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Drew Chambers

Drew Chambers

Drew Chambers

Drew Chambers is a former high school teacher and current master's student at Harvard University. He lives in Waltham, Massachusetts with his wife and their perfect dog. Outside of teaching, reading, and writing, Drew spends most of his time listening to indie rock. He is happy when photographing.

Contax 167MT Camera Review

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Drew reviews the Contax 167MT, a full-featured 35mm film SLR from the glory days of the Japanese-made Contax cameras.

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Contax NX – a Multi-User Review of the Last Contax SLR

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The Contax NX was among the last ever Contax 35mm film cameras. In our multi-user review, Drew and James share their thoughts on this sleek SLR.

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Monthly Photo Challenge for March 2020 – The Photo-Stay

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We’re back with a new monthly photo challenge, and this time we’ve invented an entirely new way to photo! You’ve heard of the photowalk. Meet the photostay.

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Shooting Coastal Maine with a Mamiya 645 and Kodak Film

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Drew’s first foray into medium format came by way of the Mamiya 645 1000s on the rocky New England shores of Midcoast Maine.

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Ghosts of Portra Past – Shooting Kodak Portra 400 VC and 160 NC Today

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Drew shoots, compares, and muses over Portra 400 VC and Portra 160 NC, two formerly-loved and famously dead films from Kodak.

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Negative Supply Film Carrier MK1 Kickstarter Launches Today

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Negative Supply announces the Kickstarter for their Film Carrier MK 1, a new solution for scanning and digitizing film with your DSLR or mirror-less camera.

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The Contax G1 Takes on the World

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From my first foray into modern film photography, I was confronted by the apparent supremacy of Leica and its M mount. But for some reason, the Leica bug has never seemed to bite me. To…

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“Everything starts with light” – An Oral History of Ara Güler

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Ara Güler’s first published interview incited a riot. He’d taken his Graflex Speed Graphic, paired with a flash, to the Kumkapi ports of Istanbul under cover of the morning’s darkest early hours. On the waters…

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Fujicolor Industrial 100 – Film Profile

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The simplest, most cost-effective way to jazz up one’s film photography is to spring for a new film stock. Sure, you could seek a rare lens or a unique body, but nothing beats the ease…

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The Canon Canonet 28 – A Camera Made for Taking it Easy  

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We’ve talked about the Canon New Canonet 28’s faster relatives twice before; our reviews of the New Canonet QL17 and that camera’s successor, the Canonet G-III (QL) 17, both spoke in glowing terms. And rightly…

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