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JARED ELIZARES

Reviews

OFF-THE-CUFF CAMERA REVIEWS

Cameras are incredible little machines, and I love a piece of photographic equipment that's both beautiful and functional. It's long been a goal of mine to try every photographic style, every film format, every camera type, and every camera brand at least once. It should therefore come as no surprise that I've spent a stupid amount of money buying and selling cameras over the past decade. I've learned what kinds of cameras are best for the way that I take photographs; but I've also learned that certain types of cameras can lead to new ways of image-making. I'd like to share some quick thoughts about equipment that I've owned. These are not technical reviews, but rather impressions informed by everyday use. I'll be adding reviews and turn these into links as I have time to write them; check back again for more.

MEDIUM FORMAT

  • Bronica S2A & EC-TL

  • Fujifilm GA645Zi

  • Horseman VH-R

  • Lubitel 166 Universal

  • Mamiya C330 Professional S

  • Mamiya 645 Pro

  • Mamiya 7

  • Moskva V

  • Pentacon Six & Kiev 60

  • Pentax 6x7

  • Rollei 6006
     

LARGE FORAMT

  • Agfa Ansco Commercial View

  • Calumet C1 8x10

  • Chamonix 45-N1

  • Graflex Super D

  • Graflex Speed Graphic & Crown Graphic

  • Gundlach Korona Commercial

  • Intrepid 4x5 v2

  • Kodak Aero Ektar & Dallmeyer Pentac

  • Polaroid 110B 4x5 Conversions

  • Sinar Alpina / A-1

  • Tachihara Fiel Stand

  • Toyo Graphic Field 4x5

  • Toyo 45CF

35MM

  • Canon AE-1

  • Canonet QL17 GIII

  • Canon 7 with f/0.95 Dream Lens

  • Contax T2

  • Hasselblad Xpan

  • Horizon Perfekt

  • Leica / Minolta CL

  • Leica M5

  • Lomography LC-A+ & LC-A Wide

  • Minolta Hi-Matic 7Sii

  • Olympus Infinity Stylus

  • Voigtlander Bessa R

  • Yashica Electro GSN
     

INSTANT FILM

  • Fujifilm Instax SP-2

  • Polariod SLR 680

  • Polaroid SX70 & SX70 Sonar

  • Polaroid 180 & 195

  • Polaroid 600SE

  • Polaroid 8x10
     

TOY CAMERAS

  • Holga 120 & LOMO Diana

  • LOMO Fisheye

  • LOMO Spinner 360

  • LOMO Sprocket Rocket

  • LOMO Super Sampler

  • Recessky TLR