Every Article We’ve Ever Written – by Date

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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Konishiroku ( Konica ) Pearl IV – The Last, Best 645 Folder

2400 1350 Cheyenne Morrison

Cheyenne reviews the Konishiroku ( Konica ) Pearl IV, one of the last, and best, folding medium format film cameras to come out of Japan.

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Parents and Portraits with Film Photographer Han Phan

1958 2400 Danielle Wrobleski

Film photographer Han Phan chats with us about photography, her parents, portrait projects, and the rising costs of photography.

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The Contax TVS on the Streets of Bangkok

2400 1350 Daniel Rider

Daniel Rider stumbled into a Contax TVS, and inadvertently realized it’s the perfect camera for the streets of Bangkok (and beyond).

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Ihagee Exa Camera Review

2400 1350 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon reviews the Ihagee Exa, an early 35mm film SLR camera with plenty of weird quirks (and a nice suite of lenses!).

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The Curse of the Hasselblad XPan

2400 1350 Guest Author

In today’s guest post, Matthias Jambon unravels the curse of the Hasselblad XPan (in the form of a camera review).

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Nikon 28Ti Point and Shoot Film Camera Review

2200 1238 James Tocchio

James reviews Nikon’s most exotic, enticing (and expensive) point and shoot 35mm film camera, the Nikon 28Ti.

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Dungeness Architecture Shot with a Yashica Mat and Ilford Ortho Plus

2400 1350 Guest Author

“Don’t go to Dungeness, it’s bleak as hell and everyone lives in sheds.” Despite the warning, I went, and shot the place on film.

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The Minolta SR-T 303 – The camera that gets out of your way

2400 1350 Allysse Riordan

Allysse reviews the Minolta SRT 303, a simple and effective 35mm film camera that’s suitable for those looking to learn.

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A Father’s Day Journey with my Father’s Nikon

2000 1125 Nick Clayton

On Father’s Day, Nicholas takes an emotional journey with his Father’s Nikon.

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Lomography Lomochrome Purple Review

2560 1440 Danielle Wrobleski

Danielle profiles Lomography Lomochrome Purple, a trippy and mesmerizing film that creates incredible worlds of color.

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A New Color Film, Santacolor 100, Now Crowdfunding on IndieGoGo

2560 1440 Connor Brustofski

In the era of ever-dwindling color film options, it’s nice to see new options emerging. Here’s one, Santacolor, a new film now crowdfunding.

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Here’s a Perfect Beginner 35mm Film SLR – the Minolta Dynax 500Si

2560 1440 Jim Graves

Jim Graves profiles another great 35mm SLR camera for beginner film photographers – the Minolta Dynax 500Si Super.

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Shooting the Anamorphic Sirui 50mm Lens is Like Shooting a Digital X Pan

2560 1440 Rich Stroffolino

Rich introduces us to the Sirui 50mm Anamorphic lens, and compares the images it makes with the infamous Hasselblad X Pan.

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Canon EOS 1V Review – the Last Professional Film SLR from Canon

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James reviews Canon’s last professional 35mm film SLR camera, the Canon EOS 1V. It’s nearly perfect, and surprisingly priced.

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Stop Trying To Turn Film Cameras Into Digital Cameras

816 460 James Tocchio

James offers an opinion on the recurring product launches that promise to turn your film camera into a digital camera.

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f/8 And Be There – the Unclear Origin of a Photographic Mantra and What It Really Means

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James explores the unclear origin of “f/8 and be there” and contemplates what the photographic mantra really means today.

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Vintage Cars, Film Cameras, and Not Photographing the Crash – Guest Post by Jacob Downey

2560 1440 Guest Author

Vintage sports cars and film cameras leads to thoughts on the photographic killer instinct in today’s guest post by Jacob Downey.

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These Star Wars Props Were Made Out of Vintage Camera Parts

2560 1600 James Tocchio

Star Wars is packed full of props, and its no surprise that many of them were made from recycled camera parts! Here are a few.

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Polaroid’s The Button is a Surprisingly Good Instant Camera

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James reviews a somewhat anonymous and simple Polaroid instant film camera – 1981’s The Button.

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The Photographs That Wouldn’t Exist – Travels with a Digicam

2200 1650 Lukas Flippo

Lukas hits the road with a car full of friends and a Kodak digicam from the early aughts.

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Shooting Film : Everything You Need to Know About Analogue Photography – Book Review

2200 1237 James Tocchio

James reviews the new book Shooting Film : Everything You Need to Know About Analogue Photography by Ben Hawkins and Lisa Kanaever-Hunsicker.

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Olympus 35S 35mm Rangefinder Camera Review

2200 1238 James Tocchio

James reviews a beautiful, old-school rangefinder-focusing 35mm film camera from Olympus, the Olympus 35-S of 1955.

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Behold Oscar Isaac Holding a Contax T2

2048 1535 James Tocchio

It’s a slow day here at CP HQ. Not going to lie.

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Single Shot Stories No. 011 – Matthew Morse, This is Normal

1280 849 Guest Author

Matthew Morse shares the story of his beautiful daughter and the tricycle that’s more than a toy, in today’s Single Shot Stories.

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Enjoy These Fujifilm, Kodak, and Nikon TV Ads from the 1980s and ’90s

2560 1440 James Tocchio

Lately I’ve been scouring internet archives for old television commercials from our favorite camera and film brands. Enjoy!

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The Masterful Documentary Photographers of the Farm Security Administration

1024 781 Eric Charles Jones

The most iconic photographs of the 20th century were taken by the photographers of the Farm Security Administration (FSA).

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$21.26 – The Price of a Thousand Memories

2200 1650 Guest Author

Another phenomenal guest post from Lukas Flippo, about the billions of memories crammed into a million SD cards all over the world.

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Parenthood and Love Shot Authentically on Film – Interview with Claire Dam

1335 2000 Danielle Wrobleski

Simply amazing photography inside.

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Kodak Announces Gold 200 in 120 – an Affordable Medium Format Color Film!

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Kodak has just announced that Kodak Gold 200 will now be produced in 120 medium format! The film, which is available to order for retailers and…

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Single Shot Stories No. 010 – Justin Kingery, a Jump in the Park

2000 1333 Guest Author

In our latest community-driven Single Shot Story, Justin Kingery writes about parental love and shares a gravity-defying shot.

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Historical Hovercrafts Through a Rolleicord Lens – Guest Post by Jacob Downey

2000 2000 Guest Author

Jacob Downey shoots historical hovercrafts through a Rolleicord Xenar lens, and shares the journey in today’s Guest Post.

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Print, Print, Print, Print, Print! Print Your Photos!

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James goes off on a real tangent. The short version – print your photographs and you’ll be a happier photographer.

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There’s Romance in the Pikes Peak Phone Lines: Documentary Form and Robert Adams by Lukas Flippo

866 790 Guest Author

Matt and his girlfriend were kissing on the couch. They were in their third evolution. Maybe their third? It was hard to keep track. One day…

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Cinestill BwXX Medium Format Film Review

2000 1125 Aidan Bell

Aidan writes about his experience shooting Cinestill BwXX, a cinematic black and white film, in medium format.

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Getting to Know the Cameradactyl Rex

2000 1125 Rich Stroffolino

Rich previews teh Cameradactyl Rex, a 3D printed camera that exposes Fuji Instax Wide film or 120 film using Mamiya Press lenses.

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Making Pictures with a Cracker – Cámara Galletita Challenge

2500 1162 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon builds and shoots a homemade pinhole camera with a cracker for a lens, and the results are wild!

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Getting Started in Film Photography – What Camera Should You Buy?

2000 1125 Jim Graves

There’s a whole new generation of would-be film photographers who want to explore their creative side by shooting film. In this article we’re answering the first question that most new shooters ask –  Which camera should I buy?

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Shooting Lomography Fantome Kino, an 8 ISO Black and White Film

1800 1012 James Tocchio

James shoots and reviews a couple of rolls of Lomography Fantome, an ultra-low ISO black and white 35mm film.

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NONS SL660, an Interchangeable Lens SLR for Instax Square Film, Now on Kickstarter

1921 1080 James Tocchio

An instant camera from NONS which is now funding on Kickstarter will allow photographers to create sharpness and bokeh on Instax Square film with Canon EF, M42, Nikon F, Pentax K, and Contax/Yashica mount lenses.

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In Defense of the Micro Four Thirds Camera

2560 1583 Eric Charles Jones

With Panasonic and OM Digital Solutions (formerly Olympus) set to launch their new flagship cameras based on the micro four third sensor shortly let’s examine the system’s strengths, limitations and yes, the hate.

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REVIVAL, a Documentary About the Resurgence of Film Photography, Funding on Kickstarter

2560 1707 James Tocchio

There’s a new project on Kickstarter, a documentary called REVIVAL, which will spotlight artists shooting with film in the 21st century.

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Is a Photograph Worth a Thousand Words? – By Lukas Flippo

2048 1364 Guest Author

I stayed. Staring at the world of Winogrand, the America of the 1950s and 1960s, realizing that I didn’t have answers…

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The Ten Best Electronic 35mm SLR’s Ever Made

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

After seven years of shooting classic cameras, we’ve compiled our list of the ten best electronic SLRs of all time.

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The Canon AV-1 is a Better Canon AE-1 (For Me)

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Canon AV-1, a camera that’s often described as “a Canon AE-1 with aperture priority mode.”

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Argenti Nanotomic-X B&W Film Review

2000 1125 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon is here with another thorough film review, this time focusing on Argenti Nanotomic X, a respooled microfilm for 35mm cameras.

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Mausoleums on Film with a Hasselblad – Interview with Octavia Sharp

2000 2000 Danielle Wrobleski

Danielle interviews Octavia Sharp, a film photographer who shoots stunning studies of mausoleums with her Hasselblad.

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Single Shot Stories No. 009 – Alistair Hamilton, Bath Cat

1279 2000 Guest Author

Everyone likes cat pictures, right? How about if they’re made with a Nikon F2 and 55mm f/1.2? Shot in 1987? Even better.

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A Mississippi Cemetery and a Shattered Glass Plate – by Lukas Flippo

2000 1500 Guest Author

Every time we visit my grandfather’s grave, my dad makes a joke. “You know why they have fences around cemeteries? Because people are just dyin’ to get in!”

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Reviewing My Time with the Konica Hexar RF

2000 1125 Drew Chambers

Drew reviews the Konica Hexar RF, a 35mm film rangefinder camera that blends manual and automatic functions in an interesting way.

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