SLR 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…

GAS and the "wrong" camera: skateboarders with the Pentax 6x7 in Singapore

GAS and the “wrong” camera: Skateboarders with the Pentax 6×7 in Singapore

I suffer from GAS: Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Even as I write this I have a painfully expensive Mamiya 6 on its way from Japan because …

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A complete guide to the Mamiya RZ67, part five- conclusion and personal stories

A complete guide to the Mamiya RZ67, part five: conclusion and personal stories

This five-part review has taken the best part of three years to complete. At over 40,000 words, I admit that it is quite long (!) …

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A complete guide to the Mamiya RZ67, part four: maintenance and miscellaneous accessories

A complete guide to the Mamiya RZ67, part four: maintenance and miscellaneous accessories

Over the past three weeks, I have introduced you to the Mamiya RZ67 Professional camera, its series of film holders and the extensive lens system. …

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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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A complete guide to the Mamiya RZ67, part three - lenses, filters and accessories

A complete guide to the Mamiya RZ67, part three: lenses, filters and accessories

Welcome back to part three of this guide. We’ve already covered a deep overview of the Mamiya RZ67 Professional system as well as a look …

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A complete guide to the Mamiya RZ67 Pro: part one - a deep system overview

A complete guide to the Mamiya RZ67 Pro: part one – deep system overview

The Mamiya RZ67 is very interesting and in many ways, an unusual camera. It’s not very easy to operate and a little bit slow if …

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

The Bronica ETR: 40 years old but not an old dog – by Nelson Mercier

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…

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…

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.