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James Tocchio

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.

Kitamura Camera in Shinjuku, Tokyo is a Must-See Shop for Photographers

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Kitamura Camera has opened a new flagship shop in Shinjuku, Tokyo, and it’s the most beautiful camera shop I’ve ever seen. See the photos.

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KEKS EM-01 Light Meter Review

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James reviews the KEKS EM-01, a compact and elegant shoe-mounted light meter that’s especially useful for classic camera shooters.

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Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinet Review – Fight the Fungus

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Control humidity and save your gear from fungus with the Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinet. Here’s James’ in-depth review of the EDC-80L.

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Sony FE 100mm F/2.8 STF (Smooth Trans Focus) Lens Review

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James reviews one of the most interesting lenses being manufactured today, the Sony FE 100mm F/2.8 STF Smooth Trans Focus lens.

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Shooting a Twenty-Year-Old Roll of Kodak Supra 100 Film

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James shoots an expired, twenty-year-old roll of Kodak Supra 100, an ultra-fine grain, high saturation color negative film.

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Kobalux Wide 28mm F/3.5 LTM Lens Review

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The Kobalux Wide 28mm F/3.5 LTM lens is an uncommon and uncommonly tiny Japanese lens that harkens back to old-world quality at a reasonable price!

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As Olympus Exits the Camera Business, Let’s Look at Our Favorite Olympus Articles

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Olympus has quit the camera business. In fond rememberance, we look back at our favorite Olympus articles of the past six years.

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Nikon F4 versus Nikon F5 and the Camera as a Tool – Guest Post by Jarrod Hills

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A guest post from a friend of the site pits the Nikon F4 against the Nikon F5, and questions whether cameras are only tools, or something more.

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Desert Island Cameras No. 09 – Holy Grail Edition

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Some of the CP writers pick the camera they’d buy if practicality and money were no concern! See what we chose, and let us know your Holy Grail camera in the comments.

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Catarina Milhais Reis Captures the Light and Color of Portugal

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Today’s article spotlights Catarina Milhais Reis, a photographer whose vision and talent shares with us the light and color of Portugal.

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Ricoh GRD IV Digital Point and Shoot Camera Review

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Ten years after its release, James stumbled onto the Ricoh GRD IV, a premium compact digital that still surprises (in ways good and bad) a decade later.

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Why Take Pictures? Answering the Existential Crisis of the Photography Hobbyist

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James explores the existential crisis of the in-a-rut hobbyist photographer – what’s the point of making pictures anyway?

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Five Inexpensive Accessories to Get More Out of Your Photography

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Another article helping you get the most photographic bang for your buck. Here are five cheap accessories to boost your photography.

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Ten Great Point and Shoot Film Cameras From $25 to $99

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For every expensive, over-hyped point and shoot camera there are ten or twenty others that are damn near as good at one-tenth the price. Here’s a list of a few that we’ve personally enjoyed.

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