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Elikon 535

Camera Review – Elikon 535

You might be surprised how many interesting cameras came out of the former Soviet Union

Celebrity Cameo – Yashica EZ F521

This is the Yashica EZ F521, possibly the strangest digital camera one could overpay for on a popular auction website. In fact, this camera is the Takashi Digital…

Instamatic X-30

Instamatic X-30 – Embracing Uncertainty

Film cameras are a labor of love. There is nothing practical about them in today’s age of social media and instant gratification, but that doesn’t mean that the…

Camera Repair – Agfa Optima

Hooray for me, I did my first successful CLA on a camera and didn’t have any parts left over. In fact, it went back together very nicely. Why…

Tri-X 400 pulled to 200

Tri-X Trifecta

If I hadn’t already mentioned it, I was invited to join the Frugal Film Project for 2020. I get to pick any camera under $50 that I own,…

LOMO LC-A

LOMO LC-A – Sovietly Unpredictable

I waited for a few years for this camera. In 2015 when I started getting excited about Lomography, the LOMO LC-A was hovering around US $90-$150. Figure in…

Nikon F

Camera Review – Nikon F

A couple of years ago a good friend called me up and told me to remind him next time I see him and he’d have a gift for…

Camera Review – Minolta Himatic AF2

A couple weeks ago a neighbor stopped in to drop off a bag of point-and-shoot cameras to me. I love free cameras, so I graciously accepted. Honestly, a…

Camera Review – 1959 Agfa Optima

Behold, the AGFA Optima. Hecho en Germany in 1959, this camera was the first auto-exposure 35mm camera available and along with it’s brethren like the Kodak Auto 35…

Fuji X-T20 – I Like It.

I bought the X-T20 a few weeks ago, and I picked up the kit 16-50mm f/4-5.6 lens. It has proven itself to be a very capable camera with…