A Tiny 35mm “Barn Door” Point-and-Shoot
October 6, 2020A small, pocketable camera, with a unique look, decent 35mm f/2.8 lens and everything-auto, except focus.— Dmitri.
My Olympus Pen FV
The Elegance of Accomplished Engineering and Invention
September 14, 2020A detailed review of the only professional-grade half-frame film SLR, its unique features, and an incredible lens selection.— Danilo Leonardi.
Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic
Specs and Usability, Plus: How It Holds Up to iPhone and Polaroid SX-70
August 31, 2020A complete camera and film review, including user guide, buying guide, and comparison to iPhone and Polaroid.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
My First Film SLR
A Brief Visual Diary of My Analogue Learning Experience With Practica MTL5
July 29, 2020My experience shooting Practica MTL5 — the first manual focus SLR I’ve ever owned.— Dimas Wahyu Yudhistira.
Time Travel With Minolta STR101 SLR
Discovering an Analogue Camera Sidekick for My Digital Photography Hobby
July 16, 2020A brief overview of the Minolta STR101 SLR film camera and what it meant for my photography process.— vincent tiller.
Bronica ETRSi 645
A Complete Medium Format Kit for Less Than $400
June 22, 2020A review of a relatively cheap medium format SLR option, complete with lenses, and film holders.— Kent.
June 4, 2020Manufactured in the 1980s, this fully-automatic shooter features a unique autofocus mechanism, and a futuristic, for the time, design. The gadget packs quality, fast optics, and a reasonably-powerful flash into a pocketable, pleasing to hold and operate black plastic chassis.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
A Camera for Everyone
April 22, 2020With the Box Tengor, you’ll start taking good pictures straight away. It is so simple to use that you couldn’t go wrong. Box Tengor is the ideal camera for a beginner. Even a child can use it. Its indestructible metal body will stand more than an occasional knock.— Kitja.
Vivitar IC 101 Panorama
A 35mm Fake Panoramic “Garbage Cam” for a Toonie (Canadian $2)
April 16, 2020A review of a cheap, plastic 35mm film camera that shoots panoramic stills.— Dmitri.
The Smallest* 35mm Film Camera, Its Quirks, Operation, and a Brief History
March 1, 2020One of the smallest German design 35mm film cameras ever made — at a relatively affordable price.— Dmitri.
The Limited Role of Equipment and Technique
February 3, 2020This article first appeared on the Japan Camera Hunter website. Republished on Analog. Cafe with the author’s permission. Dan K is a prominent camera collector and is a keen supporter of photographic traditions on Twitter. -Dmitri.— Dan K.
Olympus Infinity Zoom 80
A Review of a Pocketable, Zoomable, and Affordable Point-and-Shoot Camera
January 12, 2020Olympus Infinity Zoom 80 is a light, pocketable point-and-shoot camera with motorized film transport, auto exposure, and autofocus. The camera’s banal design doesn’t fetch much value in the aftermarket, though it can still be bought brand new for over $200.— Dmitri.
Shooting Film With Holga 120GFN
My Grandfather, I, and Our Simple Medium-Format Cameras
November 5, 2019An iconic film camera that inspired the Instagram aesthetic, made of cheap plastic. And my experience with it.— Justino Lourenço.
Black Dynamite Returns
The Emergence of Konica Pop-10 From an Ancient Travel Chest
October 22, 2019Konica Pop-10, dubbed ‘Black Dynamite’ by photography enthusiasts, and my experience with its f/4 fixed lens.— Brian Purdy.
A Tiny Rangefinder Review
October 15, 2019A tiny camera weighing a mere 225g and just over 100cm/4” on its longest side, Olympus XA fits an impressive 35mm F. Zuiko 𝑓2. 8-22 lens that can focus between 0. 9m and infinity. To this day, the original XA remains the smallest full-frame rangefinder camera.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
Polaroid Land SX-70
An Exhaustive Review and a Definitive Shooting Guide
September 3, 2019Camera specs, user guide, hacks/mods, and accessories. Also: repair and maintenance, history, and a buying guide.— Dmitri, with images by Betty.
For In-camera cubism
April 21, 2019A review (with lots of sample images) of a unique plastic camera that takes four vertical images on a single frame.— Dmitri.
April 2, 2019A review and sample images from the Yashica’s tiny 35mm film camera and its beautifully-smooth film winder.— olli thomson.
Use Your Flash
December 28, 2018Flash photography I think is misunderstood, too many are confined to the perceived limitations of its use. I think flash can just be as important in making an image as focal length, aperture, shutter speed, or even framing itself. There’s no need to feel confined to its intended purpose; keeping ISO low, adding light in dark situations.— Emil Raji.
My Little Half-Frame
December 6, 2018A well-illustrated review of a Japanese half-frame with a tack-sharp 𝑓2.8 25mm lens and an uncoupled meter.— Betty.