This Beautiful White Canon TLB Belongs in Your Hands Shooting Film

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Some cameras are just prettier than others. To that end, some lenses just make prettier images. It’s hard to beat Canon FD mount lenses, and luckily this gorgeous Canon TLB can use them. How often have you seen them in white? It’s rare–in fact, this one is most likely a one of a kind. But quite honestly, this Canon TLB checks all the boxes of what we want in a camera. It’s available through the Rare Camera Store right now. And trust me, you’re going to be pleased.

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7 Amazingly Affordable But Awesome Canon FD Lenses to Drool Over

If you still have a nice Canon FD mount camera lying around, we invite you to pair it with any — or all — of these awesome lenses. 

Not so long ago, we gave a rundown of Canon FD cameras for photographers thinking of going back to their film roots, and for first-time film photographers looking to purchase their first 35mm SLR camera. Now, it’s time to pair them with some of the best Canon FD mount lenses. If your FD mount camera is still missing a great lens, or you’ve been thinking of adding one (or two) to your arsenal, we suggest keeping an eye out for these lenses.

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The Reflex Film SLR is Here with an Interchangeable Mount System!

The Reflex camera is the first new film SLR in years to come to life

It’s time to get very, very excited in the world of film photography. For the first time in many years, we’re getting a brand new film SLR camera. Reflex has teased their appearance for a while now and today on Kickstarter we’re getting a brand new camera with an M42 mount and a whole lot more. You see, the Reflex camera is a brand new 35mm film SLR camera that takes things a step beyond. It’s primarily an M42 mount camera but the mount is apparently interchangeable. It can use Canon FD, Nikon F?, Olympus OM or Pentax PK glass with the right plate. Then there’s the back, which comes off in the same way that medium format cameras have interchangeable backs so to speak. But then things are taken even a step further.

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ZY Optics Adds New Lens Adapters for Micro Four Thirds Cameras


If you’re a Micro Four Thirds camera user, your ecosystem of accessories just got a tad larger. ZY Optics is today announcing their new Lens turbo adapters for M42, Canon FD and Minolta MD lenses to Micro Four Thirds cameras. The Turbo adapters not only let you adapt the lenses but also widen the field of view in addition to making the aperture shallower by one stop–just like the Metabones SpeedBoosters.

As far as tech specs go, the adapters have 4 lens elements in 4 groups, including 1 extra-low dispersion element which helps in reducing the chromatic aberrations on the image–according to the company’s claims. The angle of view of the camera lenses will be increased by 0.726x. So that means that a 50mm f2 lens will become 50mm x 0.726 = 36.3 x 2 (Micro Four Thirds crop factor) = 72.6mm at f1.4.

When they hit retailers, they’ll sell for $149.