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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….

Camera Review - Lomography Lomo'Instant

Camera Review – Lomo’Instant

As you might have already read, I’m not necessarily the biggest fan of Instant film photography. It’s expensive, and the results are so unpredictable I can’t justify the…

Zenza Bronica ETRS

Camera Review – Zenza Bronica ETRS

A a few weeks ago I ordered a box of Fujifilm Velvia 100 to use in my new Holga. This was part of a more grand scheme to…

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Bargain Cool Olympus Stylus Zoom 105 LT

It’s red, it’s plastic, and it’s covered in pleather. It’s the Olympus Stylus Zoom 105 LT.  This little gem cost me $6 on eBay (factor shipping and a…

Canon F1

Camera Review – Canon F1 (circa 1971)

Last year, a neighbor gifted me a really nice camera, and I’ve now had a chance to use it with both the Tamron 28-70mm kit lens and a…

Camera Review – Canon EOS Rebel Ti 35mm

Back in August of 2015, I found among the sundry electronic items at City Thrift  a Canon Rebel Ti. It had a case, strap, old batteries, and 4…

Canon 7 Coupled Light Meter guage

Reconnecting with the Canon 7

From the “sneaking out with an old flame” department… This week I decided to take my Canon 7 Rangefinder for a spin.  It’s such a beautiful camera, and…