Camera Reviews

Purma Special – Guest Review by Mike Eckman

2560 1440 Mike Eckman

Today’s camera review comes from our guest Mike Eckman – it’s all we need to know about the ancient, Bakelite Purma Special.

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

2000 1125 James Tocchio

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

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Plaubel Makina 67 Review

2000 1125 Aaron Stennett

Aaron reviews the Plaubel Makina 67, a medium format rangefinder film camera with a beautiful, fixed Nikkor lens.

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The Yashica A as a First Medium Format Camera (And Beyond)

2000 1125 Dave Carulli

Dave’s first medium format camera was the Yashica A. Three years later, he tells us why it was a great first camera – and then some.

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Polaroid Now Instant Camera Review

2000 1125 Aidan Bell

Aidan reviews the Polaroid Now, the newest entry-level instant camera from Polaroid.

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Re-evaluating the Cost of Film Cameras (And Offering Some Alternatives)

2200 1238 Jeb Inge

Jeb evaluates the current film camera market, and offers some great alternatives to over-priced (over-hyped) models.

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Rediscovering Film Photography with a Minolta X-370s – Camera Review

2000 1125 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon reviews the humble Minolta X-370s, and argues that this bargain-priced 35mm film SLR is perfect for beginners (or anyone, really).

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Agfa Optima 1035 Sensor Review

2000 1125 Connor Brustofski

Two years and four countries after he first shot it, Connor realizes that the Agfa Optima 1035 Sensor is his ideal everyday camera.

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Konica C35 FD / Konica Auto S3 Review

2000 1125 Eric Charles Jones

Eric reviews the Konica C35 FD (known in export markets as the Konica Auto S3), a compact rangefinder film camera with a legendary lens.

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The Ghost of Christmas Past in Champagne Gold; or, a Story of the Olympus Stylus

2000 1125 Leah Damgaard-Hansen

Leah revisits an old friend in the Olympus Stylus. What was once a cherished Christmas gift brings new joy, years later.

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Rescuing a Zeiss Ikon Nettar from the Trash

2000 1125 Connor Brustofski

Connor rescues and reviews a Zeiss Ikon Nettar, a medium format folding camera that had been destined for the parts bin.

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Simple But Sophisticated – the Leica M6

2000 1125 Dario Veréb

Dario pens something of a love letter to his Leica M6 in this short and sweet review of the classic 35mm rangefinder.

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A Rangefinder Beginner’s Thoughts on the Canon 7

2000 1125 Timothy Lebedin

“Come on! Open it,” she said, nodding at the gift-wrapped box which I was holding in my arms. I knew exactly what was inside. Or at least, I thought I did – film. I’m not big…

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Who Knows What the Future Holds – Olympus AZ-4 / Ricoh Mirai Review

1800 1012 Connor Brustofski

The Olympus AZ-4 and the Ricoh Mirai are not great cameras. But they’ve meant more to me than I ever thought a lump of plastic could.

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