A Cheap Lens and a Rabbit

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James photographs a rabbit with an old telephoto zoom lens. It took 30 minutes, 60 dollars, and his mind off of stressful stuff.

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Olympus XA2 – Point and Shoot 35mm Film Camera Review

2000 1125 Shawn Granton

We review the Olympus XA2, the point and shoot evolution of Maitani’s amazing compact XA series 35mm film cameras.

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I Shot Wolfen NC500, a New Color Film from ORWO

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James stands in the Gulf of Mexico, gets sun poisoning, and shoots the new color film from ORWO, Wolfen NC500.

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Interview with Film Photographer Taylor

1557 2000 Danielle Wrobleski

Hi Taylor! Can you start out by telling us a little bit about yourself? My name is Taylor…

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Baby’s First Photo – One of the Last Surprises

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

After a long thrift-store drought, Josh finds new fun in Baby’s First Photo, a 35mm toy camera. And then he puts it to good use.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let My Kindergartner Use My DSLR

2000 1125 Matthew Luzitano

A father shares his love of photography with his kids by sharing his DSLR.

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The Dubious Origin and Uncertain Future of the “Standard” 50mm Lens

2448 1506 James Tocchio

James examines the origin of the 50mm “standard lens” and why what we percieve as “standard” may be changing for the better.

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Shooting a 100-Year-Old Camera – the Contessa Nettel / Zeiss Piccolette

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James shoots a 100-plus year old camera, the Contessa Nettel / Zeiss Ikon Piccolette. And we have pictures!

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Opinion – What is going on with Ferrania’s new film Orto? 

2000 993 Rich Stroffolino

In an age when every price increase or film cancellation sparks fear that our beloved medium, film, is…

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Carl Zeiss G Mount 28mm F/2.8 Biogon Lens Review

2200 1238 James Tocchio

We review the Contax G mount 28mm Biogon for the Contax G series rangefinder film cameras and adaptable mirrorless digital cameras.

On the Relationship Between Music and Photography

2200 1467 Nick Clayton

A few of the CP writers (who also happen to be musicians) share their thoughts on the relationship between the two art forms.

Not Everyone Needs a Leica

1200 675 James Tocchio

I recently overheard a teenage customer asking the clerk of a local camera shop about some gear. He wanted to replace his kit lens, but…

4 Reasons Why the Leica M2 is Better Than the M3

2000 1125 James Tocchio

[Editor’s Note : Someone read this article and sent me a message that, in part, told me to kill myself. Pretty ridiculous, but I wanted to…

We Pick Our Desert Island Film with Special Guest Mike Padua of Shoot Film Co.

2000 1125 James Tocchio

In our Desert Island Cameras series, the CP staff and some special guests each pick our single favorite camera from a given brand. Today we’re…