Ricoh GXR A12 28mm samples

I 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 […]

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New sensors for my Ricoh GXR camera

I 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. Ricoh GXR camera and sensors When I bought the camera, the […]

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Kodak Brownie Twin 20 camera

This Kodak Brownie Twin 20 is probably the oldest camera I own, and also one of the simplest. It’s a 620 roll film box type camera which was made by Kodak in England sometime between about 1959 and 1964. Kodak Brownie Twin 20 Images The Kodak Brownie Twin 20 is a family snap-shot style camera which was sold in the millions and was a logical design progression from the box camera. There is a simple single speed shutter, an aperture […]

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Pentax MZ-50 35mm autofocus slr

It’s a bit odd thinking of this camera as an addition to my Vintage Camera Collection, because in many ways this feels like writing a post about a modern DSLR. The Pentax MZ-50 has all the features of a modern slr – auto focus, multiple exposure modes, scene modes, camera body control for aperture and shutter speed etc but instead of recording to a digital sensor it records to film. The subject of this post is the Pentax MZ-50 – […]

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Pentax S1a 35mm slr camera

I’ve broken the rule I set a couple of months ago when I decided to concentrate on only Miranda and Topcon cameras for my collection because I saw another 35mm camera on eBay which I’ve always wanted to own and I managed to get it very cheaply. In reality it is a bit battered and worse for wear, but I’m still pleased I got it – it is the subject of this post, a Pentax S1a. Pentax S1a Images My […]

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