Olympus 42mm F/1.2 H.Zuiko Auto-S Lens Review
The Fastest Half-Frame SLR Lens Ever Made
June 30, 2022A “dream” lens for a half-frame camera with all the bokeh you could ever wish for.— Dmitri.
Konica Big Mini BM-201 Camera Review
Another Cult Classic
June 26, 2022A beautiful Japanese point-and-shoot sporting an “auto-variable” flash, a sharp 35mm lens with macro/close-up, and a comfy viewfinder.— Dmitri.
Konica Big Mini BM-302 Camera Review
Better Than Ever
June 2, 2022A second-generation Japanese point-and-shoot 35mm film camera with 𝒇3.5 35mm lens. Excellent for up-close portraits and action shots.— Dmitri.
Minox 35 GT Camera Review
“The Smallest Full-Frame Camera Ever Made”
May 12, 2022This aperture-priority foldable full-frame 35mm film camera with a 35mm 𝒇2.8 lens is only slightly larger than a roll of film.— Dmitri
Olympus Mju II Stylus Epic Compact Camera Review
Olympus µ[Mju:]-II, a Tiny All-Weather 35mm Film Point-and-Shoot
April 1, 2022Olympus Mju II Stylus Epic is the second generation of its famed pocketable 35mm film camera with a faster lens, weatherproofing, wireless remote trigger, smaller footprint, and even slicker design outline.— Dmitri.
Olympus 150mm F/4 E.Zuiko Auto-T Lens Review
A Half-Frame Telephoto
March 14, 2022The 150mm Olympus E. Zuiko Auto-T is one of the longest lenses a half-frame film camera had. Built for the Olympus PEN F camera series, this lens is a much more compact variant of what you’d have to mount on a full-frame 35mm film camera to get 210mm focal length zoom.— Dmitri.
Minolta AF-S Quartz Auto Focus D Review
Don’t Get Fooled by Its Crummy Looks
March 12, 2022A review of a janky-looking Minolta AF-S. This camera is more than what meets the eye. It has a nice lens and decent overall specs, making it a great choice for your everyday budget shooter.— Dmitri.
Rollei 35 S Compact Camera Review
The Smallest Fully-Mechanical 35mm Film Camera With a Fast 𝒇2.8 Lens
March 4, 2022An in-depth review of the smallest and one of the most popular fully-mechanical 35mm film camera designs.— Dmitri.
FED 50mm f/3.5 Industar-10
A Beautiful Russian Copy of Leica’s M39 Elmar Design for a Decent Price
January 28, 2022I love the look of the Industar-10 lens on the FED-2 camera. It’s a beautiful piece of machined metal and glass. Its performance, however, has some drawbacks. This Russian copy of M39 Elmar is quite soft when shot at 𝒇3. 5, particularly in the corners.— Dmitri.
Olympus 70mm f/2 F.Zuiko Auto-T Lens Review
A Fancy Half-Frame Portrait Lens
January 22, 2022The 70mm (~100mm full-frame equiv.) Olympus 𝒇2 F.Zuiko Auto-T lens is a prime specimen out of the expansive Olympus PEN SLR lens portfolio.— Dmitri.
Purma, a Special Camera
The Unique, Gravity-Activated Purma Plus and Purma Special 127 Film Cameras
January 18, 2022This article is about Purma Plus and Purma Special 127 film cameras — the models I have the privilege to own.— Justino Lourenço.
A Film Case Story
Or How I Found Out if I Actually *Need* a Film Case
January 8, 2022Film cases began popping up on the market about two years ago. Japan Camera Hunter was one of the first brands to offer them. From then on, it seemed like anyone with manufacturing capabilities began to sell those — including Kodak. But the simple “tech” isn’t new — eBay is full of vintage Kodak film cases.— Dmitri.
Olympus Mju Infinity Stylus Compact Camera Review
January 4, 2022A compact 35mm point-in-shoot with the best ergonomics in class. But does it hold up to its legendary status?— Dmitri.
Compact Full-Frame 35mm Film Cameras Under $200
A Living Ledger of Pocketable Sharp-Shooters
November 18, 2021If you are looking for a cheap quality lens with a body that fits in a pocket, this list is for you.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Olympus 38mm f/1.8 F.Zuiko Auto-S Lens Review
The Middle of Everything “PEN”
October 15, 2021Versatile, a pleasure to operate, and capable of producing sharp images. You’d be hard-pressed to find a half-frame lens of this quality that isn’t Olympus from the same period.— Dmitri.
Travels With Diana
When the 2-Metre Social Distancing Rule Stopped
September 26, 2021The restrictions on social gatherings, including the social distancing rule to keep two meters apart, came to an end in England on 19 July 2021. As the pandemic itself has not come to an end yet, the authorities have continued asking the public to follow some of the more basic rules such as regular handwashing, wearing a mask where recommended, etc.— Danilo Leonardi.
Olympus f/2.8 E.Zuiko Auto-S Pancake SLR Lens Review
A 🥞 38mm Lens to Pocket Your Olympus PEN F/FV/FT SLR
September 20, 2021If you’re a lucky owner of an Olympus PEN half-frame camera and you’ve got this lens handy, you may be able to do the impossible: pocket your SLR!— Dmitri.
Pentax Espio 140V Camera Review
Could This Be the Affordable 35mm Point and Shoot You’ve Been Looking For?
September 10, 2021Pentax Espio 100v is a relatively modern film camera from the ‘90s that features a decent zoom lens.— Dmitri.
Canon EF, an FD-Mount 35mm SLR Camera
The Irresistible Appeal of the Non-Revolutionary
August 31, 2021An extremely detailed article; the history, use, and quirks of this mid-range Canon SLR.— Danilo Leonardi.
Praktica MTL 5B
A Mechanical Beauty
August 18, 2021A user review of the East German Praktica MTL 5B and the discussion of its advantages, being a fully-mechanical 35mm film camera.— Justino Lourenço, with images by Dmitri.