Every Article We’ve Ever Written – by Date

Nikon F5 Long Term User Review

2000 1125 Adam Harker

A long term user review of the Nikon F5, Nikon’s first modern, pro-spec, auto-focus 35mm film SLR.

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Japan’s “Bloody May Day” and the Pistol Cameras That It Created

2800 1868 James Tocchio

A violent protest in Japan in 1952 lead to a new treaty with the United States, and a handful of odd pistol-shaped film cameras.

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Voigtlander Nokton 40mm F/1.2 Aspherical Lens Review – Nikon Z Mount

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm F/1.2 Aspherical, an ultra-fast manual focus prime lens for Nikon’s Z Series cameras.

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Kodak VR35 K12 Review – Grandma Knows Best

2000 1125 Roberto Felipe

Roberto was given a humble Kodak point and shoot film camera by his grandmother, who worked at Kodak. Turns out it’s a favorite.

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5 Color Films That Cost Less Than Kodak Portra 400

2000 1125 Sarah Rizzo

Kodak Portra is getting expensive. In today’s article, Sarah Rizzo helpfully lists five alternatives to the most popular 35mm color film.

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Nikon Nikkor Z MC 105mm F/2.8 VR S Macro Lens Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Nikon offers two dedicated macro lenses in their Z Series lens range. Here we review the longer of the two, the Nikkor Z MC 105mm.

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Featured Photographer – Jenna (Jae) Williams

1964 2000 Danielle Wrobleski

Today we’re sharing some words and images from Jenna Williams, a San Francisco Bay area film photographer.

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A Vest Pocket Kodak Camera Retrospective

2000 1125 Echo Lens Photography

The Vest Pocket Kodak camera is over 100 years old. Here’s everything about it, and why it’s one of the most important cameras ever made.

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The Three Fs of Polaroid Photography

2000 1125 James Tocchio

During a televised comedy special in the 1980s, a once-beloved comedian famously spoke the old witticism that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing…

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Death of a Nikon F3

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

An errant swing of the hand, a tumble and a crash, a destroyed Nikon, and the real reason it hurts to lose a camera.

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Canon Sure Shot Zoom XL Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Canon Sure Shot Zoom XL, a chunky Canon point and shoot 35mm film camera that first debuted in 1989.

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The Nikon Z5 is the Best Value Full Frame Mirror-less Camera Available Today

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Here’s why the Nikon Z5 is the best value full frame mirror-less camera you can buy today.

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Pentax Unveils Plans to Build a New Range of Film Cameras

1888 1007 James Tocchio

Pentax unveils plans to release a whole range of new film cameras! Details here!

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A Thank You Note, and Happy Holidays

1386 780 James Tocchio

Ray Bradbury, my literary hero, famously posted a sign above his typewriter that read “Don’t Think.” The idea, as he related it, is that a writer…

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Keks KM02 OLED Light Meter Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the latest OLED light meter from KEKS, the KEKS KM02. At $110, it’s a real contender for best value light meter.

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Fuji Instax and Polaroid Instant Camera Buyer’s Guide!

2000 1125 Juliet Schwab

We spotlight every single instant film camera available to buy right now in today’s instant camera buyer’s guide!

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Photographing New Mexico with the Nikon Nikkor 15mm f/5.6

2000 1125 Echo Lens Photography

Nikon’s ultra-wide rectilinear 15mm f/5.6 is a rare, wonderful, and (obviously) very wide lens that every Nikon fan should experience.

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Ricoh GR1 – Perfection Has a Price

2000 1125 Tanner Gooding

The Ricoh GR1 was Ricoh’s first premium 35mm point and shoot film camera, and it’s one of the best of the type. But it comes at a price.

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Shooting Polacon with a Toyo Super Graphic and Instax Wide

2000 1125 Echo Lens Photography

Shooting Polacon, a massive annual gathering of instant film fiends, on Fuji Instax film with a large format camera.

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Ray Bradbury’s Sun and Shadow Shines a Light on Photographic Cultural Appropriation

2560 1440 James Tocchio

Ray Bradbury’s Sun and Shadow is a beautiful short story that examines photographic cultural appropriation. Synopsis and thoughts in today’s article.

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Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo Camera Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

The Instax Mini Evo is Fuji’s newest Instax Mini instant film camera, and it’s also a digital camera. See why that’s so great in this review.

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Leica’s New M6 and Solving the Film Photography Accessibility Problem

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Want to shoot film without spending a ton of money? Here’s one simple tip that will help you make that happen!

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Rollei Rolleiflex SL35M Film Camera Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Rollei SL35M, a basic 35mm film SLR camera from the 1970s, and tells what makes it special in today’s digital world.

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It’s Okay to Like Cameras More Than You Like Photography

2400 1350 James Tocchio

James weighs in on the push/pull between those who love photography first and those who simply love cameras.

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The Olympus Pen F as a More Methodical Point and Shoot Alternative

1800 1013 Tanner Gooding

Here’s a fast rundown of why you may want to consider an Olympus Pen F, FT, or FV as an alternative to the point and shoot camera.

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Contax S2 Review – A No Frills Titanium 35mm SLR

1800 1013 James Tocchio

James spent a couple of weeks shooting the Contax S2 earlier in the summer. Here’s everything he learned about this titanium SLR.

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Film Photographer Interview – Jessica Dunston

1800 1285 Danielle Wrobleski

Can you start off by giving us a quick intro to yourself? My name is Jessica Dunston. I’m originally from Raleigh, NC. I just recently moved…

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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

2048 1463 Guest Author

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 Guest Author

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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