Minolta Dynax 300si 35mm slr

The Minolta Dynax 300si 35mm autofocus slr was the entry level camera in the Minolta si series which culminated in the 800si.  Although it didn’t have many of the pro-level features of that camera, it was still a capable unit for family and holiday snapshots, as well as a good camera for anyone intending to grow into the more capable Minolta auto focus offerings. My Minolta Dynax 300si Camera I picked up my copy of the 300si when I bought […]

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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 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. These pictures can also be viewed full sized here. My 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 […]

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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. These pictures can also be viewed in full size here 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 […]

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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. The pictures in this gallery can also be viewed full sized here 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 […]

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Ricoh XR-X 35mm manual focus slr review

This is a review of the Ricoh XR-X (known in the USA as the XR-M) 35mm manual focus slr camera. The pictures in this gallery can also be viewed full sized here My Camera I bought this camera because I have a Ricoh KR-10m and wanted to see how the XR-X, which is reputed to be a fine camera, compared to it. I found it on ebay and thought it looked pretty good value because it was bundled with the optional […]

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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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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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Pentax SF10 35mm Autofocus SLR

This Pentax SLR comes from the SF range of cameras which Pentax introduced before the Z and MZ range, and were the first set of autofocus SLR cameras the company made. This model, the Pentax SF10 was also known as the SF7 and is similar in styling to the SFXn camera which I own, but is a rather simpler and more basic model than that. It was manufactured in about 1988. My Pentax SF10 Camera I purchased this camera from […]

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Pentax MZ-M 35mm SLR

I’m having a bit of a run on the Pentax MZ series at the moment and my recent purchase of the Pentax MZ-M helps in my aim to own every model produced. As is stands I have nearly all the entry/mid level examples except the MZ-10 but I still need to get some of the top end models, MZ-6, MZ-3 and MZ-S. I will probably be able to get the MZ-6 and the MZ-3 but the MZ-S is still selling […]

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