SLR

Rediscovering Film Photography with a Minolta X-370s – Camera Review

2000 1125 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon reviews the humble Minolta X-370s, and argues that this bargain-priced 35mm film SLR is perfect for beginners (or anyone, really).

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The Ten Best Mechanical 35mm Film SLRs Ever Made

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

After seven years of shooting classic cameras, we’ve compiled our list of the ten best mechanical SLRs (plus three honorable mentions).

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Who Knows What the Future Holds – Olympus AZ-4 / Ricoh Mirai Review

1800 1012 Connor Brustofski

The Olympus AZ-4 and the Ricoh Mirai are not great cameras. But they’ve meant more to me than I ever thought a lump of plastic could.

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Rolleiflex SL66 Camera Review

1800 1012 James Tocchio

The first medium format SLR camera that Rollei produced, the Rolleiflex SL66, is one of the more interesting cameras I’ve ever shot.

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Pentax 67 Review – It’s a Big Camera

1800 1013 James Tocchio

James shot the Pentax 67 in 2016 and 2018, and was less than impressed. In 2020 he tries again. Here’s the review.

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Contax’s Last Hurrah – My Journey with the Contax N1

1800 1012 Eric Charles Jones

The Contax N1 was the final professional-level 35mm film camera to ever bear the Contax name. Here’s our review.

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Leicaflex SL Review – Leitz’ Second Attempt at the SLR

1800 1012 Nick Clayton

Nicholas Clayton reviews the Leicaflex SL, Leitz’ second attempt at making a pro-quality 35mm film SLR camera.

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Surviving 2020 with an Olympus Pen FT

1800 1011 Josh Solomon

Josh reviews the half-frame 35mm Olympus Pen FT in this review that’s much more than just another camera review.

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I Understand Why the Yashica Samurai Failed

1800 1013 Connor Brustofski

It’s 1987. Kyocera designers ask one simple question. “Can we fit a camera inside a taco shell?” And the Yashica Samurai was born.

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Nikon F4 versus Nikon F5 and the Camera as a Tool

1800 1013 Jarrod Hills

A guest post from a friend of the site pits the Nikon F4 against the Nikon F5, and questions whether cameras are only tools, or something more.

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Canon AE-1 Program Camera Review – Beginners’ Best Choice

1800 1013 Aidan Bell

The Canon AE-1 Program will make great photos easily, for any level of photographer. But it may be the best choice, specifically, for new photographers.

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Contax 167MT Camera Review

2100 1181 Drew Chambers

Drew reviews the Contax 167MT, a full-featured 35mm film SLR from the glory days of the Japanese-made Contax cameras.

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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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A Leica R6.2 Review – by Hamish Gill of 35mmc

2000 1333 Hamish Gill

Hamish Gill of 35mmc steps out of his rangefinder comfort zone and shoots the Leica R6.2. Here’s his review of this paradoxical SLR.

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