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Minuta Stereo pinhole camera launches on Kickstarter

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A new pinhole stereo camera and viewer has been launched on Kickstarter. The Minuta Stereo is...

Adox discontinues Silvermax film

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Film manufacturer Adox is discontinuing its Silvermax high-contrast black-and-white film. In an Instagram post on Tuesday...

Life as a 1990s Russian newspaper photographer, shooting on a cheap Soviet camera

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By Roman Yarovitcyn My name is Roman Yarovitcyn, a photojournalist from Nizhny Novgorod in Russia. I’m...

Reveni Labs adds extra features to spot meter

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Reveni Labs have added tweaks to the spot meter currently being funded via Kickstarter thanks...

The US designer who helped create an innovative Soviet SLR

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No-one kept the M42-mount alive longer than Russia’s Krasnogorskiy Mechanicheskiy Zavod. The giant Soviet photographic powerhouse...

KMZ Moskva-5 review

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By Howard Sandler The Moskva-5 is my first Soviet camera, but I have to admit that...

The man who can bring almost any Soviet camera back to life

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If you find yourself with a rare or much-loved Soviet camera that suddenly stops working,...

Rare KGB spy camera collection sells at auction next month

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An array of Soviet spy cameras – including ones hidden in everyday objects such as...

Jay Javier: The Philippines’ ‘godfather of Soviet cameras’

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When I first got into Soviet cameras in the early 2000s, the amount of information...

Soviet-Chinese camera collaboration: Before the split

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By Vladimir Zverev This is the third of a three-part series by Russian photo historian Vladimir...

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Camera Reviews

KMZ Moskva-5 review

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By Howard Sandler The Moskva-5 is my first Soviet camera, but I have to admit that...

Mamiya 35D review

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  By Giacomo D'Agostini A while ago I have realised that I am a “manual-only” kind of...

Lomography Sprocket Rocket review

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By Jay SE1 I may be in the minority, but I don’t like to hear the...

Kosmo Foto’s camera reviews of 2020

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2020 has been a year where a lot of people have had more time to...

Pentax ME Super review

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By Aaron Gold “I just want you to live up to the image of you I...

East Germany’s plans for a space-age autofocus SLR

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For many budding photographers during the Cold War, a Praktica was their first SLR. Prakticas –...

The little film SLR released a decade too early

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Sometimes good ideas come at just the right time. Sometimes they come a little too...

Rare KGB spy camera collection sells at auction next month

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An array of Soviet spy cameras – including ones hidden in everyday objects such as...

Soviet-Chinese camera collaboration: Before the split

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By Vladimir Zverev This is the third of a three-part series by Russian photo historian Vladimir...

Soviet-Chinese camera collaboration: The birth of a giant

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By Vladimir Zverev I talked with old specialists from the Soviet factories Lomo (Lazar Zalmanov, St...