SLR

Contax Aria 70 Years Edition Review

1920 1080 Cheyenne Morrison

The Contax Aria 70 Years limited edition model is the very last manual focus camera to wear the legendary CONTAX name. With a body designed by Porsche, shutter designed by Yashica, and lenses by Zeiss…

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Nikon Nikonos V Camera Review

2400 1350 James Tocchio

In April of 1984, Nikon released their final and most advanced manual-focus underwater camera, the Nikonos V. For nearly twenty years it would stand as the most successful underwater and all-weather camera that Nikon (or…

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The Wirgin Edixa Reflex B is Everything I Love and Hate About Film Cameras

2800 1575 James Tocchio

I spent the past week shooting the Wirgin Edixa Reflex B, a West German-made SLR from the 1950s, and when I took it this weekend to a Boston film photographer meet, the reactions around it…

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Nikon F100 Review – The Ultimate 35mm Film SLR Value

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

It was one year ago, while preparing to move to Germany, that I purchased my Nikon F100. I bought it in the hope that it would be all the camera I would ever need —…

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Nikon FM2/T Camera Review – a Stronger and Lighter Nikon

2800 1575 James Tocchio

In 1993, Nikon released a special version of its most respected compact SLR. They wrapped the bones of the FM2n in titanium, called the camera the FM2/T, and decorated it with a price tag of…

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Canon T80 Review – A Canon Fan Shoots Canon’s First Autofocus SLR

2800 1866 Chris Cushing

Back in mid-December James asked if I wanted to review the Canon T80. When I responded enthusiastically (and in the affirmative), James seemed to think I was being facetious. His reponse to my apparent excitement…

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Nikon F2 Camera Review – Nikon’s Pro SLR Evolves

3000 1688 Josh Solomon

From its inception, the Nikon F2 has enjoyed a reputation rivaled by few and envied by many. The camera was designed to be nothing less than the perfect expression of the professional 35mm mechanical SLR…

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Praktica MTL 5B SLR Camera Review

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

No one wants to be the person with the obvious schtick. But after volunteering to review a rangefinder, an SLR, and then a medium format and even half-frame cameras from the Soviet Union, I’m starting…

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Nikon F4 Camera Review – Thirty Years Old This Month

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

The Nikon F4 is the perfect camera for me, but it took a while to get there. Like most photo geeks, I long suffered from Gear Acquisition Syndrome, a disease that makes us think that…

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Minolta XD 35mm Film Camera Review

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

I started shooting film with Minolta’s SRT-101, a historical camera that decades after its creation remains an outstanding machine capable of withstanding severe conditions. My personal SRT had clearly seen a lot of these —…

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Konica Autoreflex TC and the Hexanon 40mm – Shooting Bare Bones

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

In most conversations about classic SLR producers, Konica is always left out. The 1970s hosted a tug of war between camera brands vying for supremacy in the SLR market. One brand would develop a camera…

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Shooting Martha’s Vineyard with the Leica R5 and Kodak Ultramax

2400 1350 James Tocchio

In five years of shooting film cameras, I’d never shot the Leica R5. When one rolled through the shop an hour before I was set to board a boat to Martha’s Vineyard, it seemed like…

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The Nikon FM is All the 35mm Film Camera You Really Need

2200 1237 Josh Solomon

My eyes drifted from one storefront to the next, my stomach grumbling in the late spring heat. For days I’d been craving a taco, a dish so common in my home city that they may…

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Nikon F – The Camera That Changed Everything

2200 1238 Josh Solomon

If there’s one camera that’s been a constant presence throughout my years as a photographer and writer, it’s the Nikon F. Nearly every research trail or trip to the camera show somehow ends with the…

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