After my recent rant about plastic cameras NEVER working for me, one finally did! The very cool plastic Coca Cola can camera. Sadly mine is pretty beat up and its flash doesn't work but still good for a sunny day. To shoot it one must flip up the side...you may know from past posts that... Continue reading →

In the 1960s, the camera market was evolving at a rapid pace. The introduction of the Nikon F in 1959 had ushered in a new era of proffesional cameras with the single lens reflex (SLR) cameras, to challenge the place of the rangefinder. This, as you can imagine, was a bit problematic for the Germans,…

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The Pentax K1000 has become well known over the past three decades as one of the best cameras for people looking to get started in photography. This is mainly due to how simple it is to operate. There are no frills when it come to features. The K1000 was introduced in 1976 as the basic,…

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widelux f7

  Some of you may have heard that Beau Photo’s very own Nicole LD recently acquired a Widelux F8. A very quirky camera with a swing lens, it takes some awesome panoramic photos on standard 35mm film. Having shot a Russian Horizon camera, I was over such cameras because the Horizon was not very intuitive…

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If you’ve been following our camera adventures over the years, you know of our Camera Speed Dating blog. We occasionally still find a different camera in our possession or a friends to try out, though we have slowed down a bit. We love sharing our results with these different, sometimes curious or tricky cameras though,…

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If you’ve been following our camera adventures over the years, you know of our Camera Speed Dating blog. We occasionally still find a different camera in our possession or friends to try out, though we have slowed down a bit. We love sharing our results with these different, sometimes curious or tricky cameras though, so…

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Contax G1

Everyone knows the Contax cameras these days. Their point and shoots, namely the T2, T3 and the G2 rangefinder have been getting all the attention on social media, as celebrities and famous photographers have adopted these cameras as the latest fashion accessory to have. And how can you blame them? They’re very attractive cameras. The…

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You might be wondering what the gosh darn this thing is. I don’t blame you, it’s a bit of an obscure and rare camera, with only about 8800 ever made in 1960. (and who knows how many have survived). And there’s a reason it’s a bit obscure; it went up against the king itself, the…

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My friend Bruce and I both got the same camera the same week! So we decided to shoot them straight away and pool our thoughts. This is what Bruce had to say – “I recently came into the ownership of one of the smallest rangefinder cameras ever made. It has the distinction of having an…

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