Rarities

Touring the Kodak Factory with a Nikon Z7 and a Kodak Ektra

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James takes a tour of the Kodak campus in Rochester, New York, and shoots it with the brand new Nikon Z7 and an ancient Kodak Ektra film camera.

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Check Out These Amazing Items from Flints Auctions’ October 18th Auction of Fine Photographica

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We highlight a small selection of special lots from the upcoming Flints Auctions October 18th, 2019 catalog of Fine Photographica.

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The Finetta 99 – a Shooter’s Review of a Collector’s Camera

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Cheyenne Morrison dives deep into the Finetta 99, a rare and beautiful film camera from 1950s Germany.

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Shooting the Pontiac Super Lynx I – Camera Review

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The Pontiac Super Lynx I is one of the most beautiful 35mm film cameras I’ve yet seen. It’s also a rare camera. Finding one in excellent condition (and with the SOM Berthiot 50mm F/2.8 Flor…

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The Weird and Wonderful World of Gold Collector Cameras

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There’s a famous scene in This Is Spinal Tap in which the guitarist of Spinal Tap, Nigel Tufnel, shows off his guitar collection. He finally comes to the crown jewel, a Sea Foam Green Fender…

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What’s an ‘Apollo’ Nikon F and Why It Matters

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James explains what makes the special Nikon F “Apollo” so special (or not so special), with examination of why it matters (or doesn’t).

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Tahbes Synchro and Synchrona – an In-Depth Look at the Machines of an Obscure Dutch Camera Company

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Europe in 1945 was not a great place for manufacturing, yet it was there and in that moment in history during which a small, Dutch company successfully manufactured and sold some of the most beautiful…

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1905 Ticka Watch Camera – An In-Depth Look

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There’s this guy I know; one of those old-timey photo geeks that have seen it all and own most of it. He ran a camera shop for god-knows-how-long, the result being that he’s not too impressed by…

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Kodak Brownie No. 2 Camera Review – Shooting a Hundred-Year-Old Film Camera

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[Author’s note: Many thanks to Nick Marshall for lending this camera to us for review. Check out his instant/toy camera photography here] It’s 2017, and most people don’t think of photography as any kind of…

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