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James Tocchio

James Tocchio

James Tocchio is a writer and photographer, and the founder of Casual Photophile. He’s spent years researching, collecting, and shooting classic and collectible cameras. In addition to his work here, he’s also the founder of the online camera shop Fstopcameras.com.

Single Shot Stories No. 002 – Jacob Downey

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Jacob Downey shares a special photo and the story behind making it in today’s Single Shot Story, our community-driven photo series!

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A Day at the Beach with the Canon Sure Shot A1

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James reviews the Canon Sure Shot A1, a cute and capable point-and-shoot 35mm film camera that’s submersible to 15 feet!

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A Brief History of See-Through Cameras

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James gives a very quick history of the cutaway camera, the see-through camera, and where these collectible models come from.

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Get Back Out There with Our Film Photography Scavenger Hunt

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Get back out in the world and have some fun. Download, shoot, and share with our Photography Scavenger Hunt!

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Leica M Film Cameras Too Expensive? Here are Five Alternatives

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

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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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My Limitless Talent, Shot On Expired Polaroid Film

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

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

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

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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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I Don’t Have a Headline for This One

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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 I’m just feeling lost. Maybe you are too. Maybe…

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In Case You Missed It – Our Favorite Articles of 2020

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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 the most popular articles on the site this year,…

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Our Ten Most Popular Posts in 2020

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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 never expected when I began writing for and publishing…

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The Cameras We Reviewed in 2020

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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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Holiday Gifts for Photographers – 2020 Edition

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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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