Aka Relle exchangeable lens camera

The Aka Relle is an exchangeable lens camera with a simple viewfinder for composition and scale focusing. It was made in Germany in the mid to late 1950s and features a rather odd ‘clamshell’ construction. Aka Relle Images My Aka Relle Camera This was a eBay purchase which I made simply because it was a bit different from the run of the mill 35mm cameras which are common. It looked an interesting camera, although very worn, and since it was […]

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Iloca Rapid 35mm viewfinder camera

The Iloca Rapid camera is a viewfinder camera made in Hamburg in the mid 1950’s which, although not a fantastically well engineered or very highly spec’d camera, still has some interesting and possibly unique features. Iloca Rapid Images My Iloca Rapid Camera I purchased this camera when I found it being sold by a charity shop on eBay simply because I’d not heard the name Iloca before. I paid £8 and for that I received the camera itself, a cheap boots […]

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Zeiss Ikon Contina viewfinder camera

I picked up this Zeiss Ikon Contina 35mm camera from eBay for a give-away price and for that I got a viewfinder camera with EV exposure control, 45mm Zeiss lens and great quality engineering in what seems to to be almost perfect condition. Zeiss Ikon Contina Images My Zeiss Ikon Contina Camera As I said above I found this camera on eBay advertised as simply ‘old camera’, but I could see from the pictures supplied that it was a Zeiss and […]

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Agfa silette 35mm viewfinder camera

This is a review of the Agfa Silette type 5 viewfinder camera which was manufactured by Agfa in Germany in about 1958. Agfa Silette Images My Agfa Silette Camera When I bought the camera from eBay for £5, there were no clues as to it’s model because the seller simply described it as an ‘old agfa camera’, but I assumed by the (rather blurred) picture that it was a rangefinder, because of the two windows at the top. When I […]

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