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Watameter Super – The Rolls Royce of Rangefinders

1871 1052 Cheyenne Morrison

A brief history and review of the Watameter accessory rangefinder, a classic device for measuring distance with a camera.

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Negative Supply Film Carrier MK1 Kickstarter Launches Today

1281 721 Drew Chambers

Negative Supply announces the Kickstarter for their Film Carrier MK 1, a new solution for scanning and digitizing film with your DSLR or mirror-less camera.

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Five Famous Photographers and the Cameras They Used Part Two

788 1199 Josh Solomon

As photographers, the tools we use can influence the way we both see and capture the world around us. For this reason, it can be illuminating to reflect on the gear that’s been used by…

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Ilford Simplicity Black & White Film Developing Starter Pack Review

2800 1575 James Tocchio

I was recently given a relatively new product made by Ilford, a one-time-use black-and-white film development chemical kit called the Simplicity Starter Pack. This kit comes with all the chemicals a shooter will need to…

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Five Accessories Every Film Photographer Should Own and Use

2800 1575 Charlotte Davis

When I got my first proper film camera, a Cosina PM-1, for the grand total of £3 from a car boot sale, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had one…

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FilmLab App Version 1.1 User Experience

2800 1867 Charlotte Davis

FilmLab is an app for digitizing negatives quickly and easily, and I’ve spent the past few weeks testing its limits. It fulfills its intended purpose well, and future updates promise higher performance. For now, it’s…

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Camera Straps for People Who Aren’t Into Leather

1200 963 Charlotte Davis

It’s almost a cliché – your well-brassed camera must wear an equally weathered artisanal strap, usually leather. Venture onto any fashionable camera site these days and we’ll no doubt find such a leather strap attached…

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The Best Holiday Gifts for the Photographer – 2018

3000 1687 Jeb Inge

Photographers are tricky people for whom to buy gifts. They’re picky, they know what they like, and most of them spend countless hours in agonized research before buying anything. But we’re here to help. We’ve…

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Plustek OpticFilm 120 Scanner Review – Premium Scans, but at What Cost?

3000 1687 Dustin Vaughn-Luma

By the time I’d tested the Plustek OpticFilm 120 scanner, I’d tried plenty of scanners and was pretty worn out. Let’s face it – scanning sucks. It’s time consuming, and confers the same level of enjoyment…

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Moshi Arcus Multifunctional Backpack – a Camera Bag Worth 1,000 Words

2400 1350 James Tocchio

The Moshi Arcus Multifunctional Backpack is pretty damn nice, and I say that as a guy who detests writing or talking about camera bags. Further proof that fate is unfailingly cruel, I get an email…

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CAMERADACTYL is a 3D Printed 4 x 5 Field Camera, Now on Kickstarter

1418 798 James Tocchio

I was contacted yesterday by a man named Ethan, who sent a link to his just-launched Kickstarter. CAMERADACTYL, named such because, as Ethan puts it, “I like cameras, dinosaurs, and all the real word dot…

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Need an Affordable and Capable Light Meter? Try The Sekonic Flashmate L-308s

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

Nothing is more important in photography than light. By that measure, good photography must accurately measure the light on its subject. Nearly all new digital cameras come with a built in light meter coupled to…

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Meet the PONF Camera, a Film and Digital Multi-back Camera System

1032 581 James Tocchio

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Raffaello Palandri about the camera he and his company are making. The PONF camera promises to be the camera for every photographer; a highly customizable, modular design…

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K&F Concept DSLR Travel Backpack Gear Review

2000 1333 Jeb Inge

Let’s say it from the start; I am the world’s pickiest camera bag buyer. I’m also someone who puts a lot of importance on the support staff of the photographic experience – bags, tripods, filters,…

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