Praktica Super TL3 35mm camera review

This is my review/description of the Praktica Super TL3 35mm single lens reflex camera. Praktica Super TL3 Images My Praktica Super TL3 Camera I bought this camera as a job lot box of cameras on eBay for a total of £9-49. I would have been happy enough to pay that for just the Praktica Super TL3, but since I also received a fully working Minolta X-700, a Pentax Spotmatic SPII, a Zenit E and three lenses in the same box […]

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Pictures from Stratford-on-Avon

When we went to Gloucestershire in the summer we visited Stratford-on-Avon where I took some pictures with both my Pentax K5 DSLR and my Minolta 505 si super 35mm SLR. On that day we took a trip on a river boat, had a walk round the town, had a nice meal in a restaurant and took a tourist bus tour around the historic sights. That obviously gave me lots of opportunities to take some pictures and these are the ones […]

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Agfa Isolette V (Jsolette)

I’ve been thinking lately about the cameras my Dad used to collect and I used to play with when I was a boy – quite a lot of them were box cameras and most of the rest were folding cameras. I suspect in that large collection he must have had an example of the subject of this post, which is an Agfa Isolette V. Agfa Isolette V Images My Agfa Isolette V Camera. This is another eBay purchase which I […]

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Minolta Vectis S-1 APS slr

This Minolta Vectis S-1 camera is a first for my camera collection because it’s the only APS camera I have. I got it because I read an article on the Advanced Photo System and was interested to see what the cameras which shot this film were like. Minolta Vectis S-1 Images Advanced Photo System The Advanced Photo System or APS was introduced by Kodak in the late 1990’s and was the first step towards introducing digital technology into picture taking. […]

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Minolta Uniomat II rangefinder camera

This is a look at the Minolta Uniomat II, a 35mm rangefinder camera which was made by Minolta between about 1961 and 1963. It is a simple, light cell driven, match-needle exposure camera with a rangefinder focus system and flash synchronisation. In size and weight it is similar to the yashica MG-1 which was made a few years later, but with a simpler, battery-less operation. Minolta Uniomat II Images I think the most unique feature of this camera is the fact that […]

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Fujica stx-1, Fomapan 200 and Caffenol C-M

Another attempt to develop black & white film with caffenol

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Miranda Sensorex EE 35mm slr camera

This is the final post in my current series on the Miranda cameras in my collection, hopefully not because I won’t ever buy any more – just because I’ve caught up with the current state of my collection. This is a Miranda Sensorex EE which I added to my collection a couple of months ago. It was the model introduced just before the Sensorex EE2 and shares many of that cameras’ features. Miranda Sensorex EE Images My Miranda Sensorex EE camera I […]

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Ricoh KR 10 super 35mm slr camera

This is my pictorial review of the Ricoh KR 10 Super, a 35mm film camera which was manufactured for Ricoh in Japan in the early 1980’s. In common with all Ricoh’s bayonet mount 35mm cameras, it has the Pentax K mount fitted which allowed a wide range of commonly available lenses to be fitted to it. My example is fitted with a Rikenon 50mm f/2.0 lens which I believe is the original prime lens supplied with the camera. It’s a […]

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Praktica Nova 1B SLR

This is a review of one of the latest additions to my collection of 35mm vintage cameras, the Praktica Nova 1B fitted with a Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Domiplan 50mm f/2.8 prime lens. The Nova 1B was manufactured in the G.D.R. by the Pentacon company from between 1967 and 1975 although I can’t find any markings to indicate when my particular copy was made. Praktica Nova 1b images My Praktica Nova 1b camera As with most of my 35mm camera collection, this […]

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Processing scanned 35mm slides in Lightroom and Photoshop

This is a post describing the steps I’ve taken to try to correct some colour casts and exposure problems with 35mm colour slides. I recently discovered a large box of 35mm slides which my Dad took in the 1960’s of our family. There are about 500 slides in total and I’m working through scanning them and getting them to look as good as I can. I am scanning them on an HP Photosmart C8180 Printer/Scanner using the inbuilt slide holder […]

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Lubitel 166b TLR camera

This is another camera which I inherited from my Father – a Russian made, medium format Lubitel 166b Twin Lens Reflex. Lubitel 166b Images At the time of writing, this is the only twin lens reflex camera I own. It’s a very fragile looking, tin plate and plastic affair which looks pretty poor quality, although if I look on Flickr for example pictures taken with this model of camera, it was obviously capable of some very good results. As you […]

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Praktica PLC 3 slr camera

This post describes the Praktica PLC 3 35mm film camera. I actually have two copies of this camera because I bought one as a ‘spares or repair’ model from ebay just for the lens (a Pentacon electric 50mm f/1.8), and then I bought one in almost perfect condition a week or so later because I remembered that my brother had a praktica camera many years ago. I can’t exactly remember the model he has although I’m pretty sure it is […]

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