10 Cult but not so Great Film Cameras

I recently did a review of cameras that are often seen as being crap but turn out to be quite good. It got me thinking about the converse – cameras with a cult like following but are awful. Here’s my starters for ten.

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History Makers – Part 2 – Guest post by filtr film cameras

Like any technology the camera as we now it has changed many times during its life. It’s a process that continues, even among modern digital SLR cameras.

For every feature, function and design point though there was a first time. Here we take a look our first 5 of those important milestone cameras, the ones that made history, and the ones that continue to have a lasting impact on camera design in the 21st century. Continue reading History Makers – Part 2 – Guest post by filtr film cameras

THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 28: 8TH-14TH 2019)

Love is in the air this week for many reasons (and not just the commercialised gift day) . There’ a lot of Nikon love in our picks this week including a soviet take on that. But also we get a run down of classic series of zoom compacts, the maths behind pushing or pulling and good news for medium format shooters. There’s also some sustainable shooting going on… Pull up a stool.

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Popping the Tomato – A tale of 2 Konica Cameras

The Konica pop has acquired some zeitgeist as the a potential king of the fixed focus flash compacts. But how does it measure up wehn compared against it’s successor the Konica pop 10 (here in the sought after Konica Tomato guise). Which one is flavourful and which is a bit mushy ?

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THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 27: 1ST-7TH 2019)

I’ve had a busy week selling my old house so sorry no posts in between these round ups. However this week we have some cameras you probably have never heard of, a bargain hunt in Sydney, award winning shots and either the restoring or murder of a Nikon. There’s also some good news for you DIY D&P folk, a hack to give you cheap Xpan fun and a critical take on that hip film. Pull up a chair.

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THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 26: 25TH -31ST JAN 2019)

Goodness this has managed to run for 6 months ! We’ve six great post this week from the Lomo inspiration to taking an iconic shot. There’s some bad news, wishful thinking, failing to launc and marching for rights too ! Pull up a chair and relax.

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THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 25: 18TH -24TH JAN 2019)

This week is decidedly camera top heavy with reviews of 2 icon Nikon cameras with a clear link and Rangefinders form around the world. But we’ve some thoughts on what we really should be buying as our camera and we’ve some thoughts on film stocks both old and new.

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THE READING ROOM – NEWS & THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (WEEK 24: 11TH -17TH JAN 2019)

We’re a bit camera review heavy this month but that’s no bad thing. We go from one of the first 35mm cameras to one that isn’t even on the market to an over looked, end of the line number. But we also manage to squeeze in a serious scam warning, some ideas for shooting slide and possibly the weirdest accessory you’ve ever seen.

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Shooting Film on the cheap on the Border in Credit Crunch Britain