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  • 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…

  • Nikon SP

    Nikon SP – Before the ‘F’

    Weirdly, even Nikon themselves consider the Nikon SP as a historical “masterpiece”. Considering the Nikon F, Nikon F3HP and Nikon F5, I’m actually surprised. Yes, the precision of the construction is…

  • Leica Z2X

    Leica Z2X – The Most Hated Leica?

    So why do people seem to “hate” the Leica Z2X? Build quality probably exceeds, (or is at least equivalent), to the pricier Yashica T4‘s or Olympus MJU‘s. So, what’s the deal? Apparently,…

  • 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…

  • Terry Richardson

    Yashica T4 – Legend or Hype?

    Yes, I already did a review on the Yashica T5. (or SuperScope-less T4) But, since my site now gets 4x the traffic, and it remains my most read post, I thought…

  • 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…

  • Plaubel Makina 67

    Plaubel Makina 67 – The Helmut “Pocket” Camera

    OK. The Plaubel Makina is awesome, and produces what many photographers refer to as the “perfect aspect ratio”. And where did I get the idea Helmut Newton ever used this camera? Well,…

  • Yashica Mat 124

    Yashica Mat 124 – Almost a Rolleiflex?

    These musings are about both the Yashica Mat 124 and Yashica Mat 124G. Although there’s not much difference between the two, the main difference a person would note is one has…

  • 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…