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?

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.

Reviewing the Rolleiflex 2.8GX Expression 75 years edition (it’s gold!) –...

Let's start with the elephant in the room - this camera comes with some serious bling. It is in fact, a special gold-dipped version officially called the "Rolleiflex 2.8GX Expression 75 years edition".

The Bronica ETR: 40 years old but not an old dog...

When I came back to film photography in early 2018, very soon I wanted to try medium format film. Not being sure if I would like it with its lesser number of photos per roll compared to a 35mm film...

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.