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Central Camera owner vows to rebuild store after it is looted...

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The owner of Chicago’s 121-year-old Central Camera has vowed to rebuild the shop after it was badly damaged during riots and looting on Saturday...

Photographer finds stash of hundreds of rolls of cult Agfa film

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Film photographers often form an attachment to a certain emulsion – the film that does for them something the others can’t. For some, the dream...

Hunting dragons with the KMZ Fotosnaiper

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By Iain Compton It’s not easy to practice photography in these days of social distancing and mandatory isolation. Here in Bangkok, the rules are very...

Kosmopedia

Kosmopedia: Exakta RTL 1000

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Exactly an Exakta, but practically a Praktica.  For a camera marque behind the evil Iron Curtain, Exakta did pretty well in the West. The Exakta brand...

Kosmopedia: Diana

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A plastic novelty turned photographic icon. In 1958, a plastics factory in Hong Kong unveiled a new camera design. This was, some argue, the golden age...

Kosmopedia: Leica Standard

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The Leica of the 21st Century doesn’t really do budget cameras. The cameras they make at their base in Wetzlar, Germany are precision items,...

Camera reviews

Canon Canonet QL 17 review

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By Andrew Smith The Canon Canonet QL 17 is a fixed lens range finder film camera from decades past. I that interests you, then keep...

Nikon F100 review

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Up until the 1990s, SLR photography was all about professionals vs the amateurs. Professional photographers got robust, shoot-anywhere cameras that could handle pretty much anything...

KMZ FT-2 review

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By Žiga Četrtič There are many ways to be peculiar. Seems like the Soviet KMZ FT-2 camera went through the peculiarity list pretty thoroughly and...

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...