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Mamiya RB67 Pro SD – My First Images

If you follow me on Instagram you may know I have been having a heck of a time picking up a Mamiya RB67 Pro SD. I will share the journey it took to get one, and my first photos taken with it. First though, let me explain why I wanted one. The Why Since I… Continue reading Mamiya RB67 Pro SD – My First Images

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Kiev 4A – A Contax Clone

The Kiev 4A is the third Soviet camera that I have gotten to try. It is another camera from the extensive collection of Mike Eckman, who was nice enough to lend me this one along with the FED-2 that I previously reviewed. I don't call this camera the Contax copy. I like to call it… Continue reading Kiev 4A – A Contax Clone

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The Fed-2 – A Soviet Leica

The FED factory, located in the Soviet Ukraine, started creating Leica copies in the 1930's. This was after the Soviet Union stopped importation of photographic equipment. The history of the factory leaves you with a bit of goose bumps, and not just for the poor orphans that worked there. FED was named for the initials… Continue reading The Fed-2 – A Soviet Leica

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8 Great 127 Film Cameras You Should Pickup

I recently saw a comment on Facebook by Nicola Baldini, one of the founders of Ferrania, that hinted at the possibility of their company creating 127 film in the future. You can read more about that in this article by Stephen over at Kosmo Foto. This lead me to today's article. I want to share… Continue reading 8 Great 127 Film Cameras You Should Pickup

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The Rolleiflex Automat and a Roll of Portra 400

I am continuously amazed by my Rolleiflex Automat. Not just because it is more than 70 years old, but also because it is an under appreciated model that, despite not having the coveted f/2.8 lens, still produces consistently sharp images. Rolleiflex Automat with Kodak Portra 400 My Automat was the first film camera I purchased… Continue reading The Rolleiflex Automat and a Roll of Portra 400