Topcon Wink E Mirror strip down – part one

A couple of weeks ago I bought a Topcon Wink E Mirror 35mm slr for a few pounds on eBay and I spent a couple of hours today stripping it down to fix a problem with the shutter cocking. When I first received the camera I cocked the shutter once and the camera seemed to work properly. However, once I tripped the shutter I couldn’t get it to cock again, and the shutter blades were closed, so I started to […]

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Topcon UV Topcor 28mm f/4 lens on Sony Nex

A couple of months ago I made myself a Topcon UV adapter for my Sony Nex camera and over the last couple of days I’ve been trying out one of my Topcor UV lenses with it. These pictures can also be viewed full size here. The Topcon UV series are difficult to adapt to modern digital cameras because the aperture adjuster was fitted to the camera body rather than the lens – this is why I needed to make my […]

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Making a Topcor UV to Nex mount adapter

A couple of years ago I purchased a Hanimex Topcon RE Auto camera and a couple of lenses from eBay UK. The camera was sold as ‘For Repair’ and at the time I purchased it I could see by the pictures that it was going to take some work to get it back to working order. These pictures can be viewed full sized here. Well, after I took delivery I found that it was in an even worse state than […]

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Topcon Unirex EE 35mm slr camera

The Topcon Unirex EE was a 35mm film camera which was introduced in about 1972 as a lower cost variant of the popular Topcon Unirex camera which had been introduced a couple of years before. Many of the features of this camera are similar to the original Unirex, so this is going to be a short post just describing the differences and the particular condition of my example camera. For more information on the original Unirex please see my other post. Differences I […]

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Vintage camera collection – My top 5 35mm cameras

It was about 18 months ago that I bought my first ‘vintage’ 35mm camera. In those first few weeks I bought a number of cameras because they were ones which inspired me when I was a teenager, but I could never have afforded to buy them. Since then however, I’ve bought more and more, some of which I hadn’t even heard of when I was younger. Obviously, over that time I’ve turned into a collector. I don’t collect as someone […]

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