Back to Basics with a Nikon F, 50mm f/2, and a roll of Tri-X

1800 1013 Echo Lens Photography

Sometimes things feel complicated, our brains and shelves get cluttered. At these times, getting back to basics can add some clarity.

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MiNT Camera Plans to Make a New Premium Compact 35mm Film Camera

794 600 James Tocchio

I got an interesting email the other day. Seems that MiNT Camera wants to make a new premium 35mm film compact. And they just might do it.

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What Is Polaroid Up To?

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Polaroid is poised to announce something new (not a camera, they say) on September 21st. What could it be?

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The Camera of Shattered Dreams: Living with the Lomo LC-A 120

1800 1012 Rich Stroffolino

Rich lays out the good and the bad about Lomography’s Lomo LC-A 120, a super cheap medium format film camera.

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Why I Love Cheap Manual Focus Telephoto Lenses

1800 1013 Echo Lens Photography

Dylan makes the case for cheap manual focus telephoto lenses, and offers some tips on how to buy, shoot, and enjoy them.

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Nikon Nikkor Z 20mm f/1.8 S Lens Review

1600 900 James Tocchio

James reviews the Nikon Nikkor Z 20mm F/1.8 S, the newest ultra-wide prime lens for Nikon Z series cameras.

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Antique Beach – Creating Summer Memories with Expired Kodacolor Film

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Guest Author Isaac D. Pacheco brings us along as they shoot the summer beach on two rolls of (very) expired Kodak Kodacolor film!

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An American Dream – Pictures and Words from a Cross Country Train Ride

2400 1350 Lukas Flippo

Lukas shoots the American dream with the Fuji X Pro 3, from the window of a cross-country train (New York City to San Francisco).

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Ugly Lens, Beautiful Photos – My Experience With Cheap Gear

687 386 Milo Krims

Milo Krims sold their pristine Mamiya C330, bought a rather worn replacement, and was surprised by the quality of the images it made.

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Pentax Super Takumar 50mm F/1.4 M42 Mount Lens Review

2000 1125 Chris Cushing

Eight elements. Eight. The original Zeiss Planars got by with just six, the Planar T* of the 1970s used seven. Minolta, Canon and Nikon all used seven elements in their…

Why Everyone Should Shoot Manual … Sometimes

2560 1440 James Tocchio

Much has been written about the technical benefits of shooting in Manual mode, and while these articles do well to explain why shooting this way…

Why Polaroid Originals and the New One Step 2 Matter

2048 1131 James Tocchio

It’s been a long time since an announcement from Polaroid has lit the photography world on fire. But that’s what happened Wednesday when the long-dormant…

Re-evaluating the Cost of Film Cameras (And Offering Some Alternatives)

2200 1238 Jeb Inge

Jeb evaluates the current film camera market, and offers some great alternatives to over-priced (over-hyped) models.

Why Every Photographer Should Try Medium Format

2000 1333 Chris Cushing

Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight is an oddity. A film that blends classic elements of old-timey westerns with modern sensibilities, it’s an unusual throwback. Perhaps…