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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.

Make a Difference in Someone’s Life – Buy a Hat from Brooklyn Film Camera

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Make photography film again with a hat from Brooklyn Film Camera, with a bonus that all profits will be going to charity!

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Rolleiflex SL66 Camera Review

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The first medium format SLR camera that Rollei produced, the Rolleiflex SL66, is one of the more interesting cameras I’ve ever shot.

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Pentax 67 Review – It’s a Big Camera

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James shot the Pentax 67 in 2016 and 2018, and was less than impressed. In 2020 he tries again. Here’s the review.

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A Scary Day – a note from site founder James

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At 10AM this morning I began to feel dizzy and nauseous. Five minutes later my heart rate was above 175 beats per minute. I told my wife I couldn’t catch my breath, and sat down.…

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Digitizing Negatives at Home – a Comparison of Methods and Results (DSLR vs Flatbed vs Lab Scans)

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Our friend Tony Huynh compares the major methods of scanning, with plenty of sample images and insight into the processes.

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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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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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