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Film Camera Reviews

'Quick look reviews of favorite and featured SLR, Medium Format, 35mm Film Cameras, and Legacy Lenses'

35mm SLR Film Cameras:

  • Canon EF 35mm SLR, The Black Beauty - Canon introduced the professional level F-1 system camera and the FD range of lenses in 1972 which went on the be very successful ...
  • Canon FTb QL 35mm SLR Film Camera - The Canon FTb QL, a 35mm SLR film camera targeted for the consumer market, was launched in 1971 as a replacement for the Canon FT QL...
  • Canon A-Series 35mm SLR Cameras - A quick look at the development of Canon A series AE (Automatic Exposure Control) cameras ...
  • Canon A-1 35mm SLR Film Camera - Canon set the trend for microprocessor-equipped SLRs with the FD Breachlock-mount A-series 35mm SLR film cameras with the Canon AE-1 ...
  • Canon AE-1 35mm SLR Film Camera - 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 ...
  • Canon AE-1 Program 35mm SLR Camera - Canon introduced a new line amateur level microprocessor-equipped SLR film cameras with the launch of the Canon AE-1 in 1976...
  • Canon AV-1 35mm SLR Film Camera - The range of the Canon's A-series 35mm SLR Film cameras, which pioneered the Programmed AE mode with the Canon A-1, is varied ... 
  • Nikon F, F2, and F3 35mm SLR Cameras - A quick look at the early development of Nikon's professional F series 35mm film cameras, from the F to the F3 ...
  • Nikon F2 Photomic 35mm SLR Cameras - Introduced in 1971, the Nikon F2 is a mechanical shutter SLR system camera, made to replace the original Nikon F. As a system ...
  • Nikon F4 35mm AF SLR Film Camera - Released in 1988, the F4 was the choice for professional photographers as Nikon’s first fully supported autofocus camera and comes ...
  • Nikon F-601 35mm AF SLR Camera - A quick look at the vintage Nikon F-601, a mid-level 35mm SLR film camera with advanced features and good user capabilities ...
  • Nikon F80 35mm AF SLR Film Camera - If you already own or have one or more Nikon FX lenses in your collection, and would like to delve into the wonderful world of ... 
  • Nikon F-801s 35mm AF SLR Camera - When it comes to the choice of film cameras to kick start your interest in film photography or to go back into (if you are digital ...
  • Nikon F90X (N90s) AF SLR Camera - The high point of this series of Nikon's AF cameras was, however, the F90X (N90s in the US), launched in 1994 to replace the F90 ...
  • Nikon EM 35mm SLR Film Camera - A quick look review at the Nikon EM, a beginner camera, a very easy to use and the most compact of Nikon manual focus SLR film cameras ...
  • Nikon FE 35mm SLR Film Camera - Nikon introduces the compact and moderately priced F-series 35mm film SLRs in 1977 with the launch of the Nikon FM. Built on a ...
  • Nikon FG 35mm SLR Film Camera - The Nikon FG, an entry-level 35mm analog SLR was introduced in 1982. The camera replaces the Nikon EM which has been on the ...
  • Nikon U2 (N75 / F75) AF SLR Film Camera - The Nikon U2 (N75 in the US, F75 in Europe), the last consumer-level autofocus 35mm SLR camera manufactured by the Nikon, is a ...
  • Pentax MX 35mm SLR Film Camera - The Pentax MX 35mm SLR film camera, which is even smaller than the Olympus OM-1, was launched by Pentax in 1976 as one of the smallest ... 
  • Pentax MV1 35mm SLR Film Camera - The most reassuring moments of using a 40-year-old Pentax MV1, as in the case with the unit I was reviewing, was its endearingly small ... 
  • Yashica FX-3 Super 2000 35mm SLR - Yashica introduced the very popular FX series 35mm SLR cameras with the FX-1 (1975) and FX-2 (1976), with a C/Y lens mount ...

Medium Format Cameras

  • Holga-120Pan Panoramic Camera - The Holga-120 Pan is a medium format film Panoramic Camera that takes 180ยบ panoramic images on 120 format color or B&W film ...
  • Olympus Medium Format Cameras - These Olympus medium format cameras are true oldies, and you will not find many of them which are available for sale or on ...

35mm Film Cameras

  • Canon Autoboy 3 35mm AF Camera - Canon introduced the Sure Shot/AF35M/Autoboy (Sure Shot in the US, and Prima in Europe) series in 1979, a series which proved to be ...
  • Canon Autoboy Tele 6 35mm AF - One of the more interesting 35mm autofocus compact cameras I have in my collection is the Canon Autoboy Tele 6 (Canon Prima Tele...
  • Fuji Cardia Travel Mini Dual-P AF - The Fuji Cardia Travel Mini Dual-P, the 'P' denoting that the camera has panorama feature, is the smallest and lightest full ...
  • Fuji K-28 Waterproof Camera - Fuji released the beginning of a series of heavy-duty compact cameras, the Fujica HD-1, in 1979. The camera was fitted with a 38mm ...
  • Fuji Work Record OP AF Camera - The Fuji Work Record OP, different from its sibling the Work Record 28, came with a panorama feature and a quartz-date data ...
  • Konica Big Mini Jr. BM-20 AF - Konica produced a series of iconic low-priced point-and-shoot fully automatic autofocus (AF) 35mm film cameras in the ...
  • Konica C35 Automatic Rangefinder - Introduced in 1971, the C35 Automatic is a followup of the original Konica C35 which was first introduced in 1968 and comes with ...
  • Konica C35 EF 35mm Compact - The Konica C35 EF in two iterations, the first from its release date in 1975 and a second from 1977 onwards. Enhancement to the camera ...
  • Konica Genba Kantoku 28WB AF - The Konica Genba Kantoku (Site Supervisor) 28WB is a ruggedized and weatherproof 35mm AF film camera produced by Konica, a ...
  • Konica Z-up 28W AF Zoom - Up next is this point-and-shoot Konica Z-up 28W, a 28-56mm compact zoom with an F3.5~6.6 lens. It is not weather-sealed ...
  • LOMO Smena 8M 35mm Camera - The Smena 8M, though technically a very competent camera, is simplicity itself. The boxy plastic body is adorned with a ... 
  • LOMO Smena 35 Film Camera - Technically, the all-mechanical Smena 35 is similar in its basic construction to the Smena 8M. It has the same plain tunnel ...
  • LOMO Smena Symbol 35mm - A fully manual 35mm viewfinder camera, in production from 1971 to 1991, the Smena Symbol is a quick cocking version ...
  • Olympus 35mm Cameras, '48-'58 - Long before the introduction of the OM, XA and subsequent 35mm film cameras series and models, Olympus was already an ...
  • Olympus Medium Format Cameras - These Olympus medium format cameras are true oldies, and you will not find many of them which are available for sale or on ...
  • Olympus AF-1 35mm Compact - A quick look review of the Olympus AF-1 (1986), the middle born between the Olympus XA (1979) and the Olympus Mju II (1997)
  • Olympus IZM 220 AF Zoom - Olympus IZM220 is a programmed electronic shutter autofocus camera fitted with an Olympus 28-56mm F3.5~6.5 ...
  • Olympus LT Zoom 105 Panorama - The Olympus LT Zoom 105 Panorama QuartzDate (1997), rarely seen and heard on the reviews, is designed to be a very ...
  • Olympus Trip 35 Film Camera - The Olympus Trip 35, a fully automatic viewfinder camera, is a point-and-shoot 35mm compact model manufactured by Olympus ...
  • Olympus XA Capsule Cameras - The Olympus XA series of ultra-compact 35mm film cameras, or the XA Capsule Cameras (as termed by Olympus) was developed as a ...
  • Olympus XA 35mm Rangefinder - Olympus launched the XA Capsule Camera series in 1979 with the introduction of the Olympus XA. Designed by Yoshihisa ...
  • Olympus XA1, All You Need To Know - The XA1, introduced in 1982, a true point-and-shoot, was the simplest in the clamshell XA range. It came with a fixed focus ... 
  • Olympus XA2, Getting Started With - The Olympus XA2, the second model of the XA series, is a simplified version of the highly acknowledged Olympus XA. This model ... 
  • Olympus XA4, Sharp and Sweet - The Olympus XA4 Macro is the last in the series of clamshell capsule cameras based on the success of the XA. The camera is ...
  • Pentax Espio AF 35-70mm Zoom - The Pentax Espio AF Zoom (also called the IQZoom 70XL), introduced in 1991, is fitted with a 35-70mm F4.3~8 ...

Half-Frame Cameras

  • Olympus Pen Half-Frames, '59-'81 - I enjoyed looking up facts on the Olympus Pen series, a mix of innovative ideas that triggered the half-frame camera ...
  • Olympus Pen EE Half-Frame - Introduced in 1959, the original Olympus Pen EE was the first 35mm half-frame camera introduced to the mass market ...
  • Olympus Pen EE-3 Half-Frame - The Olympus Pen EE-3 is the last of the built-like-a-tank 35mm half-frame cameras that came out of Olympus. Introduced to ...
  • Olympus Pen EF Half-Frame - Introduced in 1981, the Pen EF was a true point and shoot camera which comes fitted with selenium metered automatic ...
  • Olympus Pen FT Half-Frame SLR - The Olympus Pen F half-frame film camera system (Pen F, Pen FT, and Pen FV), introduced by Olympus in 1963, was the ultimate ...

Legacy Lenses

  • A Trio of Zuiko Pen F/FT Lenses - A quick look at a trio of Olympus Pen FT lenses -  F.Zuiko Auto-S 38mm F1.8, E.Zuiko Auto-T 100mm F3.5, and E.Zuiko Auto-T 150mm F4.


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