If you like rangefinders the size of a point and shoot, the Ricoh 500G is a great option. In my opinion, I think it's an under appreciated and overlooked gem.
Large Negatives, high resolution, the Zeiss name stamp, all in the palm of your hand. What more could you ask for? Considering todays growing desert that has become the Medium Format film camera market, these options sound like gold. While the Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515 might be just what you're looking for, there are a… Continue reading Zeiss Ikon Nettar 515 – Medium Format in the Palm of Your Hand
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
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
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
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
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