Canon

Canon FD 85mm F/1.2 L – Finding My Ideal Focal Length with Canon’s Legendary Portrait Lens

1800 1013 Stephen Hennessy

Stephen reviews the Canon FD 85mm F/1.2 L, a super fast prime portrait lens which has made 85mm his go-to focal length.

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Learning to Shoot Film in Gates of the Arctic National Park

1800 1012 Stephen Hennessy

After buying a Canon AE-1, Stephen takes off for Gates of the Arctic National Park with his new camera and a backpack full of Kodak Portra.

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Near and Far in Bowling Green, Ohio – a Story of Pandemics and Protests and Photography

1800 1194 Stephen Hennessy

One photographer’s story of the way he experienced his home town and photography during the pandemic, and later, the anti-racism protests.

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Canon AE-1 Program Camera Review – Beginners’ Best Choice

1800 1013 Aidan Bell

The Canon AE-1 Program will make great photos easily, for any level of photographer. But it may be the best choice, specifically, for new photographers.

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Canon MC Review – an ’80s Masterpiece that Fails Today

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James reviews the Canon MC, a point and shoot 35mm film camera from 1984 that’s all style and very little substance to today’s shooter.

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Holiday Gift Guide for the Film Photographer – 2019

2560 1440 Josh Solomon

Here is our last minute holiday gift guide for the photographer in your life, with great ideas for gifts at every budget. Happy Holidays!

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My Three Half Frame Cameras – Canon Demi, Konica EYE, Olympus Pen EES

1330 748 Craig Sinclair

Thoughts on the half frame film camera from Craig, and his experiences with the Canon Demi, the Konica EYE, and the Olympus Pen.

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I’ve Got a Fever and the Only Cure is Konica VX200 and a Canon T90

2800 1575 James Tocchio

I shot a roll of Konica VX200 on a blisteringly hot and exceptionally windy beach. I had a virus-induced sickness. I nearly died. Here are some photos from that roll.

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Canon T80 Review – A Canon Fan Shoots Canon’s First Autofocus SLR

2800 1866 Chris Cushing

Back in mid-December James asked if I wanted to review the Canon T80. When I responded enthusiastically (and in the affirmative), James seemed to think I was being facetious. His reponse to my apparent excitement…

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The Canon Canonet 28 – A Camera Made for Taking it Easy  

3000 1688 Drew Chambers

We’ve talked about the Canon New Canonet 28’s faster relatives twice before; our reviews of the New Canonet QL17 and that camera’s successor, the Canonet G-III (QL) 17, both spoke in glowing terms. And rightly…

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The Essentials – A Guide to the Best of Canon’s Camera Systems

2400 1350 Chris Cushing

Talking about the best Canon film cameras isn’t easy. The brand has a long history. But everything changed in 1987. That’s when Canon introduced EOS, their first dedicated autofocus system, a move that in one…

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These are the Best Beach Cameras Just in Time for Summer

2400 1350 James Tocchio

Summer (for those of us in the northern hemisphere) is almost here, and while the sun, the sand, and the sea can be glorious for our bodies and minds they can be murder on delicate…

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Our Favorite Fanboys Swap Camera Systems – Nikon F3 Versus Canon F-1

2400 1350 Chris Cushing

As objective as we are when reviewing unfamiliar cameras, our biases show when it comes to the cameras that remain with us permanently. My FD mount Canons have always been my benchmark, the cameras I…

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Ten Years Later Zeiss’ Distagon T* 18mm F/3.5 Ultra-Wide for Nikon F and Canon EF Mount is Still Pretty Great

2400 1350 James Tocchio

I realized with sudden terror that I’d been yanked away from everything I loved. My family, my cappuccino, the delicious key lime tart I’d been eating just moments before raising the camera to my eye,…

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