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The Best Medium Format Film Cameras to Buy in 2024

The past decade has seen an explosion of film users. Whether this is driven by a sense of nostalgia, or a desire to experience the past (for those too young to have shot film earlier in their life), for the simplicity, or perhaps because some celebrities have taken to shooting film, it doesn’t really matter. The reality is likely a combination of many factors.

What to Check for When Buying a Used Film Camera and Lens

As with buying anything secondhand, it is a good idea to have a good idea of what to look for when buying a used film camera lest you spend money on one that has major problems. Thankfully, there are some simple ways to check for problems in film cameras and their lenses... including smelling them.

Best 35mm film cameras to buy

The Best 35mm Film Cameras to Buy in 2024

Film has experienced a bit of a resurgence in the past decade and we've seen a proliferation of never-before-made film stocks and even brought some back from the dead. But if you want to get started in film photography now, you'll need a camera. So where should you start?

Yashica Has Teased a New Product to Come in 2022

Yashica, one of the more polarizing camera brands, is teasing a new product for 2022. The company hasn't made much noise in the photography space since its successful three-camera Kickstarter in 2019, which came after the disastrous launch of the Y35 in 2018.

A Closer Look at the Leica IIIf, One of its Last Screw-Mount Cameras

The Leica IIIf is one of the last screw mount Leica cameras produced in the late 50’s alongside the Leica IIIg. The IIIf holds a special place amongst Leica screw mount users because it was, for its time, the most advanced screw mount camera that Leica produced that kept the values and ideas Oskar Barnack set out to create with his prototype “Ur-Leica” in 1914.

Oddly Satisfying Recording of Classic Camera Shutter Sounds

We interrupt this regular news day to bring you a short, oddly satisfying recording of classic camera shutter sounds. Created by photographer Ace Noguera, he wanted to share a showcase of vintage cameras that was both visually and aurally satisfying. Thus was born The Evolution Of Camera Shutter Sounds.

Prototype Nikon L Rangefinder Auctions for Record-Setting $468,850

The second annual Wetzlar Camera Auctions (WCA) that focuses on historical cameras occurred on October 10th with a total of 254 items up for sale, the majority of which were Leica cameras. Among the group was a prototype Nikon L Rangefinder with a Leica screw mount that became the focus of a bidding war, ending at a record-setting sale of €397,000 (~$468,850).

Nikon Issues Small Recall for a 16-Year-Old Film Camera

In unusual industry news, Nikon has issued a small recall for the Nikon F6: its last flagship film SLR, released in the year 2004. The recall is the result of updates to a European law on the use of hazardous substances, and if your F6 is one of the few that are affected Nikon will replace it free of charge.

This LEGO Olympus OM-1 Camera Could Become an Official LEGO Set

Architecture student David Hensel loves both photography and LEGOs, and he recently brought these dual passions together to create a LEGO version of the classic Olympus OM-1 that's been gaining a lot of traction on the LEGO Ideas website. If all goes well, it could even become a real LEGO product.

SCURA is a Curved Panoramic Pinhole Camera You Can Make at Home

Dora Goodman—maker of gorgeous hand-crafted custom cameras like these—is back with another 3D-printed, open-source camera that you can make at home. It's called the SCURA, and it's a curved pinhole camera that shoots 60x25mm panoramic images on regular 35mm film.