Medium Format

Rollei RPX 400 Black and White Film Profile – Is It Worth a Shot?

2200 1238 Dustin Vaughn-Luma

In a vast sea of similarly-specced black-and-white mid-speed films, finding a stock that speaks the right language can be frustrating. This is especially true for those of us who develop our own film. The seemingly…

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Why Every Photographer Should Try Medium Format

2000 1333 Chris Cushing

Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight is an oddity. A film that blends classic elements of old-timey westerns with modern sensibilities, it’s an unusual throwback. Perhaps most unusually, Hateful Eight was shot on 70mm film, an…

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The Mamiya Press Camera – With Great Weight Comes Great Versatility

2200 1238 Chris Cushing

I like things to be small, light, and simple, and these preferences apply equally to nearly any product. My favorite car since the close of the Second World War is the original Golf GTI, and…

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Ilford Delta 400 Film Profile – a Vintage Look with Modern Quality

2200 1238 Dustin Vaughn-Luma

Mention the name “Ilford” to any film photographer and chances are high they’ll be able to name at least one film in the brand’s lineup. While many shooters know and love HP5 Plus, a film made popular…

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Tahbes Synchro and Synchrona – an In-Depth Look at the Machines of an Obscure Dutch Camera Company

2200 1237 James Tocchio

Europe in 1945 was not a great place for manufacturing, yet it was there and in that moment in history during which a small, Dutch company successfully manufactured and sold some of the most beautiful…

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We Shoot the Kiev 60 TTL, a Medium Format Monster from the Soviet Union

1970 1108 Jeb Inge

How many times have we heard the tired cliché, “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.”? Often it’s uttered in reaction to some change with which the bereaved doesn’t agree. And just as often, businesses…

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Rollei 6008 Professional Medium Format SLR Camera Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

In 1976, Rollei released the SLX, a fully electronic medium format SLR to compete with Hasselblad’s famous machines. With a built-in light meter, automatic motor advance, and shutter-priority auto-exposure, it was in many ways a…

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Holga Medium Format Camera Review – Still Worth It, or Total Cliché?

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

A too-familiar plastic camera appeared in my friend’s hands after rummaging through his junk box. “I wasted too many rolls of film with this,” he said. “I figure you’ll be able to get something out…

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Why I Got Rid of My Camera Collection and Why You Should Too – Maybe

2000 1125 James Tocchio

It took me just over two years of shooting a different camera every week to realize I was ruining myself on cameras. Partly to blame was the simple fact that I run a camera shop…

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Ilford Delta 3200 Film Profile – The Fastest Black and White Film Available Today

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

Paranoid about passing through six airports and their dreaded x-ray machines with a bag of unprocessed film, I read some advice – toss in a roll of high-speed film to better justify getting a hand…

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Pentax 645 Camera Review – The Best Entry Level Medium Format Film Camera

2000 1334 Jeb Inge

The desire to jump into medium format photography is usually accompanied by visions of Hasselblads, Rolleiflexes, and the Contax 645. And that’s understandable – the first has pedigree, the second has cool factor, and the…

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Six Months with the Rolleiflex 2.8 D – Medium Format TLR Camera Review

1999 1331 Josh Solomon

After reviewing vintage cameras for a while, you tend to become distrustful of any camera or lens with a legendary reputation. All of us here at CP have stories of disappointment with well-regarded cameras. It’s not…

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Kodak Brownie No. 2 Camera Review – Shooting a Hundred-Year-Old Film Camera

1280 720 Josh Solomon

[Author’s note: Many thanks to Nick Marshall for lending this camera to us for review. Check out his instant/toy camera photography here] It’s 2017, and most people don’t think of photography as any kind of…

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Ilford HP5 Plus – Black and White Film Profile

1280 720 Josh Solomon

We all know a knockoff when we see it. Fake Rolexes, certain Russian motorcycles, and pretty much anything bought off of a street cart in Hong Kong, these poor quality imitators just can’t match their real…

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