Polaroid SX-70 User Guide and Review
Is It Really the Best Instant Film Camera? Plus: How Make Better Pictures With It
September 20, 2023This is a beautiful, immensely capable instant film camera. This guide covers everything you need to know about it.— Dmitri ☕️.
Nike SB X Polaroid Shoes
September 16, 2023While these kicks aren’t a piece of photo gear you’d typically read me blog about, they are at the intersection of my three life’s obsessions: shoes, skateboarding, and film photography.— Dmitri ☕️.
Yashica T5/Kyocera T-Proof Camera Review
It‘s a Point-and-Shoot TLR*!
August 17, 2023A weatherproof point-and-shoot film camera with a unique scope and a fantastic Zeiss lens.— Dmitri ☕️.
Olympus 70mm (100mm) F/2 F.Zuiko Auto-T Lens Review
A Premium Portrait Lens for Half-Frame SLRs and Digital Mirrorless Cameras
August 7, 2023This highly-regarded, sharp, and full-of-character Olympus lens is made for half-frame SLRs but is compatible with full-frame sensors.— Dmitri ☕️.
Fujifilm Cardia Tiara/DL Super Mini Camera Review
One of the Lightest and Smallest Point-and-Shoot Cameras Ever Built
July 18, 2023The 3rd smallest full-frame camera ever built, feather-light (just 153g), with the 28mm Super EBC aspherical lens in a minimalist aluminum-alloy body. — Dmitri ☕️.
Kodak Retina IIa Camera Review
An Affordable, Foldable, Pocketable, German-Made Mechanical Rangefinder
July 13, 2023Kodak Retina IIa foldable rangefinder cameras were the legendary film manufacturer’s mid-century venture into high-quality cameras and optics.— Dmitri ☕️.
Peak Design “Cuff” Camera Wrist Strap Review
Tested With 10+ Vintage Cameras Over 5 Years
July 8, 2023Peak Design’s “Cuff” camera wrist strap is comfortable, modular, and dependable. It’s been an essential companion for most of my 35mm film cameras, especially those that weigh 1-5lb.— Dmitri ☕️.
Kowa E Review — a Cheap Mechanical Fixed-Lens SLR
With a Leaf Shutter!
July 3, 2023If you need an SLR, don’t mind a fixed lens, and may like to use flash — this camera may be your best bet for under $100.— Dmitri ☕️.
Konica Big Mini F Camera Review
Neither Over-Hyped nor Over-Priced 👌
June 6, 2023Konica Big Mini F is the top-tier film camera in the series of mid-level Japanese point-and-shoots that can be had for under $300.— Dmitri ☕️.
Pentax Espio Mini Camera Review
A.K.A. Pentax UC-1
May 18, 2023Pentax Espio Mini is a compact 35mm point-and-shoot camera with a 32mm 𝒇3.5 lens and a great close-up mode.— Dmitri ☕️.
Miranda Sensomat Japanese Film SLR Review
With the Waist-Level Finder & a M39 Lens Adapter
May 17, 2023Miranda Sensomat is a Japanese 35mm SLR with a versatile lens mount, swappable viewfinder, and great build quality at an affordable price.— Dmitri ☕️.
Voigtländer Bessa-L Film Camera Review
A Pro-Grade Rangefinder-Type 35mm Film Body for Under $200
May 1, 2023Voigtländer Bessa-L is a relatively modern and lightweight rangefinder-style 35mm film cameras with a fast focal plane shutter for LTM|M39/M/C/S lens mounts.— Dmitri ☕️.
Chinon Belami AF Point-and-Shoot Camera Review
April 13, 2023Chinon Bellami AF is an early pocketable point-and-shoot camera by a Japanese company that’s currently owned and operated by Kodak.— Dmitri ☕️.
Industar-50 50mm 𝒇3.5 Lens Review
A Soviet M39 Pancake Lens for Miranda, Zenit, Pentax, and Praktica SLRs
April 8, 2023Industar-50 50mm 𝒇3. 5 lens is a compact Soviet-made lens with great creative potential and characteristic flaws.— Dmitri ☕️.
Nikon L35AD2 (L35AF2) Point-and-Shoot Camera Review
a.k.a. Nikon One Touch
April 4, 2023A sharp 35mm 𝒇2.8 “character” Nikon lens in a plastic point-and-shoot body with metal chassis, auto-focus, and auto-exposure.— Dmitri ☕️.
Polaroid Film Shield a.k.a. “Frog Tongue” Review
Does It Work and Is It Worth It?
March 30, 2023In this review, I discuss and demonstrate Polaroid Film Shield’s effectiveness at preventing opacification failure and improving overall contrast.— Dmitri ☕️.
Polaroid Now I-Type Instant Camera Review
A Reborn Classic
March 28, 2023The “Now I-Type” is a modern instant film camera by the same company that makes Polaroid film. This is my in-depth review and shooting guide.— Dmitri ☕️, with images by Betty.
Hasselblad XPan/Fuji TX-1 Pano Rangefinder Review
The One and Only
March 7, 2023Hasselblad XPan is a true panoramic rangefinder that makes the most of 35mm film.— Dmitri ☕️.
Mamiya U — an Ultra-Rare Compact 35mm Film Camera
February 16, 2023I came across Mamiya U compact 35mm film cameras by chance back in 2020. Its unusual design — a square window cut out within a plastic sphere for a round lens with a stark blue ring — screamed ‘80s Terminator chic. Unfortunately, every single copy sold had a disintegrated shutter button, amongst other issues.— Dmitri ☕️.
Ricoh FF-1s Compact 35mm Film Camera Review
A Hidden Gem of a Lens in a So-So Body
February 4, 2023Ricoh FF-1 is a little-known compact full-frame 35mm film camera with foldable lens bellows. It features an excellent 35mm 𝒇2.8 lens at a wallet-friendly price.— Dmitri ☕️.