Japanese Cameras

Funeral for a Friend – an Obituary for My Dead Nikon L35AF

1991 1120 Jeb Inge

An obituary for Jeb’s dead Nikon L35AF, and musings on the importance of memories and having a decent camera to make them.

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Trying to Care About Film Photography with a Nikon EM

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Josh is in a photographic slump. The Nikon EM is a simple camera. Can this machine help him slug his way out of the rut? Or is it a swing and a miss?

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Fujifilm Klasse – A Hype-free Review

2800 1575 James Tocchio

Our hype-free review of the Fujifilm Klasse, a “premium” point and shoot 35mm film camera popular with the Instagram film community.

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The Essentials – A Guide to the Best of Pentax’s Camera Systems

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In our latest Essentials article, we spotlight the best gear from Pentax. From collectible rarities to pro-spec SLRs, this is what Pentaxians dream of.

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A Day in the Life, as Seen Through a Yashica 35 MF

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Craig offers some thoughts on photography as a document of life, as seen through the Yashica 35 MF 35mm film camera.

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The Olympus 35 SP – Ansel Adams’ Point and Shoot?

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Our review of the Olympus 35 SP, a spot-meter-equipped 35mm film rangefinder camera.

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Leica SLR Camera Buyer’s Guide – Which Should You Buy?

2800 1575 James Tocchio

Not sure which Leica SLR film camera is right for you? Our Buyer’s Guide can help.

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Nikon L35AW Underwater Point and Shoot Camera Review

2800 1575 James Tocchio

We start this review with a megaton bombshell of investigative journalism. And then talk about Nikon’s L35AW, a wonderful waterproof point-and-shoot.

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Contax Aria 70 Years Edition Review

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The Contax Aria 70 Years limited edition model is the very last manual focus camera to wear the legendary CONTAX name. With a body designed by Porsche, shutter designed by Yashica, and lenses by Zeiss…

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Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros II is Coming – New Black-and-White Film in 2019

1809 1602 James Tocchio

Fujifilm Japan has just announced a new black-and-white film, Fujifilm Neopan 100 Acros II, and that it will be available in 35mm and 120 formats beginning in the fall of 2019 (the full press release…

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Nikon Nikonos V Camera Review

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In April of 1984, Nikon released their final and most advanced manual-focus underwater camera, the Nikonos V. For nearly twenty years it would stand as the most successful underwater and all-weather camera that Nikon (or…

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Yashica T4 – A Hype-free Review of a Decent Film Camera

2800 1575 Josh Solomon

The Yashica T4 got trendy on the back of a super creepy fashion photographer. Instagram hashtaggers and aesthetic hunters did the rest. But is it any good?

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The Contax G1 Takes on the World

2800 1575 Drew Chambers

From my first foray into modern film photography, I was confronted by the apparent supremacy of Leica and its M mount. But for some reason, the Leica bug has never seemed to bite me. To…

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The AF Nikkor 24mm F/2.8D is Nikon’s Best Value Wide-Angle Lens

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

A little more than one year ago, while preparing to emigrate to Europe, I decided to put together a proper kit that could shoot nearly any type of photo. I settled on a Nikon F100…

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