SLR Cameras

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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Leica R8 Review – Leica’s Most Advanced Film Camera

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James examines the Leica R8 of 1996, the first 35mm film SLR camera designed by Leica since 1974.

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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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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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Sixty Days and Counting with a Pentacon Six

1968 1476 Jeb Inge

After years of wanting one and sixty days of shooting one, Jeb relates his thoughts on and experiences with the Pentacon Six.

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Trying to Care About Film Photography with a Nikon EM

1146 645 Josh Solomon

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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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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