Miranda G – Part 1

The Orion Camera Company in Japan, later renamed for marketing reasons to the Miranda Camera Company, primarily made SLR cameras between 1955 and 1978. Two unique items that made Miranda different from their competitors were: 1) almost every camera had an interchangeable pentaprism that could easily be changed by the photographer, 2) they never made […]

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Mamiya m645 Super

My real interest in medium format began during my visit to San Clemente, California, in March for the Film Photography Project Walking Workshop 2015. On the second day of the workshop, Mat Marrash covered medium and large format film and cameras. Up to this point, my experience with medium format, 120 film, was with my […]

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Canon A-1 & Robots

The A-1 features both aperture and shutter priority modes. This was the first Canon camera to have sophisticated electronics. At the time it really generated a lot of debate among traditional film photographers. The purists at the time believed the computer did too much for the photographer as it was the first camera to have a true automatic program mode.

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