Canon cameras

Canon AE-1 Program vs AE-1 – Camera Review

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If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. A good philosophy, and one that Canon kept in mind when designing the follow-up to their massively successful AE-1 SLR. After five years of that machine’s unprecedented sales…

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Canon AE-1 Spring Giveaway Winners Announced

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It’s springtime (finally), and to help spread the joy of photography we began April with a giveaway. We asked our readers to post photos to our accounts on Ello, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #casualphotophilespringtime, and to make images…

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Exploded Views – Canon AF35M

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It seems we’ve been on something of a Canon binge lately. We’ve reviewed the classic A-1, put a wide FD lens through its paces, and just wrapped up our AE-1 springtime giveaway! Yes, the past few…

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Canon A-1 Camera Review – Canon’s Greatest Gadget

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Were CP the kind of website to give our reviews catchy taglines, the Canon A-1’s review might pose a problem. I could title it The Forgotten Canon, or The Middle Child, and these would be…

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5 Best Point and Shoot Film Cameras

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So you want to shoot film but you’re not interested in manual focusing, exposure modes, aperture, ISO, and all that technical nonsense? Tired of heavy SLRs and cumbersome controls? You just want to throw a camera in your…

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Exploded Views – Canon AE-1

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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 splay their innards across a…

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Feb 2015 Canon AE-1 Photo Contest Winners Announced

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We love old cameras, and we love it when others love old cameras as much as we do. So to help spread the joy of photography, we began February with a giveaway. We asked our…

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Canon Canonet QL17 – The Ultimate Street Shooter?

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Street photography, both easily accessible and frustratingly fickle, is one of those wonderful artistic pursuits that can be entirely rewarding even if mastery eludes you. Clichés be damned, street shooting is truly about the journey and not the…

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