Film Cameras

Canon Snappy Q – a Film Camera Made for Summer

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James Reviews the Canon Snappy Q, a point-and-shoot 35mm film camera from 1989 that’s a perfect summer accessory today.

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A Year of Large Format Photography – Chapter 1: Rediscovering My Photographic Purpose

2000 1125 Echo Lens Photography

A photographer explores the gear of large format photography, and how it influences their process and philosophy.

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Olympus XA2 – Point and Shoot 35mm Film Camera Review

2000 1125 Shawn Granton

We review the Olympus XA2, the point and shoot evolution of Maitani’s amazing compact XA series 35mm film cameras.

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Baby’s First Photo – One of the Last Surprises

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

After a long thrift-store drought, Josh finds new fun in Baby’s First Photo, a 35mm toy camera. And then he puts it to good use.

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Nikon F5 Long Term User Review

2000 1125 Adam Harker

A long term user review of the Nikon F5, Nikon’s first modern, pro-spec, auto-focus 35mm film SLR.

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Japan’s “Bloody May Day” and the Pistol Cameras That It Created

2800 1868 James Tocchio

A violent protest in Japan in 1952 lead to a new treaty with the United States, and a handful of odd pistol-shaped film cameras.

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Kodak VR35 K12 Review – Grandma Knows Best

2000 1125 Roberto Felipe

Roberto was given a humble Kodak point and shoot film camera by his grandmother, who worked at Kodak. Turns out it’s a favorite.

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A Vest Pocket Kodak Camera Retrospective

2000 1125 Echo Lens Photography

The Vest Pocket Kodak camera is over 100 years old. Here’s everything about it, and why it’s one of the most important cameras ever made.

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The Three Fs of Polaroid Photography

2000 1125 James Tocchio

During a televised comedy special in the 1980s, a once-beloved comedian famously spoke the old witticism that the definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” After that,…

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Death of a Nikon F3

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

An errant swing of the hand, a tumble and a crash, a destroyed Nikon, and the real reason it hurts to lose a camera.

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Canon Sure Shot Zoom XL Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Canon Sure Shot Zoom XL, a chunky Canon point and shoot 35mm film camera that first debuted in 1989.

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Fuji Instax and Polaroid Instant Camera Buyer’s Guide!

2000 1125 Juliet Schwab

We spotlight every single instant film camera available to buy right now in today’s instant camera buyer’s guide!

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Ricoh GR1 – Perfection Has a Price

2000 1125 Tanner Gooding

The Ricoh GR1 was Ricoh’s first premium 35mm point and shoot film camera, and it’s one of the best of the type. But it comes at a price.

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Shooting Polacon with a Toyo Super Graphic and Instax Wide

2000 1125 Echo Lens Photography

Shooting Polacon, a massive annual gathering of instant film fiends, on Fuji Instax film with a large format camera.

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