35mm Cameras

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S. "Fritz" Takeda Posted: Apr 01, 2005 3 comments

The question posed above was the first reaction to the news about the new Zeiss Ikon rangefinder 35mm in Japan, and perhaps in the US and the rest of the world, when the new camera was unveiled at photokina 2004. But this was wrong, because it was a completely new camera proposed by Carl Zeiss AG.

At photokina 2002 in Cologne, Dr. Scherle, Vice...

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Stan Trzoniec Posted: Apr 01, 2005 0 comments

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In a world of increasing digital dominance, Nikon has again taken a bold step and introduced a camera that should keep film-based photographers happy for some time to come. Call it a move up for those who never had the privilege of owning a premium camera or a huge upgrade for photographers who now feel they've...

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Roger W. Hicks Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

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The Leica MP is the greatest Leica for years--maybe decades. If you want a classic all-mechanical Leica, and you can afford a new one, this is the one to buy. That's all there is to it.

So much for the short review: how about a longer one? Well, it is best summed up in three words:...

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Stan Trzoniec Posted: Dec 01, 2004 0 comments

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According to a recent survey, there are still over 140 million film cameras in use within the boundaries of the US. No doubt that digital has taken the world by storm, but is there still a sizable market out there for the dedicated film shooter? Looking at the recent introduction of an improved version of the...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Jan 01, 2004 0 comments

Designated as the "Best 35mm SLR Camera in Europe, 2003-2004" by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), the *ist is the most sophisticated mid-range 35mm SLR camera that Pentax has ever produced. This ultra-compact and lightweight model was designed concurrently with the new Pentax...

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Tony Sweet Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

Xpan II Accessories
Here are three companies that are indispensable in regard to Xpan accessories:
1. The Stock Solution (800-777-2076) for paper Xpan mounts, individual plastic sleeves, and pages.
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Tony Sweet Posted: Apr 01, 2003 0 comments

The Hasselbald Xpan

Miles Davis, the jazz great, would say, "When you see something that you can do, you know it right away." It follows that my love affair with the Hasselblad Xpan was love at first sight, or actually love at second sight. I was briefly introduced to...

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Roger W. Hicks Posted: Apr 01, 2003 0 comments

Voigtlander Bessa R2S/R2C

The Bessa-R2C and R2S are both variants on the superb R2. Instead of the Leica bayonet mount of the R2, however, the new cameras have the original 1932-1961 Contax mount (R2C) and the original 1948-1963...

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George Schaub Posted: Oct 01, 2002 0 comments

While we ordinarily don't take first looks at point-and-shoot cameras here at Shutterbug, we thought special mention should be made of the new Fujifilm Zoom Date 1300. The camera sports a 4.6x zoom, which is remarkable enough, but it starts at the 28mm focal length, a wide angle not usually found...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Aug 01, 2002 0 comments

Although Nikon is best known for professional SLR cameras like the F5 and F100, they sell far more of the entry-level and mid-range models. That's understandable, because such cameras are more compact, simpler to operate, and priced to suit the...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Aug 01, 2002 0 comments

Just as few people actually need a luxury car for transportation, they feel that getting there with impeccable performance in elegance and style greatly enhances the experience. For the same reason, some photographers own one of the luxurious titanium or other alloy-bodied lens/shutter 35mm cameras with...

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W.L. Fadner Posted: May 01, 2002 0 comments

The MZ-S is Pentax's recently
introduced professional level camera with new styling and some excellent
new features. It is the replacement camera for the Pentax PZ-1P, although
that camera is still available.

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George Schaub Posted: Jan 01, 2002 1 comments

Weighing in at just under 12 oz with a size of 5x3.4x2.4", the compact Minolta Maxxum 5 could be considered a downsized 35mm SLR, at least when compared to some of the bulkier pro models. But this size and weight belies the...

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Peter K. Burian Posted: Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

After testing many new Pentax autofocus SLR cameras, I jumped at the chance to work with the new flagship of the line, the MZ-S. The small and lightweight (18.3 oz) magnesium alloy body offers a handsome rounded style and the overall look of a...

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Robert E. Mayer Posted: Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

Compact 35mm cameras have continued to monopolize the marketplace this past year with new product introductions exceeding new APS compacts by more than 2 to 1. The new models of 35mm products have ever-longer zoom ranges out to a whopping 170mm telephoto on several models with a broad 4.5x zoom...

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