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The Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM – Don’t Call it the Japanese Summilux

2000 1125 Eric Charles Jones

A quick review of the Canon 50mm F/1.4 in Leica Thread Mount – commonly referred to as “The Japanese Summilux.”

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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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Konica C35 FD / Konica Auto S3 Review

2000 1125 Eric Charles Jones

Eric reviews the Konica C35 FD (known in export markets as the Konica Auto S3), a compact rangefinder film camera with a legendary lens.

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Book Club – Seeing Clearly Through the Haze of Time – Yasuhiro Ogawa’s The Dreaming

2000 1125 Alex Sinclair

Digital is truth and film is memory. For me, this is a simple way to describe the visuals of most photography I encounter. Digital images are crisp and fine. The images produced by digital cameras…

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Sony E 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Review

2000 1125 Clayton D'Arnault

Clayton reviews the Sony E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens for Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras, and it’s a kit lens to impress.

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A Rangefinder Beginner’s Thoughts on the Canon 7

2000 1125 Timothy Lebedin

“Come on! Open it,” she said, nodding at the gift-wrapped box which I was holding in my arms. I knew exactly what was inside. Or at least, I thought I did – film. I’m not big…

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Battle of the Fujifilm 800s – Venus versus Superia X-Tra

2000 1125 Charlotte Davis

Charlotte compares Fujifilm Superia X-Tra 800 to Fujifilm Venus 800, two discontinued high speed color films (available in limited supply).

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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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Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 Review

1800 1013 Jeb Inge

Jeb reviews the Minolta Hi-Matic AF2, a 35mm point and shoot film camera from the dawn of the autofocus era.

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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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Nikon PC-Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 – the First 35mm Perspective Control (Shift) Lens

1800 1012 Yuan Oliver Jin

Oliver reviews the Nikon PC-Nikkor 35mm f/2.8, a highly specialized shift lens for landscapes and cityscapes.

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The Sawyer’s Mark IV – A Miniature Rolleiflex 2.8

1800 1013 Cheyenne Morrison

Everything we need to know about the Sawyer’s Mark IV, a tiny twin lens reflex, Japanese Rolleiflex killer – by Cheyenne Morrison.

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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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Sony FE 100mm F/2.8 STF (Smooth Trans Focus) Lens Review

1800 1013 James Tocchio

James reviews one of the most interesting lenses being manufactured today, the Sony FE 100mm F/2.8 STF Smooth Trans Focus lens.

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