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3 Cameras from 2022

Several of us in the film community have decided to create articles sharing 3 cameras we used this past year that we are excited about. I’ve chosen 3 that I haven’t yet reviewed so that this can serve as a preview of what’s to come next year. Here are my 3 cameras from 2022.

1. Minolta XE-7

I was very excited to receive this camera from Alex Luyckx this year. He sent it to me after he heard that I have yet to try a Minolta camera. I haven’t had a chance to take many rolls of film with it, just some tests, but I really enjoyed using the camera and the lenses are great.

Minolta XE-7
Minolta XE-7

2. Fuji GF670

I’ve really come to love this camera. You can read about why I came to have it in some of the articles I’ve posted HERE. It is compact and light, so it has been a great companion for me during a painful year. Even better it can shoot in both 6×7 and 6×6 format.

Fujifilm GF670
Fujifilm GF670
Kodak Gold 200 in Medium Format
Fuji GF670 Kodak Gold 200
Ektachrome and E6 Developing
Fuji GF 670 Kodak Gold 200

3. Leica M2

I have had this camera for a while now, but haven’t yet done a formal review. I used it all throughout this past year to document Kelsey’s pregnancy with our new baby girl Alaina. This camera was my gateway into Leica, and I’ve really enjoyed the quality and reliability it offers. Loading the film isn’t difficult like it is with my IIIF since the back flap opens up. I think I’ll use this camera to photograph my family for a long time to come.

Leica M2
Leica M2
Leica M2 Summicron 50mm DR Ilford Delta 3200 at 1600
Kelsey 9 Weeks Pregnant Leica M2 Ilford Delta 3200 at 1600
Leica M2 Summicron 50mm DR Ilford Delta 3200 at 1600
Kelsey and I in the nursery

Final Thoughts

Those are my 3 cameras from 2022 that I enjoyed using the most. I’m looking forward to reviewing them for you all and to share more photos I’ve taken with them. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little preview. I will post links below to all the others articles as they become available, so be sure to check them out as well.

It has been extremely hard to find time to make videos/articles since Alaina has arrived, but I’m doing my best to develop my huge back log of undeveloped film. I also have several projects I’ve been working on for a long while now, including the next installments of my zine series, Riding in Cars with Film, so thank you for sticking with me. I can’t wait to share it all with you!

Until next time, stay motivated and keep shooting.

Peggy Marsh Cameragocamera.com

Alex Luycks

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Mike Eckman

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Alan Duncan – Austerity Photo

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15 thoughts on “3 Cameras from 2022

  1. The cameras are fine to look at, but much better are you two and soon-to-be-three; you look so happy and comfortable together. You have made lovely, heartwarming images. All the best wishes for you and your family for 2023 and for years after.

  2. Can’t wait to see these reviews and get your thoughts on these cameras. I too have never tried a Minolta before but have been curious. I’m also interested in what you think about the Fuji, because I could see myself buying one in the future.

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