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Ten classic East German cameras

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Last month marked 70 years since the creation of East Germany. The postwar partition of Germany – the West and East separated thanks to the...

Fancy owning a camera from a Soviet MiG?

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The Soviet Union built a bewildering array of cameras over its 70+ year history, from tiny spy cameras you could hide under a coat...

Veteran photographer David Burnett shoots Trump impeachment hearings on large format

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Photographer David Burnett has always been happy to strike away from the press pack when covering new events. In 2000, covering the Presidential race which...

Kosmopedia

Kosmopedia: Yashica T4/T5

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Kyocera could have had no idea what it was doing when it launched the Yashica T4 on the world in 1990. The T4 was just...

Kosmopedia: Olympus XA2

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The Lomo LC-A, if it were designed by a Japanese genius The Olympus XA2 is a viewfinder 35mm camera made by Olympus from 1980 until...

Kosmopedia: Agfa CT100 Precisa

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The film that built Lomography. Agfa CT100 Precisa was Agfa's consumer-grade 100-ISO slide film during the 1990s and 2000s. Germany's Agfa had been making colour transparency...

Camera reviews

Pentax ESII: The camera that captured rock’s most iconic photograph

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In May 2007, I went to take pictures of the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers for a long-term project shooting bands at soundcheck. For...

Praktica BMS review

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By Marek Orihel These are simple but great camera coming from the factory of Pentacon – the company responsible for cameras such as Exakta 4.5x6,...

Olympus Mju-II review

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By Ronald Hogenboom You either 'get' the Mju-II, or you don't. If you don't, you might compare it unfavourably to your SLR, or to a more...

52 Photo Tips

52 Photo Tips #26: Don’t overlook toy cameras

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This is the latest in a series in collaboration with Film's Not Dead. They were the cameras built for curious fingers and enthusiastic, is...

52 Photo Tips #25: f/8 and be there

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This is the latest in a series in collaboration with Film's Not Dead There's a lot more to the photojournalist's maxim "f8 and be there"...

52 Photo Tips #24: Find a favourite film

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This is the 24th post in a series in collaboration with Film's Not Dead. When you first start shooting film, the choices can be a...