Japanese Cameras and Lenses

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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Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50mm F/2.8 Macro / Standard Lens Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Nikon Nikkor Z MC 50mm F/2.8, the standard prime macro lens for Nikon’s Z series cameras.

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A 35mm Point-and-Shoot Sleeper – Canon Sure Shot Tele Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Canon Sure Shot Tele, an interesting and surprising point-and-shoot 35mm film camera from 1986.

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Canon Snappy Q – a Film Camera Made for Summer

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James Reviews the Canon Snappy Q, a point-and-shoot 35mm film camera from 1989 that’s a perfect summer accessory today.

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Olympus XA2 – Point and Shoot 35mm Film Camera Review

2000 1125 Shawn Granton

We review the Olympus XA2, the point and shoot evolution of Maitani’s amazing compact XA series 35mm film cameras.

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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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