedented sales success, Canon unveiled an evolutionary camera that respectfully harkened to their most important SLR, and even retained its name. I’m talking about the AE-1 Program, and while I feel this is an over-simplification, many describe the AE-1 Program as an AE-1 with Program mode added on.…

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The Ultimate Camera Battery Compendium

We field a lot of questions here at CP. Whether they come by way of post comments, our online shop, our social networks, or via direct message, there’s a never-ending supply of inquisitive photo-geeks seeking answers to hard questions. And one of the most common questions we field almost every single day gets right to the heart of the hobby. It’s an important, existential question. A question that, were it to go unanswered, would invariably bring the world of photography to a…

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5 Best Japanese 35mm Film SLR Cameras

The last time we compiled a “Top Five” list we were focused on the simple joy of point-and-shoot cameras. The automated nature of the five cameras we chose was perfect for those photo geeks interested in making beautiful photos with ease. But today we’re going to talk about something a bit different. Today’s top five is all about vintage SLR (single lens reflex) cameras. Back in their heyday, these machines were the diametric counterpoint to point-and-shoot cameras, and for more than half a…

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Exploded Views – Canon AF35M

It seems we’ve been on something of a Canon binge lately. We’ve reviewed the classic A-1, put a wide FD lens through its paces, and just wrapped up our AE-1 springtime giveaway! Yes, the past few weeks have brought lot of Canon love here at CASUAL PHOTOPHILE, and we’ll get back to our usual brand diversity soon enough. But before we do, let’s give Canon the spotlight one more time. In this, our latest Exploded View, we take a look at one of…

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