Retrospectives

f/8 And Be There – the Unclear Origin of a Photographic Mantra and What It Really Means

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James explores the unclear origin of “f/8 and be there” and contemplates what the photographic mantra really means today.

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These Star Wars Props Were Made Out of Vintage Camera Parts

2560 1600 James Tocchio

Star Wars is packed full of props, and its no surprise that many of them were made from recycled camera parts! Here are a few.

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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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Close Focus: The Life, Work, and Cameras of Robert Capa

2000 1125 Ryan Alexander Huang

Ryan examines the life and work of Robert Capa, by way of the cameras he used throughout his storied career.

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As Olympus Exits the Camera Business, Let’s Look at Our Favorite Olympus Articles

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Olympus has quit the camera business. In fond rememberance, we look back at our favorite Olympus articles of the past six years.

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All About the Nikon Nikkormat Series – a Retrospective

2560 1440 Josh Solomon

Josh dives into the history of Nikon’s first succesful amateur SLR camera, with details by model and which you should buy today.

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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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Women at War – Three Pioneering Female Combat Photographers – Part 2

1432 1127 Josh Solomon

We spotlight three incredible, pioneering conflict photographers who also happen to be women, in part two of our series on the topic.

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A Quick Look at the Polaroid Polaprinter Slide Copier

2800 1575 James Tocchio

Friday afternoon, end of the workweek, and my camera shop employee, Kyle, is walking out the door. I notice for the hundredth time a box in the corner of the office, and call, “Hey we’ve…

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Nearly Dead and Almost Forgotten – 127 Film Today

2800 1575 Jeb Inge

A brief history of 127 film, an overview of the cameras that shoot it, and whether or not shooting them is worth the trouble today.

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Women at War – Three Pioneering Female Combat Photographers

1544 925 Josh Solomon

“Don’t read the comments” is usually wise advice for writers of internet content. But on occasion, comment sections can yield something spectacular. In the comments section of our “Five More Famous Photographers and the Gear…

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Which Leica SLR Should I Buy?

2800 1575 James Tocchio

Looking to buy a Leica SLR film camera? We’ve got you covered. Here is our buyer’s guide for those shopping for a Leica R mount camera.

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Astronaut Ed White, the First American Space Walk, and the Camera He Used

2400 1600 Cheyenne Morrison

I was seven years old the day that Neil Armstrong took that famous “giant leap for mankind” upon the Moon. I vividly remember taking the day off from school so that we could watch this…

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