Japanese Cameras and Lenses

The Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM – Don’t Call it the Japanese Summilux

2000 1125 Eric Charles Jones

A quick review of the Canon 50mm F/1.4 in Leica Thread Mount – commonly referred to as “The Japanese Summilux.”

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Fujifilm Instax Square SQ1 Review – Simple, Square, Instant Photography

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews Fujifilm’s newest Instax camera, the strikingly pretty and surprisingly capable Instax Square SQ1.

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For Aesthetic Reasons – Cameras, Cars, and Collecting

2000 1125 Joe Freemond

Joe shares some gorgeous photos of a Porsche 911 mountain climb, shot with his Nikon FM3a, and muses over the meaning of aesthetics.

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Plaubel Makina 67 Review

2000 1125 Aaron Stennett

Aaron reviews the Plaubel Makina 67, a medium format rangefinder film camera with a beautiful, fixed Nikkor lens.

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The Yashica A as a First Medium Format Camera (And Beyond)

2000 1125 Dave Carulli

Dave’s first medium format camera was the Yashica A. Three years later, he tells us why it was a great first camera – and then some.

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Rediscovering Film Photography with a Minolta X-370s – Camera Review

2000 1125 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon reviews the humble Minolta X-370s, and argues that this bargain-priced 35mm film SLR is perfect for beginners (or anyone, really).

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Konica C35 FD / Konica Auto S3 Review

2000 1125 Eric Charles Jones

Eric reviews the Konica C35 FD (known in export markets as the Konica Auto S3), a compact rangefinder film camera with a legendary lens.

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The Ghost of Christmas Past in Champagne Gold; or, a Story of the Olympus Stylus

2000 1125 Leah Damgaard-Hansen

Leah revisits an old friend in the Olympus Stylus. What was once a cherished Christmas gift brings new joy, years later.

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A Rangefinder Beginner’s Thoughts on the Canon 7

2000 1125 Timothy Lebedin

“Come on! Open it,” she said, nodding at the gift-wrapped box which I was holding in my arms. I knew exactly what was inside. Or at least, I thought I did – film. I’m not big…

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Who Knows What the Future Holds – Olympus AZ-4 / Ricoh Mirai Review

1800 1012 Connor Brustofski

The Olympus AZ-4 and the Ricoh Mirai are not great cameras. But they’ve meant more to me than I ever thought a lump of plastic could.

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The Canon Prima Zoom 76 and Thoughts on the Cheap Point and Shoot

1800 1013 Hemant Chatterji

Hemant revisits a childhood friend, the Canon Prima Zoom 76, and offers some thoughts on the inexpensive 35mm film point and shoot camera.

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Pentax 67 Review – It’s a Big Camera

1800 1013 James Tocchio

James shot the Pentax 67 in 2016 and 2018, and was less than impressed. In 2020 he tries again. Here’s the review.

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Contax’s Last Hurrah – My Journey with the Contax N1

1800 1012 Eric Charles Jones

The Contax N1 was the final professional-level 35mm film camera to ever bear the Contax name. Here’s our review.

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Canon FD 85mm F/1.2 L – Finding My Ideal Focal Length with Canon’s Legendary Portrait Lens

1800 1013 Stephen Hennessy

Stephen reviews the Canon FD 85mm F/1.2 L, a super fast prime portrait lens which has made 85mm his go-to focal length.

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