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Praktica Nova 1B review

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By Keith Walker The first LP I bought back in the mid-1970s was ‘A New World...

The curious case of the Contax shutter

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By Oleg Khalyavin Anyone who disassembled old Kiev or Contax has seen a complex structure of...

For sale: a Sports Illustrated photographer’s stereo SLR camera

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A rare stereo SLR used for professional shoots by is being sold on the auction...

Polaroid launches the Go, the ‘world’s smallest analogue instant camera’

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Polaroid have announced what they say is the smallest instant analogue camera ever created –...

Kosmo Foto’s Mono Roll 13: Central London (Pentax PC35AF-M)

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These pictures were taken on a summer’s day wandering around the centre of London. Little...

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 Yarovitcyn 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...

The Kosmo Foto Shop

Camera Reviews

Kiev-4 review

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

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...

Amateur Photography in the USSR: Part Two

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

Rare Soviet FK-6 space camera auctioned this June

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A modified Soviet medium format camera built for the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz mission is being auctioned...

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 Yarovitcyn 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...