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casual photophile

  • Casual Photophile Year in Review 2015

    The upcoming holidays herald the end of another year at CASUAL PHOTOPHILE, and 2015 has been our best year yet. In the last 365 days we’ve published a number of articles of…

  • Leica Giveaway Winners Announced

    A couple of weeks ago I asked that visitors and fans of the site submit their photos for a chance to win a Leica Minilux, or one of three Olympus OM2…

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

    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…

  • Leica Minilux – Camera Review

    There are few cameras that elicit the kind of lustful ogling as those made by Leica. For many photophiles, Leica’s machines are the holy grail of cameras. And for many devoted…

  • Kodak BW400CN – Film Profile

    We’re back with another film profile to help you decide which film is right for you. In the past we’ve profiled two Kodak films that are still being produced today; the smooth-as-silk Kodak Ektar…

  • Minolta X-700 – Camera Review

    I’ve long been a fan of Minolta’s cameras and lenses. The boys from Osaka were always among the most innovative, forward-thinking, and truly exceptional camera-makers. And while they had their share…

  • Should We Photograph the Homeless?

    It’s my belief that a writer’s job is to ask questions. As the owner of a camera shop and the founder of CP, I spend a lot of time thinking about photography,…

  • Kodak Portra 400 – Film Profile

    There’s no such thing as a “perfect” film. Let’s just get that out of the way. Every shooter has different tastes regarding tone, color, grain, etc., but if ever a film…

  • Exploded Views – Canon AF35M

    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!…

  • 4 Reasons Why the Leica M2 is Better Than the M3

    [Editor’s Note : Someone read this article and sent me a message that, in part, told me to kill myself. Pretty ridiculous, but I wanted to clarify that this tongue-in-cheek article is…

  • 5 Best Point and Shoot Film Cameras

    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…

  • Exploded Views – Minolta MC Rokkor 50mm F/2

    Here’s another installment in our Exploded Views feature. Last time we featured the Canon AE-1, and this week we’re showcasing something that’s admittedly simpler, less jaw-dropping, and easier on our bleeding…

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