Japanese Cameras and Lenses

New York City and the Half-frame 35mm Olympus Pen D

2200 1238 Guest Author

Today’s guest author introduces us to the Olympus Pen D, a half-frame 35mm film camera.

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The New Film Camera from Pentax is a Half Frame Compact – Details!

1002 561 James Tocchio

New details on the Pentax Film Project’s first new camera – a half frame compact for beginners and young people.

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Nikon Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P – a Classic Pancake Lens Review

2200 1238 James Tocchio

James reviews an ultra-small manual focus 45mm Nikkor made for the Nikon FM3a, a lens well-suited for today’s mirror-less digital cameras!

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Canon’s Fruit-Themed Camera, the Canon ELPH Shades Sunshine

2200 1238 James Tocchio

Looking back at the time that Canon made a fruit-themed APS film camera, the ELPH Shades Sunshine.

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A Nikon Nikkor Z 135mm f/1.8 Plena lens is attached to a Nikon Zf digital mirror-less camera, and the whole kit is being held by a photographer.

Nikon Nikkor Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Lens Review

2200 1238 James Tocchio

We review the Nikon Nikkor Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena, a super-fast, high spec, mid-tele portrait lens for Nikon’s Z series cameras.

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The Cinematic Point and Shoot – Minolta P’s (Freedom Vista) Review

2200 1238 Roberto Felipe

The Minolta P’s is a simple and cheap point and shoot camera with a neat gimmick – an ultra wide lens and panoramic aspect ratio!

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Nikon N2000 Review – a Stunningly Cheap Film Camera

2200 1238 James Tocchio

James review the Nikon N2000, a superb value 35mm film SLR that’s as good today as it was when it first released in 1985.

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The Canon EOS Rebel XS – Anonymity, Autofocus, and Andre Agassi

2200 1240 Josh Solomon

In the1990s, Canon launched their new EOS Rebel camera with one of the defining marketing campaigns of the decade – “Image Is Everything.”

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Minolta MC W Rokkor HG 35mm f/2.8 Classic Lens Review

2200 1237 Sean McCullough

A low cost classic lens that makes images full of character. Here’s our review of the Minolta MC W Rokkor HG 35mm F/2.8.

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These are the Best Medium Format Film Cameras for Beginners

2000 1334 James Tocchio

James lists a number of the best medium format film cameras for people just starting their medium format journey.

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The Minolta XE7 from a Nikon Loyalist’s Perspective

2200 1238 Echo Lens Photography

Dylan compares the Minolta XE7 with a similarly designed Nikon from the same era.

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The Best Travel Camera Today is a Cheap, Old Digicam

1650 2200 Sarah Rizzo

Sarah shares why the perfect travel camera today is a cheap old digicam, a digital point and shoot from the 2000s.

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The New Nifty Fifty— Er, Forty? Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm F/2 Lens Review

2200 1238 James Tocchio

James reviews the Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm f/2, a high performance, compact, lightweight full-frame Nikon Z Mount lens that costs just $279.

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The Fujifilm X-T1 and Olympus Half-Frame Lenses Make the Ultimate Digital Film System

2200 1237 Josh Solomon

Josh finally finds his ideal digital / film camera kit. Here’s why it’s the Fuji X-T1 and a suite of old Olympus Pen lenses.

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