Japanese Cameras and Lenses

Olympus 35S 35mm Rangefinder Camera Review

2200 1238 James Tocchio

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

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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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In Japan, Digicams are the New Film – Guest Post by Johnny Yokoyama

2000 1125 Guest Author

I’d like to introduce a new photography trend. Welcome to the exciting world of “Digicams.” Wait! Don’t roll your eyes just yet!

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Finding Perspective with the Nikon Nikkor 28mm F/3.5 AIS 

2000 1125 Hemant Chatterji

Hemant discovers the affordable wide-angle Nikon Nikkor 28mm F/3.5 lens, and shares his journey away from the standard 50mm focal length.

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Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 R WR Review – The Goldilocks Lens

2000 1125 Clayton D'Arnault

Clayton reviews the Fujifilm XF 27mm F/2.8 R WR, a weather sealed pancake lens for Fuji’s X Series mirrorless cameras.

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The Nikon Series E 75-150mm f/3.5 – The People’s Telephoto Lens

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

Josh reviews the Nikon Series E 75-150mm zoom lens, a low-priced lens with solid performance and serious utility.

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The Mamiya M645 as my First Medium Format Film Camera

2000 1126 Aidan Bell

I’ve been using cameras for half my life and I felt like I knew my way around any basic system, until I discovered medium format. The upgrade in resolution was an entirely new beast I…

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Nikon Lite Touch Zoom 70 WS Point and Shoot Film Camera Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Nikon Lite Touch Zoom 70 WS, a point and shoot 35mm film camera from the year 2002 (one of the last compacts Nikon made).

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The Fragile Beauty of the Nikon FA

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

Josh reviews the fantastic and fragile Nikon FA, that company’s most advanced manual focus SLR 35mm film camera.

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Nikon FE2 – (Almost) My Favorite Nikon SLR

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Nikon FE2, one of the best manual focus 35mm film cameras with aperture priority semi-auto mode.

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