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 Unirex EE 35mm slr camera

This post covers the Topcon Unirex EE which was a 35mm film camera introduced in about 1972 as a lower cost variant of the popular Topcon Unirex camera introduced a couple of years before. Topcon Unirex EE Images 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 […]

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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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Topcon RE Auto 35mm camera

A review of the Topcon Uni 35mm film slr which was also sold as the Hanimex Topcon RE Auto.

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Topcon IC-1 Auto camera

A review of the Topcon IC-1 35mm camera which had some interesting, if quirky features.

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Topcon Unirex 35mm slr camera

A review of a classic vintage camera the Topcon Unirex. Featuring auto exposure, a leaf shutter and two metering modes this was a far from typical 35mm film SLR.

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