ROUND-UP: Camera Reviews from the Film Photography Blogosphere

By Molly Kate

It’s time for another camera blog round-up! Here are the latest camera reviews and stories from the film photography blogosphere.

This is a new series on 35mmc to share more of the wonderful writing and unique perspectives from analogue camera-focused blogs in the film community. From well-known cameras to obscure one-offs, these bloggers have your camera interests covered, each with their own twist and personal take on their reviews.

Happy reading…

Acro Scientific Products Co. - Acro Model R on Aperture Preview By Eric Jason
Acro Scientific Products Co. – Acro Model R on Aperture Preview By Eric Jason

Acro Scientific Products Co. – Acro Model R on Aperture Preview by Eric Jason

“This is a niche of companies that created one or two cameras, and had great potential.“ – Eric Jason

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My Rollei 35.

Rollei 35, Rollei RPX 100 on the October Photo Walk by Bill Smith

“The Rollei 35 to recap is a very compact zone focus camera, first made in Germany, then production in Singapore in the early 1970s.” – By Bill Smith

Read here.

Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/funwithcameras/48774484921

Maximar 207/5 By Peggy Marsh
Maximar 207/5 By Peggy Marsh

Maximar 207/5 By Peggy Marsh

“Well, I would love to try taking some portraits with this camera. I would also like to try some positive paper cut to the right size. Both of those projects will have to wait for brighter days and when I can look at the camera again without going AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHH!” – Peggy Marsh

Read here.

Summer Camp Blues – Camp Snap Camera Review By Alan Duncan
Summer Camp Blues – Camp Snap Camera Review By Alan Duncan

Summer Camp Blues – Camp Snap Camera Review by Alan Duncan

“The Snap is unashamedly designed to look like the current crop of retro styled lo-fi film cameras. You do wonder if some parts were used. Its only obvious difference at first glance is that it is much thinner.” – Alan Duncan

Read here.

RETRO CHIC LO-FI – ESCURA SNAPS 35 REVIEW By Alan Duncan
RETRO CHIC LO-FI – ESCURA SNAPS 35 REVIEW By Alan Duncan

RETRO CHIC LO-FI – ESCURA SNAPS 35 REVIEW by Alan Duncan

“Let’s get this out of the way these are Dubblefilm Show clones. But credit to Escure they have made a little twist.” – Alan Duncan

Read here.

Vivitar ECO35: The ‘disposable’ hero of photography

By Stephen Dowling

Vivitar ECO35: The ‘disposable’ hero of photography

“After a turbulent 1980s, Vivitar has started to pivot from high-end goods such as its well-regarded Series 1 range of lenses to cheaper goods such as point-and-shoot cameras.” – Stephen Dowling

Read here.

My First Roll… With a Yashica Mat 124G - by Antonio Mise
My First Roll… With a Yashica Mat 124G – by Antonio Mise

My First Roll… With a Yashica Mat 124G by Antonio Mise

“The Yashica Mat 124G, an embodiment of mid-20th-century camera engineering, greeted me with its robust, yet elegant, presence. The utilitarian design, devoid of modern frills, conveyed a sense of purpose. This camera deserves to be out there, not on the shelf for some decorative purpose.” – Antonio Mise

Read here.

Return to the Nikon FTnBy Peggy Marsh
Return to the Nikon FTn By Peggy Marsh

Return to the Nikon FTn by Peggy Marsh

“My original example of this camera was the bane of my life. It just never worked.” – Peggy Marsh

Read here.

Olympus iS-2 (1991)

By Mike Eckman

Olympus iS-2 (1991)

“After the manual focus Olympus OM-system, Olympus never made a serious 35mm SLR with autofocus. The Olympus iS series was created to fill that gap in Olympus’s lineup.” – Mike Eckman

Read here.

That’s all for this week! If you see any analogue camera review articles or blogs that you think should be shared on this bi-weekly series, let us know in the comments below.

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About The Author

By Molly Kate
Photographer, writer, and CPA currently running a Youtube channel called Eclectachrome. I'm a huge fan of shiny new objects which makes writing news a perfect fit. Favorite cameras are often mechanical rangefinders, folders, and compacts and I love most film stocks. I enjoy developing and scanning my own film as well as printing in the darkroom when there's extra time!
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Jim Grey on ROUND-UP: Camera Reviews from the Film Photography Blogosphere

Comment posted: 03/12/2023

Hi Molly! I reviewed the Kodak Duaflex recently. https://blog.jimgrey.net/2023/11/20/kodak-duaflex/
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