The Rotoloni Report 5: More Nikon Prototypes

Earlier this year I visited Robert at his home and we had an extensive conversation about Nikon rangefinder prototypes.  I was particularly interested in the Nikon SP2 and SPX as they are fascinating examples of cameras that showed a direction Nippon Kogaku did not continue in.  But as usually happens …

Central Camera Fire

By now, if you’re in my community of film and camera enthusiasts, you’ve probably already heard that there was a fire at Central Camera in downtown Chicago last night as a result of protests over the death of George Floyd.  Owner Don Flesch was interviewed last night by a local …

My Favorite SLR Showdown: Nikon EL2 vs Minolta XE-7

Choosing your favorite camera is not an easy task.  Much like parents who have more than one child, picking which one you like better isn’t an easy thing to do.  Thankfully, much like parenting, there’s no reason you can’t have two favorite cameras.  But this is the Internet and people …

The Rotoloni Report 4: Nikon Rangefinder Prototypes

This is the fourth in a series of posts based on personal conversations I’ve had with Mr. Robert Rotoloni, author, Nikon historian, and president of the Nikon Historical Society.  If you’d like to know more, I recommend reading parts 2 and 3 as they cover a tremendous amount about Nippon …