Every Article We’ve Ever Written – by Date

WonderPan 400 – Analogue Wonderland’s New Film

2000 1333 Jim Graves

Jim Graves previews Analogue Wonderlands new branded film, WonderPan 400, a black and white film meant to be pushed!

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A 35mm Point-and-Shoot Sleeper – Canon Sure Shot Tele Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Canon Sure Shot Tele, an interesting and surprising point-and-shoot 35mm film camera from 1986.

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An Oral History of Photography During and After the Cambodian Civil War

875 876 M. For. Film

M. For. Film reveals a side of photography that most of us will never know through this interview with an Uncle who lived and photographed through the Cambodian Civil War.

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Canon Snappy Q – a Film Camera Made for Summer

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James Reviews the Canon Snappy Q, a point-and-shoot 35mm film camera from 1989 that’s a perfect summer accessory today.

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A Year of Large Format Photography – Chapter 1: Rediscovering My Photographic Purpose

2000 1125 Echo Lens Photography

A photographer explores the gear of large format photography, and how it influences their process and philosophy.

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A Cheap Lens and a Rabbit

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James photographs a rabbit with an old telephoto zoom lens. It took 30 minutes, 60 dollars, and his mind off of stressful stuff.

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Olympus XA2 – Point and Shoot 35mm Film Camera Review

2000 1125 Shawn Granton

We review the Olympus XA2, the point and shoot evolution of Maitani’s amazing compact XA series 35mm film cameras.

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I Shot Wolfen NC500, a New Color Film from ORWO

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James stands in the Gulf of Mexico, gets sun poisoning, and shoots the new color film from ORWO, Wolfen NC500.

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Interview with Film Photographer Taylor

1557 2000 Danielle Wrobleski

Hi Taylor! Can you start out by telling us a little bit about yourself? My name is Taylor and I am a film photographer based in…

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Baby’s First Photo – One of the Last Surprises

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

After a long thrift-store drought, Josh finds new fun in Baby’s First Photo, a 35mm toy camera. And then he puts it to good use.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let My Kindergartner Use My DSLR

2000 1125 Matthew Luzitano

A father shares his love of photography with his kids by sharing his DSLR.

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The Dubious Origin and Uncertain Future of the “Standard” 50mm Lens

2448 1506 James Tocchio

James examines the origin of the 50mm “standard lens” and why what we percieve as “standard” may be changing for the better.

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Shooting a 100-Year-Old Camera – the Contessa Nettel / Zeiss Piccolette

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James shoots a 100-plus year old camera, the Contessa Nettel / Zeiss Ikon Piccolette. And we have pictures!

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Opinion – What is going on with Ferrania’s new film Orto? 

2000 993 Rich Stroffolino

In an age when every price increase or film cancellation sparks fear that our beloved medium, film, is going away, I should be nothing but elated…

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What’s That Camera in Wes Anderson’s Latest Film, Asteroid City?

1961 883 Rich Stroffolino

It’s time for our favorite game. Identify that camera! This time we’re examining the props seen in the trailer for the latest Wes Anderson film, Asteroid City.

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Fujifilm X-E4 and the Paradox of Minimalism

2000 1125 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon explores the paradox of minimalism through the lens of Fuji’s most minimalist digital camera, the XE-4.

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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 Photography’s Potential to Exploit

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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