Every Article We’ve Ever Written – by Date

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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Should I Sell My Leica? An Argument With Myself

2000 1128 Josh Solomon

For better or worse, Leica is an aspirational brand for many photographers. In this article, Josh debates himself over his feelings for his Leica.

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Rescuing a Zeiss Ikon Nettar from the Trash

2000 1125 Connor Brustofski

Connor rescues and reviews a Zeiss Ikon Nettar, a medium format folding camera that had been destined for the parts bin.

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Holiday Gifts for Photographers – 2020 Edition

2800 1575 James Tocchio

Our 2020 list of the best Holiday gifts for photographers. Find what to buy, and share this list with your friends.

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Funleader 18mm F/8 Cap Lens Review

2000 1125 Dario Veréb

Dario reviews the inexpensive and suprisingly good Funleader 18mm F/8 Cap Lens, a lo-fi lens that’s about the size of a body cap!

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Reverse Lens Macro Photography – Intro and How To Guide

2000 1124 Hemant Chatterji

Hemant offers quick tips and techniques for shooting extremely close macro photographs without buying any new gear at all!

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Franka Solida II-R – Shooting a Classic 120 Folding Camera from 1959 

1920 1080 Cheyenne Morrison

Cheyenne reviews a high-quality, affordable, and classic medium format folding film camera, the Franka Solida II-R.

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Simple But Sophisticated – the Leica M6

2000 1125 Dario Veréb

Dario pens something of a love letter to his Leica M6 in this short and sweet review of the classic 35mm rangefinder.

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Check Out These Amazing Items from Flints Auctions’ November 19th Catalog

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Joshua from Flints Auctions gives us a look at some of the incredible photographic rarities to be had in their upcoming November 19th auction.

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Sony E 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Review

2000 1125 Clayton D'Arnault

Clayton reviews the Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens for Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras, and it’s a kit lens to impress.

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Five Photo Accessories I’m Glad I Bought (And Some I Regret)

2000 1331 Jeb Inge

Jeb shares the five photo accessories that he can’t live without, and a few others which may have been a waste of money.

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Oliver and His Nikon Unearth Racial Violence in the Rocky Mountains’ Past

2000 1125 Yuan Oliver Jin

With Nikon in hand, Oliver seeks out a little-known memorial to five Chinese men illegally hanged in a goldrush-era Rocky Mountain town.

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Voigtlander Ultron 28mm F/1.9 LTM Lens Review

2000 1125 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon reviews the Voigtlander Ultron 28mm F/1.9 in Leica Thread Mount, one of the fastest 28mm lenses available for Leica cameras today!

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How to Expose Both Sides of 35mm Film to Create Stunning Images – Video

2000 1125 James Tocchio

In this video feature, Dave Carulli shows us how to expose both sides of a roll of 35mm film to create stunning images.

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Leica Elmarit-R 28mm F/2.8 Lens Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Leica Elmarit-R 28mm F/2.8 wide-angle fast prime lens for Leica R mount and digital mirrorless cameras!

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A Rangefinder Beginner’s Thoughts on the Canon 7

2000 1125 Timothy Lebedin

“Come on! Open it,” she said, nodding at the gift-wrapped box which I was holding in my arms. I knew exactly what was inside. Or at least,…

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My Olympus Mju II Zoom, and What Really Matters

2000 1125 Dario Veréb

Dario Vereb contemplates family, stubborness, and the photographer’s existential question in this article loosely hung on an Olympus Mju II.

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Battle of the Fujifilm 800s – Venus versus Superia X-Tra

2000 1125 Charlotte Davis

Charlotte compares Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 800 to Fujifilm Venus 800, two discontinued high speed color films (available in limited supply).

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Who Knows What the Future Holds – Olympus AZ-4 / Ricoh Mirai Review

1800 1012 Connor Brustofski

The Olympus AZ-4 and the Ricoh Mirai are not great cameras. But they’ve meant more to me than I ever thought a lump of plastic could.

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