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Expired Film from 1987! Kodacolor VR 400 and the Contaflex Super (New)

Discovered in the depths of the cellar this film from 1987. My oh my expired, brittle and a pain in the major to develop and scan. Nonetheless, its finally done! Video and Images of my adventure across an alpine pass and up to the Ramsau am Dachstein plateau from some images taken with the Contaflex […]

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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 just cemented its position as my go-to roll for weekend getaways. An almost perfect companion to the tiny must-pack-with-me Olympus XA that’s always in my pocket for casual trips. Best […]

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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 which I describe and evaluate from personal experience in the newly released second edition, which recently went live on Amazon. In addition to the extra hardware, I tracked the prices […]

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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, durability, speed and overall performance for cameras ranging from the very high end of the 35mm compact camera world to the very low – or close to it. I’ll be […]