Japanese Cameras and Lenses

Fujifilm X-E4 and the Paradox of Minimalism

2000 1125 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon explores the paradox of minimalism through the lens of Fuji’s most minimalist digital camera, the XE-4.

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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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Voigtlander Nokton 40mm F/1.2 Aspherical Lens Review – Nikon Z Mount

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Voigtlander Nokton 40mm F/1.2 Aspherical, an ultra-fast manual focus prime lens for Nikon’s Z Series cameras.

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Nikon Nikkor Z MC 105mm F/2.8 VR S Macro Lens Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Nikon offers two dedicated macro lenses in their Z Series lens range. Here we review the longer of the two, the Nikkor Z MC 105mm.

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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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The Nikon Z5 is the Best Value Full Frame Mirror-less Camera Available Today

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Here’s why the Nikon Z5 is the best value full frame mirror-less camera you can buy today.

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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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