SLR

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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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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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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My Hunt for the Surprisingly Elusive “Leica M of SLRs”

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James muses over his search for the perfect camera, what he calls the “Leica M of SLRs.”

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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 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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Praktica MTL 5B SLR Camera Review

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

No one wants to be the person with the obvious schtick. But after volunteering to review a rangefinder, an SLR, and then a medium format and even half-frame cameras from the Soviet Union, I’m starting…

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Minolta XD 35mm Film Camera Review

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

I started shooting film with Minolta’s SRT-101, a historical camera that decades after its creation remains an outstanding machine capable of withstanding severe conditions. My personal SRT had clearly seen a lot of these —…

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The Essentials – A Guide to the Best of Nikon’s Camera Systems

2400 1350 Josh Solomon

We answer emails about recommending cameras and lenses every day, so we thought it might be helpful if we published brief guides to the most popular camera brands. These guides are not meant to be…

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Our Favorite Fanboys Swap Camera Systems – Nikon F3 Versus Canon F-1

2400 1350 Chris Cushing

As objective as we are when reviewing unfamiliar cameras, our biases show when it comes to the cameras that remain with us permanently. My FD mount Canons have always been my benchmark, the cameras I…

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What’s an ‘Apollo’ Nikon F and Why It Matters

2400 1350 James Tocchio

James explains what makes the special Nikon F “Apollo” so special (or not so special), with examination of why it matters (or doesn’t).

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The Nikon FM is All the 35mm Film Camera You Really Need

2200 1237 Josh Solomon

My eyes drifted from one storefront to the next, my stomach grumbling in the late spring heat. For days I’d been craving a taco, a dish so common in my home city that they may…

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Nikon F – The Camera That Changed Everything

2200 1238 Josh Solomon

If there’s one camera that’s been a constant presence throughout my years as a photographer and writer, it’s the Nikon F. Nearly every research trail or trip to the camera show somehow ends with the…

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