Film Camera Reviews

Reviews of 35mm Film Cameras, SLRs, Half-Frames, and 120 Medium Format Cameras

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Canon 35mm SLR Film Cameras

  • Canon EOS 700QD - The reversible mode dial system, unique to the EOS 700QD, allows the camera to be used with a range of AE programmed modes as the first option, and on the ...
  • Canon FTb QL - On its own, however, the Canon FTb QL is a unique version of Canon's camera lineup that came with SMS (Shockless Mirror System). The camera is also fitted ...
  • Canon EF, The Black Beauty - For its gorgeous design out of pure metal with strong and proportional lines, the Canon EF is also known as the 'black beauty'. The EF was also ...
  • Canon A-1 - Significant among these SLR film cameras was the advanced-level Canon A-1, the first camera to have a Programmed AE mode, which enables the camera to select both ...
  • Canon AE-1 - The Canon AE-1, introduced in 1976, the first of a completely new line of SLRs from Canon, was the first battery-powered microprocessor-equipped SLR that supports both ...
  • Canon AE-1 Program - The Canon AE-1 Program is a Programmed AE and Shutter-Priority AE 35mm film camera with a horizontal travel cloth-curtain focal plane shutter capable ...
  • Canon AV-1 - Built to the same exacting standards of the A-series platform, the AV-1's main consumer sector were photo enthusiasts who want a simple and easy to operate SLR camera ...

Contax 35mm SLR Film Cameras

  • Contax RTS II - A very well built and robust 35mm SLR film camera with excellent and exceptional functionalities.
  • Contax 167 MT - Without MM lenses, the 167 MT can only be used in aperture-priority (Av) and manual (M) modes, and will automatically switch to Av mode if an improper ...

Konica 35mm SLR Film Cameras

  • Konica Autoreflex TC - Highly recommended as a good starter SLR, the Auto reflex TC is often seen in the company of a 6-element in 5-group Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f/1.7 lens, ...

Minolta 35mm SLR Film Cameras

  • Minolta Maxxum 70 - A gem of a camera, the Minolta Maxxum 70 (Alpha 70, Dynax 60), produced in 1964, is one of the last film cameras produced by Minolta ...
  • Minolta Alpha Sweet - The camera is also fitted with a built-in flash unit, a sophisticated 14-segment honeycomb-metering pattern, a three-point Crosscut AF sensor for accurate ...
  • Minolta SRT-303 - What sets the SRT series apart from the rest of SLR camera manufacturers was the introduction of the open aperture TTL (Through the Lens) metering. With the system, ...
  • Minolta SRT-101b - The SRT series cameras, well known for its solid construction, are fitted with a double-hinged reflex mirror and have extremely bright viewfinders. Exposure metering ...
  • Minolta X-700 - One of the most highly regarded 35mm Programmed AE SLR film cameras, the Minolta X-700 was the last manual focus camera body before the introduction of the ...
  • Minolta X-500 - The Minolta X-500 (X-570 in the US) is an Aperture-Priority AE 35mm SLR film camera with a quartz-controlled horizontal-traverse focal-plane shutter capable of ...
  • Minolta X-300 - The Minolta X-300 is an Aperture-Priority AE and match-LED full metered manual 35mm SLR film camera with a quartz-controlled horizontal-traverse focal-plane shutter ...
  • Minolta XG-M - The Minolta XG-M, introduced in 1981, was the top-of-the-line consumer model of XG-series 35mm SLR film cameras which Minolta produced between 1977 to 1982 ...
  • Minolta XG-9 - The XG-9 is fitted with an electronically controlled horizontal-transverse focal plane shutter with a speed range from 1 to 1/1000th second, stepless in auto mode, and ...
  • Minolta XG-1 - Functionally, the XG-1 has a shutter speed range from 1 to 1/1000th second, plus B, film ISO speed range is from 25 to 1600, exposure compensation feature of +/- 2 ...

Nikon 35mm SLR Film Cameras

  • Nikkormat FT3 - The FT3 was also the first Nikomat/Nikkormat camera to be fitted to use the newly introduced Nikkor AI (Auto Indexing) lenses. The system does away with the ...
  • Nikomat FT2 - The FT2 now comes with a built-in hot-shoe, a single screw-threaded 3 mm (PC) flash contact, a new Type K focusing screen, and power sourced from 1.5-volt ...
  • Nikomat FTN - The 'center-the-needle' exposure control system, as seen first on the FT, is now center-weighted (60/40%) open aperture TTL (Through The Lens) metering system ...
  • Nikon F4 - Released in 1988, the F4 was the choice for professional photographers as Nikon’s first fully supported autofocus camera and comes with focus tracking capability ...
  • Nikon F-801s - The F-801 series cameras, despite being designated as an amateur model by Nikon's 3-digit nomenclature, is actually an advanced semi-professional model. When ...
  • Nikon F80 - The F80's, one of the most advanced of Nikon's SLR cameras, were launched as a high-end enthusiast model in January 2000, to succeed the F-801s (N8008s), which it ...
  • Nikon F90X - The F90X / N90s was then the newest, best, and most expensive amateur 35mm SLRs of all time. Build quality is exceptional, and the F90X comes with a tough metallic ...
  • Nikon F-601 - The camera features three metering systems; matrix metering, center-weighted, and spot metering. The meter has a range of 0 to 19 EV at (ASA 100, f/1.4), settable to film ...
  • Nikon U2 (N75 / F75) - The Nikon U2 (N75 in the US and F75 in Europe), the last consumer-level autofocus 35mm SLR film camera manufactured by the Nikon, is a compact and ...
  • Nikon F-301 - The camera has a shutter speed range from 1 to 1/2000 second, a manual film speed range from ISO 12 to 3200 for non-DX coded film or set automatically by the ...
  • Nikon FM - Built on a compact, yet tough copper-aluminum alloy chassis, the FM heralds the start of a robust and long-lived series of small, and compact semi-professional Nikon ...
  • Nikon FE - The camera also provides for full manual shooting mode via matching needle viewfinder readout, +2EV exposure compensation in 1/2 stops, film ISO range from 12 ...
  • Nikon FG - The FG also comes with a self-timer, a backlit compensation buttons that automatically overexpose the scene by two stops, +2EV exposure compensation in ...
  • Nikon EM - The camera is very simple to use aperture-priority model with a center-weighted metering system, built mostly of copper and aluminum alloy, while the top and bottom ...

Olympus 35mm SLR Film Cameras

  • Olympus OM-2S / 2 SP - The Olympus OM-2S / OM-2 Spot Program is an aperture-priority AE (Automatic Exposure) 35mm film SLR camera fitted with an electronically controlled ...
  • Olympus OM-2n - The OM-2 also laid claim as the first (and still the only one) system camera with a super accurate center-weighted TTL (Through-the-Lens) Direct (Off-the-Film) Light ...
  • Olympus OM-1n - One of the 'iconic' greats of the 35mm SLR film camera era, the Olympus OM-1n, a manually operated 35mm single-lens reflex camera, has remained a favorite with ...
  • Olympus OM2000 - The camera is fitted with a switch-selectable center-weighted average and a spot metering system, which is measured off the rangefinder circle of the split-image ...
  • Olympus OM40 - Besides having advanced features of the OM-2S (Program AE, Aperture-Priority AE, and Manual Exposure), the OM40 also came with a choice of two metering ...
  • Olympus OM10 - This aperture-priority 35mm film SLR is also equipped with the OTF Direct Metering System, a highly regarded and unique light metering feature, as seen ...

Pentax 35mm SLR Film Cameras

  • Pentax LX - Film camera review of the Pentax LX, the most advanced professional  35mm SLR film camera system manufactured by Pentax.
  • Pentax MX - Film camera review of the manual focus Pentax MX 35mm SLR film camera, a highly popular camera for film photography enthusiasts.
  • Pentax ME Super  - Film camera preview of the Pentax ME Super,  a highly successful 35 mm single-lens reflex camera produced by Pentax.
  • Pentax MV1 - Film camera review of the manual focus Pentax MV1, a very well built and easy to use aperture-priority 35mm SLR film beginner camera.
  • Pentax Spotmatic SP - Film camera review of the manual focus Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP, the first 35mm SLR film camera with TTL light metering.

Praktica 35mm SLR Film Camera

  • Praktica MTL 5B - Film camera review of the Praktica MTL 5B, an excellent M42 lens mount learner camera with stop-down metering.

Yashica 35mm SLR Film Camera

  • Yashica FX-3 Super 2000 - .Film camera review of the manual focus Yashica FX-3 Super 2000, a highly popular 35mm SLR film camera with C/Y lens mount.

120 Medium Format Camera

  • Holga-120Pan - Film camera review of the Holga-120Pan, an exciting and fun to use 120 medium format film panoramic camera.

35mm Autofocus Film Cameras

  • Canon Autoboy 3 - Film camera review of the Canon Autoboy 3, an award-winning 35mm autofocus film camera with an excellent 38mm F2.8 lens.
  • Canon Autoboy Tele 6 - Film camera review of the Canon Autoboy Tele 6, a twin-lens 35mm autofocus film camera with full and half-frame modes.
  • Fuji Cardia Travel Mini Dual-P - Film camera review of the Fuji Cardia Travel Mini Dual-P,  an easy and fun autofocus camera with a zoom lens and panorama feature.
  • Fuji Work Record OP - Film camera review of the Fuji Work Record OP, an all-weather 35mm autofocus film camera with panorama and quartz-date feature.
  • Konica Big Mini Jr. BM-20 - Film camera review of the Konica Big Mini Jr. BM-20, fun and easy to use 35mm autofocus film camera with a 34mm F3.5 lens.
  • Konica C35 AF - Film camera review of the 'Jasupin' Konica C35 AF, the world's first production 35mm autofocus camera.
  • Konica Genba Kantoku 28WB - Film camera review of the Konica Genba Kantoku 28WB, an all-weather impact-resistant autofocus 35mm film camera.
  • Konica Z-up 28W - Film camera review of the Konica Z-up 28W, an excellent and robust 35mm autofocus film camera with a 28-56mm zoom lens.
  • Nikon Zoom 310 - Film camera review of the Nikon Zoom 310 AF QD Panorama, most compact 35mm AF zoom film camera with a 35-70mm Macro lens.
  • Olympus AF-1 - Film camera review of the Olympus AF-1, a 35mm autofocus 35mm film camera with a very sharp Zuiko 35mm F2.8 lens.
  • Olympus IZM 220 - Film camera review of the Olympus IZM 220 Panorama Zoom, a 35mm compact autofocus film camera with a 28~56mm zoom lens.
  • Olympus LT Zoom 105 - Film camera review of the Olympus LT Zoom 105 Panorama QD, a retro-styled 35mm autofocus film camera with a 38-105mm zoom lens.
  • Pentax Espio AF - Film camera review of the Pentax Espio AF Zoom, a chic and compact autofocus 35mm film camera with a 35~70mm zoom lens.
  • Yashica Minitec AF - Film camera review of the Yashica Minitec AF, a simple and fun fixed lens autofocus 35mm point-and-shoot compact camera.

35mm Half-Frame Cameras

  • Olympus Pen FT - Film camera review of the Olympus Pen FT 35mm half-frame SLR film camera, the icon of the half-frame camera genre.
  • Olympus Pen EF - Film camera review of the fixed focus Olympus Pen EF, the last of the 35mm half-frame Pen EE series film cameras from Olympus.
  • Olympus Pen EE-3 - Film camera review of the fixed focus Olympus Pen EE-3, a delightful 35mm half-frame film camera for fun on the run.
  • Olympus Pen EE-2 - Film camera review of the Olympus Pen EE-2 and Pen EES-2, updates to the original Pen EE half-frame cameras from Olympus.
  • Olympus Pen EE-S - Film camera review of the Olympus Pen EE-S and EE-S (EL), a variant of the Pen EE with a faster lens and zone focusing.
  • Olympus Pen EE - Film camera review of the Olympus Pen EE and Pen EE (EL), the first 35mm half-frame cameras produced for the mass-market.

35mm Rangefinder Film Cameras

  • Konica C35 Automatic - Film camera review of the Konica C35 Automatic 35mm rangefinder, a compact, handy, and favorite among film photography enthusiasts.
  • Olympus XA - Film camera review of the Olympus XA 35mm rangefinder film camera, the original iteration of the XA series capsule cameras from Olympus.
  • Yashica Electro 35 GTN - The Yashica Electro 35 series of 35mm rangefinder cameras, first launched in 1966, was one of the most popular consumer 35mm cameras of the 1960s ...

35mm Zone Focus Film Cameras

  • Fuji K-28 - Film camera review of the Yashica Electro 35 GTN, one of the most popular 35mm film cameras of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Konica C35 EF - Film camera review of the zone focus 'Pikkari' Konica C35 EF, the first 35mm compact film camera manufactured with a built-in flash.
  • Konica C35 EF3 - Film camera review of the zone focus Konica C35 EF3, the final iteration of the Konica C35 series of 35mm compact film cameras.
  • LOMO Smena Symbol - Film camera review of the Russian LOMO Smena Symbol, a full-frame fully manual film camera with a sharp Triplet-43 40mm F4 lens.
  • LOMO Smena 35 - Film camera review of the LOMO Smena 35, chic, fun and easy to use zone-focus Russian LOMO camera with a Triplet-43 40mm F4 lens.
  • LOMO Smena 8M - Film camera review of the Smena 8M, fun to use zone-focus old-school Russian LOMO 35mm film camera with a multi-coated glass lens.
  • Olympus Trip 35 - Film camera review of the Olympus Trip 35, the most iconic and endearing 35mm full-frame fixed lens film camera produced by Olympus.
  • Olympus XA4 Macro - Film camera review of the Olympus XA4 Macro,  a sharp and sweet 35mm capsule camera with a Zuiko 28mm F3.5 macro lens.
  • Olympus XA2 - Film camera review of the Olympus XA2, a 3-zone focus 35mm film camera sharpshooter with a 35mm F2.8 lens of the Olympus XA camera series.

35mm Fixed Focus Film Cameras

  • Olympus XA1, All You need to Know - Film camera review of the Olympus XA1, a fixed-focus point-and-shoot 35mm film camera from the Olympus XA capsule camera series.



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