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Relax with Eleven Minutes of Japanese Canon Commercials from the 1980s and ’90s

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Real world problems got you down? I feel you. What you need is to disconnect with eleven minutes of vintage, Japanese commercials from Canon. With everything from anthropomorphic rabbits to stop-motion animated spider-aliens with Canon…

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Relive the Past With Eleven Minutes of Nikon Commercials

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Are you at work? Do you hate your job? Then why not stick it to your awful boss by spending eleven minutes watching vintage Nikon commercials? We’ve scoured the Youtubes and discovered a veritable cornucopia of nostalgia.…

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How to Develop Black and White Film at Home – Part Two: Developing The Negative + Video Guide

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We’re back with the second installment in our continuing feature on developing black-and-white film at home, and it’s time to get down to business. Are you ready? Let’s make sure. You’ve read Part One, yes?…

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Canon AE-1 – Video Review

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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 film cameras of all…

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Leica M2 Vulcanite / Leather Replacement (How To Video)

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I’ve had a Leica M2 with cracked and missing vulcanite sitting on a shelf for over two months. It was sad, ugly, and wasting away. So this weekend I decided to do something about it. Replacing the…

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How to Load 120 Film – Minolta Autocord Medium Format Camera

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Over the weekend I went out with a Minolta Autocord, a fantastic medium format camera, and shot a few rolls of 120 film. The experience was wonderful, and the camera deserves a full review. For…

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Cleaning Oily Aperture Blades – Video Tutorial

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Sticky aperture blades are one of the most common issues associated with vintage camera gear. Age, temperature, and neglectful storing habits can lead lubricating oils to weep from certain parts of the lens onto the aperture blades, causing…

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