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Ricoh GRD IV Digital Point and Shoot Camera Review

1500 844 James Tocchio

Ten years after its release, James stumbled onto the Ricoh GRD IV, a premium compact digital that still surprises (in ways good and bad) a decade later.

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Chinon Splash Review – My Sleeper Point and Shoot of the Year

2100 1181 James Tocchio

The weatherproof, sand and dust resistant Chinon Splash is so surprisingly excellent that it may be James’ sleeper point and shoot of the year!

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Minolta MC Fisheye Rokkor X 7.5mm F/4 Lens Review

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James shoots and reviews the Minolta MC Fisheye Rokkor X 7.5mm F/4, the widest lens that Minolta ever produced.

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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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Canon MC Review – an ’80s Masterpiece that Fails Today

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James reviews the Canon MC, a point and shoot 35mm film camera from 1984 that’s all style and very little substance to today’s shooter.

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On the Road with the Mamiya 6

2560 1440 Cory Miller

Thoughts on why the Mamiya 6 may be the perfect film camera for travel after a tour of a handful of America’s National Parks.

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Shooting Coastal Maine with a Mamiya 645 and Kodak Film

2560 1707 Drew Chambers

Drew’s first foray into medium format came by way of the Mamiya 645 1000s on the rocky New England shores of Midcoast Maine.

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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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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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Nikon Nikonos V Camera Review

2400 1350 James Tocchio

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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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 Contax T2 – Searching for Value Amongst the Hype

2800 1575 Aaron Stennett

While many cameras have gone from unknown to idolized as a result of the film renaissance, the Contax T2 stands shoulders above the competition. In terms of the sheer hype it has received in the…

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Johnny Depp to Play W. Eugene Smith in Biopic, Minamata

1000 563 Josh Solomon

A few months ago we published a Five Favorite Photos article on W. Eugene Smith, master of the photo essay. I remember researching Smith’s adventures, which included photographing country doctors, secret jazz sessions, and an…

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Nikon FM2/T Camera Review – a Stronger and Lighter Nikon

2800 1575 James Tocchio

In 1993, Nikon released a special version of its most respected compact SLR. They wrapped the bones of the FM2n in titanium, called the camera the FM2/T, and decorated it with a price tag of…

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