Every Article We’ve Ever Written – by Date

How Fuji C200 Convinced Me that Cheap Consumer Grade Film Still Matters – Opinion

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Author’s note : For a more technical look at the properties of Fuji C200, please refer to our film profile on AgfaPhoto Vista 200, AgfaPhoto’s discontinued…

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Five Favorite Photos – Robert Doisneau and the Comedic Potential of Cellos

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Humor is a challenging thing to capture in words. How many times have you picked up a book, been promised a laugh by the reviews on…

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Which Leica Rangefinder Should I Buy?

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Want a Leica rangefinder, but not sure which one is right for you? Our buyer’s guide can help you pick your best fit.

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FUJIFILM to Discontinue Acros 100 Film in October 2018

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UPDATE : This report has now been officially confirmed by Fujifilm. Looks like murmurs out of Japan point to some troubling news for Fujifilm shooters (again).…

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Featured Photophile No. 016 – Miguel Mercado

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Featured Photophile, our recurring series showcasing talented photographers, is back with more photo inspiration for you. Today’s FP features Miguel Mercado. We’re proud to have been…

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Making the Most of Motion in Photographs

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In years of photographing, I’ve learned that not all photos need to be crystal clear and sharp. In fact, shots that are technically imperfect often end…

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Leica CL Mirrorless Digital Camera Review

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James Reviews the Leica CL, a compact mirrorless interchangeable lens digital camera that’s a throwback to the Leicas of old.

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Ilford Delta 400 Film Profile – a Vintage Look with Modern Quality

2200 1238 Dustin Vaughn-Luma

Mention the name “Ilford” to any film photographer and chances are high they’ll be able to name at least one film in the brand’s lineup. While many…

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The Alpa 10D – Hand-Made Mechanical 35mm Film SLR from Switzerland

2200 1238 James Tocchio

I’ve been shooting an Alpa 10d for a year now, and every camera geek I’ve shown it to has asked the same question. “What’s that?” This…

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Canon’s Canonet Rangefinder Does the Impossible – A Canon Camera That’s Not Boring

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Canon makes boring cameras. Sometimes they make really boring cameras. I have an F-1 and I love shooting it, but like many Canons, it simply cannot be name-dropped.…

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Agfa Vista Was More Than Just Another Color Film, and Its Death is Troubling – Opinion

2200 1238 Jeb Inge

I’m sitting in a cafe in Charleston, South Carolina sipping the first coffee of the day and contemplating the task before me. I need to shoot…

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Lomography’s Lomo’Instant Square is A Strong Choice for Instant Film Shooters

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Back in 2017, Lomography raised more than half a million dollars via Kickstarter to fund the production of their latest instant camera, the Lomo’Instant Square. Lomo…

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Five Favorite Photos – Saul Leiter

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“There are the things that are out in the open, and there are the things that are hidden,” muses Saul Leiter in the documentary on his…

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These Failed Camera Designs Were (and still are) Pretty Terrible

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Reading the pages of CP, it would be easy to assume that every camera made before the digital age was a masterpiece of design and function.…

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K&F Concept DSLR Travel Backpack Gear Review

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Let’s say it from the start; I am the world’s pickiest camera bag buyer. I’m also someone who puts a lot of importance on the support…

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Nikon FM3a Review – A Nearly Perfect SLR

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I don’t think there is such thing as a perfect camera. Beyond the quirks of design that cause even the best of cameras to annoy, there’s…

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Rio De Janeiro on Film / Thoughts of a New Film Photographer with Alim Sheikh

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Today’s article comes from Alim Sheikh, a CP reader and a shooter who’s relatively new to film. He left his digital camera at home during a…

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Canon FD 24-35mm f/3.5L – Earning the Red Ring

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My preference for shooting vintage Canons can make reducing the weight of my camera bag a real struggle. My preferred camera, the F-1, tips the scales…

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Ferrania P30 Alpha Film Profile, plus we chat with FILM Ferrania US Director David Bias

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FILM Ferrania is a unique company with a unique product. The Italian cinema film maker reached their peak of influence in the mid-twentieth century, and their…

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Relax with Eleven Minutes of Japanese Canon Commercials from the 1980s and ’90s

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Real world problems got you down? I feel you. What you need is to disconnect with eleven minutes of vintage, Japanese commercials from Canon. With everything…

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Five Tips for Shooting Concerts on Film

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As both a longtime gigging musician and film geek, I often end up slipping into the crowd during downtime to take some pictures. And over the…

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Olympus 35 RD – Olympus’ Final 40mm Rangefinder

2200 1238 Dustin Vaughn-Luma

It was 1975 when Olympus made the call to launch their final Hail Mary in the competitive 40mm fixed-lens rangefinder game. Olympus engineers aimed to better…

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The Magic of Slide Projectors and Why You Should Own One

2200 1238 James Tocchio

Gleeful giggling, happy screams, and the thunderous reverberations of a three-year-old girl hopping up and down on hardwood flooring. These were the sounds that rang through…

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Featured Photophile No. 015 – Bob St. Cyr

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Featured Photophile, our recurring series showcasing talented photographers, is back with more photo inspiration for you. Today’s FP features some really incredible photos from a shooter…

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The Schneider Kreuznach 50mm f/2.8 Lens – Or Why I Love To Hate the Kodak Retina Ib

2200 1238 Chris Cushing

In the world of cameras and optics, few companies are as storied as Leica and Zeiss. Founded in 1846, Zeiss is one of the most enduring…

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Minoltina P Camera Review – A Mostly Forgotten Full Frame Compact from Minolta

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Editorial discretion at Casual Photophile dictates that we don’t write about every camera ever made, and the cameras that we do write about don’t necessarily need…

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Five Favorite Photos – Jeff Mermelstein

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Street photography is profoundly weird. It’s a type of photography without a specific definition. It can be the antithesis of perfection. It can be unvarnished and…

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Minolta X-570 and the Maxxum 7000 – The End (and Beginning) of an Era

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Minolta’s story is almost Shakespearean; filled with both beauty and tragedy. The company was one of the most innovative and groundbreaking in the photo industry. They…

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Desert Island Cameras No. 06 – Canon Edition

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We’re back with another installment of Desert Island Cameras, the recurring article in which we answer the question, “If you could only have one, which would…

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Ricoh 500 G – A Dark Horse Compact Rangefinder Film Camera

2200 1238 Dustin Vaughn-Luma

Have you ever taken a trip to a distant city and deliberately avoided the favored tourist destinations in exchange for quaint alleyways and lesser-known pathways? If…

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The Legendary Cameras of James Bond

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I’ll admit it; Ian Fleming’s Bond novels and the resulting franchise of films are one of the guilty pleasures I’ll allow myself. The books that brought…

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Contax G2 Camera Review – The Anti-Rangefinder That’s in a Class of Its Own

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The Contax G2 is like no other rangefinder on Earth. In fact, its technological ethos employs certain tricks that are outright heresy to diehard fans of…

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Five Favorite Photos – Robert Capa

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When we recently spotlighted Josef Koudelka’s career, we noted that it was defined by both its extraordinary length and the artist’s preference for isolation. Save for…

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Yoshihisa Maitani – The Man Who Made Olympus

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What makes a person successful? The admiration of one’s peers? The realization of one’s ambitions and designs? Decades of professional coups? If these are the measures…

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Featured Photophile No. 014 – Alan Z Chen

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Featured Photophile, our recurring series showcasing talented amateur photographers, is back with more photo inspiration for you. Today’s FP features some really incredible photos from a…

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Yashica T4 Zoom Point and Shoot Camera Review

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Let me be clear; I love the film camera community. I’ve got nothing but love for people who dedicate their time and effort to keeping film…

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We Test K&F Concept’s $170 KF-TC2534 Carbon Fiber Tripod

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The people at K&F Concept contacted us recently to see if we’d like to review one of their newest products; a compact, well-specced carbon tripod. We…

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Josh’s Thoughts on GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and Film Photography

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“Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted… He lived happily ever after.” I always hated that line. Not only does…

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The Metro Case 3D Printed 35mm Viewfinder Could Solve Your Viewfinder Troubles for Under $20

2200 1238 James Tocchio

If you’ve ever wanted to shoot a 35mm lens on a camera that lacks 35mm frame lines, you know how annoying and expensive this problem can…

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Five New Year’s Resolutions for the Photographer

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A new year is upon us. Time to reflect on the past twelve months and plan all the ways we’ll fail to change in 2018. Yes,…

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We Pick Our Favorite Personal Photo of the Year, and We Want to See Yours

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A few weeks ago we published an article about the value of critiquing your own photography in order to improve at the craft. We also mentioned…

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Are Canon’s Ultra-fast 50mm F/1.2L and 85mm F/1.2L II Worth All That Extra Money?

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“Significant” is a word I would use to describe the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM and Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM; in aperture, in weight,…

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Tahbes Synchro and Synchrona – an In-Depth Look at the Machines of an Obscure Dutch Camera Company

2200 1237 James Tocchio

Europe in 1945 was not a great place for manufacturing, yet it was there and in that moment in history during which a small, Dutch company…

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A Camera Like Clockwork – Zeiss Ikon Contina Ic Camera Review

2200 1237 James Tocchio

Zeiss Ikon’s Contina Ic is everything I love about vintage cameras. Functionally elegant, mechanically sophisticated, simple; it’s the kind of camera that works, sounds, and feels…

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Five Favorite Photos – Gordon Parks

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To describe Gordon Parks as a great photographer is like calling a computer a good calculator. It simply isn’t enough. Many instead prefer to call Parks…

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Fujifilm’s Fujinon XF 16mm F/1.4R WR is a Low Light Master with Just a Few Flaws – Lens Review

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Consumer bias is a tricky thing. Once you’ve bought something, you don’t want to admit you’ve made the wrong choice, and just as often you’d like…

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The Value of Self-Editing, and Picking Your One Favorite Photograph

2200 1238 James Tocchio

Do you have any idea how many photos you’ve taken in your lifetime? For most of us, the answer is probably “I can’t count that high.”…

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This Technical Reference Manual on Film Cameras is Beautiful – CP Book Club

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Vetro Editions specializes in what they call “paper-made-cultural-artefacts.” What this means is they make really pretty books. Their latest book is no exception, and it’s an…

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Five Amazing Film Cameras for Travel – Part 2

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Got a trip coming up? That’s fantastic. And of course you’re bringing a film camera, right? If you’re undecided, check out this post from last year in which…

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The Underdog Nikkor-S 50mm F/1.4 F Mount Lens, and Why it’s My Favorite Lens

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I know what you’re thinking; “Do we really need another 50mm lens review?” I don’t blame you. A quick glance through our archive shows write-ups on…

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