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Mini-review: The Canon A-1 in Thailand
It used to be that one of the delights of visiting the UK occasionally was to fetch the things that […]
The Canon AL-1: Do opposites attract?
Everybody knows the AE-1 and AE-1 Program. Maybe that’s because Canon produced so many of them. In reviews of this […]
Camera review: Loving Lomography’s New LomoApparat 21mm wide-angle camera
I want to start off by thanking Lomography Philippines for lending me the LomoApparat after some dramatic pleading. I don’t […]
The Contax RX: My search for the perfect camera
I started out writing a 5 Frames article for this excellent website but my typing ran away a little and […]
Camera Review: Pentax ME Super (featuring Portra 400 and the SMC-M series lenses) – By Trevor Hong
I used to hate electronic cameras because people keep saying “they might break”. That was until I stumbled across the […]
Less than the sum of its parts? The Nikon F3P, a press camera
Back in the day, the “stock” Nikon F3 was so popular amongst Japanese photojournalists that Nikon decided to make a […]
The minimalist Leica R6: Budget Leica or an overpriced SLR?
Leica is known for its legendary craftsmanship of cameras, but I don’t need to tell you that. Why do you […]
Another Hasselblad XPan alternative: Introducing the PressPan
Before we begin, I just wanted to mention a couple of things. In the interest of the flow of the […]
Camera review: The Dora Goodman SCURA pinhole experience
One day I came across a post on Facebook by a fellow “pinholer” showing their recently acquired SCURA 35mm panoramic […]
Leica R6 Review; Like recommending an Aston Martin
The secret behind Leica’s R series is that their optical formulas for their SLR lenses are the same as their […]
Camera review: The unlovely (but very good) Pentax MZ-S
First an admission, I am an accidental Pentaxian. Like thousands of others, quite by chance I first learned to shoot […]
Expired Film from 1987! Kodacolor VR 400 and the Contaflex Super (New)
Discovered in the depths of the cellar this film from 1987. My oh my expired, brittle and a pain in […]
Push me, pull you: The Contax RTS III and Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 35-70mm f/3.4
Following my CONTAX S2 review last year, I got thinking why I liked using my S2 so much more than […]
Camera review: 14 years with the “invisible” Nikon FM3a
In January 2006, after 5 or so years of film photography with a combination of cheaper cameras (e.g., a Minolta […]
Choosing a 35mm film SLR? A quick look at six (vintage?) film camera manufacturers…
Since the publication of my original book, “Nikon Film Cameras, Which one is right for you?“, I’ve acquired a number […]
An early swansong? Reviewing the CONTAX AX: autofocusing manual lenses
When it comes to autofocusing manual lenses on film cameras there is really only one option: the unique and relatively short-lived CONTAX AX. Chunky sibling of the CONTAX RX and…
The Nikon F2: an everyday camera for the 21st Century
The F2 was Nikon’s mechanical, manual flagship camera of the 1970s.
How to save money with a Nikon Pre-AI camera system
The cost of manual-focus 35mm equipment increases to rise and Nikon gear is leading the pack.
Camera review: Minolta AF-Tele Super
It was always going to come to this point. With compact cameras that sport prime lenses, even though the image quality is as it should be, the photographer is limited to a single set focal length.
Camera review: Satisfying a 37 year dream… My first Nikon F3
I remember the Nikon F3 being expensive when it first came out in 1980. At the time, a new Nikon F3 with a 50mm lens cost about US$1,175 – that’s about US$3,500 adjusted for inflation.
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