Edixa flex 35mm SLR camera

This is a review of the Edixa Flex, a nice and quite old 35mm slr camera which I acquired a few days ago from eBay uk. The camera was made around about 1958 by the German manufacturer Wirgin and has quite a high feature set for a camera of it’s age. For example, the viewfinder and focusing screens are replaceable, and the shutter release button has a lock to prevent it being accidentally fired. Edixa Flex Images My Edixa Flex […]

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Pentacon 30mm f/3.5 M42 lens on Sony Nex

This is a brief review of the Pentacon 30mm f/3.5 prime lens fitted with an M42 screw thread lens fitted to my Sony Nex 6 camera. Pentacon 30mm f/3.5 Images I bought this lens from E-Bay UK for £7 as a ‘sold as seen’ lens because it had some internal dust. Since lens of this vintage are normally reasonably easy to take apart I thought it was worth while trying it out to see what sort of performance I could […]

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Stripping and cleaning a Pentacon electric 50mm f/1.8

This week I made another purchase for my Nex 6 in the form of a Pentacon Electric 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. It actually came attached to a Praktica PLC3 slr which I purchased as ‘For spares or repair’ from e-bay for £13. When I received the camera I found that the description was quite accurate! The body is in reasonable condition but the shutter speed selection and the iso setting are not working properly, and when I tried to adjust […]

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