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

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

Photokina has been cancelled until further notice

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

ORWO planning return to colour film production

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

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

Soviet-Chinese camera collaboration: An introduction

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

Camera reviews

Zorki-4 review

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

Shooting with the Dubblefilm SHOW

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

Minolta AFZ review

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

Lomo LC-A+ review

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

Lomo Sokol-2 review

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