Braun Super Paxette II

The Braun Super Paxette II is the latest addition to my vintage camera collection and is a 35mm, interchangeable lens, rangefinder camera made by Braun in Germany in about 1956. Braun Super Paxette II Images My Super Paxette II Camera I found this camera looking pretty lonely on eBay and, feeling sorry for it, I made a bid and bought it for about £8. It was sold without any guarantee that it would work and I found when I received […]

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Taron Vr 35mm rangefinder camera

Up until a few days ago I had never heard of Taron as a camera make, but as I was searching through eBay for anything interesting to add to my collection, I discovered two which both looked interesting enough to take a punt at. They were both slightly more than I usually pay for vintage cameras, but I decided to give it a go and managed to get both with my first bid. One unit was a Taron Unique and […]

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Chinon 35 EE rangefinder camera

I’ve bought quite a few small 35mm rangefinder cameras lately, and this is the newest one I’ve acquired – a Chinon 35 EE. Chinon 35 EE Images Chinon 35 EE description This camera was made in about 1976 by Chinon and was also available as the Vivitar 35EE and was sold by Dixons in the UK as a Prinz 35E. It is a fully automatic exposure, small rangefinder camera of a type very common in the 1970’s. With quick loading, […]

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Minolta Hi-matic F rangefinder camera

This Minolta Hi-Matic F, is a little rangefinder camera I picked up for only a few pounds because it had a broken glass in the viewfinder window. I thought that it would be relatively simple to perhaps find another unit which doesn’t work but has a good mechanical condition so I could build one good unit from the two. Minolta Hi-matic F Images As I said I knew when I bought this camera that the glass on the front of […]

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Mamiya 135 EE 35mm rangefinder camera

This post is a review of the Mamiya 135 EE, a small 35mm rangefinder camera made by Mamiya in about 1977. Mamiya 135 EE Images For the £10 it paid for it I received the camera, a National PB-3 flash gun, a case for the flash, a camera handbook for the Mamiya, a ‘focal Photo Guide’ entitled “All about Flash” and a small brown leather (or simulated leather) case for the camera. Although the camera is nice the item which […]

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Petri 7s II rangefinder camera

The Petri 7s II is a 35mm rangefinder camera manufactured sometime in the mid 1970’s. It was a replacement for the Petri 7s which was in turn itself a replacement for the original Petri 7 manufactured from about 1960. Petri 7s II Images I purchased my copy from eBay uk for about £8 a few months ago, and so far I’ve done nothing with it other than make sure that the shutter fires, the aperture at least opens and closes […]

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Yashica MG-1 35mm rangefinder camera

This is a post about my Yashica MG-1 35mm rangefinder which I bought from eBay UK for £21. The MG-1 was the last in a series of rangefinder cameras which Yashica made between 1966  and 1975. It was available in either black or chrome, my version being the chrome one. For it’s time it was a quite highly specified camera with an automatic exposure system and in-viewfinder indication. Yashica MG-1 Images My Yashica MG-1 Camera I received the camera a […]

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