Over the last twelve months more than 3 million readers have enjoyed (hopefully) the words and images of Casual Photophile. That’s a readership number which I never expected when I began writing for and publishing to this site in 2014. For your visits and readership, I thank you.
During this, the final week of 2020, I’m going through my site’s statistics and picking out some interesting data sets. Earlier in the week we shared a lovely list of the wonderful camera reviews we published throughout the year. Today we’re spotlighting the ten most popular articles of 2020.
Please enjoy these popular posts that my writers and I have made for you. Most of them are from 2020, which bodes well for the health of the site as a business (thanks again). Perhaps the popularity of new articles is unsurprising in a year which saw many of us sitting around, unable to shoot, waiting for things to return to normal. I hope that our work on this site has helped you escape from doom scrolling the news in this objectively unpleasant year. If you’ve struggled a bit in 2020, don’t worry. You’re not alone. And things will soon improve.
Health and happiness to you. Enjoy the articles.
Our Favorite Lenses as Chosen by Your Favorite Camera Geeks
An all-star lineup of camera likers pick their favorite lenses, including JCH, Hamish of 35mmc, and many more. Plus, we want to know your favorite lens!
We Should All Be Shooting Dorky AF SLRs and Here's Why
Save money, save time, and improve your photography shooting one of these unpopular, ugly and amazingly capable autofocus film SLR cameras.
My Hunt for the Surprisingly Elusive "Leica M of SLRs"
James muses over his search for the perfect camera, what he calls the "Leica M of SLRs."
Ten Great Point and Shoot Film Cameras From $25 to $99
For every expensive, over-hyped point and shoot camera there are ten or twenty others that are damn near as good at one-tenth the price. Here's a list of a few that we've personally enjoyed.
A Quick Guide to Kodak Film
Readers of the site often ask us for film recommendations, so we thought it would be helpful to publish a quick guide to each brand’s film stocks. Our first covers Kodak film.
Sony A6000 Review - a Modern Classic in 2020?
The Sony a6000 debuted in 2014, and quickly became Sony's best-selling camera. Six years later, they still sell it new! Here's our review.
Leica M8 Review - Like Shooting an Unending Roll of Kodachrome
We review Leica's first digital rangefinder camera, the Leica M8, and see how this fourteen-year-old camera holds up today.
Surviving 2020 with an Olympus Pen FT
Josh reviews the half-frame 35mm Olympus Pen FT in this review that's much more than just another camera review.
Leica R8 Review - Leica's Most Advanced Film Camera
James examines the Leica R8 of 1996, the first 35mm film SLR camera designed by Leica since 1974.
Five More Affordable Rangefinder Film Cameras
To help the cash strapped photo geek of today, we’ve compiled a new list of five additional rangefinders that still offer an excellent shooting experience on a shoestring budget.
I hope you enjoyed those as much as we enjoyed making them for you. Our next year in review article (posting Friday) will spotlight some hidden gems that I think didn’t quite get enough attention when first published.
See you then.
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