As we stagger into an uncertain 2023, last year turned out to be an interesting one for the photographer. With more juicy surprises than Prince Harry’s memoir there was a lot going on. Here’s my take
We’ve got new film cameras galore, film surprises and shortages and even the Boss turns up. Come on in.
Continue reading 2022 The Year In Film & Vintage Digital
Theo from Photo Thinking recently reviewed the Lumix FX07. That’s aa day to day travel digicam. This got me thinking about what film cameras I’ve used as a travel cameras. Handily this came in useful when Stephen Dowling from Kosmo Foto challenged us bloggers to write about 3 cameras.
Continue reading The Three that went – 3 very different travel film cameras
The 90’s was a era of massive change in both society and the camera worls. Against a backdrop of Brit Pop, Canon usurped Nikon’s lead role by the start of the decade. But Nikon would fight back with new models. A lot of focus on is on the F90 and the F70. But alongside these notable cameras the F50 (N50) was released aimed at the less demanding punter. Turns out it was a bit of a re-hash.
Continue reading Champagne Supernova ? – The Nikon F50/N50 Review
To some, the LC-A 120 might just seem to be an overpriced lump of plastic designed to exploit more dollars for Hipsters. But the LC-A 120 is without doubt one if not the most important camera launched in the last decade. And I’d argue it’s one of the best new cameras despite a few flaws.
Continue reading You Wanna Go Large ? – Lomography LC-A 120 A Long Term Test
Amongst the last ever designed film SLR, the EOS 3000V is often ignored in favour of more esteemed siblings. But that might be a shame. Whilst it’s no classic, you can get an incredible amount of tech for a few quid.
Continue reading Battle in the last Budget Saloon: Canon EOS 3000V/ Rebel K2 Review
Kosmo Foto launched a second B&W film via Kickstarter this year and it started to arrive for backers and those who pre ordered it after the KS campaign finished. There’s been some discussion about the origin of this film and it been touted as a good choice for low light push shooting. But turns out it’s not a bad choice for good light at Box.
Continue reading 5 Shots in the not so Dark – Kosmo Foto Agent Shadow 1 roll Review
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 ?
Continue reading Old Meets New: The original VUWS and the Reto UWS
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