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...

Comparing the Super Ikonta 532/16 and Ensign 12-20 folding cameras –...

British camera manufacturer Barnet Ross Ensign boldly advertised in the post-Second World War period that photographic development had now moved from Europe to Great Britain.

Oly travel twins: The Olympus Trip 35 vs the Olympus XA2...

Both these little cameras get a lot of love and I think they deserve it.

The GOOSE: Reviewing the Polaroid 600SE

The 600SE was the crème de la creme of Polaroid cameras in its day.

The best medium format camera ever made – Mamiya 6 MF...

About a year and a half ago I finally bit the bullet and bought my very first medium format camera, a Mamiya 6 MF.

My first Impressions with the Bronica ETRSi

I was recently tempted to get into medium format more seriously and began around looking for the camera that would allow me to do so.

Two out of three. A look at three bellows cameras from...

Most of my photo output is from digital cameras, although I have an abiding love for film. I recently bought some 35mm and medium format cameras online.

The Nikon F2: an everyday camera for the 21st Century

The F2 was Nikon's mechanical, manual flagship camera of the 1970s.

Camera Review: Mamiya 645 Pro, plastic fantastic? – Kikie Wilkins

In 1975, Mamiya introduced their M645 series of medium format cameras. The M645 series have been very successful over the years, continually being upgraded and refined.

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: the flawless BOMM V810 8×10 camera – by Craig...

Flawless finish, consistent operation and engineered like a fine timepiece, the BOMM V810 is a wonder of thought, effort and passion...and my new 8x10 workhorse.

The Olympus XA review: how I fell in love with a...

...and back in love with photography again and again. Warning: the following review of the diminutive Olympus XA is highly biased and totally subjective. I love the darn thing and actually own 2 of them.

Camera review: Minolta AF-Tele Super – by Tom Perry

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: The Rolleicord 1a – 2 – Model K3 –...

After my first encounters with the Rolleicord 1a - 2 - Model K3 a friend had given me as a present, I decided to take a closer look at this piece of fine engineering.

Satisfying a 37 year dream… My first Nikon F3 – by...

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.

The Wabi-Sabi rangefinder: Yasuhara 一式 T981 (Isshiki T981)

After Shin Yasuhara left his job at Kyocera, the large Japanese high technology company, he set out on designing his own dream camera.

Camera review: 30+ years with the Nikon FG-20 – by Richard...

In 1984 I had just entered my 20s and my pockets were not very deep. Up to that point I had been using a Rolleiflex SL35M, my second SLR, but it had stopped working.

How to make a TEXPan: shoot wide-format 35mm film in the...

In this article, I'll be showing you how to very simply modify your Fuji medium format rangefinder to shoot wide-format 35mm film (aka make your own TEXPan).

Camera Review: Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, Flash Model – by Kikie Wilkins

In 1900, Eastman Kodak introduced the original Brownie camera, the first in a long-running series of affordable, easy-to-use cameras for the general public.

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