The Single Lens Reflex category covers camera which have a reflex mirror and can be focused optically by looking through the same lens that the camera will use to take the picture. This gives advantages for not only focus; the composition is also made easier by seeing the photo exactly as the picture will be taken.

 

Fuji S2 Pro digital camera – part two

This 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, and show some more sample pictures from it. My general experiences of using the camera are that it is quite a big unit to carry around, but it’s […]

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Fuji Finepix S2 Pro digital camera

This is a bit of a departure from my usual posts about vintage film cameras because the subject of this post is a digital camera. However, considering the rapid advancements that have taken place in digital camera design, the Fuji finepix S2 Pro, having been released in 2002, is an interesting look back at one of the first good quality, large sensor digital cameras available. Fuji Finepix S2 Pro Images My Fuji Finepix S2 Pro Camera I bought this camera […]

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Minolta Dynax 700si sample pictures

Over 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 700si Sample Pictures I took the pictures at a variety of locations including a party at my Sister’s house and Gunby Hall in […]

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Pentax Z-10 autofocus 35mm slr

The Pentax Z-10 is an entry level 35mm autofocus camera from the Pentax Z series introduced in the early 1990’s. It was actually the first of the Z series and paved the way for such fantastic cameras as the Z-1p which is one of my favourite auto focus film cameras. Pentax Z-10 Images My Pentax Z-10 camera This is a camera I purchased for a few pounds simply to augment my Z series collection. I have the Z-1 and Z-1p […]

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Minolta Dynax 7xi 35mm autofocus slr

The Minolta Dynax 7xi is a high grade, 35mm autofocus camera made by Minolta in the early 1990s. At the time it was the model below the top camera that Minolta made – only the 9xi was above it in the line up. Minolta Dynax 7xi Images My Minolta Dynax 7xi Camera I bought this camera as part of a job lot of 7 Minolta Dynax film cameras for a total of £25 including postage. For that price I consider the […]

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Minolta Dynax 700si autofocus camera

The Minolta Dynax 700si is a high spec 35mm autofocus camera made for pro or serious amateur photographers by Minolta in about 1993. Minolta Dynax 700si Images My Minolta Dynax 700si Camera I bought this camera as part of a job lot of Minolta Dynax cameras, and in fact I originally bought the set because of another camera in the lot. I paid £25 for 7 Dynax bodies, and the particular camera that took my eye was a Dynax 7xi. […]

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Yashica J-P 35mm slr camera

The Yashica J-P is a 35mm single lens reflex camera which according to camera wiki was made in about 1964, and was a modified version of an earlier camera, the Penta J. Yashica J-P Images My Yashica J-P Camera I added this camera to my collection because it was being sold quite cheaply as unworking, but I thought I knew what was wrong with it. On the pictures I could see that the self timer was angled down, so when […]

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Praktica MTL 5B 35mm slr

The Praktica MTL 5B was one of the later ‘traditional’ models of 35mm slr made by the Pentacon company in Germany. In design it is very similar to other  Praktica cameras with the signature front mounted shutter release; stop down lever for the metering; square, boxy look and M42 lens mount. Praktica MTL 5B Images My Praktica MTL 5B Camera This camera was purchased simply to add to my collection of Praktica cameras. I bought it in an unknown condition […]

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Contaflex III sample film

Over 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. To carry out the test I used a roll of FP4+ which I loaded in a re-sealable canister from a bulk loader. I used a light meter app on my phone to meter the exposure and […]

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Ricoh Singlex TLS 35mm slr camera

The Ricoh Singlex TLS is a 35mm single lens reflex camera made by Ricoh in about 1967 and also re-badged for a number of other manufacturers. Ricoh Singlex TLS Images My Ricoh Singlex TLS Camera I was lucky enough to be given this camera by David, a reader of my blog to see if I could get it working and to add it to my collection. Initially there was a problem with the shutter and  I’ve already posted about the […]

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Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Alpha

The name Zeiss Ikon is somewhat iconic in camera manufacture and the Contaflex series was one of their longer running models. I had only one Zeiss in my collection, a Contina, and I decided it was time I added to that and so I purchased a Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Alpha in a non-working state. Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Alpha Images My Contaflex Alpha Camera As I said above I bought this camera in state described as ‘shutter working but erratic’ and […]

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Petri Penta V6 35mm slr

This is the first of a two part review of the Petri Penta V6 35mm slr camera. This part is a description of the camera and its spec, and also covers how I acquired my copy of the camera. The second, follow up post will cover my impressions of using the camera and some test shots taken with it. Petri Penta V6 Images My Petri Penta V6 Camera I bought this camera as a twin camera set along with a Petri Flex […]

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Konica Autoreflex TC 35mm review

This is a review of the Konica Autoreflex TC 35mm camera which was one of the last in the Autoreflex series of cameras that Konica made. Konica Autoreflex TC Images My Konica Autoreflex TC Camera I paid £7 for this camera because it was sold as not working, the reported problems being the metering circuit and some marks on the focusing screen. The metering fault was because the battery compartment had some green corrosion caused by a leaking battery at some […]

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Konica Autoreflex T2 Top cover removal

This is a post detailing the Konica Autoreflex T2 top cover removal procedure. The following pictures show the steps I took to remove the cover, so I won’t give any more details, but in the text which follows I will explain the problems I had. Konica Autoreflex T2 top cover removal For the most part the removal of the top cover of the Autoreflex T2 is the same as most other cameras of this era, but this is the first […]

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Konica Autoreflex T2 review

This is my review of the Konica Autoreflex T2 35mm slr which was a model in the middle of what became a long line of cameras made by Konica. Konica Autoreflex T2 Images My Konica Autoreflex T2 Camera I purchased this camera for £14 as a body only from eBay from a seller who described it as in good physical  condition but was sold for parts or repair because the shutter was jammed. However, I could see from the photos on […]

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