Vintage camera Index Page

This is the vintage camera index page to my camera collection.

Each of the cameras are listed by manufacturer in their own section and include a link to the article. This index includes camera descriptions, reviews and in many cases sample pictures taken with the camera.

Agfa cameras

Posted: 04 Oct 15
Agfa silette 35mm viewfinder cameraThis is a review of the Agfa Silette type 5 viewfinder camera which was manufactured by Agfa in Germany in about 1958.
Agfa Isolette V - Lens open
Posted: 23 Oct 15
Agfa Isolette V (Jsolette)A look at a medium format, folding camera from the 1950s - the Agfa Isolette V which was a popular first step up from a box camera.
Agfa Super Silette L 35mm rangefinder camera
Posted: 12 Feb 16
Agfa Super Silette L rangefinder cameraThis is a look at the Agfa Super Silette L 35mm, rangefinder camera which was made in Germany in about 1958.
Agfa Ambi Silette 35mm rangefinder camera
Posted: 17 Feb 16
Agfa Ambi Silette rangefinder cameraA look at the Ambi Silette 35mm, interchangeable lens rangefinder camera, which was the top of the Agfa rangefinder lineup in the late 1950s

Posted: 12 Nov 16
Agfa Karat 35mm folding viewfinder cameraThis is a brief look at the Agfa Karat 35mm folding viewfinder camera which was produced by Agfa in Germany in the late 1930s.

Posted: 06 Dec 16
A trio of Rapid camerasThis is a small collection of Agfa Rapid cameras which I purchased a couple of weeks ago. The Rapid film system was designed by Agfa to ease the problems of loading 35mm film into cameras, but it was killed off by the introduction of the 126 Instamatic film cartridge by Kodak a few years later. These pictures can be viewed full sized here. My Cameras I actually bought these cameras not because I wanted them, but because I wanted the [...]

Posted: 06 May 17
Agfa Karat IV 35mm rangefinder cameraThe Agfa Karat IV was the final iteration of the Karat design and probably the most impressive of the line up. The cartridge film system of the early models was dropped in favour of the standard 35mm film cassette, and the Compur shutter replaced with a Prontor-SVS shutter.
Agfa Karat 6.3 Art Deco - Front view with lens extended
Posted: 26 Aug 17
Agfa Karat 6.3 Art Deco cameraThe Agfa Karat series consisted of several similar models but started with this camera - the Agfa Karat 6.3 Art Deco model
Agilux cameras
Agilux Agifold with lens open
Posted: 12 Nov 15
Agilux Agifold 120 film cameraA look at the Agilux Agifold medium format folding camera, which has the distinction in my collection of being made entirely in England
Aka cameras

Posted: 04 Mar 17
Aka Relle exchangeable lens cameraA look at the Aka Relle, an exchangeable lens camera with a simple viewfinder for composition and scale focusing made in Germany in the 1950s
Altissa cameras
Altissa Altix IV 35mm viewfinder camera - front view
Posted: 29 Apr 17
Altissa Altix IV 35mm viewfinder cameraA look at the Altissa Altix IV which is an interesting 35mm viewfinder camera made in Germany in the early 1950s.
Argus cameras
Argus C4 35mm rangefinder camera - focus coupling gears and the shutter speed dial
Posted: 23 Jul 16
Argus C4 35mm rangefinder cameraThe Argus C4 is a coupled rangefinder camera with a somewhat limited set of shutter speeds and a 50mm f/2.8 cintar lens. The camera has a rather distinctive design, with the focus coupling cogs visible on the front of the camera rather than being hidden away within the camera body.
Argus A2F Viewfinder Camera - Side view with lens collapsed
Posted: 21 Apr 18
Argus A2F Art Deco, viewfinder cameraA look at the Argus A2F viewfinder camera which was made in the United States from the late 1930s to the mid 1940s.
Balda cameras
Balda Baldessa 1B 35mm rangefinder camera - side view showing focus and shutter release
Posted: 17 Dec 16
Balda Baldessa 1B rangefinder cameraThe Balda Baldessa 1B is a 35mm coupled rangefinder camera with built in light meter and a rather unusual focus and film advance placement.
Balda Baldamatic I 35mm rangefinder camera with agfalux flash
Posted: 29 Dec 16
Balda Baldamatic I 35 mm rangefinderThe name Balda Baldamatic I is a bit of a misnomer as the camera is not automatic in the sense we understand it. There is no automatic exposure control, or focus, but there are aids to help with both in the form of a coupled rangefinder for focus, and a coupled light meter for exposure.
Beauty cameras
Beauty Beaumat 35mm rangefinder - side view showing light meter
Posted: 25 Jan 18
Beauty Beaumat 35mm camera.A short look and description of the the Beauty Beaumat 35mm, coupled rangefinder camera which was produced in the early 1960s with built in, match needle light meter.
Beier cameras
Beier Beirette model 11 viewfinder camer
Posted: 21 Jun 14
Beier Beirette model 11This is a short post about a 35mm viewfinder camera I bought this week – A Beier Beirette model 11. Beier Beirette Images This is different from the cameras I usually buy because it is a simple viewfinder camera with a non-removable lens. I normally buy cameras with a lens which will be useful on my Nex 6 but in this case I bought the camera because it is similar to the first ‘proper’ camera my Dad owned in the [...]
Bell & Howell cameras
Bell & Howell 624 8mm movie camera controls
Posted: 23 Jan 16
Bell & Howell 624 8mm movie camera reviewThis is a short look at a very popular, clockwork driven, 8mm cine camera from the 1960s, the Bell & Howell 624.
Bell & Howell 200EE cine camera - side view
Posted: 26 Jan 17
Bell & Howell 200EE 16mm cine cameraA look at the Bell & Howell 200EE 16mm clockwork driven cine camera which takes a cartridge film canister and was made in the 1950s
Boots cameras
Boots Pacemaker CM 35mm viewfinder camera with flash cube fitted
Posted: 23 Jul 17
Boots Pacemaker CM viewfinder cameraThis camera was made by King and was a version of their Regula Sprintic model C with the name changed to Boots Pacemaker CM. Although Boots never commissioned high end cameras to sell, this model was aimed squarely at the lower, entry level end of the market.
Braun cameras
Braun Paxette Electromatic - with flash fitted
Posted: 05 May 15
Braun Paxette Electromatic viewfinder cameraA look at the Braun Paxette Electromatic 35mm viewfinder camera which was a very simple, entry level camera made in the late 1950s.
Vintage camera index
Posted: 16 Oct 15
Braun Super Paxette IIA look at the Braun Super Paxette II, a 35mm, interchangeable lens, rangefinder camera made by Braun in Germany in about 1956.
Bronica cameras
Bronica ETRsi with 40mm lens
Posted: 21 Nov 15
New medium format camera - Bronica ETRsiA look at the Bronica ETRsi medium format SLR camera which was a pro level camera 30 years ago and a cheap introduction to Medium Format now.
Bronica ETRsi - Old dead tree
Posted: 28 Nov 15
Bronica ETRsi first filmThis post features the pictures from the first film I've run through my recently acquired Bronica ETRsi medium format film camera.
Bronica ETRsi sample photos - Soft daffodils
Posted: 05 Mar 16
Bronica ETRsi Sample photos on Portra 160 filmI bought my Bronica ETRsi medium format camera a couple of weeks before Christmas last year and as I've just developed my first roll of Portra 160 Colour film exposed in it I thought I would use this post to highlight the Bronica ETRsi sample photos.
Butchers cameras
Butcher's Watch Pocket Carbine camera
Posted: 07 Dec 17
Butcher's Watch Pocket Carbine No 4 cameraThis post looks at a folding camera which was made sometime around the time of the first world war - the Butcher's Watch Pocket Carbine No4.
Canon cameras
Camdiox Sony Nex focal reducer with box
Posted: 29 Mar 14
Camdiox Canon EOS to Sony Nex focal reducer reviewIn this post I’m going to review my reasons for purchasing a focal reducer and give my assessment of the performance of the Camdiox unit. What is a focal reducer? When I was a teenager (quite a few years ago now I’m sorry to say) I used to own an add-on lens called a tele-convertor which fitted behind any lens on my Zenit B slr and doubled the focal length of the lens. I used it with an inexpensive telephoto [...]
Canon T70
Posted: 14 Jun 14
Vintage camera collection - Canon T70A look at the second camera in Canon's T series line up the Canon T70 which followed on from the T50 and was introduced in about 1984.
Canon Canonet
Posted: 15 Nov 15
Canon Canonet 35mm rangefinderA look at the Canon Canonet, a 35mm, rangefinder camera with inbuilt light meter made by Canon in the early 1960s.
Canon EOS 50e 35mm autofocus camera
Posted: 07 Oct 16
Canon EOS 50E 35mm auto-focus cameraA look at the Canon EOS 50e autofocus camera which was produced in the late 1990s and introduced the innovative 'focus by eye' technology.
Chinon cameras
Chinon 35 EE rangefinder camera
Posted: 21 Mar 15
Chinon 35 EE rangefinder cameraA very brief look at the Chinon 35 EE rangefinder camera which was one of a number of small, cheap, automatic cameras available in the 1970s
Chinon CS 35mm slr
Posted: 15 May 15
Chinon CS 35mm slr cameraA look at a fairly solid and dependable 35mm mechanical SLR from the 1970s, the Chinon CS which was a reliable first camera for many people.
Chinon CE-4
Posted: 24 Jun 15
Chinon CE-4 35mm slr cameraThe Chinon CE-4 was an automatic exposure, manual focus camera made in the early 1980s and the first Chinon camera with the Pentax K mount.
Chinon CX 35mm slr
Posted: 20 Jan 16
Chinon CX 35mm slr camera reviewA look at a popular enthusiasts camera of the 1970s, the Chinon CX which was a solid, reliable slr and is still easily obtainable secondhand.
Ciro-Flex cameras
Ciro-Flex medium format twin lens reflex camera - Side view showing focus and film advance knobs
Posted: 04 May 17
Ciro-flex medium format TLR cameraThe Ciro-Flex is a Twin Lens reflex camera which uses 120 format film to take 12 square pictures. It was made in the US starting in the 1940s.
Ciro-Flex TLR sample pictures - A goose at Fairlands Lake
Posted: 25 May 17
Ciro-Flex TLR sample picturesA couple of weeks ago I bought a Ciro-Flex medium format twin lens reflex camera which needed a little bit of work to get it cleaned up and working. Once I’d done that, I loaded it up with a roll of Fuji Pro 160 colour negative film and took a walk round Fairlands Valley Park in Stevenage to try the camera out. These pictures can be viewed full sized here. Ciro-Flex Shooting Experience The Ciro-Flex is a TLR camera which [...]
Cosina cameras
Cosina CT-1 35mm slr
Posted: 18 Oct 14
Vintage camera collection - Cosina CT-1A review of the Cosina CT-1 35mm SLR camera, which was also made by Cosina as a variety of other popular cameras in the 1970s.
Edixa cameras
Edixa flex
Posted: 22 May 15
Edixa flex 35mm SLR cameraA look at the Wirgin Edixa Flex 35mm film camera which was made in the late 1950s and featured a replaceable viewfinder amongst other ideas.
Edixa-mat Reflex B
Posted: 29 May 15
Edixa-Mat Reflex B slr cameraThis is a look at the Edixa-Mat Reflex B, an early 35mm single lens reflex camera manufactured by Wirgin in Germany in about 1960.
Edixa Reflex D front view
Posted: 13 Jun 15
Edixa Reflex D 35mm slr cameraA look at the Edixa Reflex D 35mm camera from the 1960s which is a model similar to many of the other Wirgin Edixa versions.
Ensign cameras
Ensign Selfix 16-20 - shutter assembly
Posted: 24 Oct 15
Ensign Selfix 16-20 medium format cameraA look at the Ensign Selfix 16-20 medium format folding camera which was made in the 1950s and took 16 pictures on 120 film.
Ensign selfix 1620 sample picture - Our mutual friend
Posted: 07 Nov 15
Ensign Selfix 1620 sample picturesI’ve developed some black & white pictures from my test run with a selfix 1620 folding camera today, and this post is to publish the resultant scans. As I said in my previous post, I used Illford ID-11 instead of caffinol for the development, and the negatives looked quite good when I first saw them as they came out of the tank. Well, I’m pleased to say that I’m still happy with them now I’ve scanned them and had a [...]
Ensign Selfix 20 showing front view with lens open
Posted: 24 Nov 15
Ensign selfix 20 medium format cameraA brief look at the Ensign Selfix 20 medium format folding camera which was made by Ensign in the early 1930s and took 8 shots on 120 film.
Eumig cameras
Eumig Sound 31 XL cine camera - side view showing film compartment
Posted: 24 Sep 17
Eumig Sound 31 XL Super 8mm cine cameraMy descriptive review of the Eumig Sound 31 XL cine camera from about 1978. A small, reasonably portable, family home movie camera.
Eumig Electric 8 Cine Camera - Camera with add on lens fitted
Posted: 14 Jan 18
Eumig Electric 8 cine cameraThis is a descriptive post on the Eumig electric 8 cine camera which was produced by Eumig in Austria in the late 1950s. It is an electrically operated, 8mm home movie camera and is a step above the mechanical, clockwork models used by many home movie enthusiasts at the time.
Exakta cameras
Exakta EXA 1 35mm SLR showing waist finder open from the front
Posted: 23 Sep 15
Ihagee Exakta EXA 1 35mm slrA look at the Exakta EXA 1 35mm slr camera. This is a cut down, reduced spec camera with a novel shutter made from the reflex mirror.
Exakta Exa II 35mm slr camera - flash sync socket
Posted: 01 Apr 17
Exakta Exa II 35mm slr cameraMy review of the Exakta Exa II camera from the 1960s, a simple camera, with a non-return mirror and limited range of shutter speeds.
Exakta Exa 500 35mm film camera - front view with Carl Zeiss Jena Tessar
Posted: 16 Apr 17
Exakta Exa 500 35mm cameraThe Exakta Exa 500 is a reasonably large, heavy camera which follows the same basic design of the other fixed viewfinder models in the series - i.e. an Exakta bayonet mount, a flash sync socket on the front left hand side and the shutter release button on the front right hand side.

Posted: 09 May 17
Exakta Varex IIa 35mm slr cameraThe Exakta series was a stylish and sophisticated camera system and one of the earliest 35mm slr systems made. The Exakta Varex IIa basic camera design has a wide range of shutter speeds, comprehensive flash sync options, a replaceable viewfinder system, replaceable lenses and a distinctive body shape.
Ihagee Exakta IIa 35mm camera - front view
Posted: 20 May 17
Ihagee Exakta Exa IIa 35mm slr cameraThis is a short description of the Exakta Exa IIa which is a development of the earlier Exa II with just minor modifications from that camera.
Exakta Exa version 4 - front view
Posted: 24 Jun 17
Ihagee Exakta Exa Version 4This post is about version 4 of the Exakta Exa 35mm camera which was made by the Ihagee company in Dresden (which at the time was in East Germany) sometime between 1956 and 1959.
Fed cameras
Fed 4 35mm rangefinder film camera
Posted: 29 Sep 14
Fed 4 35mm rangefinder cameraA review of a classic Russian 35mm rangefinder camera - the Fed 4 model b fitted with an industar 61 50mm f/2.8 lens.
Fed 3 rangefinder camera - Front of camera with lens cap removed
Posted: 07 Jun 17
FED 3 35mm rangefinder cameraA quick review of the Fed 3 rangefinder camera which was made in the Ukraine in the mid 1960s as a Leica copy at a much cheaper price.
Finetta cameras
Finetta 88 35mm viewfinder camera
Posted: 08 Nov 16
Finetta 88 35mm interchangeable lens viewfinder cameraThis is a short review and also repair post about the Finetta 88 viewfinder camera with an interchangeable lens from the 1950s.
Fujica cameras

Posted: 18 Jan 15
Fujica STX-1 35mm slr cameraA review of the Fujica STX-1 entry level, TTL match needle exposure, 35mm slr from Fuji which was produced in the late 1970s
Fujica 35 SE 35mm rangefinder camera - front view
Posted: 22 Jun 16
Fujica 35-SE 35mm rangefinder cameraThis is a short look at the Fujica 35-SE, which is a 35mm rangefinder camera made in Japan by the Fuji Photo Film co in about 1959.
Fuji finepix S2 Pro DSLR - front view
Posted: 28 Aug 16
Fuji Finepix S2 Pro digital cameraA look at one of the early cross over digital cameras the Fuji finepix S2 Pro which was a digital SLR based on the Nikon F80 35mm slr body.
Fuji S2 Pro DSLR sample photos - Boats on the beach
Posted: 31 Aug 16
Fuji S2 Pro digital camera - part twoThis is the second part of my look at the Fuji S2 Pro digital camera. In the first part I looked at some of the general functionality of the camera, and related how I managed to acquire my copy. In this part I'm going to share my experiences of using the camera, including sample pictures from it.
Fuji MX-2900 compact camera - front view of camera
Posted: 11 Sep 16
Fujifilm MX-2900 Zoom digital cameraA review, with sample pictures, from one of Fuji's early digital cameras the Fujifilm MX-2900 which was introduced in about 1999.
Gossen cameras

Posted: 17 May 15
A handful of Gossen light metersA post about a pair of Gossen light meters which were a popular photographic accessory in the days of film photography. The units covered are the Gossen Sixtino and the Gossen Sixtomat.
Ilford cameras
Ilford Sportsman 35mm viewfinder camera
Posted: 01 Mar 15
Ilford sportsman 35mm viewfinder cameraThis Ilford Sportsman is a simple 35mm viewfinder camera with a Dacora Dignar 45mm f/2.8 lens and was made about 1959.
Iloca cameras
Iloca rapid 35mm viewfinder camera
Posted: 27 Oct 16
Iloca Rapid 35mm viewfinder cameraI look at the Iloca Rapid a viewfinder camera made in Hamburg in the mid 1950's has some interesting and possibly unique features.
KMZ cameras
Zorki 4K 35mm rangefinder
Posted: 09 Feb 13
Zorki 4K 35mm rangefinder cameraA brief descriptive review of a very popular 35mm rangefinder camera from the 1960s and 1970s, the Zorki 4k fitted with a Jupiter 8 50mm standard lens.
Kodak cameras
Kodak Brownie Twin 20 roll film camera
Posted: 13 Mar 15
Kodak Brownie Twin 20 cameraThe Kodak Brownie Twin 20 reviewed here was a camera which was a logical step up from a box camera for family holiday snap shots.
Kodak Instamatic 300 126 film camera
Posted: 27 Jun 15
Kodak Instamatic 300 cameraA look at one of the Instamatic range of cameras, which were immensely popular in the 1960s and 1970s, the Kodak Instamatic 300
Kodak Brownie Reflex camera with viewscreen unfolded
Posted: 20 May 16
Kodak Brownie reflex reviewA review of a simple, plastic construction, fixed focus, twin lens camera made by Kodak in the 1940s and 1950s, the Kodak Brownie reflex
Kodak Brownie Reflex samples - Another original picture found on film
Posted: 23 May 16
Kodak Brownie reflex samples and shooting experiencesA week or so ago I bought a pair of Kodak Brownie Reflex vintage cameras and found one had a reel of  partially exposed 127 film in. I took the camera with me as I went for a walk round the town, and these are my experiences of shooting with it and the Kodak brownie reflex samples I obtained
Kodak Retina IIa 35mm rangefinder camera front view with the lens exposed
Posted: 27 May 16
Kodak Retina IIa 35mm rangefinder folding cameraA look at the Kodak Retina IIa 35mm, folding, rangefinder camera which was one of an iconic series of cameras made by Kodak.
Kodak Retinette Type 017 35mm folding camera - front view with lens released
Posted: 15 Jun 16
Kodak Retinette 35mm folding cameraA look at the Kodak Retinette, a 35mm, folding camera which was made by Kodak in their German factory in the late 1950s.
Kodak Retina IIc camera - front of camera showing lens
Posted: 15 Oct 16
Kodak Retina IIc 35mm rangefinder cameraA look at one of the later models of the Retina series, the Kodak Retina IIc which is a 35mm folding, rangefinder camera made in about 1958.

Posted: 05 Nov 16
Kodak Retina Reflex III 35mm slr cameraA look at my Kodak Retina Reflex III 35mm, replaceable lens camera with a leaf shutter which is one the the more complex cameras Kodak made.
Kodak Retinette 1B 35mm viewfinder camera
Posted: 15 Jan 17
Kodak Retinette 1B - type 045A look at the Kodak Retinette 1B, which is a solid body version of the Retinette 35mm viewfinder camera and Kodak's entry level camera.
Kodak Retinette Type 22 35mm camera - Side view showing flash sync
Posted: 10 Feb 18
Kodak Retinette type 22This is a short pictorial post describing the Kodak Retinette type 22 35mm viewfinder camera which was made by Kodak between the years 1954 and 1958.
Konica cameras
Konica TC-X DX 35mm manual focus vintage camera
Posted: 03 Apr 16
Konica TC-X 35mm manual focus cameraThis post takes a look at the Konica TC-X 35mm slr which was one of the last cameras Konica made before being bought by Minolta.
Konica Autoreflex T2 35mm slr fitted with Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f/1.8 lens
Posted: 14 May 16
Konica Autoreflex T2 reviewA look at a camera from what turned out to be a long series, the Konica Autoreflex T2, a solid, well made and reliable camera.
Konica Autoreflex TC with lens fitted
Posted: 18 May 16
Konica Autoreflex TC 35mm reviewThis is a review of the Konica Autoreflex TC 35mm camera which was one of the last in the series of Autoreflex cameras that Konica made.
Kowa cameras
Kowa SE 35mm slr
Posted: 09 Dec 15
Kowa SE 35mm SLRA look at the Kowa SE, a leaf shutter single lens reflex camera with a fixed lens which was made by Kowa in Japan in about 1964
Lubitel cameras
Lubitel 166B TLR
Posted: 22 Jun 14
Lubitel 166b TLR cameraA review of a famous Russian medium format film camera the Lubitel 166b Twin Lens Reflex which was the starting point of many enthusiastic medium format photographers. Although unsophisticated, a good example is capable of excellent results.
Mamiya cameras
Mamiya ZM Quartz 35mm slr camera
Posted: 21 Sep 14
Mamiya ZM Quartz 35mm slr cameraA look at the Mamiya ZM Quartz 35mm SLR camera from the early 1980s, which was the last 35mm camera that Mamiyz made.
National PB-3 bulb flash unit and Mamiya 135 EE rangefinder camera with case
Posted: 21 Feb 15
Mamiya 135 EE 35mm rangefinder cameraThis post is a review of the Mamiya 135 EE, a small, automatic exposure, 35mm rangefinder camera made by Mamiya in about 1977.
Rank Mamiya Auto Lux 35 fixed lens slr camera
Posted: 05 Mar 15
Rank Mamiya Auto Lux 35A look at the Rank Mamiya Auto Lux 35 from the 1960s, one of the complicated class of SLRs which were fitted with a leaf shutter.
Minolta cameras
Minolta Dynax 5 - complete kit
Posted: 10 Mar 13
Minolta Dynax 5 autofocus cameraA review and sample pictures from one of Minolta's most popular 35mm autofocus cameras introduced in the 1990s, the Minolta Dynax 5
Minolta Dynax 5 sample pictures - Water feature in Stevenage Town centre
Posted: 14 Mar 13
Minolta Dynax 5 first photos.I’ve got my first roll of film developed from my Minolta Dynax 5. I’ve updated my original post with the samples. Click the photo for the link to the original post – the samples are at the bottom. Related Posts:Pentax Z-1 Pro 35mm SLRTrying to improve SEO ratingsFujifilm MX-2900 Zoom digital cameraSite Navigation for Simon Hawketts’s Photo BlogPentax SF10 35mm Autofocus SLRMiranda dx-3 35mm slr cameraHow to check the health of a vintage cameraRicoh G600 ruggedised digital camera
Minolta 7000 autofocus 35mm slr
Posted: 02 Nov 13
Minolta 7000 auto focus cameraA look at the Minolta 7000 35mm SLR camera, which was the first camera with in build auto focus capabilities.
Fairlands sailing lake
Posted: 12 Nov 13
Minolta 7000 sample picturesI've updated my Minolta 7000 post with the pictures from the camera but for the purposes of being thorough I've written this post to publish the Minolta 7000 sample pictures.
Minolta X-300
Posted: 14 Sep 14
Minolta X-300 35mm SLRA review of a classic 35mm manual focus camera, the Minolta X-300 was the entry point into the X series but still a very capable performer.
Minolta Uniomat II 35mm rangefinder
Posted: 14 Mar 15
Minolta Uniomat II rangefinder cameraThis is a look at the Minolta Uniomat II, a 35mm rangefinder camera which was made by Minolta between about 1961 and 1963.
Minolta Hi-Matic F 35mm rangefinder camera showing light cell and film speed settings
Posted: 17 Mar 15
Minolta Hi-matic F rangefinder cameraA look at a small, fully auto exposure, rangefinder camera made by Minolta, the Minolta Hi-matic F made in the early 1970s.
Minolta Vectis S-1 APS camera
Posted: 17 Sep 15
Minolta Vectis S-1 APS slrA look at the Minolta Vectis S-1 APS slr which was introduced by Minolta in the late 1990s as the future of film photography.
Minolta Dynax 505si Super sample pictures  - Fence
Posted: 19 Sep 15
Minolta Dynax 505si Super sample picturesWe recently went on holiday to Gloucestershire and as well as my Pentax K5 DSLR I also took along a Minolta Dynax 505si, and these are some of the Minolta Dynax 505si Super sample pictures I took on the trip with that camera.
Minolta X-700 35mm slr with 50mm f/1.7 standard lens
Posted: 20 Mar 16
Minolta X-700 35mm SLR reviewThis is my review/description of the Minolta X-700 35mm slr which was probably the best manual focus camera Minolta produced.
Minolta X-700 sample pictures - Emma with a different furry friend in Loughborough centre
Posted: 08 May 16
Minolta X-700 sample pictures.A few weeks ago I published a review of the Minolta X-700 35mm slr and in this follow up post I'm going to publish the Minolta X-700 sample pictures from the first film I've run through the camera.
Minolta Dynax 700si 35mm autofocus - Front view of camera
Posted: 30 Jul 16
Minolta Dynax 700si autofocus cameraA look at the Minolta Dynax 700si, a high spec, 35mm autofocus camera made for pro or serious amateur photographers by Minolta in about 1993.
Minolta Dynax 7xi 35mm autofocus slr - Side view showing flash, auto/manual focus and lens release
Posted: 05 Aug 16
Minolta Dynax 7xi 35mm autofocus slrA look at the Minolta Dynax 7xi, a high grade, 35mm autofocus camera made by Minolta in the early 1990s and one model below the top model.
Minolta Dynax 700si sample pictures - Gardens at Gunby Hall
Posted: 27 Aug 16
Minolta Dynax 700si sample picturesOver the last few weeks, since I got my Minolta Dynax 700si, I've been carrying it around with me to test it out and get some sample pictures. When we were on holiday in Lincolnshire recently I completed the film and yesterday I developed it so today I'm posting the Minolta Dynax 700si Sample pictures.
Minolta Dynax 800si autofocus 35mm camera - front view with flash raised
Posted: 24 Sep 16
Minolta Dynax 800si 35mm autofocus cameraA review of the top camera in the Minolta si series, the Minolta Dynax 800si 35mm autofocus camera along with sample pictures.
Minolta 16 Ps 16mm still camera - front view of camera
Posted: 07 Jan 17
Minolta 16 Ps sub miniature cameraA look at the Minolta 16 Ps, a 16mm miniature camera, often referred to as a spy camera, which was one of a series of 16mm units Minolta made
Minolta 16 QT 16mm still camera - front view
Posted: 11 Jan 17
Minolta 16 QT miniature 16mm cameraA look at the Minolta 16 QT which was the last model 16mm still camera that Minolta made in their Minolta 16 series.
Minolta 16 MG miniature 16mm camera - lens open
Posted: 22 Jan 17
Minolta 16 MG miniature 16mm cameraA look at the Minolta 16 MG 16 mm miniature camera which sits between the Minolta 16 Ps and the Minolta 16 QT in terms of features.
Minolta 16 sub miniature 16mm camera - camera open
Posted: 12 Feb 17
Minolta 16 sub-miniature 16mm film cameraThe Minolta 16 is a much simpler camera than some of the later Minolta 16mm cameras and has no exposure measuring system and therefore no mechanism for setting film speed etc. The focusing is fixed, and the controls basically consist of two thumb wheels for setting the shutter speed and aperture.
Minolta Dynax 300si 35mm autofocus camera - front view
Posted: 15 Feb 17
Minolta Dynax 300si 35mm slrA look at the Minolta Dynax 300si 35mm autofocus slr, a very capable camera in the si series, which culminated in the brilliant Dynax 800si.  
Minolta SRT101b 35mm slr camera - side view with 50mm f/1.7 lens
Posted: 27 May 17
Minolta SRT101b 35mm slrThe Minolta SRT101b is one of the later variants of the SRT101 which was made towards the end of the camera's production run. The original SRT 101 was released to the world in 1966 and was made for about 10 years in total with various minor upgrades along the way.
Minolta Dynax 5000i auto focus camera - side view showing af switch and lens release
Posted: 15 Apr 18
Minolta Dynax 5000iA look at the Minolta Dynax 5000i auto focus camera which was produced by Minolta in the late 1980s as a well specified, entry level camera in their second generation auto focus series.
Miranda cameras
Miranda Fv 35mm slr
Posted: 11 Oct 14
Miranda Fv with TTL metering.A look at the Miranda FV 35mm slr, along with a TTL light meter viewfinder, which was made by the Miranda company in about 1967.
Miranda Sensomat RE 35mm slr camera
Posted: 20 Oct 14
Miranda Sensomat REA look at the Miranda Sensomat RE 35mm manual focus, match needle metered SLR camera from the early 1970s.
Miranda Sensorex EE2 35mm slr camera
Posted: 02 Nov 14
Miranda Sensorex EE2 35mm cameraA look at the Miranda Sensorex EE2 35mm SLR camera from about 1976 which was one of the last cameras which Miranda made.
Miranda Sensorex 35mm slr camera
Posted: 08 Nov 14
Miranda Sensorex 35mm slr cameraA look at the Miranda Sensorex which was the top of the line Miranda 35mm camera of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Miranda Dr 35mm SLR
Posted: 29 Nov 14
Miranda Dr with 50mm f/1.9 lensA look at an early Miranda 35mm SLR camera, the Miranda DR with replaceable viewfinder, twin speed dials and PAD aperture on the lens.
Miranda Fm 35mm slr camera
Posted: 06 Dec 14
Miranda Fm with 50mm Auto Miranda lensA look at an iconic camera from the 1960s the Miranda Fm fitted with a metered viewfinder and a 50mm f/1.9 Auto Miranda lens.
Miranda G 35mm slr camera
Posted: 13 Dec 14
Miranda G 35mm SLRA look at the top offering from the Miranda line up of the 1960s, the Miranda G 35mm slr which was introduced in about 1965.
Miranda Sensorex EE Front view of Auto Sensorex EE
Posted: 11 Jan 15
Miranda Sensorex EE 35mm slr cameraA look at the Miranda Sensorex EE - a 35mm slr which has a replaceable viewfinder, dual bayonet/screw lens mount and light metering.
Miranda Automex III 35mm SLR camera
Posted: 28 Feb 15
Miranda Automex III 35mm slr cameraA look at the Miranda Automex III 35mm, match needle metered camera from about 1964 and the successor to the Automex II.
Miranda Sensomat RE-II 35mm slr
Posted: 29 Apr 15
Miranda Sensomat RE-II 35mm slr cameraA look at the Miranda Sensomat RE-II 35mm slr camera which was made in about 1975 and follows the Miranda system camera tradition.
Miranda Sensorex II 35mm slr
Posted: 19 Jul 15
Miranda Sensorex II 35mm slr cameraA brief look at the MIranda Sensorex II 35mm slr from 1972, which has a replaceable viewfinder, dual lens mount and match needle metering.
Soligor TM 35mm slr camera
Posted: 03 Dec 15
Soligor TM 35mm SLRThis is a very short descriptive review of the Soligor TM 35mm slr, which was a version of the Miranda Sensomat made for Soligor and featuring a common M42 lens mount rather than the traditional Miranda Bayonet mount.
Miranda Sensoret 35mm rangefinder camera
Posted: 30 Dec 15
Miranda Sensoret 35mm cameraA look at the only rangefinder camera that Miranda ever made, the small bodied, 35mm, fully automatic Miranda Sensoret.
Miranda DX-3 35mm manual focus 35mm camera - self timer switch
Posted: 23 Mar 17
Miranda dx-3 35mm slr cameraA look at the last 35mm slr camera that Miranda made before the name was taken over by the Dixons high street retailer - the miranda dx-3
Nagel cameras
Nagel Vollenda medium format folding camera
Posted: 29 Nov 17
Nagel Vollenda folding cameraA look at the Nagel Vollenda medium format folding camera which was produced in Germany by the Nagel company in the 1930s.
Nikon cameras
Nikon F80 in Silver
Posted: 14 Feb 15
Nikon F80 35mm autofocus slr cameraA look at one of Nikon's best 35mm auto-focus film cameras, the Nikon F80. This review is complete with some sample images taken with the F80
Nikon F80 sample photographs - Angels at Stagedoor
Posted: 20 Feb 15
Nikon F80 sample photographsA couple of weeks ago I bought a Nikon F80 film camera for when I'm out with my Nex 6 and today I received my first test film back from processing. This post therefore includes my Nikon F80 sample photographs.
Nikon Coolpix 4500 digital camera - front of camera with lens in shooting position
Posted: 17 Sep 16
Nikon Coolpix 4500 digital cameraA review of the Nikon Coolpix 4500 swivel design camera including pictures of both the camera and some sample pictures taken with the camera.

Posted: 19 Nov 16
Nikon Coolpix 950 digital cameraA look the Nikon Coolpix 950, one of Nikon's digital cameras with a swivel design which allows the lens to be positioned for good composition
Nikon Coolpix 995 digital camera - Front view with flash down
Posted: 22 Oct 17
Nikon Coolpix 995 digital camera - part 1A look at the Nikon Coolpix 995 compact, split body, digital camera which was introduced by Nikon in about 2001.
Nikon Coolpix SQ - Back of camera with lens unit open
Posted: 01 Apr 18
Nikon Coolpix SQ digital cameraThe Nikon Coolpix SQ was one of the last in the Coolpix series of cameras to feature the split body design where the lens unit can be rotated about an axis with the display. My copy was purchased as a rather battered, but still functional camera but on investigation I found it to be quite badly damaged.
Olympus cameras
Olympus trip 35
Posted: 24 Mar 13
Olympus Trip 35 cameraA look at one of the most Iconic instant cameras ever produced, the Olympus Trip 35 a fully automatic, zone focused camera made in 1973
Olympus Pen EE-2 half frame 35mm camera
Posted: 29 Jun 15
Olympus Pen EE-2 half frame cameraA look at the Olympus Pen EE-2 a half frame, 35mm, fully automatic camera which was made by Olympus in the mid to late 1960s.
Olympus OM-20 35mm SLR
Posted: 22 Jan 16
Olympus OM-20 35mm slr reviewI look at the Olympus OM-20 35mm SLR camera which was made about 1983 and was, for a long time, the camera I used for all my photography.
Olympus [mju:] II zoom 115 - lens open and camera on
Posted: 04 Feb 16
Olympus [mju:] II zoom 115 reviewThis is a review of the Olympus [mju:] II zoom 115, a 35mm point and shoot compact camera with auto focus, automatic exposure and a 3 zone meter.

Posted: 30 Apr 16
Olympus OM-2 slr camera reviewA look at one of the best 35mm manual focus cameras ever made, and one of the most desirable - the Olympus OM-2
Olympus OM-2 sample pictures - Sailing boats waiting to be used
Posted: 15 May 16
Olympus OM-2 sample picturesYesterday I loaded up my Olympus OM-2 with a reel of Kodak colourplus 200 colour film and headed off to the sailing lake in Stevenage at Fairlands Valley Park to give the camera a test run. The pictures below show the Olympus OM-2 sample pictures I took  
Olympus evolt E500 dslr - front view with 17.5 to 45mm lens
Posted: 23 Sep 16
Olympus Evolt E500 digital slrThis is a look at the first in a successful series of cameras for Olympus, the Olympus Evolt E500 digital SLR.
Olympus E500 sample pictures - Cyclist in the pedestrian bridge at Cambridge Station
Posted: 01 Oct 16
Olympus E500 sample picturesOver the last few days I've taken my Olympus E500 with me on various walks and on a trip to Cambridge I had to make for work. In this post I'm going to publish the best of the Olympus E500 sample pictures I took and give my impressions of shooting with this camera

Posted: 22 Nov 16
Olympus OM-40 35mm slr cameraA descriptive review of the Olympus OM-40 manual focus, 35mm SLR, which was first in the OM line to offer program mode and matrix metering.
Olympus Camedia E-20p DSLR - side view showing controls
Posted: 26 Nov 16
Olympus Camedia E-20P Digital SLRA look at the Olympus Camedia E-20P fixed lens digital camera. Although described as a DSLR, the camera actually uses a prism to direct light
Olympus Camedia C-5050 digital camera - front view
Posted: 16 Jul 17
Olympus Camedia C-5050 ZoomThe Olympus Camedia C-5050 is a 5Mp digital, auto focus camera with a fixed f/1.8 lens which was one of a huge range of cameras which Olympus produced in the Camedia range.
Pentax cameras

Posted: 03 Aug 10
Why I bought a Pentax K200DMy reasons for buying my Pentax K200D when I first decided to move up from a bridge camera to a Digital SLR camera

Posted: 03 Feb 13
Pentax P30 camera reviewThis is my review of the classic Pentax P30 35mm manual focus slr, which was manufactured in Japan in the mid to late 1980's.
Pentax SFXn from the front
Posted: 05 Oct 13
Pentax SFXn 35mm slr cameraA look at one of Pentax's early auto-focus, automatic exposure 35mm cameras the Pentax SFXn which was made in the late 1980s.
Pentax spotmatic sp1000 front view with lens fitted
Posted: 22 May 14
Pentax spotmatic SP1000A look at a classic and iconic manual 35mm camera, the Pentax Spotmatic SP1000 which was produced by Pentax in the mid 1960s.
Pentax S1a 35mm slr front view
Posted: 03 Jan 15
Pentax S1a 35mm slr cameraA brief look at the Pentax S1a 35mm slr camera which was introduced in 1962 and was a cut down, simplified version of the S3 model
Pentax ME Super
Posted: 17 Jan 15
Pentax ME Super and SMC 50mm f/2.0A look at the Pentax ME Super, probably Pentax's most popular small camera when tiny cameras were first popular in the late 1970s.
Pentax MZ-50 auto focus 35mm slr
Posted: 24 Jan 15
Pentax MZ-50 35mm autofocus slrA look at one of Pentax's most popular cameras in its last autofocus line up the, Pentax MZ-50 which has all the features most people need.
Pentax MZ-50 sample pictures - How far
Posted: 06 Feb 15
Pentax MZ-50 sample picturesThis post is to highlight the Pentax MZ-50 sample pictures I took with the latest addition to my vintage camera collection.
Pentax MG 35mm slr with SMC 50mm f/2
Posted: 13 Feb 15
Pentax MG 35mm SLRA look at an auto only version of the Pentax ME Super called the Pentax MG which was introduced as a entry level / snap shot camera
Pentax MZ-7 35mm autofocus slr front view
Posted: 07 Mar 15
Pentax MZ-7 35mm autofocus slrA look at one of the best in the Pentax MZ 35mm slr series, the Pentax MZ-7 which offered a good range of useful features at a cut down price.
Pentax MZ-30 35mm Autofocus slr
Posted: 02 Aug 15
Pentax MZ-30 35mm autofocus slrA look at the Pentax MZ-30, one of the last in the MZ series of autofocus SLRs which were also the last 35mm film cameras Pentax produced.
Pentax MZ-M 35mm manual focus slr
Posted: 06 Aug 15
Pentax MZ-M 35mm SLRA look at the only manual focus camera in the Pentax MZ range, the Pentax MZ-M, a natural replacement for the K1000 and a pretty nice camera.
Pentax MZ-60 QD 35mm autofocus slr
Posted: 15 Aug 15
Pentax MZ-60 QD 35mm autofocus slrA look at the Pentax MZ-60, the last 35mm camera Pentax produced in the MZ series and the penultimate 35mm film camera they ever produced.
Pentax SF10 35mm slr
Posted: 20 Aug 15
Pentax SF10 35mm Autofocus SLRThis Pentax SLR comes from the SF range of cameras which Pentax introduced before the Z and MZ range, and were the first set of autofocus SLR cameras the company made. This model, the Pentax SF10 was also known as the SF7 and is similar in styling to the SFXn camera which I own, but is a rather simpler and more basic model than that. It was manufactured in about 1988. Pentax SF10 Images My Pentax SF10 Camera I purchased [...]
Pentax Z-1 35mm autofocus slr
Posted: 08 Sep 15
Pentax Z-1 Pro 35mm SLRA review of Pentax's top 35mm film camera of the 1990s and one of the best auto focus film cameras ever made, the Pentax Z-1
Pentax MZ-30 sample picture - Rabbit
Posted: 11 Sep 15
Pentax MZ-30 sample imagesI bought a Pentax MZ-30 a while ago to build up my vintage camera collection and to try to obtain a copy of each of the MZ series. Last week I did put a roll of Agfa Vista Plus 200 through my copy so I've created this post to show the Pentax MZ-30 sample images I obtained.
Epson v550 - Bourton street
Posted: 20 Sep 15
Epson v550 photo scanner first impressions.This post describes my impressions of the Epson V550 photo scanner and shows some sample scans and compares them to the scans provided by the lab which developed the film.
Pentax Z-1P 35mm auto focus slr
Posted: 27 Sep 15
Pentax Z-1P Pro 35mm SLRA short review of the Pentax Z-1p which was the updated and improved version of probably the best 35mm autofocus camera ever made by Pentax.
Pentax Z-1p sample picture - Sunset
Posted: 11 Oct 15
Pentax Z-1P sample picturesLast week I received a test film back from development which I'd exposed in my Pentax Z-1P, and tonight I got time to scan them on my Epson v550 photo scanner. This therefore is a post covering the Pentax Z-1P sample pictures.
Pentax Spotmatic SP 35mm SLR
Posted: 02 Jan 16
Pentax Spotmatic SP 35mm SLRA look at probably the most famous Pentax camera of all time - the Pentax Spotmatic SP which was introduced in the mid to late 1960s
Pentax P30T manual focus 35mm slr
Posted: 09 Jan 16
Pentax P30T 35mm slr camera reviewThis is a review of the last and, in my opinion, the best model in the P30 series that Pentax made - the Pentax P30T
Pentax Spotmatic ES 35mm slr
Posted: 15 Jan 16
Pentax Spotmatic ES 35mm slr reviewA look at one of the later model spotmatic cameras, the Pentax Spotmatic ES which was also one of the first to feature aperture priority AE.
Pentax P30t pictures developed with digibase c41 kit - Paddingto
Posted: 07 Feb 16
Pentax P30t sample picturesThis week I wanted to test my colour film development process and I exposed a reel of Kodak ColorPlus 200 in my Pentax P30t to do that. I've already posted on the development process - this post is to cover the use of the P30t and to highlight the Pentax P30T sample pictures.
Pentax Super Program 35mm slr
Posted: 24 Feb 16
Pentax Super Program / Super A reviewA look at one of the best manual focus 35mm cameras that Pentax made in the era of tiny body cameras - the Pentax Super Program or Super A
Pentax S1 35mm slr with clip on exposure meter - front view
Posted: 27 Feb 16
Pentax S1 35mm slr reviewA look at the Pentax S1, an entry level camera in the Pentax 35mm range from the early 1960s. This unit also has the clip on light meter.
Pentax Spotmatic SPII 35mm slr camera
Posted: 06 Mar 16
Pentax Spotmatic SPII reviewA look at the second version of the Iconic Pentax Spotmatic series which was introduced in 1971, the Pentax Spotmatic SPII.
Pentax SV 35mm camera with lens
Posted: 19 Mar 16
Pentax SV 35mm slr reviewA look at one of Pentax's early 35mm cameras which preceded the Spotmatic, the Pentax SV which had many of the features of the later camera

Posted: 25 Mar 16
Pentax Spotmatic SPII in blackA short look at the Pentax Spotmatic SPII in black. The SPII is the second version of the classic spotmatic available in black and chrome
Pentax Super Program sample pictures - Cycles outside the cycle shop
Posted: 30 Mar 16
Pentax Super Program sample picturesIt was a couple of months ago I acquired a Pentax Super Program 35mm camera and I've just developed my first film from it, so I thought I'd publish a follow up post describing how I found the camera to shoot with and to feature the Pentax Super Program sample pictures.
Pentax K1000 35mm manual focus camera
Posted: 08 Apr 16
Pentax K1000 35mm slr cameraA look at a camera which many photographers grew up with, the Pentax K1000, which was the camera of choice for many photography courses.
Pentax Z-20 35mm autofocus slr camera
Posted: 14 Apr 16
Pentax Z-20 35mm auto-focus slr reviewA review of the Pentax Z-20 35mm auto-focus camera, which was a bit of an unrecognised gem in the Pentax Z series line up.
Pentax MZ-3 35mm autofocus camera with SMC Pentax-M lens
Posted: 19 Apr 16
Pentax MZ-3 autofocus slr reviewThis is a review of almost the top camera in the Pentax MZ series - the Pentax MZ-3. Only the MZ-S had a better spec than the MZ-3.
Pentax Z-20 sample pictures - running away
Posted: 23 Apr 16
Pentax Z-20 sample photosLast night I developed the first film I'd run through my Pentax Z-20 slr and this morning I've scanned the resultant negatives so this post is to highlight the Pentax Z-20 sample photos.
Pentax MZ-3 sample photographs - Fallen branch with bluebells
Posted: 24 Apr 16
Pentax MZ-3 sample photographsThis post is to show the Pentax MZ-3 sample photographs I took from the first film I ran through my Pentax MZ-3 camera last week.

Posted: 05 May 16
Pentax Program A short camera reviewA look at the Pentax Program A 35mm slr which is a slightly cut down version of the Pentax Super Program, but still an excellent camera.
Pentax Z-10 35mm autofocus slr camera front view
Posted: 12 Aug 16
Pentax Z-10 autofocus 35mm slrA descriptive review of the Pentax Z-10 auto-focus, auto-exposure 35mm camera which was the entry level camera in the Pentax Z series.
Pentax Program A sample pictures - Seat outside Chesterfield church
Posted: 17 Apr 17
Pentax Program A sample picturesThis is a post which displays the capabilities of the Program A manual focus camera by showing some Pentax Program A sample pictures
Petri cameras
Petri 7s II rangefinder
Posted: 28 Dec 13
Petri 7s II rangefinder cameraA look at the Petri 7s II rangefinder camera, made by Petri in the early 1970 as a typical small, fixed lens, rangefinder camera
Petri FTII 35mm slr front view with lens fitted
Posted: 23 Apr 16
Petri FTII 35mm review and repairA brief look at the Petri FTII 35mm camera made in about 1971 by Petri in Japan including some repair information.
Petri Penta V6 35mm camera - front view with Petri lens
Posted: 25 May 16
Petri Penta V6 35mm slrA look at the Petri Penta V6 manual focus camera, an interesting unit fitted with the original Petri breach lock lens mount and 55mm lens.
Praktica cameras
Praktica PLC 3 35mm slr camera
Posted: 13 May 14
Praktica PLC 3 slr cameraThis post takes a look at one of the many different Praktica cameras which were made between the 1960s and the 1990s - the Praktica PLC 3
Praktica Nova 1B 35mm slr
Posted: 28 Aug 14
Praktica Nova 1B SLRThis is a look at one of the latest additions to my collection of 35mm vintage cameras, the Praktica Nova 1B fitted with a Domiplan lens.
Praktica B100 electronic
Posted: 13 Sep 14
Praktica B100 electronic 35mm slr cameraThis is a look at the Praktica B100 electronic 35mm SLR camera which was manufactured by the Pentacon company in East Germany in about 1981
Praktica LB fitted with domiplan lens
Posted: 04 Oct 14
Praktica LB with Meyer-Optik DomiplanThis a a look at the Praktica LB camera, manufactured in the early 1970's and fitted with a Meyer-Optik Domiplan lens.
Praktica IV 35mm slr
Posted: 26 Sep 15
Praktica IV 35mm SLRThe Praktica IV is a simple camera by today's standards. There is no light meter, the aperture doesn't stop down when the shutter is released, the mirror doesn't return to the viewing position after the picture is taken and there are two shutter speed dials for slow and fast shutter speeds.
Praktica LTL 35mm SLR
Posted: 05 Jan 16
Praktica LTL 35mm vintage SLR camera.A descriptive review of the Praktica LTL 35mm slr, a fully mechanical camera which was made by Pentacon in the early 1970s.
Praktica Super TL 35mm slr
Posted: 12 Mar 16
Praktica Super TL 35mm camera reviewThis is a look at the Praktica Super TL 35mm SLR camera which was made by Pentacon some time between 1968 and 1976. 
Praktica Super TL3 35mm slr with lens
Posted: 23 Mar 16
Praktica Super TL3 35mm camera reviewA look at the Praktica super TL3 camera from 1978. A typical Praktica camera - solid, heavy, reliable with the distinctive Praktica look.
Praktica B200 electronic 35mm slr camera with Pentacon 50mm f/1.8 lens
Posted: 06 Apr 16
Praktica B200 electronic camera reviewA look at the Praktica B200 which was the first of the B series of cameras produced by Praktica in the late 1970's.
Praktica MTL 5B 35mm slr camera - front view with chinon lens
Posted: 08 Jun 16
Praktica MTL 5B 35mm slrA look at the Praktica MTL 5B, one of the later 'traditional' models of 35mm slr made by the Pentacon company in Germany.
Pentona II viewfinder camera front view
Posted: 09 Oct 16
Pentona II 35mm viewfinder cameraA look at the Pentona II, a very simple viewfinder camera made in Germany in the early 1960's by a company called KW later part of Praktica
Praktica TL3 35mm camera front view with Sigma XQ lens
Posted: 05 Aug 17
Praktica TL3 35mm slr cameraPraktica made a whole series of tough, dependable, solid cameras in the 1960s, 70s and 80s which sold in large numbers. The subject of this post, the Praktica TL3, is no exception and the fact that it's still working well some 30 odd years after it was made.
Ricoh cameras
Ricoh GXR + P10
Posted: 26 Jul 13
New Camera - Ricoh GXR + P10I’ve come to the conclusion that not only do I enjoy taking photographs, I also enjoy owning cameras ! Because I’ve accepted that I no longer feel guilty about buying new cameras, especially when I find a bargain. I’ve liked the look of the Ricoh GXR exchangeable module camera since it was introduced about 4 years ago, but I could never justify the original price asked. I found a few days ago however that Clifton Cameras have the unit on [...]
Ricoh GXR and P10 sample pictures - The scoreboard shed
Posted: 28 Jul 13
Ricoh GXR + P10 initial shots / thoughtsI’ve had my Ricoh GXR + P10 camera for a few days now and took it to my Son’s cricket practice this morning to see how it performs. Below are the pictures I took – click any for a better sized image. Although I bought this camera with a P10 unit because that was the best cost deal at Clifton Cameras, I could see that if I could ever afford to buy some Leica M-Mount lenses and the 12M APS-C [...]
Ricoh GXR S10 lens - The Lake
Posted: 07 Aug 13
Ricoh GXR S10 Lens UnitThis short review covers the Ricoh GXR S10 lens unit which I recently purchased to add to my other GXR lens, the P10 and the GXR body.
Ricoh KR-10m
Posted: 18 May 14
Ricoh KR-10M 35mm slr cameraA look at the Ricoh KR-10M, which is a manual focus, auto exposure, 35mm camera made by Ricoh in Japan around about 1990.
Ricoh KR-10 super 35mm single lens reflex
Posted: 06 Sep 14
Ricoh KR 10 super 35mm slr cameraThis is my pictorial review of the Ricoh KR 10 Super, a 35mm film camera which was manufactured for Ricoh in Japan in the early 1980’s. In common with all Ricoh’s bayonet mount 35mm cameras, it has the Pentax K mount fitted which allowed a wide range of commonly available lenses to be fitted to it. My example is fitted with a Rikenon 50mm f/2.0 lens which I believe is the original prime lens supplied with the camera. It’s a [...]
Ricoh GXR family showing body and several sensor units
Posted: 02 May 15
New sensors for my Ricoh GXRI bought my Ricoh GXR camera a couple of years ago now, but although I think it’s a really good camera I haven’t put it to the use I would have liked to. There are a couple of reasons for this: I don’t have the optional EVF and I find it difficult to compose a picture in bright sunlight but the main reason is the sensor units I have. When I bought the camera, the two lens units which were [...]
Ricoh GXR A12 50mm sample pictures - Toast for breadfast
Posted: 09 May 15
Ricoh GXR A12 50mm macro unitAs I wrote in a recent post I found a supplier in China selling Ricoh GXR A12 50mm APS-C lens units for my Ricoh GXR camera unit for a remarkably cheap £88 and snapped one up. This is a review of that unit concerning its usability and performance.
Ricoh GXR Leica Mount with Jupiter 8 fitted
Posted: 31 May 15
Ricoh GXR A12 Mount first impressionsI posted a while ago about discovering new lens units for my Ricoh GXR camera from a site in China. Well, I found that the same supplier also had the Ricoh GXR A12 Leica mount sensor unit for a very good price and so I decided to get that as well.
Ricoh GXR A12 28mm sample pictures - Cars on the street
Posted: 07 Jun 15
Ricoh GXR A12 28mm samplesI wrote recently about the new sensor units I bought from China for my Ricoh GXR camera body and followed it up with posts about the 50mm macro unit and the sensor only A12 unit. Well this short post completes the series by including some sample images from the other unit I bought – a Ricoh GXR A12 28mm equivalent APS-C sensor lens. As with the 50mm unit, the 28mm unit is not actually fitted with a 28mm lens but a [...]
Ricoh KR-10 35mm SLR
Posted: 12 Jan 16
Ricoh KR-10 35mm SLR vintage camera reviewA look at a popular camera from the 1980s, the Ricoh KR-10 35mm slr which, although it carries the Ricoh name, was actually made by Cosina.

Posted: 10 Feb 16
Ricoh XR-X 35mm manual focus slr reviewThis is a look at the Ricoh XR-X (XR-M in the US) 35mm manual focus slr camera, a typical, blocky late 1980s design.
Ricoh GXR viewfinder vf-2 - viewfinder fitted to GXR with Leica mount and Jupiter 8 lens front view
Posted: 26 Feb 16
Ricoh GXR VF-2, the missing piece in the puzzleThis article reviews the Ricoh GXR VF-2 electronic viewfinder, which was sold as an add on accessory for the Ricoh GXR camera and provides a useful additional facet the the camera.
Ricoh Singlex TLS 35mm single lens reflex camera with chinon 55mm f/1.7 lens
Posted: 04 Jun 16
Ricoh Singlex TLS 35mm slr cameraA look at the Ricoh Singlex TLS a 35mm single lens reflex camera made by Ricoh in 1967 and also re-badged for a number of other manufacturers

Posted: 28 Sep 16
Ricoh RDC-4200 digital cameraA review of the Ricoh RDC-4200, an early digital camera made by Ricoh in about 1999, including some sample images taken with the camera
Ricoh RDC-7 front view with LCD reversed
Posted: 02 Feb 17
Ricoh RDC-7 Image capturing deviceA look at the Ricoh RDC-7, a very early 3 Megapixel digital camera produced by Ricoh with quite an interesting and novel design.
Ricoh Mirai 105 35mm slr camera - Camera with lens cap removed
Posted: 31 Mar 17
Ricoh Mirai 105 35mm autofocus slr cameraThe Ricoh Mirai 105 is an autofocus 35mm camera which was made by or for Ricoh in the late 1980s. It is distinctive in it's appearance and was a design used by other manufacturers as well as Ricoh, for example it was also made for Olympus as the Infinity Superzoom A300.
Ricoh Caplio R1v - lens extended
Posted: 31 May 17
Ricoh Caplio R1v digital compact cameraA look at the Ricoh Caplio R1v a small, fully automatic, 5Mp  snap shot camera dating from about 2005 with several features typical of Ricoh.
Ricoh R1v sample pictures - paving
Posted: 11 Jun 17
Ricoh R1v Sample picturesA few days ago I posted an article reviewing my Ricoh R1v digital compact camera and today I'm going to add to that post by describing my experiences of shooting with it, and show some Ricoh R1v sample pictures.
Ricoh G600 ruggedised compact camera - front view
Posted: 14 Jun 17
Ricoh G600 ruggedised digital cameraThis is my pictorial review of the Ricoh G600 a waterproof, dust proof, 10 Mp compact digital camera which was made by Ricoh in about 2008.
Ricoh G600 sample pictures - Trees and wall
Posted: 18 Jun 17
Ricoh G600 sample picturesLast week I wrote a review of the Ricoh G600 ruggedised camera, and over the last couple of days I've been trying the camera out and taking some test pictures with it.
Rodenstock cameras
Rodenstock Folding Camera front view
Posted: 28 Dec 17
Rodenstock folding cameraThis is a review and description of a Rodenstock folding camera which I recently bought from eBay UK. Rodenstock has a good reputation for producing lenses, being the original manufacturers of some of the lenses in the Kodak Retina, but this is the first camera I've seen made by the company.
Taron cameras
Taron Vr 35mm rangefinder camera
Posted: 04 Jul 15
Taron Vr 35mm rangefinder cameraA look at the Taron Vr, a 1960s 35mm coupled rangefinder camera with a 45mm f/2.8 lens but with no a light meter.
Taron Unique 35mm rangefinder camera with aux lens and viewfinder fitted
Posted: 18 Jul 15
Taron Unique 35mm rangefinder-cameraA short look at the Taron Unique 35mm rangefinder camera, along with a set of add on lens units and a matched viewfinder.

Posted: 27 Jan 16
Taron Eyemax 35mm rangefinder cameraThis is a review of the Taron Eyemax, an early 35mm rangefinder camera made in about 1961 with a distinctive light meter grill.
Topcon cameras
Topcon Unirex
Posted: 27 Sep 14
Topcon Unirex 35mm slr cameraA look at the Topcon Unirex featuring auto exposure, a leaf shutter and two metering modes this was far from a typical 35mm film SLR.
Topcon IC-1
Posted: 06 Oct 14
Topcon IC-1 Auto cameraA look at the Topcon IC-1 auto 35mm lslr camera which is similar to the Topcon Unirex and fitted with the same UV lens mount.
Hanimex Topcon RE Auto
Posted: 13 Dec 14
Topcon RE Auto 35mm cameraA look at the Topcon RE Auto which is an SLR camera with a leaf shutter rather than the more common focal plane shutter.
Topcon Unirex EE
Posted: 06 May 15
Topcon Unirex EE 35mm slr cameraA look at the Topcon Unirex EE 35mm film camera introduced in about 1972 as a lower cost variant of the popular Topcon Unirex camera
Voigtlander cameras
Voigtlander Vito B viewfinder camera
Posted: 30 Jan 15
Voigtlander Vito B viewfinder cameraA look at the well engineered Voigtlander Vito B camera from about 1959 which was capable of brilliant results thanks to the Skopar lens.
Voigtlander Vito automatic 35mm viewfinder camera
Posted: 23 Feb 15
Voigtlander Vito Automatic 35mm cameraThis Voigtlander Vito Automatic is the second Voigtlander camera I’ve bought in the last couple of months. I bought a Voigtlander Vito B for £5 a few weeks ago, but I didn’t splash out as much on this camera – it cost me 99 pence! Voigtlander Vito Automatic Images Voigtlander Vito Automatic Description This is a 1960’s viewfinder camera with a selenium cell which controls the camera’s aperture, making a fully automatic ‘point and shoot’ model. There is a neat [...]
Voigtlander Dynamatic II 35mm rangefinder camera
Posted: 11 Jul 15
Voigtlander Dynamatic II rangefinder cameraThe Voigtlander Dynamatic II  camera is a 35mm, rangefinder, auto-exposure camera made by Voigtlander in the early 1960's.
Voigtlander vitoret D flash sync
Posted: 03 Oct 15
Voigtlander Vitoret D viewfinder cameraThis is a review of the Voigtlander Vitoret D, which was a simple 35mm viewfinder camera made in the early 1960's
Voigtlander Bessa 66 with lens open
Posted: 18 Nov 15
Voigtlander Bessa 66 medium format cameraThe Voigtlander Bessa 66 is a very compact, 6cm x 6cm, folding camera which takes 12 pictures on a roll of 120 or 620 film.
Voigtlander bessa 66 sample picture - The church in Teverham near Norwich
Posted: 09 Jan 16
Voigtlander Bessa 66 sample picturesThis post highlights the Voigllander Bessa 66 camera I reviewed last week, and shows the Voigtlander Bessa 66 sample pictures I obtained from the first film I ran through it.
Voigtlander Vito 35mm folding camera
Posted: 07 Apr 17
Voigtlander Vito 35mm Folding cameraThe Voigtlander Vito is a 35mm folding camera fitted with a Prontor II shutter, a Voigtlander Skopar 50mm f/3.5 lens and was made just after the second world war in about 1947.
Voigtlander Bessa shutter
Posted: 14 Dec 17
Voigtlander Bessa f/7.7 folding cameraA look at a Voigtlander Bessa folding camera which was made between about 1930-34 and takes 8 large negatives on a roll of 120 format film.
Weltaflex cameras

Posted: 29 Oct 16
Weltaflex medium format twin lens reflexThe Weltaflex is a German made, twin lens reflex camera which first came into the world around 1954 and was made by the Welta company, although I suspect the version I have is a bit later than that since it bears the Pentacon mark on the shutter. Weltaflex Images My Weltaflex Camera I found this camera on eBay described as a fully working, nice condition camera and I thought it was a reasonable price so I bought it. As it [...]
Weltaflex TLR camera sample pictures - man walking his dog
Posted: 06 Nov 16
Weltaflex TLR shooting experienceThis morning I took my Weltaflex TLR with me for a walk round a rather cold and frosty Fairlands Park in Stevenage to try it out and this post features the pictures I took.
Weston cameras
Weston III and Weston II vintage light meters
Posted: 31 May 14
Vintage camera collection - Weston Light meterAnother in my series about my vintage camera collection but this time something a bit different. It’s not a camera but a Weston light meter. In fact two Weston light meters – a Weston Master II and a Weston Master III. Weston Light meter Images These items are similar to the vintage lenses in my collection in that they are still useful and still fulfil the purpose that they were originally made for. Although I have several 35mm film cameras [...]
Yashica cameras
Yashica MG-1
Posted: 03 Mar 13
Yashica MG-1 35mm rangefinder cameraA look at the Yashica MG-1 coupled rangefinder camera which was produced by Yashica sometime in the late 1960s.
Yashica 230AF
Posted: 16 Mar 13
Yashica 230AF 35mm SLRThis is a short review of the Yashica 230AF camera which was an early auto focus slr cameras made by Yashica in the late 1980s.
Yashica Minister D
Posted: 26 Dec 15
Yashica Minister D 35mm rangefinderThis is a review of a popular 35mm rangefinder camera made by Yashica in the 1960s, the Yashica Minister D.
Yashica Pentamatic 35mm slr front view
Posted: 07 May 16
Yashica Pentamatic 35mm camera reviewThis is a review of a Yashica Pentamatic which was the first Yashica 35mm slr to have the ability to change lenses.

Posted: 12 Jun 16
Yashica J-P 35mm slr cameraA look at the Yashica J-P, a 35mm single lens reflex camera made in about 1964, and a modified version of an earlier camera, the Penta J.
Yashica J 35mm rangefinder camera front view showing Yashinon 45mm f/2.8 lens
Posted: 03 Jul 16
Yashica J 35mm rangefinder cameraA short look at the Yashica J, a 35mm rangefinder camera made in 1961 with a limited range of settings and fitted with a 45mm f/2.8 lens.
Yashica TL Elextro X repairs - screw above lens mount.
Posted: 12 Mar 17
Yashica TL Electro X repairsThe Yashica TL Electro X was one of the first 35mm film SLR cameras to feature electronic display of exposure information in the viewfinder. It was first produced in 1968 when the majority of cameras used mechanical meter needles to display exposure  and so it represented a first step on the way to today’s electronic cameras. I found an example of this camera on eBay being sold as non-working but in very good cosmetic condition, and since I already had [...]
Yashica 635 TLR front view with trim missing
Posted: 21 Jun 17
Yashica 635 TLR cameraA look at the Yashica 635 TLR camera, a medium format unit with a bit of a novel twist - it can also shoot 35mm film with an adaptor.
Zeiss Ikon cameras
Zeiss Ikon Contina 35mm viewfinder camera
Posted: 31 Oct 15
Zeiss Ikon Contina viewfinder cameraThe Zeiss Ikon Contina is a viewfinder camera with a 45mm f/2.8 Pantar lens and an exposure control system which uses the EV (Exposure Value) system to set the exposure.
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex alpha - front view
Posted: 30 May 16
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex AlphaThe Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Alpha reviewed in this article is a somewhat cheaper version of the Contaflex which was made to satisfy the lower, entry level of the marked for a leaf shutter, 35mm single lens reflex camera.
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex III sample pictures - Picture 3
Posted: 06 Jun 16
Contaflex III sample filmOver the last week or so I've been running a test film through my Zeiss Ikon Contaflex III 35mm slr and a couple of days ago I finished the film and developed it so this post is to publish the Contaflex III sample pictures.
Zeiss Ikon Nettar II 517/16 front view of lens
Posted: 18 Jun 16
Zeiss Ikon Nettar II type 517/16The Zeiss Ikon Nettar II model is a fairly basic design with a 75mm Novar-Anastigmat lens, a maximum aperture of f/6.3 and the vario shutter has quite slow  speeds of 1/25, 1/75 & 1/200sec + a bulb setting.
Zeiss Ikon Contina I 35mm viewfinder folding camera - side view showing shutter release
Posted: 03 Nov 16
Zeiss Ikon Contina I 35mm folding camera.The Zeiss Ikon Contina I is a 35mm camera with a set of bellows which allows the lens to be collapsed into the body of the camera making a slimmer, more compact camera. This style of design was popular in the mid 1950s when this camera was made.
Zenit cameras
Zenit EM & 11
Posted: 16 Jun 14
Zenit 11 and Zenit EM 35mm SLRsA short look at two classic Russian cameras from the 1970s and 1980s, the Zenit 11 & the Zenit EM which are both of very similar design.
Zenit E 35mm slr fitted with Helios 44M lens
Posted: 26 Mar 16
Zenit E 35mm slr reviewA look at a camera very popular from the late 1960s to the middle 1980s and the first camera of many enthusiastic photographers, the Zenit E.

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