Yashica Electro 35 GSN

The Yashica Electro 35 was a very popular rangefinder camera produced between 1966 and 1977. The Electro 35 was one of the best selling consumer cameras of the 60’s and 70’s. Even Peter Parker used one when he worked for…

Canon Canonet QL17 GIII

The Canonet is a coupled-rangefinder, leaf-shuttered camera made by Canon from the early 60’s to the early 80″s. “The Poor Mans’s Leica” is what they called it (more specifically this QL17 GIII model). Know what else they called a “Poor…

Mamiya M645

I had been shooting film in 35mm format for years, and had recently been exposed to (get it? Exposed? I slay me!) medium format by way of the Holga, then a twin-lens reflex. I enjoyed what medium format brought to…

Nikon F4

Introduced in 1988, the F4 was Nikon’s premiere professional camera until the F5 was released in 1996. It was the first auto-focusing professional camera, the first professional camera with a built-in motor drive, and the first professional camera with matrix…

Nikon N6006

When I was in my late teens I discovered photography through the lens of a Pentax Spotmatic, with the help of my friend Bob and his Pentax K1000. I was always hanging with Bob back then. He rode a skateboard,…

Canon EOS Elan

I have a lot of photographer friends, almost all of them shoot in digital exclusively, yet they probably all have a film camera or two in storage somewhere. More a dozen times one of these friends will get in touch…

Canon AE-1 Program

This is another one of those cameras billed as an ideal starter camera for photo novices. This was my third camera acquired after getting back into film photography, behind the Pentax Spotmatic and the Pentax K1000. I decided this was…

Holga 120

Holgas are a piece of shit. You don’t want one. Yeah I know, you might THINK you want one, but you don’t. Don’t buy it off Amazon, don’t buy it from your local camera store or even that overpriced package…