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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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Nikon Nikkor 50mm F/1.8 Longnose Lens Review – The Forgotten Favorite 

1800 1013 Hemant Chatterji

A brief review of the Nikon Nikkor 50mm F/1.8 Longnose standard prime lens. With sample photos, history, and specifications.

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How to Disappear with an Original Yashica-Mat

1800 1013 Stephen Hennessy

The Yashica-mat was Yashica’s original premier twin lens reflex (TLR) camera from the 1950s. It was a great camera, and remains very interesting today.

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Nikon F4 versus Nikon F5 and the Camera as a Tool – Guest Post by Jarrod Hills

1800 1013 James Tocchio

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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Exploring an Indian Bazaar with a Nikon FM2n and Fuji C200 Film

1800 1012 Hemant Chatterji

Take a trip with one of our writers, Hemant, as he explores an Indian flower market with a Nikon FM2n and Fujifilm C200 color film.

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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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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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