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Pentax ME

Introduced in 1976 along with the fully mechanical MX, Pentax ME measures only 13.1cm in width and weights only 460g, compared to 14.3cm and 620g of the K1000. Together with the MX, it marks the start of the miniaturized M-series … Continue reading

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Polaroid Colorpack IV

Polaroid Colorpack IV is a viewfinder instant camera which originally uses the Polaroid Type 100 packfilm. Produced from 1969-1971, it belongs to a family of so-called rigid-body Polaroid packfilm cameras that were aimed to promote sales by having lower price … Continue reading

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Ilford Delta 400

Ilford Delta 400 is a tabular grain black and white negative, belonging to the Ilford Delta film series which also consists of Delta 100 and Delta 3200. Like its counterpart, the Kodak T-Max 400, it aims for giving high resolution … Continue reading

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Fujifilm Instax Mini Monochrome

After the discontinuation of Fujifilm FP-3000B peel-apart instant film, the only available black and white instant films were those made by the Impossible Project (in SX-70, 600, and 8×10). However, Impossible Project films are not exactly “instant” and they can … Continue reading

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Rollei RPX 25

While not the slowest film available (compared to ISO 6 of KONO! Donau), the Rollei RPX 25 is slowest¬†panchromatic black and white emulsion one can buy after the discontinuation of Efke 25. While Rollei Ortho 25 and ATO 2.1 are … Continue reading

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Polaroid One

Introduced in 1981, nine years after the release of the¬†legendary SX-70, the Polaroid 600 film has a much faster ISO (rate at about ISO640) than its predecessor (ISO125). Size-wise, they are both 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″. However, unlike the … Continue reading

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Nikkor AF 28-80mm f3.3-5.6G

This lens is probably the last kit lens designed for Nikon film SLRs. It is also the last iterations of Nikon 28-80(85)mm zooms with the first one being the manual focus AI-S 28-85mm f3.5-4.5 released in 1985. The ones that follow … Continue reading

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