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  • Nikon F6 – Camera Review

    Well, this is it. I shut the gold box for the last time and laid it into a bigger, blander box, a Priority Mail shipping label from Los Angeles to Boston…

  • Pentax K1000 – Camera Review

    A plump, chunky camera stares at me from across the room. I avert my eyes and glance back at the computer screen, my stomach growing queasy with anxiety. Writing about this…

  • Minolta XK – Camera Review

    It was after climbing 2,000 feet above sea level, with several hundred more to hike, that I decided to hate Minolta’s XK. I stood hunched and panting over a tangle of…

  • Nikon FG – Camera Review

    In my last article, I mentioned a shiny, little Nikon FG. The FG happened to be my very first 35mm film camera and remains one of my favorites today. Compact, light, and…

  • Nikon FE – Camera Review

    My eyes flitted from one glittering storefront to the next, unsure of which to enter. For weeks I’d been craving a cannolo, a Sicilian pastry with a reputation only matched by its…

  • Pentax SV – Camera Review

    Life has a way of giving you exactly what you need when you least expect it to. So when I came across a Pentax SV for the first time, I knew…

  • Olympus OM-1 Camera Review

    Fans of the OM system are as passionate and dedicated as any in the world of cameras, and it’s over the original OM-1 that these acolytes most readily swoon. Spend any amount…

  • Nikon F3 – Camera Review

    There are rare objects in this world that have the power to stop people in their tracks. Works of art so beautiful that they demand a lingering gaze; music so lovely that it…

  • Contax 139 Quartz – Camera Review

    I recently found myself the reluctant owner of a Contax 139 Quartz 35mm SLR, a camera about which I knew little and for which I cared even less. After all, if…

  • Canon AE-1 – Video Review

    After much filming, lots of trial and error, and countless hours of editing, we’ve finally finished our very first video review. We’ve started with a camera that’s among the most popular…

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