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Casual Photophile Year in Review 2015

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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 which we’re quite proud,…

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Helios 44 M – Lens Review

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[This article is a guest post. All images and words were contributed by Emil Berth, and are used here with permission.] The recent surge in popularity of mirror-less cameras coupled with affordable lens adapters has effectively elevated a…

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Jay Tsujimura Soft Release Buttons – Product Spotlight

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Today’s product spotlight is firmly fixed on the exquisitely crafted hot shoe covers and shutter release buttons made by Jay Tsujimura. Based in Japan, Jay meticulously carves, shapes, and polishes tiny camera accessories in a variety of precious…

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Nikon N8008 / F-801 – Camera Review

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Shooting classic cameras often brings compromise. Sometimes your camera lacks auto-focus, other times it’s got no light meter, or maybe your camera can’t auto-expose. I love old cameras, but occasionally the continual compromise makes me…

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Olympus OM2 (OM2n) – Camera Review

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The Olympus OM system has a long history of both exceptional and under appreciated machines. While the OM1 and subsequent early OM models were received by professional photogs, the press, and industry insiders as marvels…

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What is Cross Processing (X-Pro) ?

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Quick Tips, our continuing series explaining elements of photography in simple terms, is back. In past articles we’ve explained things like ISO, how to load film, and unraveled the mysteries of the focus scale. Today we’re looking at…

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