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The Most Read and Commented upon Posts Published on 35mmc in 2022

December 31, 2022

Another year, another set of favourite articles. As always, I have split the list into two groups of top-9. Have a flick through, and let me know your thoughts about 2023’s top content!

Most Page Views

These are the articles that received the most pageviews

9. Contax G1 – Much more in-focus than out-of-focus – By Chantel Wakefield

A nice little article questioning the commonly held opinion that the autofocus on the Contax G1 isn’t very good

Read the post here: https://www.35mmc.com/08/03/2022/contax-g1-much-more-in-focus-than-out-of-focus-by-chantel-wakefield/

8. The Leica for a Year Project – By Patrick Medd

Patrick talks about the experience of shooting a Leica for a year

Read the post here: https://www.35mmc.com/22/02/2022/the-leica-for-a-year-project-by-patrick-medd/

7. 7 Frames with a Nikon 28 Ti & Kodak Ektar 100 – By Matt Bigwood

A short article about an experience shooting a Nikon 28Ti

Read the post here: https://www.35mmc.com/19/03/2022/7-frames-with-a-nikon-28-ti-kodak-ektar-100-by-matthew-bigwood/

6. Kodak Ektar H35 Review – Cheap Thrills with a Very Simple Camera – By Eric L. Woods

Great review of the new half-frame Kodak Ektar H35 from Eric L. Woods, one of this year’s new regular writers

https://www.35mmc.com/05/08/2022/kodak-ektar-h35-review-cheap-thrills-with-a-very-simple-camera-by-eric-woods/

5. Olympus OM-2n – You Wait 6 Months For An OM And 3 Come Along – By Bob Janes

A review of the Oly OM2n from long-time regular contributor Bob Janes

Read the post here: https://www.35mmc.com/11/02/2022/olympus-om-2n-by-bob-janes/

4. Sigma dp2 Quattro – Out of Left Field – An Opinionated Review – By Tim Bradshaw

Tim shares his thoughts on the Sigma DP2, a weird but slightly wonderful digital fixed lens camera

Read the post here: https://www.35mmc.com/27/06/2022/sigma-dp2-quattro-out-of-left-field-an-opinionated-review-by-tim-bradshaw/

3. 5 Frames on Portra 400 with the Best Lens in Medium Format – By Chip Greenberg

With a title like this, I had a feeling this might be a popular article. Hard to argue with the thoughts too!

Read the post here: https://www.35mmc.com/03/07/2022/5-frames-on-portra-400-with-the-best-lens-in-medium-format-by-chip-greenberg/

2. Sony ZV-1 Review – A High Quality Digital Point & Shoot?

A review of a camera that I very much enjoyed shooting this last easter

Read the post here: https://www.35mmc.com/08/06/2022/sony-zv-1-review-a-high-quality-digital-point-shoot/

1. The Rise of the Vintage Digital Camera

With the increase in the cost of film, perhaps it’s not a surprise that an article like this would get so much attention on a website like this…

Read the post here: https://www.35mmc.com/21/03/2022/the-rise-of-the-vintage-digital-camera/

Most Comments

These are the articles that received the most comments over the course of the year.

9. A Custom Compact And Affordable 6×9 With A Heart For Travel – By Dirk Fletcher

A very interesting article about a custom made 6×9 camera

Read the post here: https://www.35mmc.com/15/02/2022/a-custom-compact-and-affordable-6×9-with-a-heart-for-travel-by-dirk-fletcher/

8. Zeiss Ikon Ikonta – Lost and Found, a 70 Year History – By Conor O’Brien

A lovely story of a camera being returned to its rightful owner

Read the post here:  https://www.35mmc.com/25/04/2022/zeiss-ikon-ikonta-lost-and-found-a-70-year-history-by-conor-obrien/

7. Kodak Retina 118 – More Than a Camera – By Lisa Murphy

A lovely review of an old camera with a wonderful bit of providence too!

Read the post here:  https://www.35mmc.com/22/04/2022/kodak-retina-118-more-than-a-camera-by-lisa-murphy/

6. 5 frames with Rolleicord Vb in Iran – By Kamil Leszczuk

A nice set of images from Iran, the second is one of my favourites from the year

Read the post here: https://www.35mmc.com/11/09/2022/5-frames-with-rolleicord-vb-in-iran-by-kamil-leszczuk/

5. Building a Darkroom From the Ground Up – By Katie Cooper

Great to see this article make the list – a story of setting up a colour darkroom at home

Read the post here: https://www.35mmc.com/26/01/2022/building-a-darkroom-from-the-ground-up-by-katie-cooper/

4. The Case for Patience – Film Photography and Camera Repair – By Ryan Jones

This article went down a treat – Ryan really seemed to speak to our audience

Read the post here: https://www.35mmc.com/20/04/2022/the-case-for-patience-film-photography-and-camera-repair-by-ryan-jones/

3. How Many Cameras to Take on Holiday? – by Sroyon

Another article that spoke to the audience – we have all been through this thought process I’m sure!

Read the post here:https://www.35mmc.com/30/05/2022/how-many-cameras-to-take-on-holiday-by-sroyon/

2. The Leica for a Year Project – By Patrick Medd

The Leica for the year project article also got a lot of comments!!

Read the post here:  https://www.35mmc.com/22/02/2022/the-leica-for-a-year-project-by-patrick-medd/

1. The Rise of the Vintage Digital Camera

I do wonder what the popularity of this article says…? It certainly says something about how much more digital content we have been seeing submitted by people who usually shoot film!

Read the post here: https://www.35mmc.com/21/03/2022/the-rise-of-the-vintage-digital-camera/

So that’s that. What do you think of this year’s top 9 articles – anything you read and remember that feels like it’s missing?

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Wes Hall
    December 31, 2022 at 10:43 am

    I do enjoy seeing these rundowns considering the amount of time I spend on this site. Thanks Hamish and the contributors who keep this informative archive to photography going.

    Interesting to think on your closing comment that it’s simply a sign of high cost times we’ve entered, making us re-evaluate how much film we get through, but I prefer to think it’s a hankering for visual identity that’s unique and no longer on camera companies minds. No question by the numbers it’s all improved, but then when is this hobby so easily pigeon holed that bigger is best.

  • Reply
    Steven G
    January 1, 2023 at 10:39 am

    Happy New Year Hamish!
    And a bug thank you to you and the team for 35mmc!

  • Reply
    davesurrey
    January 1, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Hi Hamish,
    I think this proves what a varied, interesting and informative site this is.
    Thanks for all the work in keeping it going.
    It’s appreciated.
    Happy New Year to all the contributors.

  • Reply
    jeremy north
    January 1, 2023 at 11:29 pm

    A nice selection of interesting reads Hamish. Thanks for this summary. I really enjoyed reading them and was taken by the Zeiss Ikonta story as well as the DIY 6×9 camera. Hats off to the picture of the Rolleiflex 6*** as there’s a Quad 33/303 amplifier set in the background. The Contax and Leica articles were a refreshing read as they were down to the ground.
    I can’t pick a favourite as they all share the same vibe which is in harmony with your Blog. Superb and heartfelt

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