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Pentax LX Camera Review – The Best Professional 35mm SLR Around

I’ve spent the past few months shooting an amazing and beautiful 35mm film SLR from Japan. This camera has it all – a complete system with detachable prisms, backs, winders, focusing screens, choice of attachable handles, and even limited releases in Titanium. Most important among these accoutrements are the ones containing glass – the camera couples with a complete range of lenses capable of unsurpassed image quality in their price point. It’s a well-made camera, robust and ergonomically excellent, and…

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We Pick Your First Film Camera For Under $50

Recent articles by the likes of TIME magazine, BBC news, and others have announced to the masses what many of us have known for years – film photography is back. And you can bet that this coming wave of mainstream recognition will bring a whole new batch of confused shooters itching to get their hands on their first film camera without knowing where to start. I wrote an article a while back suggesting a number of the best first film cameras…

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Featured Photophile No. 005 Shaq Baker Shoots India

Featured Photophile, our recurring segment showcasing talented amateur photographers, is back. Today we’re spotlighting a young photophile named Shaq Baker, and while he’s a prolific photo maker, we’re solely focusing on a series of film shots he made during a trip to India. Shaq has done a pretty wonderful job of capturing some interesting vignettes of a country that few of us will ever get to visit, and his photos have shown me places and people that I know I’ll never see in my lifetime.…

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Featured Photophile No. 002 – Alex Denault, Canada

Featured Photophile, our recurring segment showcasing talented amateur photographers, is back. Today we’re spotlighting a nice guy named Alex who’s managed to create some amazing photos in a surprisingly short period of time. I sold Alex his first film camera just over one year ago, and it’s been incredible to see the amazing shots he’s made with it. His photography has a certain authenticity to it that I really love. He’s used his cameras to capture what life’s all about – that is, exploration,…

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Five Articles Photography Blogs Need to Stop Publishing

This hobby can be pretty polarizing, and that’s before we’re even shooting glass or water. HA! But seriously, the massive variety of camera makers, camera types, styles of shooting, and personal preferences gives rise to countless way-too-loud opinions. The sad truth is that a lot of people who like making photos are rather opinionated. This can be annoying on its own, but what’s worse are the jerks who like photography so much they’ve decided to run their very own photo geek websites.…

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What’s Selling Weekly No. 003 – Bargain Hunting Edition

It’s time again for What’s Selling Weekly, our weekly roundup of rare, interesting, and unique photo gear currently up for grabs on the internet. Since we’ve featured cameras and photographs fetching astronomical prices in the past couple of weeks, this week we’ve decided to play the bargain hunter. But a warning to prospective buyers; you must be quick on the click if you’re to snag one of these deals. There’s no guarantee these listings will still be here by the…

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Ben Hucke Pen and Ink Camera Prints – Product Spotlight

It’s not every day that an Instagram post stops me in my tracks, but that’s what happened a few months ago when I stumbled upon a series of incredible art pieces by Portland, Oregon based artist Ben Hucke. Words don’t do justice to the pieces, so you might be better served to just take a look for yourselves. While all of his artwork, from his Egyptian Darth Vader to his recreation of the Nintendo Zapper, are incredible, it’s the camera pieces in particular that caught…

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Should You Buy a Mechanical or Electronic Camera?

Spend any amount of time on photography forums and you’ll learn pretty quickly that photographers will argue about anything. Analog versus digital, slides versus C-41, Nikon versus Canon, and Leica versus everything else. The unbridled passion burns brightly on all sides and it’s hard to see through the smoke to what’s best for us, the innocent, onlooking photo geeks. But there’s one debate that goes way back to before the internet was even a thing; back to the heyday of…

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Five Best Cameras for Photography Students

There’s a certain question that I get asked virtually every single day. People need to know what camera they should buy for their upcoming high school or college photography class. It’s a great question, and one that I’m always happy to answer, as it means that someone’s about to begin a process of discovery that often grows into a lifelong passion for the medium. After fielding this question three times today, I’ve put together a quick article showcasing what I believe are…

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