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The humble Soviet camera that made it to the top of Mt Everest

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On 29 May 1953, New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay wrestled...

Photokina has been cancelled until further notice

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Photokina, the giant German photographic trade show that helped launch generation of film and digital...

ORWO planning return to colour film production

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ORWO, the formerly East German company once one of the biggest film producers in Europe,...

This is what 35mm film looks like shot on a 180-year-old camera

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Last week, specialist UK auctioneers Flints put up for sale a unique “mousetrap” camera thought...

Soviet-Chinese camera collaboration: An introduction

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In the first of a three-part series for Kosmo Foto, Russian photo historian Vladimir Zverev...

Camera reviews

Zorki-4 review

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By Caleb Snyder Dicesare Ever since I discovered photography, with a Nikon D40 lent to me...

Shooting with the Dubblefilm SHOW

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Since the collapse of film camera manufacturing in the mid-2000s, only a few companies managed...

Minolta AFZ review

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By Andy Clad You’re interested in photography. You want to try your hand at film photography....

Lomo LC-A+ review

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The Lomo LC-A has always been the high priest at the centre of Lomography’s analogue...

Lomo Sokol-2 review

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By Anthony Fisk The Sokol-2 (Сокол, meaning “Falcon”) is a very puzzling 35mm rangefinder made by...