Every Article We’ve Ever Written – by Date

What Camera Gear is at the Top of Our Staff’s Wish Lists?

2200 1238 Jeb Inge

The CP team picks the piece of camera gear they most want to use, from cameras and lenses to films and more.

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To Jupiter-8 and Back on a Rainbow of FEDs

2000 1125 Connor Brustofski

As a collector of colorful FED rangefinders, Connor weighs the advantages of cost against the risks of unpredictable results.

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Finding Joy Through Shedding Camera Gear

1975 1110 Jeb Inge

With spring in the air, Jeb takes a look at his collection of camera gear and trims the fat with some motivation from Marie Kondo.

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Leica M Film Cameras Too Expensive? Here are Five Alternatives

2382 1338 James Tocchio

James recommends five excellent cameras to buy, if the Leica M series film cameras are beyond your budget. Take a look.

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A Final Salute to Nikon’s AF-D Lenses

2000 1331 Jim Graves

Jim Graves takes a fond look at Nikon’s AF-D series of lenses – the company’s first autofocus lenses that combine affordability and quality.

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Five to Follow – April 2021

2000 1326 Danielle Wrobleski

Danielle shares another beautifully curated list of five amazing female film photographers to follow. Enjoy!

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Polaroid Lab Review

1876 1250 Jeb Inge

Jeb Inge reviews the Polaroid Lab, a new device for printing cell phone photos onto Polaroid instant film.

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Minolta RF Rokkor-X 500mm F/8 Mirror Lens Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Minolta RF Rokkor-x 500mm F/8 mirror-lens. History, specs, use today, and image quality within – Check it out!

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Purma Special – Guest Review by Mike Eckman

2560 1440 Mike Eckman

Today’s camera review comes from our guest Mike Eckman – it’s all we need to know about the ancient, Bakelite Purma Special.

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TTArtisan 50mm f/0.95 Lens Review – Ultra-fast, Ultra-affordable

2000 1125 Nick Clayton

Nicholas reviews the supposed Noctilux-killer; the ultra-fast and ultra-affordable TTArtisan 50mm F/0.95 Leica M mount fast prime lens.

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Perspectives on Place by JAP Alexander – Landscape Photography but Not as We Know It

1920 1080 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon reviews Perspectives on Place, a book on landscape photography by JAP Alexander. Click through, read more.

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A Day at the Office – Photographing an Avalanche Rescue Dog in Action

2000 1125 Joe Freemond

Joe Freemond spends the day with avalanche rescue as they trained their newest rescue dog, Fred. And the photos aren’t to be missed.

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The Beautiful Alternative Processes of Amy Marie Gladding

2000 1401 Danielle Wrobleski

Danielle’s latest interviewee is Amy Marie Gladding, an artist who makes use of alternative photographic processes to make stunning art.

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On the Relationship Between Music and Photography

2200 1467 Nick Clayton

A few of the CP writers (who also happen to be musicians) share their thoughts on the relationship between the two art forms.

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A Better Look at Konica

1511 850 Dario Veréb

Dario makes a case for Konica (and other lesser-celebrated Japanese camera brands) in our latest retrospective.

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My Limitless Talent, Shot On Expired Polaroid Film

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James’ limitless creativity is unbound when he loads a pack of expired Polaroid film into his One Step camera. See the masterpieces within.

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The Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM – Don’t Call it the Japanese Summilux

2000 1125 Eric Charles Jones

A quick review of the Canon 50mm F/1.4 in Leica Thread Mount – commonly referred to as “The Japanese Summilux.”

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A Chat with Film Photographer and YouTuber Jess Hobbs

1656 1028 Danielle Wrobleski

I have been following Jess’s work for almost as long as I’ve been into photography. I discovered her YouTube channel when I was first learning film,…

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Five Masters of Light from Japan’s Shōwa Era

1440 986 Eric Charles Jones

The Japanese Shōwa period, coinciding with the reign of Emperor Hirohito from 1926 to 1989, is noted as one of Japan’s most tumultuous and transformative eras.…

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Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 Review – Simple, Square, Instant Photography

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews Fujifilm’s newest Instax camera, the strikingly pretty and surprisingly capable Instax Square SQ1.

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Shooting My First Roll of Kodak Portra 160

2000 1125 Hemant Chatterji

Hemant brings a Nikon FM2n and a roll of Kodak Portra 160 along on a boat ride through an Indian national park.

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Life Lessons from Stephen Shore’s Early Work

2000 1330 Alex Sinclair

Alex compares two of Stephen Shore’s photography collections, and examines the effect of the differing methodology employed in each.

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For Aesthetic Reasons – Cameras, Cars, and Collecting

2000 1125 Joe Freemond

Joe shares some gorgeous photos of a Porsche 911 mountain climb, shot with his Nikon FM3a, and muses over the meaning of aesthetics.

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New Product Announcement : Instant Processor from Brooklyn Film Camera and Negative Supply

2000 1125 James Tocchio

We have a preview of a new product from Brooklyn Film Camera and Negative Supply – The Instant Processor for instant film photographers.

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Five Female Film Photographers to Follow – February 2021

2000 1125 Danielle Wrobleski

February 2021, and Danielle brings us five more female film photographers worth following. Click through and enjoy!

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Sony E 16-55mm f/2.8 G Lens Review

2000 1125 Clayton D'Arnault

Clayton reviews the Sony E 16-55mm F/2.8 G, the most expensive E-mount Sony lens available, to determine if it’s worth the price.

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Eastman 2366 ISO 6 Blue-Sensitive B&W Film Review

2000 1125 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon reviews the unusual Kodak Eastman 2366, an ultra-low ISO film that’s particularly sensitive to blue light.

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Plaubel Makina 67 Review

2000 1125 Aaron Stennett

Aaron reviews the Plaubel Makina 67, a medium format rangefinder film camera with a beautiful, fixed Nikkor lens.

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I Don’t Have a Headline for This One

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Parts of this article will read as if I’ve lost my mind. If not my mind, something else. My confidence, maybe. Or my perspective. Or maybe…

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The Stunning Pinhole Portraits and Alternative Processes of Nicole Small

1511 850 Danielle Wrobleski

Danielle speaks with Nicole Small, a talented photographer whose pinhole portraiture and alternative process photos are simply stunning.

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A Belated and Lukewarm Take on the Discontinuation of Fuji Pro 400H

3000 1688 Jeb Inge

Now that the dust has settled, Jeb shares a few of his thoughts on the discontinuation of Fuji Pro 400H.

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Winter Explorations with a Pentax LX and Kosmo Foto Mono Film

2000 1125 Charlotte Davis

Charlotte shares her wintery day shooting the seaside with her Pentax LX and Kosmo Foto Mono black-and-white film.

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Wrist Assured – The 21 Best Wrist Straps for 2021 

1920 1080 Cheyenne Morrison

With his usual thoroughness, Cheyenne lists 21 great, handmade, artisan-crafted wrist straps for your vintage or modern camera.

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The Yashica A as a First Medium Format Camera (And Beyond)

2000 1125 Dave Carulli

Dave’s first medium format camera was the Yashica A. Three years later, he tells us why it was a great first camera – and then some.

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Polaroid Now Instant Camera Review

2000 1125 Aidan Bell

Aidan reviews the Polaroid Now, the newest entry-level instant camera from Polaroid.

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Close Focus: The Life, Work, and Cameras of Robert Capa

2000 1125 Ryan Alexander Huang

Ryan examines the life and work of Robert Capa, by way of the cameras he used throughout his storied career.

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Re-evaluating the Cost of Film Cameras (And Offering Some Alternatives)

2200 1238 Jeb Inge

Jeb evaluates the current film camera market, and offers some great alternatives to over-priced (over-hyped) models.

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Film and Me, Five Years Later (Expectation Versus Reality)

2000 1125 Dario Veréb

Dario loves film cameras, but five years later he grapples with the reality of shooting film. Read his thoughts & add yours in the comments.

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Five Female Film Photographers to Follow – January 2021

2000 1326 Danielle Wrobleski

The great Danielle Wrobleski is here with her first article in a new series, Five Female Film Photographers to Follow. Enjoy!

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Rediscovering Film Photography with a Minolta X-370s – Camera Review

2000 1125 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon reviews the humble Minolta X-370s, and argues that this bargain-priced 35mm film SLR is perfect for beginners (or anyone, really).

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Agfa Optima 1035 Sensor Review

2000 1125 Connor Brustofski

Two years and four countries after he first shot it, Connor realizes that the Agfa Optima 1035 Sensor is his ideal everyday camera.

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The Ten Best Mechanical 35mm Film SLRs Ever Made

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

After seven years of shooting classic cameras, we’ve compiled our list of the ten best mechanical SLRs (plus three honorable mentions).

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Handheld Macro Photography with the Bolt VM-160 Ring Light

2000 1125 Stephen Hennessy

I will make it clear from the outset that macro photography is a rabbit hole within a rabbit hole. And for newer photographers who are still…

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Konica C35 FD / Konica Auto S3 Review

2000 1125 Eric Charles Jones

Eric reviews the Konica C35 FD (known in export markets as the Konica Auto S3), a compact rangefinder film camera with a legendary lens.

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In Case You Missed It – Our Favorite Articles of 2020

2000 1125 James Tocchio

This is the last article of our three-part 2020 recap week. If you’ve enjoyed this little trip through some of the best camera reviews and then…

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Our Ten Most Popular Posts in 2020

2000 1125 James Tocchio

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…

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The Cameras We Reviewed in 2020

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Photographers know a thing or two about perspective. Sure, 2020 has been trash, but damn did we write about some gorgeous cameras this year!

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The Ghost of Christmas Past in Champagne Gold; or, a Story of the Olympus Stylus

2000 1125 Leah Damgaard-Hansen

Leah revisits an old friend in the Olympus Stylus. What was once a cherished Christmas gift brings new joy, years later.

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Shooting one of the first 28mm lenses, the Enna Ultra-Lithagon 

1920 1080 Cheyenne Morrison

Cheyenne reviews the Enna-Werk Ultra Lithagon 28mm lens, the second ever 28mm lens made for SLR camera systems!

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Book Club – Seeing Clearly Through the Haze of Time – Yasuhiro Ogawa’s The Dreaming

2000 1125 Alex Sinclair

Digital is truth and film is memory. For me, this is a simple way to describe the visuals of most photography I encounter. Digital images are…

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