Finally got me a pro body, except it hasn’t Nippon Kogaku on the base. I have been lured to the Darkside by this Canon model that was the flagship model from ’94 until 2000. And compared to the Nikon equivalent the F5, the EOS-1N a bit of second hand bargain. But is it a worthy choice ?Continue reading Serious Photog on Budget – Canon EOS-1N Review
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
My Nons SL660 Instax Square SLR actually arrived 2 weeks ago. Literally as I was packing to go to Canada so reviewing this camera had to wait. But I’ve now shot a few film packs and I’m impressed. It is a game changing camera but with some issues.Continue reading Is it Hip to be Square ? – Nons SL660 First Impressions
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
A few weeks ago I indicated NONS, those cheeky instax SLR folk, were back teasing the NONS SL660, a Instax square camera body. Turns out more than a tease and hopefully we should see this launched in the next few days. And it looks a cracker and I’ve a bit of an exclusive overview of the spec.Continue reading NONS SL660 launches this month – How it specs up.
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)
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
1966 is known for many things. The first screening of Star Trek, the Cultural revolution in China, Luna 9 making the first successful soft moon landing. Plus a host of other things including a certain football match. But it was also the year that saw the launch of the last but probably the best true Exa camera.Continue reading Last of the Line – Ihagee EXA 500 Overview
Back in 2020 Cheeky Hong Kong based Nons gave us one of the most fantastically innovative camera of the past 10 years with the original SL42. An Instax mini shooting SLR that could use most manual focus 35mm SLR lenses ever made. But it was seriously flawed.
But they’re back with the Mark II. And they’ve almost completely sorted it out giving us one glorious instant shooter.Continue reading The Instax Comback – Nons SL42 Mark II Review