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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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…

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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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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Reviewing the CONTAX AX: autofocusing manual focus lenses

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…

Cover - Satisfying a 37 year dream... My first Nikon F3

Camera review: Satisfying a 37 year dream… My first Nikon F3

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.

Cover - Camera Review- Olympus OM-1n

Camera review: the Olympus OM-1N

The Olympus OM-1 was introduced in 1973 and was originally launched as the M-1, which relatively quickly had to be changed to the OM-1 as Leica felt it was too close to their M series.  According to Olympus, it