Olympus Camedia E-20P Digital single lens reflex

The Camedia E-20P digital single lens reflex is a 5Mp camera made by Olympus in late 2001. It is a fixed lens camera, with a fast 9 to 36mm f/2 lens (35 to 140mm in full frame terms), an articulated LCD screen as well as an optical viewfinder, a host of picture taking options and a very solid construction. All the pictures in this post can be viewed in full size here. My Camera A while ago I got into […]

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Olympus OM-40 35mm slr camera

The Olympus OM-40 was the top camera in the Olympus manual focus amateur offering in the early 1980’s. The first in the line was the OM-10 which featured only aperture priority auto exposure (although a manual adapter was made available as an option to plug in and allow shutter speeds to be also set). The next model was the OM-20 which had both manual and aperture priority exposure modes and this was followed by the OM-30 which had a primitive […]

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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. 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 whole package to be […]

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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. 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. When I received the […]

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Pentax Program A short camera review

This is a short review of the Pentax Program A 35mm camera which mainly covers the differences between this camera and the Pentax Super Program which I reviewed a few weeks ago. My Pentax Program A Camera I bought this camera mostly for the lens which came with it which is an SMC Pentax-M 28mm f/2.8. This is like a faster version of Takumar 28mm f/3.5 which I have, but with a Pentax K mount rather than M42. Unfortunately, there […]

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Pentax MZ-3 autofocus slr review

This is a review of almost the top camera in the Pentax MZ series – the Pentax MZ-3. Only one camera had a better spec than the MZ-3 and that was the MZ-S which was, and still is, considerably more expensive to obtain than the MZ-3. My Pentax MZ-3 Camera I acquired this camera to fill in the gap in my Pentax MZ series collection because it is one of the only models (other than the MZ-S) which I don’t […]

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Pentax Z-20 35mm auto-focus slr review

This is a review of one of the best specified models in the Pentax Z series of auto-focus 35mm film cameras – the Pentax Z-20. This is one of the not so well know models in the Pentax range, but one that I think is a bit of a star once you get to know it. My Pentax Z-20 Camera This Pentax Z-20 was bought to compliment my other Pentax Z series cameras, a Z-1 and Z-1p which represent the […]

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Minolta X-700 35mm SLR review

This is my review/description of the Minolta X-700 35mm slr which was probably the best manual focus camera Minolta produced. First, here are some pictures of the camera: My Minolta X-700 Camera I know we are quite early in 2016 but I consider this camera to be one of the best buys I’ve made this year and I’m fairly confident I’ll still think that when we get to December. I found the camera as part of a bundle of 35mm […]

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Pentax Super Program / Super A review

This is a review of the Pentax Super Program (also known as the Super A) 35mm manual focus camera. My Pentax Super Program / Super A Camera I’ve been increasing my collection of Pentax cameras quite a lot over the last few months having added a P30T, a Spotmatic SP, a Spotmatic SP II , an S1, an SV and this camera, a Super Program. The good thing about Pentax is if you keep your eyes peeled it’s possible to […]

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Ricoh KR-10 35mm SLR vintage camera review

This is a review of a popular camera from the early 1980s, the Ricoh KR-10 35mm slr. The pictures in this gallery can also be viewed full sized here My Ricoh KR-10 Camera I bought this camera a couple of years ago and basically put it in a box in the garage just after I received it because I believed it to be broken. I’d tried the shutter a couple of times and found it didn’t work and since I’d […]

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Pentax P30T 35mm slr camera review

This is a review of the last and, in my opinion, the best model in the P30 series that Pentax made – the Pentax P30T My Pentax P30T Camera I’ve had a Pentax P30 for a while now because I inherited it from my father a few years ago. The P30 is a great camera but I’ve always been a bit disappointed because it doesn’t offer Aperture Priority auto exposure, so I was interested to see in an article I […]

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New medium format camera – Bronica ETRsi

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about which medium format camera to buy myself for a Christmas present. At the time I had narrowed my choice down to a few models and was deciding which I should settle on. Well, after a lot of deliberation, internet research, pouring over specs and countless online searches for second-hand cameras, I finally made a decision and a couple of days ago I bought a Bronica ETRsi 645 format camera. As I was […]

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Ricoh GXR A12 50mm black & white pictures

I read an article a few days ago about setting up the Ricoh GXR as a Leica M Monochrom camera replacement and, because it was a dull, gloomy day today when I went for a walk I decided to try out the settings and shoot in black & white. In reality, setting the camera up to act like a Leica Monochrom was as simple as selecting high contrast black & white jpeg and switching to manual exposure mode but I […]

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Pentax Z-1P Pro 35mm SLR

It was only a couple of weeks after I got my Pentax Z-1 SLR that I found this Pentax Z-1P at a knock-down bargain price on eBay and decided it was too good a bargain to resist. Although this camera was sold as ‘Spares or Repair’ I could see from the pictures that the major area with problems was the lens which had a switch missing from the body, so I took a gamble that the rest of the camera was […]

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Pentax Z-1 Pro 35mm SLR

This Pentax Z-1 camera is the latest addition to my 35mm vintage camera collection and without a doubt both the most expensive and the most full-featured of any 35mm Pentax camera I own. It’s a 2nd generation, 35mm, Autofocus camera manufactured in the early 1990’s which places it after the SF series and before the MZ series. My Pentax Z-1 Camera I decided to buy one of these cameras after my problems with the Pentax MZ series. I want a […]

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