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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…

Oops. I bought Another Camera…

I bought another camera. Surprise! Yeah I get the bug every now and then, and as usual it’s another Fujifilm camera. “But you’ve already got two Fujifilm digital…

Camera Review – Diana F+

In case this is your first time here, my name is Chris and I love plastic toy cameras. I love their cheap injection-molded construction, the meniscus lenses, and…

Waterford - Smena Symbol - Kodak Gold 400

Smena Symbol revisited

I have an affinity for plastic cameras. They generally take sub par photos full of light leaks and soft corners. They’re no good in the dark without a…

смена сймбол

Made in the USSR – смена сймбол (Smena Symbol)

This interesting little beauty, the Smena Symbol, was produced in the USSR in the 80s. It’s part Bakelite, part metal, and unfortunately in parts now in my office….