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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.

Keks KM-Q OLED Light Meter Review

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James reviews the Keks KM-Q, the newest and smallest light meter from Keks Camera.

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The New Film Camera from Pentax is a Half Frame Compact – Details!

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New details on the Pentax Film Project’s first new camera – a half frame compact for beginners and young people.

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Polaroid I-2 Long Term Review

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James is here with a long term review of the the flagship instant film camera from Polaroid, the Polaroid I-2.

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Nikon Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P – a Classic Pancake Lens Review

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James reviews an ultra-small manual focus 45mm Nikkor made for the Nikon FM3a, a lens well-suited for today’s mirror-less digital cameras!

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Answering Your Questions About Cameras and Photography – 001

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James answers your questions about cameras and photography.

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Canon’s Fruit-Themed Camera, the Canon ELPH Shades Sunshine

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Looking back at the time that Canon made a fruit-themed APS film camera, the ELPH Shades Sunshine.

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A Nikon Nikkor Z 135mm f/1.8 Plena lens is attached to a Nikon Zf digital mirror-less camera, and the whole kit is being held by a photographer.

Nikon Nikkor Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens Review

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We review the Nikon Nikkor Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, a super-fast, high spec, mid-tele portrait lens for Nikon’s Z series cameras.

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First Look at the MiNT Rollei 35AF Compact Film Camera

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MiNT Camera has just announced that their new 35mm film camera will be called the Rollei 35AF, and that it will be released in Summer 2024. In addition, MiNT has released the first public images…

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Check Out These Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Photographers

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James is here with a shopping list for the photographer in your life. Enjoy!

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Nikon N2000 Review – a Stunningly Cheap Film Camera

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James review the Nikon N2000, a superb value 35mm film SLR that’s as good today as it was when it first released in 1985.

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Harman Phoenix 200 – the Review

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James reviews the world’s newest color film from the makers of Ilford black-and-white film, Harman Phoenix 200.

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NEWS: Harman Unveils Phoenix 200, a Brand New Color Film

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A three-minute read containing everything you need to know about the launch of Harman’s brand new color film, Phoenix 200.

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Seeking the Ghost of Edwin Land at Polaroid’s Former Headquarters

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The past has a way of disappearing.

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Perkins Cove, Maine, on Polaroid Film

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A Polaroid travelogue; shooting a coastal Maine harbor village with a Polaroid camera from 1982, and everything that comes with it.

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