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The Metro Case 3D Printed 35mm Viewfinder Could Solve Your Viewfinder Troubles for Under $20

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If you’ve ever wanted to shoot a 35mm lens on a camera that lacks 35mm frame lines, you know how annoying and expensive this problem can be. To shoot a 35mm lens on Leica’s M3,…

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The Best Holiday Gifts For Photo Geeks – 2017

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It’s that time of year, when we photo geeks buy our loved ones amazing presents only to get nothing good in return. What a drag. Here’s the solution. Send this list to anyone and everyone…

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3,000 Miles with the Vinta Co. S-Series Travel Bag

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I’ve spent the past week in what could rightly be described as a forced march through the least forgiving terrain on the globe; a torturously hot environment so harsh and expansive that man has yet…

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Hawkesmill Camera Straps – Possibly the Most Luxurious Straps on the Planet

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What can we possibly say about a camera strap? After all, if it keeps your camera off the ground, it’s doing its job. Where’s the angle? This was my main concern when we were contacted…

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We Go Hands On with FilmLab, a New App for Scanning Film with Your Smartphone

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Abe Fettig is looking to change the way many of us scan our film. “I feel like people really enjoy spending time in the dark room, but really don’t enjoy scanning.” The measured understatement was…

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How to Shoot Easy Macro Photos Using Close-Up Filters

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Are you interested in macro photography but not so interested in shelling the clams to pay for an expensive macro lens? Or maybe you’re not interested in carrying another big honking lens that’ll rarely leave your…

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MeFoto Globetrotter Air Review – a Travel Tripod That Actually Works?

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Travel tripods are notoriously bad. Flimsy and cheap, they’re disposable products destined to be discarded and replaced by something better. Or at least, that’s the perception. That’s why when B & H sent me the…

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Five Famous Photographers and the Cameras They Used

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It’s no secret that we love our gear here at Casual Photophile. A quick glance through the archives is enough to illustrate our undying love for classic cameras, but while our addiction to the tools…

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Artisan Origin Leather Camera Straps – Product Spotlight

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A few months ago I was contacted by an enterprising photographer, Myron Hensel of Artisan Origin, regarding the possibility of carrying his line of leather camera straps in our shop. I was initially hesitant owing…

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Jay Tsujimura Soft Release Buttons – Product Spotlight

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Today’s product spotlight is firmly fixed on the exquisitely crafted hot shoe covers and shutter release buttons made by Jay Tsujimura. Based in Japan, Jay meticulously carves, shapes, and polishes tiny camera accessories in a variety of precious…

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