Japanese Cameras and Lenses

Photographing New Mexico with the Nikon Nikkor 15mm f/5.6

2000 1125 Echo Lens Photography

Nikon’s ultra-wide rectilinear 15mm f/5.6 is a rare, wonderful, and (obviously) very wide lens that every Nikon fan should experience.

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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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Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo Camera Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

The Instax Mini Evo is Fuji’s newest Instax Mini instant film camera, and it’s also a digital camera. See why that’s so great in this review.

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The Olympus Pen F as a More Methodical Point and Shoot Alternative

1800 1013 Tanner Gooding

Here’s a fast rundown of why you may want to consider an Olympus Pen F, FT, or FV as an alternative to the point and shoot camera.

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Contax S2 Review – A No Frills Titanium 35mm SLR

1800 1013 James Tocchio

James spent a couple of weeks shooting the Contax S2 earlier in the summer. Here’s everything he learned about this titanium SLR.

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An American Dream – Pictures and Words from a Cross Country Train Ride

2400 1350 Lukas Flippo

Lukas shoots the American dream with the Fuji X Pro 3, from the window of a cross-country train (New York City to San Francisco).

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Ugly Lens, Beautiful Photos – My Experience With Cheap Gear

687 386 Milo Krims

Milo Krims sold their pristine Mamiya C330, bought a rather worn replacement, and was surprised by the quality of the images it made.

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Konishiroku ( Konica ) Pearl IV – The Last, Best 645 Folder

2400 1350 Cheyenne Morrison

Cheyenne reviews the Konishiroku ( Konica ) Pearl IV, one of the last, and best, folding medium format film cameras to come out of Japan.

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The Contax TVS on the Streets of Bangkok

2400 1350 Daniel Rider

Daniel Rider stumbled into a Contax TVS, and inadvertently realized it’s the perfect camera for the streets of Bangkok (and beyond).

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The Curse of the Hasselblad XPan

2400 1350 Guest Author

In today’s guest post, Matthias Jambon unravels the curse of the Hasselblad XPan (in the form of a camera review).

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Nikon 28Ti Point and Shoot Film Camera Review

2200 1238 James Tocchio

James reviews Nikon’s most exotic, enticing (and expensive) point and shoot 35mm film camera, the Nikon 28Ti.

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The Minolta SR-T 303 – The camera that gets out of your way

2400 1350 Allysse Riordan

Allysse reviews the Minolta SRT 303, a simple and effective 35mm film camera that’s suitable for those looking to learn.

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Here’s a Perfect Beginner 35mm Film SLR – the Minolta Dynax 500Si

2560 1440 Jim Graves

Jim Graves profiles another great 35mm SLR camera for beginner film photographers – the Minolta Dynax 500Si Super.

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Canon EOS 1V Review – the Last Professional Film SLR from Canon

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James reviews Canon’s last professional 35mm film SLR camera, the Canon EOS 1V. It’s nearly perfect, and surprisingly priced.

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