Film Cameras

These Star Wars Props Were Made Out of Vintage Camera Parts

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Star Wars is packed full of props, and its no surprise that many of them were made from recycled camera parts! Here are a few.

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Polaroid’s The Button is a Surprisingly Good Instant Camera

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James reviews a somewhat anonymous and simple Polaroid instant film camera – 1981’s The Button.

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Olympus 35S 35mm Rangefinder Camera Review

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James reviews a beautiful, old-school rangefinder-focusing 35mm film camera from Olympus, the Olympus 35-S of 1955.

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Historical Hovercrafts Through a Rolleicord Lens – Guest Post by Jacob Downey

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Jacob Downey shoots historical hovercrafts through a Rolleicord Xenar lens, and shares the journey in today’s Guest Post.

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Getting to Know the Cameradactyl Rex

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Rich previews teh Cameradactyl Rex, a 3D printed camera that exposes Fuji Instax Wide film or 120 film using Mamiya Press lenses.

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Making Pictures with a Cracker – Cámara Galletita Challenge

2500 1162 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon builds and shoots a homemade pinhole camera with a cracker for a lens, and the results are wild!

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Getting Started in Film Photography – What Camera Should You Buy?

2000 1125 Jim Graves

There’s a whole new generation of would-be film photographers who want to explore their creative side by shooting film. In this article we’re answering the first question that most new shooters ask –  Which camera should I buy?

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Shooting Lomography Fantome Kino, an 8 ISO Black and White Film

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James shoots and reviews a couple of rolls of Lomography Fantome, an ultra-low ISO black and white 35mm film.

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NONS SL660, an Interchangeable Lens SLR for Instax Square Film, Now on Kickstarter

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An instant camera from NONS which is now funding on Kickstarter will allow photographers to create sharpness and bokeh on Instax Square film with Canon EF, M42, Nikon F, Pentax K, and Contax/Yashica mount lenses.

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The Ten Best Electronic 35mm SLR’s Ever Made

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

After seven years of shooting classic cameras, we’ve compiled our list of the ten best electronic SLRs of all time.

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The Canon AV-1 is a Better Canon AE-1 (For Me)

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Canon AV-1, a camera that’s often described as “a Canon AE-1 with aperture priority mode.”

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Reviewing My Time with the Konica Hexar RF

2000 1125 Drew Chambers

Drew reviews the Konica Hexar RF, a 35mm film rangefinder camera that blends manual and automatic functions in an interesting way.

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

2000 1125 James Tocchio

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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Instant Camera Buyer’s Guide for the Holidays and 2022

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We profile every instant camera you can buy today, including Fuji’s Instax series and Polaroid models, just in time for holiday shopping!

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