ALL FILM CAMERAS

A List of All the Film Camera Reviews, Guides, and Stories on Analog.Cafe

4 min read by Dmitri. Published in Film & Photography.
A list of all the film camera reviews, guides, and stories ever published on Analog.Cafe, sorted by brand then model. Includes focusing mechanism and lens information. Only primary shooting modes listed: [A]perture/[S]hutter priority, [M]anual, or auto. Country of origin is for the maker, not manufacturer. Dates are generally for first commercial release. Relative costs (from $ to $$$$$) are estimated based on approximate market median.

Canon Canonet QL-25.

📸 Read the review.

35mm rangefinder, fixed 45mm 𝒇2.5, S, 1965 Japan, $.

An old gifted camera, heavier and with a slower lens than the revered QL-17, gets a thorough clean and a new life.

Canon Sure Shot AF-7.

📸 Read part one & part two of the review.

35mm AF, fixed 35mm 𝒇4.5, auto, 1994 Japan, $.

Lee explores the streets of Chongqing, a major city in southwest China, with his thrifted point-and-shoot camera.

FED 5b with Industar-61.

📸 Read the review.

35mm rangefinder, LSM 55mm 𝒇2.8, M, 1977 USSR, $.

An in-depth camera review with personal opinions on quality, design, and the origins of its Soviet aesthetic.

Holga 120GFN.

📸 Read the story.

120 zone focus, fixed 60mm 𝒇8, M, 1980s China, $.

Justino recalls his grandfather’s Agfa Click and compares his experience with the legendary Holga toy camera.

Konica Pop-10.

📸 Read the story.

35mm zone focus, fixed 35mm 𝒇4, auto, 1980s Japan, $.

In a short story, titled Black Dynamite Returns, Brian tells his account with a Japanese point-and-shoot from the ‘80s.

Lomography Diana Mini.

📸 Read the review.

35mm zone focus, fixed 24mm/30mm 𝒇8, M, 2007 Austria, $.

A complete review of the plastic camera with an ability to switch between square and half-frame formats on 35mm film.

Lomography SuperSampler.

📸 Read the review.

35mm no focus, 4 ✕ fixed 24mm 𝒇11, M, 2007 Austria, $.

A rendezvous with a unique toy camera that takes four vertical slivers, in sequence, on a standard 35mm film.

Olympus Supertrip.

📸 Read the review.

35mm zone focus, fixed 35mm 𝒇4, auto, 1980s Japan, $.

Lee explores the streets of Shanghai with his thrifted point-and-shoot camera.

Olympus XA.

📸 Read the review.

35mm rangefinder, fixed 35mm 𝒇2.8, A, 1979 Japan, $$.

A mini-review of a popular rangefinder camera from Olympus, the smallest rangefinder in the world.

Polaroid SX-70 Alpha 1.

📸 Read the guide.

Instant 3⅛²” SLR, fixed 116mm 𝒇8, auto, 1972 USA, $$$.

This is an exhaustive guide to shooting instant film with the Polaroid’s instant film camera, considered by many to be the best-in-class.

Ricoh Caddy.

📸 Read the review.

35mm half-frame zone focus, fixed 25mm 𝒇2.8, M, 1961 Japan, $$.

Betty reviews her experience with a solidly-built Japanese half-frame camera.

Voigtländer Vitessa L3.

📸 Read the guide.

35mm rangefinder, fixed 50mm 𝒇2.0, M, 1954 Germany, $$$.

An all-inclusive guide to shooting and understanding this unique German camera with an incredible foldable lens. Includes a brief repair guide.

Yashica Electro 35.

📸 Read the guide.

35mm rangefinder, fixed 45mm 𝒇1.7, A, 1960s Japan, $$.

A guide/review for most Electro 35 models, including G and GSN. With repair instructions for the commonly occurring pad of death issue.

Yashica Mat.

📸 Read the story.

120 TLR, fixed 80mm 𝒇3.5, M, 1955 Japan, $$.

A recollection of Seb’s first experiences with his medium-format Yashica Mat camera.

Yashica MG-1.

📸 Read the review.

35mm rangefinder, fixed 45mm 𝒇2.8, A, 1970s Japan, $.

Olli talks about his experience with a relatively cheap rangefinder camera as an expat in Bulgaria.

Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 520/2.

📸 Read the story.

120 zone focus, fixed 105mm 𝒇4.5, M, 1929 Germany, $$.

Von talks about his passion for old folder cameras and his recent experience with a Zeiss instrument.

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