Beauty Beaumat 35mm camera.

The Beauty Beaumat is a 35mm rangefinder camera with a few rather interesting features which set it aside from some of the more ‘run of the mill’ rangefinder cameras which were produced around the same time, which was about 1960. Images of the Beauty Beaumat My Beauty Beaumat Camera I bought the Beauty Beaumat because I’d not seen one before, and it seems to be one of the more exotic models. It was bought from eBay for a few pounds from […]

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Kodak Retina Reflex III 35mm slr camera

The Kodak Retina Reflex III is a 35mm, single lens reflex camera made by Kodak AG in Stuttgart, Germany between the years of 1960 and 1964. The camera features an inbuilt light meter, a split image rangefinder in the centre of the focusing screen and interchangeable lenses. Kodak Retina III Images My Kodak Retina Reflex III Camera I found this camera on eBay in an auction starting at only £10. Most Retina Reflex cameras I’ve seen on eBay are either in […]

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Zenit E 35mm slr review

This is my review of a camera very popular from the late 1960s to the middle 1980s which was the first camera of many enthusiastic photographers, the Zenit E. Zenit E Images My Zenit E Camera This camera was bought as part of a job lot of 4 cameras I acquired a couple of weeks ago for the small sum of £9.49. I was quite pleased it was included in that mini collection, because I owned a Zenit B in […]

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Taron Eyemax 35mm rangefinder camera

This is a review of the Taron Eyemax, an early 35mm rangefinder camera made in about 1961. Taron Eyemax Images My Taron Eyemax Camera I saw this camera on eBay and was interested in it for a couple of reasons. Initially, because I have two other Taron cameras and I always like to add new examples to a make I already have but mostly because it is a distinctive looking camera. In fact when I found it on eBay it […]

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Ricoh KR-10 35mm SLR vintage camera review

This is a look at a popular camera from the 1980s, the Ricoh KR-10 35mm slr which, although it carries the Ricoh name, was actually made by Cosina. Ricoh KR-10 Images 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 […]

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Kowa SE 35mm SLR

This Kowa SE 35mm camera is the first Kowa model I’ve added to my vintage camera collection. It’s a leaf shutter, fixed lens single lens reflex camera made in the early 1960s. Kowa SE Images My Kowa SE Camera. I bought this camera for £10 from eBay, chiefly because I didn’t have any Kowa models and I was interested to see what it would be like. As it turned out, £10 was possibly too much to pay because the unit […]

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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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Vintage camera collection – Cosina CT-1

A review of the cosina CT-1 which formed the basis of many entry level manual cameras in the mid 1970’s.

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