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Ray Rapkerg

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I photograph people, including fashion photography, quirky portraits and art nudes. I feel photography is mainly about the images and the people in them, but secretly I am a bit of a gear-head as well! I like using a variety of medium format film cameras (current faves: Rolleiflex 6008AF, Pentax 67II) and, sometimes, 35mm cameras.

Compact camera mega test finale: 12+ high, mid and low-end 35mm...

One day, some time ago, I hatched a plan to do the biggest comparative test of compact film cameras that had (possibly)...

Compact camera mega test: Yashica Zoomate 115, the poor man’s MJU...

Welcome to the twelfth and final quick camera review for my upcoming 12-camera 35mm camera mega test. In this series, I'll be...

Compact camera mega test: Samsung Vega 700, does Schneider-Kreuznach equal “better”?

Welcome to the eleventh in my series of quick compact 35mm camera reviews. Over the coming weeks, I'll be publishing a total...

Compact camera mega test: Ricoh GR1s, the “stealth ninja”

Welcome to the tenth in my series of quick compact 35mm camera reviews. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be publishing a total...

Compact camera mega test: Olympus MJU Zooms, yes, all of them

Welcome to the ninth in my series of quick compact 35mm camera reviews. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be publishing a total...

Compact camera mega test: Olympus MJU II / Olympus Stylus Epic,...

Welcome to the eighth in my series of quick compact 35mm camera reviews. Over the coming weeks, I'll be publishing a total...

Compact camera mega test: The Nikon 35Ti, the world’s most sophisticated...

Welcome to the seventh in my series of quick compact 35mm camera reviews. Over the coming weeks, I'll be publishing a total...

Compact camera mega test: The annoyingly slow Leica C1

The Leica C1 was not on my list of 'must-haves,' but one came up cheap, so I thought I would try it. It is quite good in some ways, quite bad in others. It’s a Leica, which is obviously a big plus point for many people.

Compact camera mega test: The Konica Big Mini’s transparent ambitions

Imagine the scene: one night in Tokyo, some Konica employees are drinking in a hostess bar. One of them looks through the bottom of his glass and has a brainwave. 'Hey!', he exclaims, 'Let’s make a camera with a clear lens cover!'

Compact camera mega test: The Fujifilm DL Super Mini (aka Fujifilm...

Fujifilm made some nice mid-range compacts, but inexplicably, they are priced like premium compacts. I couldn’t bring myself to pay the prices being demanded for a Natura Classica or a Klasse.

Compact camera mega test: The Contax Tvs III, hot property?

The Contax T2 is hot property, the compact de jour, if you will. The Contax Tvs III is basically a T2 with a zoom lens. It's also much cheaper, so the Tvs III should also be hot property, right?

Compact camera mega test: The Contax T3, a super-rich hipster’s dream

The Contax T3 is so cute and desirable! The problem is that the T3 is crazy-expensive. If you are not wealthy, look away now.

Compact camera mega test: The Contax T2, the world’s most fashionable...

The Contax T2 is the world’s most fashionable camera, apparently. Kendall Jenner uses the T2. Chris Hemsworth uses the T2. Various other celebrities I don’t know use the T2.

Film showdown: ADOX Silvermax 100 vs original Agfa APX 100

Is ADOX Silvermax 100 film the same as the old and revered Agfa APX 100 film? One day I decided to find out.