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Featured Photophile No. 017 – Carianne Older and Portraits on Film

1874 1874 James Tocchio

Featured Photophile, our recurring series showcasing talented photographers, is back with more photo inspiration for you. Today’s FP spotlights the rather incredible portraiture of Carianne Older. Her use of color, props, and lighting is really…

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Canon’s Canonet Rangefinder Does the Impossible – A Canon Camera That’s Not Boring

2200 1238 Chris Cushing

Canon makes boring cameras. Sometimes they make really boring cameras. I have an F-1 and I love shooting it, but like many Canons, it simply cannot be name-dropped. It’s a bit like trying to impress your coworkers…

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Canon FD 24-35mm f/3.5L – Earning the Red Ring

2200 1237 Chris Cushing

My preference for shooting vintage Canons can make reducing the weight of my camera bag a real struggle. My preferred camera, the F-1, tips the scales at 820g bare. The A-1, though substantially lighter, is…

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

2542 1472 James Tocchio

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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Desert Island Cameras No. 06 – Canon Edition

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We’re back with another installment of Desert Island Cameras, the recurring article in which we answer the question, “If you could only have one, which would it be?” In our quest to help you choose…

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Are Canon’s Ultra-fast 50mm F/1.2L and 85mm F/1.2L II Worth All That Extra Money?

1967 1106 Jeb Inge

“Significant” is a word I would use to describe the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM and Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM; in aperture, in weight, in prestige and price. That last metric, price, is…

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Five Photography Products We Want to See Rise From The Dead

2000 1125 James Tocchio

It’s Halloween, All Hallows’ Eve, that ghoulish night of the year dedicated to remembering the dead. It’s also the night of the year in which the unlikely reanimation of rotting corpses seems most possible. Zombies…

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Canon FD 200mm F/2.8 Lens Review – A Case for Legacy Telephoto Primes

2000 1125 Chris Cushing

It’s no surprise that every world-class camera company has each produced at least a few brilliant prime lenses that legacy shooters claw over one another to buy; Minolta has their 55mm f/1.2, Canon the 50mm…

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We Review Lomography’s Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm f/2.9 Art Lens, and It’s a Weird One

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

“Who the hell actually buys this thing?” That’s what I’m asking myself as I struggle through my first day shooting Lomography’s Achromat lens. I silently curse the spirit of Charles Chevalier for this new copy…

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Remember the 80s – Camera Edition

2000 1125 James Tocchio

If you’re too young or too old, you may not think of the 1980s as the best decade ever. But you’re wrong. We had time-traveling, stainless-steel cars; whip-wielding, Nazi-killing archeologists; freshly imported Norwegian synth-pop, and…

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Canon F-1 vs FTb – Should You Go Pro?

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In 1971, a shooter looking for the best Canon camera had two choices: the top level F-1, and its little brother, the FTb QL. I own both, and the two cameras produce images that are…

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The Canon P is A Beautiful, Functional 35mm Rangefinder Worth Shooting Today

1833 1031 Chris Cushing

What adjectives describe a modern Canon camera? Rugged? Purposeful, maybe? I’ll bet beautiful seldom comes to mind. That’s not a knock. Canon today produces cameras that survive when guys like Larry Chen strap them to…

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Let’s Roast – We Pick Our Most Hated Cameras

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Get ready for some grumpy, burnt out bitching about camera stuff from writers who possibly spend a bit too much time shooting them. You’re still here? Wow. Well, let’s do it. In our Desert Island…

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Canon EOS 650 Camera Review – The Autofocus Revolution Arrives

1924 1082 Jeb Inge

The late 1980s brought big changes and a moment of decision for every camera maker in the world. And the harbinger of that change was a thing called autofocus. But the adoption of this technology,…

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