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Amateur Photography in the USSR: Part Two

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By Roman Yarovitcin I think the sharpest difference in Soviet photography compared to any other was...

Thieves ram van into family-run London camera store

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Thieves attacked one of London’s leading independent camera stores with a stolen van on Friday...

Pixl-latr launches accessory film mask

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Pixl-latr has launched an accessory mask which the company says makes it easier to scan...

Fujifilm releases Instax Mini 40 camera and new ‘contact sheet’ film

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  Fujifilm has launched a new retro-styled Instax Mini camera, the Instax Mini 40. The camera, which...

Capturing a disappearing generation of Indian trains on film

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By Nandakumar Narasimhan My name is Nanda (Instagram: grumpy_oldman_) and I work as a photographer in...

Rare wartime Soviet naval ‘fotosniper’ going to auction

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A rare prototype Soviet “fotosniper” outfit built for the Soviet Navy during the siege of...

Amateur photography in the USSR: Part One

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By Roman Yarovitcin To understand, what exactly was photography in the USSR, you must know, that...

Konica Centuria Chrome 100 on a Zenit-E

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Back in the day, camera makers sometimes made film. We might think of Kodak and...

Kiev-4 review

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By Hubregt Visser I acquired my 1978 Kiev-4 from an internet auction, guided by nothing but...

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...

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Camera Reviews

Gevabox review

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By Keith Walker Digital photography is great.  No, it really is.  Fast autofocus, variable ISOs and...

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...

Rare wartime Soviet naval ‘fotosniper’ going to auction

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A rare prototype Soviet “fotosniper” outfit built for the Soviet Navy during the siege of...

Amateur photography in the USSR: Part One

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By Roman Yarovitcin To understand, what exactly was photography in the USSR, you must know, that...

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...

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...

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 –...