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  • Brooks Pixmat: Instant-Load Developer

    This is the Brooks Pixmat Instant-Load Developer, an interesting concept that has, among reviews I’ve read, had limited success in producing decent negatives. The small volume of developer is what initially drew me to this tiny contraption, but it remains… Read More ›

  • ¡No Bueno!

    I recently returned from my honeymoon in Patagonia and my plan had been to showcase some awesome black and white photos taken on an Olympus OM-1. It was not meant to be… Along with full Fuji X-T1 digital kit I… Read More ›

  • Canon IV S (IV F)

    This is the Canon IV S (IV F), serial number 74851. I cannot say for sure if it is an IV S or IV F as my understanding is that they are identical externally and I have no desire to… Read More ›

  • Kodak Retina II (type 014)

    Make Kodak Model Retina II (type 014) Year 1949-1950 Format 35mm Shutter Compur Rapid Speed B, 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 Lens Rodenstock Retina-Heligon   f2 50mm Focus 1m – ∞ Aperture f2 – 16 Light… Read More ›

  • Kodak Boy Scout

    This is the Kodak Boy Scout. I picked up this camera at a camera show near Washington, DC a few months ago and while I have not yet run film through it, I wanted to post it on the website… Read More ›

  • Found Film: Life-o-Rama Edition

    I was excited when I picked up a Life-o-Rama III camera at a local flea market because not only had I not seen the camera before, but it had an exposed roll of Kodak Verichrome Pan 120 film in it…. Read More ›

  • Yashica 35

    This is the Yashica 35 rangefinder, purchased during a phase that also included the Nikon S2. Like the S2 this camera produces excellent images with minimal fuss. I also put the Argus C3 in the same category. Though the rangefinder… Read More ›