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  • Linhof 4x5 camera

    Andreas Gursky – Big Art, Big Money

    Andreas Gursky was born in 1955 and is a German photographer and professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany. He is known for his large format architecture and landscape color photographs, often…

  • Nikon SB-80DX review

    Nikon SB-80DX Speedlight….THIS IS NOT A REVIEW!!

    Nikon SB-80DX,….Somewhat forward and backward compatible If you want a techie review for the Nikon SB-80DX, go over to the Nikon Malaysian site. (mir) This is just a simple opinion about why…

  • LomoChrome Purple Film

    Lomo Goes Purple

    OK,…kind of a weird named film. Nevertheless, LomoChrome Purple Negative Film is a new addition for our analog shooter friends. Although it won’t be available until early 2019, it will be…

  • Polaroid Cameras

    Harley Weir – Film Emotion

    Harley Weir is a young photographer doing some phenomenal work. What makes her extra special is being that young and ONLY working with film. She even has a darkroom in her…

  • Leica M5

    William Eggleston – Godfather of Color

    I’ve spent a good portion of my life in New York City and it’s considered the center of the art world. But I would be the first to ashamedly admit I…

  • Lomography Sprocket Rocket

    Time for a New Sprocket Rocket?

    Seven years after its original launch, Lomography has released a brand new edition of the magical Sprocket Rocket! The Sprocket Rocket SUPER POP! It’s “teal” 2.0 is, with its popping teal…

  • 15 best film cameras

    15 Best Film Cameras

    I’ve already been told by two other photographers that my 15 Best Film Cameras list is weird and stupid, and that all the other “best” lists have only the Olympus, and…

  • InstantKon RF70

    The New InstantKon RF70

    InstantKon RF70 is a full manual large format instant camera according to MiNT Camera. Well, OK, maybe not “large format”, but uses wide Instax anyway. I guess large in today’s world…

  • Nikon F4s

    Nikon F4s – The Brick

    Nikon F4 – Nikons’ Best Ever? If you have ever used a Nikon F4 (still my camera of choice), you’ll know it’s still considered one of Nikons’ greatest achievements. And greatest…

  • Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lenses

    Looking Too Cool for School

    Honestly, I’m never bedazzled by new photo crap. Especially in this digital age of “Presets”,”Actions” and “Filters”, where everyone is trying to sell you garbage you don’t need. But Lomography’s Daguerreotype…

  • Rolleiflex SL 2000 F

    Rolleiflex SL2000F – The Rollei 35mm SLR

    The Rolleiflex 35mm cameras have been pretty normal fare,…until the Rolleiflex SL 2000 F. While production seemed painful after the fanfare at Photokina, it eventually got done. The biggest problem with…

  • Ilford Films

    Ilford Films Grande

    What I love about Ilford Films is they’ve always stood by the film community through thick and thin. Unlike some others, who’ll remain anonymous. This is an article I gleaned from…

  • Rolleiflex Instant

    Rolleiflex Goes Instant

    First off, this is a brand new Rolleiflex Instant Kickstarter event that will be launching on or around April 26, 2018. So, I only have the Rollei provided images above. But…

  • Chamonix View Camera

    Chamonix – An Artisan Camera

    “The CHAMONIX View Camera manufacturer is actually a small workshop of eight experienced craftsmen located in the Land of the Rising Sun: Haining city of Zheijiang Province, China. The founder of…

  • Polaroid Portraiture

    Joyce Tenneson – The 20×24 Years

    Well into the 21st Century, both the studio home base and the ability to access the Polaroid 20 x 24 camera in NYC, (and San Francisco and Dusseldorf), was there to be…

  • Neptune Convertible Art Lens System

    As with their other recent lens releases, Lomography is good about actually “listening” to their user base. Something a lot of companies could learn from. Their 15mm lens for the Neptune…

  • Nikon Advertising

    Mad Men and Film

    Nostalgia is a huge driver in the field of photography. Uhhh,…NOT. Originally, we just took pictures to remember stuff. People stuff, travel stuff,..or just stuff stuff. Most would think I’m somehow…

  • Nikon Nikkor 85mm F/1.4 D IF

    The Legend – Nikon 85mm F/1.4

    The first time I seen this lens, Peter Lindbergh was using it while photographing Helena Christensen in Little Italy in NYC. I was using a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF-D at the…

  • Nikon F3HP

    The Mechanical Bull

    We’re talking about the Nikon F3HP flagship camera here. Probably the best camera I’ve ever owned, and Nikon has ever made. While I mostly use a Nikon F4s with a manual…

  • Kodak Retina IIIc

    The German Kodak

    Kodak Retina IIIc, Typ 021 (small c) and Typ 028 (large c) are a coupled rangefinders built in Germany from 1954 to 1960. It originally sold for about $180. In today’s…

  • Chroma

    The Nine Lives of Film

    What’s going on? Another Kickstarter for a film camera? Yay! Anytime someone advances the cause of analog photography by producing new cameras or film,…I’m in. What I find curious is the…

  • lomography

    Lomography — A Love That Lasts

    OK, I normally wouldn’t feature just a synopsis of a companies’ cameras. But since I got an email promo from Birgit Buchart over at Lomography on their Valentine’s Day specials, I…

  • Contax G1 with Luigi case

    If The Guardian Says It…

    Well, I’m officially lazy. As you can see below, I’ve provided a link to an article written by the Guardian,…and everyone knows, if the Guardian says they’ve “seen Princess Di walking…

  • A Warped Philosophy

    A Nikon F4s and 50mm f/1.2 AI-s. Not all that radical. Or is it? First, there may or may not be people out there who ascribe to a similar workflow. That’s…

  • Lomography

    25 Years of Lomography

    Well, it’s here. I just can’t believe it’s been 25 years! Lomography 25th Anniversary limited editions of the Lomo LC-A+, Lomo LC-Wide and Lomo LC-A 120. Plus a very cool case.…

  • Lomo'Instant Square

    Lomo’Instant Square

    Full disclosure,…I love the bigger square format cameras offered by Impossible. I also prefer the Fujifilm Instax for both color and price. But I’m not in love with their “toy” cameras.…

  • Pentax 67

    Pentax 67 – FrankenMonster?

    I really don’t know why some people refer to the Pentax 67 as “FrankenMonster”. Yeah, it’s big. But it’s certainly no Fuji 680! Camera and prism weigh around 3.99 lbs. However,…

  • Rollei 35

    The Rollei 35’s

    This review will try to cover all Rollei 35’s. Personally I have a Rollei XF 35. (weirdest of the bunch) And use Rollei 6000 series medium format cameras. Yes, still. But…

  • Elsa Dorfman

    Elsa Dorfman – The B-Side

    Elsa Dorfman was born in 1937 and is an American portrait photographer who has mostly worked in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her real claim to fame, other than being personal friends with many…

  • Reflex camera

    The Birth of Reflex

    I’ll be honest. With all the mint used camera gear out there, and the abandonment of our community by the likes of Nikon and Canon, (despite a growing cadre of users),…

  • Leica Film Camera

    Leica Film – Still Relevant

    William Eggleston, Ralph Gibson, William Klein, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand,….and I can go on and on. Yes, they all used Leica M’s. So, I guess there is some substance…

  • Film Photography

    I’m Back – A Hybrid Holga?

    OK, first let me say this is an opinion piece. And we are a Film Photography site. While I will be promoting ‘I’m Back’ and their Kickstarter program, what I say…

  • Nikon F2

    Nikon F2 – A Short Attention Span

    Short attention span? Well, yah! The Nikon F2 and it’s various incantations was a photojournalist and war photographers’ go to camera in the 70’s and part of the 80’s. Even after the…

  • John French

    John French – Low Contrast, High Key

    John French was in many respects the start of ‘modern’ fashion photography. He was born in 1907, and while when it comes to the greats, like Avedon or Irving Penn, it…

  • Hiro

    Hiro – My Hero

    Yasuhiro Wakabayashi, professionally known as Hiro, is an American commercial and editorial fashion photographer. He was born in Shanghai in 1930 to Japanese parents. He showed a very new and distinctive…

  • Parker Day

    Parker Day – Freakin’ Film

    From the days of Mom giving her disposable cameras, Parker Day has loved the un-retouched grit and grain of 35mm film. Fact is, she’s the only person I know who uses…

  • Polaroid

    Is Polaroid Back? Hardly.

    First, let me get this out of the way right now. People all over the internet, in a race to press, or putting their 2 cents in on forums, are ignoring…

  • Nikon F4s Nikon F5

    Nikon F4s vs Nikon F5

    First, let me start with full disclosure. I shot with a Nikon F5 mostly from 1997 to about 2000.  (and a Rollei 6008/6006) But I switched back to the F4s for…

  • Raymond Depardon

    Raymond Depardon – Film to Film

    Raymond Depardon was born in France in 1942, and began taking photographs on his family farm at a very young age. He apprenticed to a photographer in Villefranche-sur-Saône, but soon after…

  • Zenit E

    Leanne Surfleet – Accidental Vision

    Zenit is a Favorite Leanne Surfleet is a British photographer, currently based in Norwich. Born in 1987, she graduated with a BA in Contemporary Lens Media from University of Lincoln. Her…