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  • 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.…

  • Minolta X-700

    Minolta X-700 – Almost Pro

    The Minolta X-700 was the last high specification manual focus body manufactured by Minolta. After that, they hopped on the “autofocus bandwagon”. But let me get my anecdotal prejudice out of…

  • 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…