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A complete guide to the Mamiya RZ67 Pro: part one –...

The Mamiya RZ67 is very interesting and in many ways, an unusual camera. It's not very easy to operate and a little...

The TLR, a Goldilocks camera design

The Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) is a camera design over 130 years old and it's almost a hundred years since its now-familiar appearance...

Unexpected adventures with expired ILFORD FP4 PLUS film

I have never used expired film or used a bulk loader until now. Not however for any particular reason, probably just because...

Film Stock Review: FPP RetroChrome 400 (EASTMAN EKTACHROME High-Speed Daylight Film...

FPP RetroChrome 400 is the name given to a stock of 35mm Kodak EASTMAN EKTACHROME High-Speed Daylight Film 2253 (PDF datasheet) that...

The Ricoh GR10: “piggy in the middle” GR sibling (plus GR1s...

A year ago I was looking for the "ultimate film compact camera", the Ricoh GR1 series, but I was somewhat afraid of...

Choosing a 35mm film SLR? A quick look at six (vintage?)...

Since the publication of my original book, "Nikon Film Cameras, Which one is right for you?", I’ve acquired a number of additional...

Camera review: the Contax S2, “Simple is Best” – by Tom...

Two years ago at a tram stop in Antwerp, I misstepped on the pavement's edge and fell over. It was a bit...

Is “premium” really worth the money? Comparing the Ricoh GR1s and...

Here's a question you've probably asked yourself before: "Is it really worth paying for a premium compact 35mm camera when a lesser-known,...

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)...

Shooting 100-year-old black and white film: Primor B2 Panchromatisch – by...

"Where in god’s name did he find 100-year-old film?", you might be asking yourself. Well I recently went to Budapest, Hungary for...

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...

Camera review: Polaroid Automatic 100 Land Camera – by Kikie Wilkins

In 1963, the Polaroid Corporation introduced the Automatic 100 Land Camera (also known as the Model 100). Named after Polaroid co-founder and...

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...

Film review: Kodak Gold 200 vs Fujicolor C200 comparison – by...

I was a Kodak Gold 200 user forever. I'm not really sure why. I think it might have been taking those purple and yellow 3-packs out of my mom's camera bag from a young age.

Camera review: The Canon SURE SHOT Z135 – by Tom Perry

It has come to the point in my life where I am the ‘camera guy’ to family and colleagues; I will not...

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...

Expectations and anticipation: Shooting a Leica M3 for the first time...

While my freshly shot and developed Tri-X 400 (using Kodak D76) is hanging up to dry, I would like to summarize some...

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!'