A Canon 35mm SLR from the early 90's has quickly become my go-to camera.
A gem from 1992, the “pro-sumer” Canon A2 was a tremendous find for me on eBay. Very versatile, this SLR camera features an internal light meter and most automatic shooting modes that you would find on a modern digital SLR—aperture and shutter priority, for example, as well as “portrait” and “action” settings. For those of use who are “regressing” to film from a digital SLR camera, this is a very adequate first step. The camera also uses the newer EF lens mount rather than the older FD, meaning that any EF lenses you bought for a Canon digital SLR will fit the Canon A2.
Even though I’ve collected five toy cameras since the Canon A2, I still find myself taking the bulkier A2 wherever I go and using it as my primary camera. I can use it under any conditions with any 35mm film, unlike my Ultra Wide and Slim, which I still haven’t been able to shoot because of gloomy weather. Because it looks like a modern DSLR, it’s also fun to take someone’s picture and have them get confused when they can’t see the result on an LCD.
In short, this camera will give you stunning pictures for a very low price. If you do find one of these cameras, be aware of its one major design flaw—a lock button that must be depressed before you can rotate the control dial on top of the camera. I broke mine and had to get it repaired.
Who do you think deserves the crown for the best 35mm SLR camera? Canon and Nikon will always be in a two-horse race to the top spot in the consumer to prosumer SLR/DSLR market, having developed reputations as two of the biggest go-to brands. Representing the Canon corner, I can safely say the Canon EOS-1N is by far the best SLR I have ever used.
From spontaneous street snapshots to well-composed portraits, aldaer considers the Canon AE-1 Program as his go-to camera. Read on and be mesmerized with the tricks that he can pull off with this nifty SLR!
Using my Canon EOS 20D, I already discovered the amazing bokeh effect of the Petzval Lens. So I was really excited to try it with my favorite digital hybrid camera, Olympus OM-D E-M5. Just attach an adaptor and off you go!
As you may have read in my previous article, I truly fell in love with Lomography when I combined my Fisheye camera with an old Canon AE-1 for magical photographic results. Last summer, I took so many pictures of flowers that it started to become almost boring for me. My waning interest and the coming winter meant that I had to figure out something else to do with my 35mm film.
On a cold day in August, I took my LC-A+, Nikon FM, and Canon EOS 500, along with rolls of Lomography Earl Grey 100 and Kodak Vision 250D on a trip to Villa Epecuén in the Province of Buenos Aires, approximately 550 kilometers (341 miles) away from home.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
From the moment you start building this lovable SLR camera to when you start shooting those dreamy shots, it’s a sensational adventure! We wanted to take this to the next level so we upgraded the Konstruktor to be flash-enabled for endless creative possibilities! Yes, you read it right - the world’s first 35mm Do It Yourself SLR Camera is now flash enabled!
Ever looked at your camera shelf and asked yourself the existential question: What Lomography Camera best fits my style? Well, here is a quick test to help you find the answer! Just go with your gut and note down the letter for each answer you pick. And try to go with one single answer for each question. So, let's get started!
When I was a child, I regularly went to Blaavand located at the Danish west coast with my brothers and my parents. However, I didn't anymore when I grew up. But in 2012, we hit the road again. It was my first visit there in about 20 years. I took the chance and packed as many cameras as possible into my luggage. In this article, I'm going to present to you the photos I took with my Nikon F-501 SLR.
The founder of The Pop-Up Pinhole Co., Kelly Angood, has been handcrafting pinhole cameras from scratch since 2010. After developing a huge online following from one of her early pinhole designs, she embarked on a mission to design an affordable, functional pinhole camera that could be constructed all in the comfort of your own home — and it had to look great too! Following an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, her mission was realized. Read on to see how it happened and what's next for Kelly and The Pop-Up Pinhole Company!