Category Archives: Favourite Cameras

Favourite Cameras: Minolta Hi-Matic SD

One of the most popular reviews on this site is for the fairly obscure Yashica 35MF. Probably that’s because information about that camera is pretty hard to come by. As a result, I likely see most of the traffic generated … Continue reading

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Favourite Cameras: Zeiss Ikon Continamatic III

Some cameras are enjoyable for reasons that have little to do with the quality of the images they produce. Sentimentality is a great randomizer. Chances are, no matter what specific model it was, you remember your first camera fondly. I’m … Continue reading

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Favourite Cameras: Kodak Retina IIIc

As anyone who has Googled “Kodak Retina” knows, they were pretty much the only cameras Kodak ever made that aspired to be of the highest quality. There are many, many models and variations.

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Favourite Cameras: Nikon AF600

Point-and-shoot cameras are a dime a dozen. And for a long time I simply wrote them off, believing the balance between convenience and control was tipped too far the wrong way. But a couple of cameras gave me pause to … Continue reading

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Favourite Cameras: Konica Big Mini BM-302

Some cameras become cult items. Others are much sought after for certain characteristics. But the more cameras I use, the more convinced I’ve become that much of this is simply random. Take the Konica Big Mini. Unless oxymorons have an … Continue reading

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The Hasselblad Travel Camera

“I can’t think of a worse choice for a travel camera.” That’s a direct quote from an internet discussion about the Hasselblad. I won’t identify the poster since it’s not really relevant — the point is that what he/she is … Continue reading

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Favourite Cameras: Agfa Isolette II

I’ve written about many cameras here on FilmAdvance.com, but one that’s long overdue for review is my Agfa Isolette II. It’s a real workhorse. Indeed, within my modest collection of medium-format cameras, only the Hasselblad has had more film run … Continue reading

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Favourite Cameras: Pentax Espio 120SW

It seems like there are 118,287 different Pentax point-and-shoot cameras bearing the Espio name. Okay, that’s a slight a exaggeration, but there are at least 46. Most are completely unremarkable, but there are a few exceptions, including the Espio Mini … Continue reading

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Favourite Cameras: Chinon CP-5s

I have to admit I took a flier on this one. When I found a Chinon CP-5s in a local thrift shop, I couldn’t get it to fire, so I had no idea whether or not it worked. And, I … Continue reading

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Favourite Cameras: Yashica T4 Zoom

One day while scanning the contents of this web site, I came to a startling realization. I had never written up this camera. I’ve been using it for so long, and so productively, I just assumed at some point I … Continue reading

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