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Contax 139 Quartz – Camera Review

I recently found myself the reluctant owner of a Contax 139 Quartz 35mm SLR, a camera about which I knew little and for which I cared even less. After all, if this rebranded, electronic Yashica were anything worthwhile I’d have heard about it from my friends at the camera shop, or spied one scrolling by in my Instagram feed. Yes, surely if the 139Q mattered I’d have known about it. Still, it was being sold with a fairly legendary Zeiss…

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5 Best Point and Shoot Film Cameras – Part 2

A while back, we published a rather popular list of some of our favorite point-and-shoot film cameras. We made it pretty clear that our list was just a small sampling of the amazing machines out there. Even so, many of you chimed in with your favorite models that we may have overlooked. We loved the response, so to thank our readers for their enthusiasm, we’re bringing another list of five super slick point-and-shoots. Like the previous five, these machines are remarkable exemplars of thoughtful design and optical capability. They’re affordable,…

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5 Best Travel Cameras – Film Edition

One of the greatest joys in life is travel, and one of the greatest joys in travel is taking pictures. Whether you’re looking to populate an album with touristy shots of famous landmarks, or taking the time to compose artistic shots of eclectic locales, travel photography is one of the most exciting and rewarding disciplines of the hobby. That’s not to say vacation shooting is always heavenly. Many travelers make the mistake of lugging around far more gear than they’ll ever…

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