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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!'

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?

Fujifilm Pro 400H: The Best Film I’ll Never Shoot Again –...

A lot of my early digital work was rooted in colour theory, and as a result (despite wanting to limit my film photography to black and white) I have shot through as many different colour films as I could find.

The Ihagee Photorex: shooting medium format with a 100 year-old plate...

When it comes to medium format cameras we're spoilt for choice. This is not surprising considering that 120 film was the main format used by professionals and enthusiasts alike for a good chunk of the 20th century before 35mm film took over.

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.