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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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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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Ten Great Point and Shoot Film Cameras From $25 to $99

2100 1181 James Tocchio

For every expensive, over-hyped point and shoot camera there are ten or twenty others that are damn near as good at one-tenth the price. Here’s a list of a few that we’ve personally enjoyed.

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A Day in the Life, as Seen Through a Yashica 35 MF

1493 840 Craig Sinclair

Craig offers some thoughts on photography as a document of life, as seen through the Yashica 35 MF 35mm film camera.

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Yashica T4 – A Hype-free Review of a Decent Film Camera

2800 1575 Josh Solomon

The Yashica T4 got trendy on the back of a super creepy fashion photographer. Instagram hashtaggers and aesthetic hunters did the rest. But is it any good?

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Five More Affordable Rangefinder Film Cameras

2200 1238 Jeb Inge

To help the cash strapped photo geek of today, we’ve compiled a new list of five additional rangefinders that still offer an excellent shooting experience on a shoestring budget. 

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These Failed Camera Designs Were (and still are) Pretty Terrible

2200 1238 James Tocchio

Reading the pages of CP, it would be easy to assume that every camera made before the digital age was a masterpiece of design and function. But that’s so, so wrong. Today we enjoy the…

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Everything You Need to Know About the Yashica Y35 DigiFilm Camera Kickstarter and Why It’s Absolutely Terrible

2228 769 James Tocchio

Opinion After months of teasing, the Yashica Kickstarter Campaign has finally landed. And what a massive (though not entirely unexpected) disappointment it is. The Hong Kong based firm that owns the Yashica brand name these…

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Yashica T2 Review – A Charmingly Imperfect Point-and-shoot

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

The long history of photography has always bent toward convenience. In hundreds of years of cameras, the world has gone from minutes-long exposures and staged Civil War battlefield scenes to being able to take and…

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Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm F/1.4 C/Y Mount – Lens Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Today’s lens review isn’t going to change the way you take photos, and if you’re already shooting a fast fifty don’t expect to be surprised. Today’s lens review, while certainly worth reading (don’t you dare),…

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Five Best Affordable Rangefinder Cameras

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

Rangefinders. The mere mention of this type of camera inspires visions of the erstwhile street shooter; a clandestine spirit who is here and not here, never participating but always observing. We imagine these shooters gripping their German…

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Five Great Point and Shoot Film Cameras Organized by Budget and Capability

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Here are five excellent point and shoot film cameras organized by price and capability. Find your best fit and have fun shooting!

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5 Great Film Cameras Under $100

1280 719 James Tocchio

These days, film cameras are a dime a dozen, and while they may not be as alluring as the newest mirror-less marvel from Sony, they’re definitely worth owning. Not convinced? Then consider that just a…

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