Japanese Cameras and Lenses

Minolta MD 28mm f/2.8 Lens Review

2000 1125 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon reviews the Minolta MD 28mm F/2.8, a lens which doesn’t typically get much praise among classic lens lovers.

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The Minolta Dynax 9 is More Camera Than I Need – Review

2000 1125 Connor Brustofski

Minolta’s final pro-spec swan song is one of the most advanced SLRs ever made, and more than Connor needs in a camera.

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Canon Multi Tele Review – For Love of a Form Factor

2000 1333 Rich Stroffolino

We review the Canon Multi-Tele, a point and shoot 35mm film camera that’s capable of shooting in both full frame and half frame!

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Mamiya Sekor 55mm F/1.4 USM Lens Review

2000 1125 Albert Silver

Albert Silver reviews the Mamiya Sekor 55mm F/1.4 fast prime universal screw mount lens on film and digital cameras.

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A Day at the Beach with the Canon Sure Shot A1

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Canon Sure Shot A1, a cute and capable point-and-shoot 35mm film camera that’s submersible to 15 feet!

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Learning to Use a Rangefinder With the Canonet QL17 G-III

2000 1125 Aidan Bell

After two years of only using SLRs, Aidan dips his toe into the pool of rangefinder cameras with Canon’s Canonet QL17 G-III.

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Staying In the Moment with the Nikon Lite Touch AF (a 28mm Point and Shoot)

2000 1125 Clayton D'Arnault

“Damn it. This guy declined my offer again,” I say aloud with disappointment. “Oh really?” says my soon-to-be wife. “Hey, can you help me finalize the seating arrangements? Also, please remember that we have to…

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Leica M Film Cameras Too Expensive? Here are Five Alternatives

2382 1338 James Tocchio

James recommends five excellent cameras to buy, if the Leica M series film cameras are beyond your budget. Take a look.

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A Final Salute to Nikon’s AF-D Lenses

2000 1331 Jim Graves

Jim Graves takes a fond look at Nikon’s AF-D series of lenses – the company’s first autofocus lenses that combine affordability and quality.

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A Better Look at Konica

1511 850 Dario Veréb

Dario makes a case for Konica (and other lesser-celebrated Japanese camera brands) in our latest retrospective.

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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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