Japanese

Rokkor, Nikkor, Takumar and Zuiko – The Stories Behind Japanese Lens Names

2560 1440 Josh Solomon

What’s with those names? Josh briefly tells us the origins of lens brand names such as Nikkor, Zuiko, Rokkor, and Takumar.

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Konica Tomato and Konica Pop 10 Review

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James reviews the Konica Tomato and the Konica Pop 10, a pair of simple 1980s 35mm point-and-shoot film cameras with style.

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Nikon Micro Nikkor 55mm F/3.5 Macro / Standard Lens Review

2560 1438 Josh Solomon

Josh reviews a classic Nikon Nikkor lens, the Micro Nikkor 55mm F/3.5 macro lens. It’s a standard fifty and a macro lens in one!

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Shooting Lisbon with a Minolta SRT 303b and Kodak Ektar

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

Our own Jeb Inge visits sunny Lisbon, Portugal with a Minolta SRT 303b film camera and Kodak’s most vibrant film, Kodak Ektar 100.

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Fujica Compact Deluxe Review – Fujifilm’s Most Unusual 35mm Rangefinder 

2343 1318 Cheyenne Morrison

Cheyenne tells us all about the Fujifilm Fujica Compact Deluxe, the last and most unusual 35mm rangefinder camera that Fuji ever made.

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Shooting Coastal Maine with a Mamiya 645 and Kodak Film

2560 1707 Drew Chambers

Drew’s first foray into medium format came by way of the Mamiya 645 1000s on the rocky New England shores of Midcoast Maine.

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My Three Half Frame Cameras – Canon Demi, Konica EYE, Olympus Pen EES

1330 748 Craig Sinclair

Thoughts on the half frame film camera from Craig, and his experiences with the Canon Demi, the Konica EYE, and the Olympus Pen.

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Minolta V2 Review – the Fastest 35mm Rangefinder Camera of 1958

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James reviews a unique 35mm film rangefinder camera from Minolta, the Minolta V2, the fastest leaf shutter rangefinder camera of its era.

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Konica Pop Review – The Prettiest and Worst Camera I Own

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James reviews the Konica Pop, a point-and-shoot camera from the 1980s that may just be the prettiest and worst camera he owns.

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Fujifilm Panorama G617 Professional Camera Review

2800 1575 James Tocchio

James reviews the Fuji G617, a wide-field camera that exposes massive 6×17 centimeter images on medium format film!

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Fujifilm Klasse W Review – A Great Leap Forward

2800 1575 Aaron Stennett

Aaron reviews the Fujifilm Klasse W, with a particular look at the many ways it’s improved over the original Fujifilm Klasse.

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Nikon Series E 50mm F/1.8 Lens Review – Value Proposition

2800 1572 Josh Solomon

Kit lenses are, for the most part, forgettable things. The hordes of slow wide-range zooms and 50mm f/1-point-whatever lenses have very few standouts among their ranks. They’re meant to be good-enough until the mediocrity becomes…

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Five Best Medium Format Cameras for Beginners in 2019

1600 800 Josh Solomon

We update our list of the best medium format cameras for those photographers just starting medium format in 2019.

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Contax TVS Digital Camera Review

2800 1575 James Tocchio

A review of the Contax TVS Digital, a five megapixel point and shoot digital camera from the year 2002.

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