Yashica 44LM – First Thoughts

I was walking through my local antique store a couple weeks back and came across this Yashica 44LM sitting in a cabinet. I normally don’t buy cameras from antique stores, but the price on this one was comparable to ones selling on eBay. The light meter was no longer functioning but that didn’t bother me.…

Holga 120N – First Thoughts

I never believed that I’d own a Holga. Holga began production in Hong Kong in 1982 and ceased production in late 2015. The cheap build quality and plastic lens produce photos that display a heavy vignette, have a soft focus, exhibit light leaks and other distortions. The camera has a shutter speed both 1/100th and…

Kodak 35 Rangerfinder – First Thoughts

While on a visit to our local antique shop, I noticed an interesting looking camera next to some not interesting plastic point and shoots. The price seemed pretty good, (for an antique shop), so I decided to pick it up. Even if it didn’t work, it’s still a neat looking camera for the shelf. This…

My Foray Into Large Format Photography

Back at the start of 2016, I posted about some things I’d like to achieve photographically throughout that year, and one of those things was to shoot and develop large format film. At the time, I had my sights set on an Intrepid 4×5 camera, but I had a bunch of other stuff going on so it…

Kodak Tourist II – First Thoughts

This is a camera that my dad gave me a couple years ago. It was my grandfathers camera, and he bought it back in the early 1950s shortly after my aunt was born… so yeah… it’s pretty special to me. This camera takes 620 film… which is basically just 120 film on a thinner, smaller…

Olympus XA – First Thoughts

For a long while now, I’ve been looking for small, pocket friendly cameras that I can always have on hand. It’s just not practical for me to carry my digital SLR, or any of my film cameras all the time. There’s obvious issues of size and weight, the lens caps always get knocked off, or there’s…

Camera Wish List

Every photographer has a gear wish list. We’re always looking for the best gear or simply to try something different. Below is a list of cameras that I have been drooling over for a while now. One of the cool things about shooting film is the variety of cameras out there to choose from. Recently,…