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,…

Nikon F100 – First Thoughts

Many years ago, an old high school friend contacted me through Instagram asking if I’d be interested in buying his Nikon F100. I had just purchased a Nikon F80 at the time and wasn’t really in the market for one. Fast forward about three years, and I reached back out inquiring if the camera was…

Kodak Instamatic – First Thoughts

A couple years back when I just started getting back into film photography, someone had given me a pile of cameras. In this pile were a couple small, plastic cameras that looked like toys. There we no dials, buttons, or settings. After some light reading, I found out that these were Kodak Instamatics, and took 126…

Fed-3a – First Thoughts

This was a camera that I purchased back in August. For some time now, I’ve been looking at getting another rangefinder camera. I forget how, when, or where I first saw some Soviet era cameras, but I do remember that I loved the look at them. They are obvious knock offs of Leicas, but for…

Fuji Instax 300 – First Thoughts

Photo Credit: B&H Photo Video (www.bhphotovideo.com) It’s been a couple of weeks since acquiring my Fuji Instax Wide 300 camera, so I thought I’d share my initial thoughts on it up to this point. I have been wanting to get into instant film photography for a while now and was just about to purchase an…