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.
MiNT Flash Bar 2
A Principal Polaroid SX-70 Accessory
August 2, 2021A brief review of MiNT’s versatile little flash for Polaroid SX-70 cameras. Complete with plenty of beautiful sample images.— Dmitri.
Bolsey ‘Model C’
User Guide + Review
July 25, 2021An in-depth review & user guide of the only 35mm TLR camera ever created that is also a rangefinder.— Dmitri.
Canon Demi Half-Frame Camera Review
July 7, 2021Canon Demi is the famous Japanese camera maker’s answer to the Olympus half-frame series. It features a fast 𝒇2.8 28mm lens and a unique exposure control.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Olympus L-10 Super
An Affordable SLR Review
April 29, 2021Olympus L-10 Super is a 35mm film zoom lens SLR that you can find today for less than $100.— Dmitri.
The Best Printer for Making Monochrome Zines at Home
April 26, 2021A fully monochrome inkjet with duplex printing, great resolution, edge-to-edge printing, and eco-friendly ink supply.— Dmitri.
Werramat by Carl Zeiss Jena
Peculiar Design, Odd Controls, Incredibly-Fast Shutter, Great Optics
April 13, 2021An in-depth review of an inventive East German camera with an incredibly fast 1/750s leaf shutter and a brilliant 𝒇2.8 Tessar zone-focus lens.— Dmitri.
Voigtländer Kontur Viewfinder
A Review and an Accuracy Test
March 24, 2021A unique German viewfinder for 50mm lenses on 35mm film that relies on stereoscopic vision.— Dmitri.
A Complete Camera Review & Shooting Guide
March 15, 2021A premium 35mm compact camera featuring titanium exterior, an incredible aperture priority lens, and a tiny footprint.— Dmitri.
A Hackable Point-and-Shoot
February 18, 2021A focus-free point-and-shoot. What's cool is that you can hack this Ricoh’s glass lens focus and exposure.— Dmitri.