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Rolleiflex SL66 Camera Review

1800 1012 James Tocchio

The first medium format SLR camera that Rollei produced, the Rolleiflex SL66, is one of the more interesting cameras I’ve ever shot.

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Voigtländer Vitessa 1000 SR Review – A Modernist Oddity

1800 1012 Nicholas Herrmann

The Voigtlander Vitessa 1000 SR is the least common and least known model in the Vitessa range. Here’s our review of this striking looking camera.

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Desert Island Cameras No. 09 – Holy Grail Edition

830 467 James Tocchio

Some of the CP writers pick the camera they’d buy if practicality and money were no concern! See what we chose, and let us know your Holy Grail camera in the comments.

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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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Nearly Dead and Almost Forgotten – 127 Film Today

2800 1575 Jeb Inge

A brief history of 127 film, an overview of the cameras that shoot it, and whether or not shooting them is worth the trouble today.

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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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Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm f/1.5 – The Legendary “King of Bokeh”

2400 1600 Cheyenne Morrison

I’ve been shooting all sorts of classic lenses for many years, but for a long time I sought one legendary portrait lens above them all, the Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 75mm f/1.5. Zeiss originally dubbed this…

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Carl Zeiss Jena Werra 1 Review – Function Following Form

1918 1439 Jeb Inge

One of the pitfalls of brand loyalty is that it urges us to embrace the bad with the good. For instance, I think Guns N’ Roses made the last epic rock and roll record with…

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Why the Zeiss ZX1 Has Got Me All Jazzed Up

1369 776 James Tocchio

In my publicly visible role as a professional camera liker, people on the internet sometimes tell me I’m wrong about things. This happened just the other day when, in my excitement about an upcoming product…

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Ten Years Later Zeiss’ Distagon T* 18mm F/3.5 Ultra-Wide for Nikon F and Canon EF Mount is Still Pretty Great

2400 1350 James Tocchio

I realized with sudden terror that I’d been yanked away from everything I loved. My family, my cappuccino, the delicious key lime tart I’d been eating just moments before raising the camera to my eye,…

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Contax IIa – Zeiss Ikon’s Best Classic Rangefinder Reviewed

2400 1350 James Tocchio

In 1944, Allied invasion forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in France. With the first wave of troops was a young combat photographer named Robert Capa. In his hand was the Zeiss Contax II, then…

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Contax G2 Camera Review – The Anti-Rangefinder That’s in a Class of Its Own

2200 1238 James Tocchio

The Contax G2 is like no other rangefinder on Earth. In fact, its technological ethos employs certain tricks that are outright heresy to diehard fans of the classic rangefinder; it runs on batteries, its manual…

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A Camera Like Clockwork – Zeiss Ikon Contina Ic Camera Review

2200 1237 James Tocchio

Zeiss Ikon’s Contina Ic is everything I love about vintage cameras. Functionally elegant, mechanically sophisticated, simple; it’s the kind of camera that works, sounds, and feels like clockwork. It’s a tangible link to a romantic…

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A Week Away with the Contax T – a Perfect Travel and Street Rangefinder Camera

2000 1125 James Tocchio

Three film cameras; ten rolls of film. That’s what I packed for a recent week away. Among these cameras was the Contax T, an unbelievably compact 35mm film rangefinder that somehow marries luxurious excess to…

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