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Minolta XE-5 – Camera Review

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I began my photographic journey with a Minolta DSLR, the rather fantastic-in-its-day Maxxum 5D, so when I felt the urge to try some film shooting more than a decade later, Minolta became my launching point.…

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The Best First Film Camera for Any Shooter

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It’s one of the questions we’re asked most often here at CP, across our social media accounts, and through our online shop. Every day, new shooters and experienced digital photographers ask us to help them choose their…

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Minolta’s MD 50mm F/1.4 Might Be The Ultimate Standard Legacy Lens

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Along with the runaway success of today’s mirrorless digital cameras, another segment of the photo gear market has seen a big rise. And while the products in question are neither new nor novel, they’re essential…

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The Ultimate Camera Battery Compendium

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We field a lot of questions here at CP. Whether they come by way of post comments, our online shop, our social networks, or via direct message, there’s a never-ending supply of inquisitive photo-geeks seeking…

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Minolta X-700 – Camera Review

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I’ve long been a fan of Minolta’s cameras and lenses. The boys and girls working in Osaka were always among the most innovative, forward-thinking, and truly exceptional camera-makers. And while they had their share of…

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5 Best Japanese 35mm Film SLR Cameras

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The last time we compiled a “Top Five” list we were focused on the simple joy of point-and-shoot cameras. The automated nature of the five cameras we chose was perfect for those photo geeks interested in making…

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Minolta MC Macro Rokkor QF 50mm F/3.5 Lens Review

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Today we’re talking about a truly versatile lens. It’s Minolta’s MC Macro Rokkor QF 50mm F/3.5, and it provides one of the easiest and most affordable ways to get into macro photography whether you’re shooting…

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Five Great Point and Shoot Film Cameras Organized by Budget and Capability

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Here are five excellent point and shoot film cameras organized by price and capability. Find your best fit and have fun shooting!

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Exploded Views – Minolta MC Rokkor 50mm F/2

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Here’s another installment in our Exploded Views feature. Last time we featured the Canon AE-1, and this week we’re showcasing something that’s admittedly simpler, less jaw-dropping, and easier on our bleeding fingertips. It’s Minolta’s MC…

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5 Great Film Cameras Under $100

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These days, film cameras are a dime a dozen, and while they may not be as alluring as the newest mirror-less marvel from Sony, they’re definitely worth owning. Not convinced? Then consider that just a…

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Minolta Autocord – Medium Format Camera Review

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In the early days of mass-produced cameras, when a photographer talked about “the best” he invariably talked about Germany. This reflected a truth; Japanese cameras of the 1930s and ‘40s were in large part inferior…

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5 Best Travel Cameras – Film Edition

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One of the greatest joys in life is travel, and one of the greatest joys in travel is taking pictures. Whether you’re looking to populate an album with touristy shots of famous landmarks, or taking…

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Minolta SR-T 202 – Camera Review

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Beginning in 1959 with the Nikon F, Japanese camera makers would spend the next few decades perfecting the SLR camera. As rangefinders and larger format cameras gave way to this new wave of machines, more…

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Minolta MD Fish-eye Rokkor-X 16mm F/2.8 Lens Review

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For every camera maker there exists a following of fans who are passionate about that particular brand’s creations, and those collectors always lust after the very best lenses of the marque in question. Call them fanboys…

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