Panasonic’s Lumix series has become a bit of a trailblazer for a company not associated historically with camera production. But how does the LZ2, a budget orientated number from 2005, stack up today. Better than you might think.Continue reading Budget Tour in the DMC – Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2
Or How not to do a head to head Review
The cult plastic legend that is the VUWS (Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim) rides again in the form of the Reto UWS (Ultra Wide and Slim). And this got folks really excited so I decided to take the orginal out with the new kid
But how does the Reto UWS compare to the VUWS ?
It would help if I had loaded the same film
Somehow the bag got flipped over.
2 cameras headed straight down onto the road. The one would survive with a mere scuff but the hit snapped the door clip off on my Canon EOS 300X (aka Rebel T2/Kiss 7).
I had killed the last Film SLR designed by Canon.
But I’m torn if I’m gonna replace it or just move on. It’s 5 part technical brilliance mixed with dollop of marmite.Continue reading Last of the Line – Canon EOS 300X
By the early 1990’s Nikon had lost their dominance due to the rise of Canon’s EOS system. But the company fought back wit the legendary F90 prosumer camera that served as the bridge to the F5. It would be joined by the F70 (N70 in US) serious midrange model. But the Nikon F70’s infamous Fan interface made an otherwise great camera, one of the least desired Nikon models today.Continue reading Fan Daby or Just Dozy? – Nikon F70 (N70)
So 2021 disappears like a used lateral flow test into the bin of history. Once again a certain little virus dominated the news and looks like being on 2022 list as well. But how was the world of film. Enter our annual 2021 Review looking back at the last 12 months with a tongue firmly in cheek.Continue reading 2021 Review – A Year in film & Vintage Digital Reviewed
In the last few weeks Nons have been teasing a new instant SLR based around the Instax Square format. The initial shots suggest that the SL660 has some relation on their prior SL42 models but in some ways very different. But if they can pull this off would be a major advance.Continue reading Nons Teasing the SL660 – A New Instax Square SLR
The 2002 Pentax MZ-60 on one level is just another entry level AF film SLR in that ghastly 2 tone silver/black colour. For the novice user it presented a competent enough package. But it’s an example of where an idiotic cost cutting measure has left it being one of the least desired film bodies today.Continue reading 10 Years too late – Pentax MZ-60 (ZX-60) Review
Cluttering the pages of Wish, AliExpress and even the like of eBay and Amazon – Protax cameras pop up offering killer 33MP resolutions and a 3 lens kit all for somewhere between £140 -300 GBP. Most of us look and go scamera, but is it fair to label the camera itself as this ? Or are they as awful as we think ? As ever the truth is not so clear…Continue reading Protax FHD (aka D7100, 7200 & D7300) – Scam or Not
Right at the end of COP 26 Summit, the launch of the Lensfayre Snap LF-35M might at first appear to be a bit late to the party. The plastic simple camera market has mushroomed since the launch of the Kodak M35 and the Dubblefilm Show. But unlike its rivals this isn’t a mere clone and bring some serious Eco cred to the market place.Continue reading The Eco Warrior- The Lensfayre Snap LF-35M Review
In 1963 Togodo launched the first post war Meikai camera. Our subject the Meikai SL was alter revision. Strangely these have acquire a slight cult toy camera status. Not sure why if you ask me.Continue reading The long Winding Road -Meikai SL Review