Japanese Cameras

Canon MC Review – an ’80s Masterpiece that Fails Today

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James reviews the Canon MC, a point and shoot 35mm film camera from 1984 that’s all style and very little substance to today’s shooter.

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Minolta MC Rokkor X 85mm F/1.7 Fast Prime Portrait Lens Review

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James shoots Minolta’s first and fastest manual focus prime lens, the Minolta MC Rokkor X 85mm F/1.7. Plus sample shots and a buyer’s guide.

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On the Road with the Mamiya 6

2560 1440 Cory Miller

Thoughts on why the Mamiya 6 may be the perfect film camera for travel after a tour of a handful of America’s National Parks.

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Contax NX – a Multi-User Review of the Last Contax SLR

2560 1440 Drew Chambers

The Contax NX was among the last ever Contax 35mm film cameras. In our multi-user review, Drew and James share their thoughts on this sleek SLR.

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Fujica GM670 Review – the Ideal Handheld 6×7

2560 1440 Connor Brustofski

Connor reviews the Fujica GM670, a 6×7 version of Fuji’s famous medium format interchangeable rangefinder film cameras.

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Rokkor, Nikkor, Takumar and Zuiko – The Stories Behind Japanese Lens Names

2560 1440 Josh Solomon

What’s with those names? Josh briefly tells us the origins of lens brand names such as Nikkor, Zuiko, Rokkor, and Takumar.

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Konica Tomato and Konica Pop 10 Review

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James reviews the Konica Tomato and the Konica Pop 10, a pair of simple 1980s 35mm point-and-shoot film cameras with style.

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Nikon Micro Nikkor 55mm F/3.5 Macro / Standard Lens Review

2560 1438 Josh Solomon

Josh reviews a classic Nikon Nikkor lens, the Micro Nikkor 55mm F/3.5 macro lens. It’s a standard fifty and a macro lens in one!

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Shooting Lisbon with a Minolta SRT 303b and Kodak Ektar

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

Our own Jeb Inge visits sunny Lisbon, Portugal with a Minolta SRT 303b film camera and Kodak’s most vibrant film, Kodak Ektar 100.

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Fujica Compact Deluxe Review – Fujifilm’s Most Unusual 35mm Rangefinder 

2343 1318 Cheyenne Morrison

Cheyenne tells us all about the Fujifilm Fujica Compact Deluxe, the last and most unusual 35mm rangefinder camera that Fuji ever made.

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Shooting Coastal Maine with a Mamiya 645 and Kodak Film

2560 1707 Drew Chambers

Drew’s first foray into medium format came by way of the Mamiya 645 1000s on the rocky New England shores of Midcoast Maine.

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My Three Half Frame Cameras – Canon Demi, Konica EYE, Olympus Pen EES

1330 748 Craig Sinclair

Thoughts on the half frame film camera from Craig, and his experiences with the Canon Demi, the Konica EYE, and the Olympus Pen.

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Minolta V2 Review – the Fastest 35mm Rangefinder Camera of 1958

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James reviews a unique 35mm film rangefinder camera from Minolta, the Minolta V2, the fastest leaf shutter rangefinder camera of its era.

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Konica Pop Review – The Prettiest and Worst Camera I Own

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James reviews the Konica Pop, a point-and-shoot camera from the 1980s that may just be the prettiest and worst camera he owns.

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