Tag: expired film

  • Nikon F2AS

    A review of the all-metal, all-mechanical pro system SLR, the Nikon F2.

  • Nikon Zoom Touch 400

    A review of the Nikon Zoom Touch 400, a truly awful 35mm point-and-shoot camera. Nikon should be ashamed its name is on this thing.

  • Olympus Stylus

    A review of the terrific, tiny Olympus Stylus, a point-and-shoot camera for 35mm film.

  • Captured: Foodliner

    I remember a time, during my 1970s kidhood, when the IGA Foodliner was the official grocery store of the rural Midwest. Even through the 1980s, if you drove out of the city and into the cornfields, when you came upon a small town you’d almost certainly find a Foodliner. In the intervening years many rural…

  • Nikon N60

    When a buddy of mine said I could have his Nikon N60 for $20 (and if I met him for lunch and paid), I said yes. It wasn’t because I’ve always dreamed of owning an N60 – I’m more into old-style, all-metal, all-manual film SLRs, and the N60 is a modern, plastic, auto-everything SLR. No,…

  • Captured: Red house

    My recent State Road 45 excursion started in the little town of Beanblossom (or Bean Blossom, if you prefer). If you like bluegrass music, you probably recognize it as the home of the Bill Monroe Music Park. There’s not much more to Beanblossom. But this great little red building stands on the northwest corner of…

  • A Kodak Brownie Hawkeye and expired film on the Mother Road

    You’d better believe I took one of my old cameras along on my family’s Route 66 trip. Kodak’s 1950s Brownie Hawkeye undoubtedly shot millions of vacations in the middle of the last century, and it is relatively compact and dead simple to use. It seemed like the perfect companion for my family’s Route 66 vacation.…

  • Minolta 110 Zoom SLR

    Unbelievably, when Kodak introduced the tiny 110 film cartridge in 1972 a few camera makers said, “Hey, I know! Let’s make a super high-quality camera for this film!” Never mind that Kodak intended this film to be used for family snapshots. Never mind that Kodak had to invent a whole new film technology so that…

  • Polaroid One600

    All I have to say about the Polaroid One600 is meh. Meh meh meh. It’s cumbersome to use and returns so-so results. Meh!

  • Kodak VR35 K40

    Review of Kodak’s 1986 VR35 K40, a surprisingly decent performer.

  • Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, Flash Model

    A review of the fun and surprisingly capable Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, a camera for 620 film.