35mm Format Camera

Leica R6 Review; Like recommending an Aston Martin - by Alexander Laurent

Leica R6 Review; Like recommending an Aston Martin

The secret behind Leica’s R series is that their optical formulas for their SLR lenses are the same as their famous M mount lenses. A …

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Camera review: The Olympus XA, Downhill longboarding, Madeira Park and Agfa Vista Plus 200 v2

Camera review: The Olympus XA, Downhill longboarding, Madeira Park and Agfa Vista Plus 200

“Of course they are..” I remember thinking to myself as I read the headline that Agfa Vista films were being discontinued. Why? Because it had …

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Learning to love a rangefinder camera: Five years with the Leica M6 TTL 0.85

In late 2015 I was hit by a taxi making an illegal turn and received three fractured vertebrae for being in the wrong place at …

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The Olympus AF-1 (Infinity): A solid combination of affordability and quality

I first got back into film photography when I dug through some old boxes at home and came across my mom’s point and shoot camera. …

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Shooting the Leica M1: From 1960s British holiday camps to the streets of 21st century England

I am a great fan of the Leica M1, having first used this camera in the late 1960s as a camp photographer at Butlin’s in …

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Push me, pull you: The Contax RTS III and Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 35-70mm f/3.4

Following my CONTAX S2 review last year, I got thinking why I liked using my S2 so much more than my RTS II. After all, …

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The best (and worst) film cameras of the 1990s

The best (and worst) film cameras of the 1990s

My take on the 10 “best” film cameras released during the 1990s. It’s not a countdown in the traditional sense and “best”…well…

A day in the life: London street photography with the Leica M6 - by Simon King

A Day in the Life: London Street Photography with the Leica M6

This article is part diary, part camera review, part lens review, and part film review, all based around my average day-to-day exploits as a film-based street photographer and photojournalist in London.

Camera review: 14 years with the invisible Nikon FM3a

Camera review: 14 years with the “invisible” Nikon FM3a

In January 2006, after 5 or so years of film photography with a combination of cheaper cameras (e.g., a Minolta SRT-101, a Fed-3 and an …

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Ricoh GR10: the "piggy in the middle" GR sibling + GR1s comparison

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

A year ago I was looking for the “ultimate film compact camera”, the Ricoh GR1 series, but I was somewhat afraid of what I’ve read …

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Choosing a 35mm film SLR: A quick look at six vintage film camera manufacturers

Choosing a 35mm film SLR? A quick look at six (vintage?) film camera manufacturers…

Since the publication of my original book, “Nikon Film Cameras, Which one is right for you?“, I’ve acquired a number of additional cameras and lenses …

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Ricoh GR1s vs Ricoh R1s: Is "premium" really worth the money?

Ricoh GR1s vs Ricoh R1s: Is “premium” really worth the money?

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, lower spec’d camera …

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Compact camera mega test finale- 12+ high, mid and low-end 35mm point and shoot cameras head-to-head

Compact camera mega test finale: 12+ high, mid and low-end 35mm point and shoot cameras head-to-head

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

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Compact camera mega test- Yashica Zoomate 115, the poor man's MJU zoom

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

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

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

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 of 12 of …

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