Advanced Compact

Advanced compact film cameras – like the point & shoots – are mostly quite small. They have more advanced features such as the option to change the aperture manually or switch to manual focus.

In recent years, these cameras have become very much more expensive. They aren’t getting any younger either, and therefore come with something of a health warning. It is quite possible that if you buy one of these cameras it might irreparably fail. That said, it is hard to deny the enjoyment that can be found in shooting them.

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Nikon 35Ti

Nikon 35 Ti – Long Term Impressions – By Lennart Klein

A typical Bremisch January day is over, and depressing rain is hammering against my living room window. I’m lying on the couch staring at my camera collection, thinking about my new year’s resolution. I promised myself I would fight my GAS problem. I bet that many of you have the same problem: “Gear Acquisition Syndrome,” or in short, you simply have too many cameras to use them all.

Contax T (front)

CONTAX T – The 1st One – A Compact, Manually-Focused Rangefinder – By ‘grain_frame’

The Contax T is a compact rangefinder introduced in 1984. It was the first in what would become a line of premium point-and-shoot cameras, a segment pioneered by Contax. It was also the first Contax camera developed since acquisition of the brand by industrial giant Kyocera (formerly Kyoto Ceramic Company), and they aimed to make a splash.

Minolta TC-1 – On Loan and in Love – By Robert

A little while ago during the summer I organised a Beers and Cameras Photowalk through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. It was a really nice walk with a beautiful bunch of people, all carrying a diverse range of gear. There were the ubiquitous FujiFilm rangefinders, some SLRs and a wide range of compacts. All pretty interesting in their own way but Isa stole the show with his massive Pentax 67.

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