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  • Fujifilm Provia 100F Slide Film Profile

    Many people will tell you that there’s nothing as scary in film photography as shooting slide film. It’s harsh, unforgiving, and only for experts. With every shot, they say, slide film…

  • Minolta MD Rokkor X 45mm F/2 Lens Review

    I have a chambray button-down shirt that everyone seems to love. There’s nothing special about it and I bought it at the Bass outlet for less than $10. But every time…

  • Minolta XE-5 – Camera Review

    I began my photographic journey with a Minolta DSLR, the rather fantastic-in-its-day Maxxum 5D, so when I felt the urge to try some film shooting more than a decade later, Minolta…

  • Jay Tsujimura Soft Release Buttons – Product Spotlight

    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…

  • Exploded Views – Olympus OM2

    We’re back with another Exploded View, and this time we’ve dissected a fan-favorite SLR. It’s Olympus’ OM-2, one of the smallest and most technologically advanced cameras of the film era. When we reviewed the…

  • Nikon Nikkor 105mm F/2.5 – Lens Review

    We’re back with another noteworthy lens, and this one’s a real legend for Nikon photographers of a certain age. Yes, if you were shooting film during the 1960s or in any…

  • Nikon N8008 / F-801 – Camera Review

    Shooting classic cameras often brings compromise. Sometimes your camera lacks auto-focus, other times it’s got no light meter, or maybe your camera can’t auto-expose. We love old cameras, but occasionally the…

  • 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…

  • Exploded Views – Minolta MC Rokkor 50mm F/2

    Here’s another installment in our Exploded Views feature. Last time we featured the Canon AE-1, and this week we’re showcasing something that’s admittedly simpler, less jaw-dropping, and easier on our bleeding…

  • Exploded Views – Canon AE-1

    Casual Photophile was born from an appreciation that cameras are amazing, tiny machines. What better way to illustrate the intricacy and wonder of these little devices than to tear them apart and…

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