ROUND-UP: Camera Reviews from the Film Photography Blogosphere

By Molly Kate

New year, new film blogger camera review round-up. While the holidays seemed to be less a time for camera reviews and more one for reflections, time with family and friends, and looking ahead to the new year, we do have a few reviews from what I like to call the ‘film photography blogosphere’ that you might find intriguing!

This is a series we started 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 delightful twists and personal takes on their reviews. Enjoy!

Pentax P50 (P5)
Image per Camera Go Camera Blog

Pentax P50 (P5)

Pentax P50 (P5)

“I enjoyed using this camera, it’s not the K1000 and it won’t work without batteries so it isn’t a perfect replacement. You can read more technical details about this late 80’s camera at this site.” – Peggy Marsh

Adox Adrette (1939)
Image per Mike Eckman dot com

Adox Adrette (1939)

Adox Adrette (1939)

“Always a sucked for prewar “nickel and leather” German cameras, when I saw this Adox Adrette with the Schneider 4.5cm f/2 Xenon lens for sale, in pretty good shape for a reasonable price, I had to pick it up.” – Mike Eckman

Royal 35-M (1957)
Image per Mike Eckman dot com

Royal 35-M (1957)

Royal 35-M (1957)

“One day while browsing one of the camera collector groups on Facebook, I saw a post by a guy named Colin Clarke who for some reason, had a fondness for a very specific type of camera, 35mm fixed lens rangefinders by the Royal Camera Company, or in Japanese, Daiou Shashin Kōgaku. The particular camera that Colin was a fan of was the Royal 35, which itself had a huge number of variations, sub-models, and name variants.” – Mike Eckman

Minolta Dynax 600si Classic
Image per Alex Luyckx Blog

Camera Review Blog No. 164 – Minolta Dynax 600si Classic

 

Read Alex’s post here.

“Despite being the most confusing generation of autofocus SLRs from Minolta, the 4th generation has much to offer, and the 600si Classic is one of those hidden gems of the series.” – Alex Luyckx

That’s all we have for this first round-up of 2024. Until next time, Happy New Year!

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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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Shawn Scarlata on ROUND-UP: Camera Reviews from the Film Photography Blogosphere

Comment posted: 08/01/2024

Your mention of a "ROUND-UP: Camera Reviews from the Film Photography Blogosphere" highlights a collaborative effort to gather insights from various sources in the film photography community. This approach offers readers a diverse and comprehensive view of camera reviews, fostering a well-rounded understanding of different perspectives. A commendable initiative that contributes to the collective knowledge-sharing within the film photography blogosphere. Well done!
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Comment posted: 08/01/2024

thank you!

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Zvonimir on ROUND-UP: Camera Reviews from the Film Photography Blogosphere

Comment posted: 07/01/2024

It seems that you have said that already.
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Comment posted: 07/01/2024

I am still having trouble reading the 35 mm articles/postings. When you had an alternative method of reading them there was no problem, but when I click on the button for the main article, my "iPad air" attempts to find the article-and gives me a white Blank Page no text/Photos. Any thoughts/assistance? Charles Detheridge, Suffolk/UK
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