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  • Canon F-1 vs FTb – Should You Go Pro?

    In 1971, a shooter looking for the best Canon camera had two choices: the top level F-1, and its little brother, the FTb QL. I own both, and the two cameras…

  • Five Best Affordable Rangefinder Cameras

    Rangefinders. The mere mention of this type of camera inspires visions of the erstwhile street shooter; a clandestine spirit who is here and not here, never participating but always observing. We imagine these…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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

    Not long ago, I penned an opinion that every photo geek should own a wide-angle lens. In case you missed it, I talked about the incredible ability of wide-angle lenses to present a vision of…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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!…

  • Canon FD 28mm F/2.8 – Lens Review

    For a lens to be remarkable it doesn’t always have to be exceptionally gorgeous, have the highest specification, or cost as much as a small, used car. Sometimes the best lenses…

  • Canon A-1 – Camera Review

    Were CP the kind of website to give our reviews catchy taglines, the Canon A-1 would pose a bit of a problem. I could title it The Forgotten Canon, or The…

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