Nikkormat, Brutish & Beautiful

If you happen across an old Nikkormat in a junk shop etc, you might wonder, what the hell is this?! It doesn’t SAY Nikon but it has a Nikkor lens and the name plate reads “Nikkormat,” or “Nikomat.”  Is this some sort of cheap Nikon knock-off?  But it’s weighty and machining is quite handsome.  What […]

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Yashica A, In Use

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my new-to-me, super cheapie antique-store-find Yashica A.  Last week, I burned my first 5 rolls of Kodak Tri-X in it as a test drive and man, what a test drive it was! Every year, my wife hosts a Fall Family Photo session on our friends’ beautifully rustic property in […]

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Recommended First Film Cameras

Looking to get into 35mm film photography and wondering what camera to choose, from the dizzying array of possibilities?  You’ve come to the right place!  The following four first film camera suggestions are guaranteed to get you addicted to film and help you become a solid, knowledgeable shooter (with lots of practice and reading of […]

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MiNT Instantflex TL70

  I have to begin with a confession; I have never been much of a TLR guy.  I bought a Yashica 12 TLR while I was still in college and only had half a dozen cameras to my name.  I enjoy the camera well enough but the reverse viewing nature of a twin lens just […]

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