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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.

New Show on the Casual Photophile YouTube Channel

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Starting now and continuing until enough people beg me to stop, I’m publishing our most popular articles as a podcast (of sorts) on YouTube.

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The Mamiya Watcher A is a 35mm Film Surveillance Camera Built Into a Clock

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James has been the victim of a heinous theft. In today’s article he uses the Mamiya Watcher A to capture the criminal.

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Yes, The Camera Matters

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James gets all introspective in this (admittedly self-indulgent) article about what really matters when we use the camera.

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Our Most Popular Posts of 2021 (and Thank You!)

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In 2021, more than 3 million of you visited my website. That’s wild! Thank you! Here are the most popular posts that we published in 2021.

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Shooting the Nintendo Game Boy Camera 24 Years Later

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James’ new Analogue Pocket retro/modern handheld gaming device prompts him to reconnect with the 24-year-old Nintendo Game Boy Camera!

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Fujifilm Announces the Instax Mini Evo, a New Digital Instant Film Camera

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Fuji’s latest Instax camera, the Instax Mini Evo, is a new film/digital hybrid camera with a lot of interesting features! Coming Feb, 2022.

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Nikon Lite Touch Zoom 70 WS Point and Shoot Film Camera Review

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James reviews the Nikon Lite Touch Zoom 70 WS, a point and shoot 35mm film camera from the year 2002 (one of the last compacts Nikon made).

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“A Choice of Weapons : Inspired by Gordon Parks” Coming to HBO and HBO Max on November 15th

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There’s a new film coming just under a week from today, focusing on Gordon Parks and his enduring legacy.

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Lomography LomoChrome Turquoise Film is Back!

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Lomography has just announced the return of LomoChrome Turquoise film in 35mm, 110, and 120 formats! Available for pre-order now.

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Worried About the Rising Cost of Film Photography? Here Are Some Ways to Cope

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Film prices have risen year on year, and they’re set to rise again in 2022. Here are five ways to cope with the rising cost of shooting film.

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Tripods, Lights, Grips, and Straps – Product Roundup October 2021

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Product Roundup for October 2021, and we’re looking at a beautiful strap, a nice tripod, a Leica grip, and an amazing LED array.

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Nikon FE2 – (Almost) My Favorite Nikon SLR

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James reviews the Nikon FE2, one of the best manual focus 35mm film cameras with aperture priority semi-auto mode.

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What I Learned Shooting My Vacation on Film

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Some lessons are learned the easy way and some are a bit more painful. Here’s everything that I learned shooting my vacation on film.

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