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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Minolta Dynax 7xi 35mm autofocus slr

The Minolta Dynax 7xi is a high grade, 35mm autofocus camera made by Minolta in the early 1990s. At the time it was the model below the top camera that Minolta made – only the 9xi was above it in the line up. My Minolta Dynax 7xi Camera I bought this camera as part of a job lot of 7 Minolta Dynax film cameras for a total of £25 including postage. For that price I consider the whole package to be […]

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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 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. 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 the only models (other than the MZ-S) which I don’t […]

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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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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. 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 about Pentax is if you keep your eyes peeled it’s possible to […]

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Canon Canonet 35mm rangefinder

This Canon Canonet, made in about 1961, is most notable because it looks a bit upside down compared to most cameras. The film rewind and advance are both mounted on the bottom of the camera leaving the top plate with just the shutter release, frame counter and an inset hot shoe. My Canon Canonet Camera Although I’m not a great fan of Canon cameras generally, an exception to that is the rangefinder series, so when I found this example on […]

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Pentax Z-1P Pro 35mm SLR

It was only a couple of weeks after I got my Pentax Z-1 SLR that I found this Pentax Z-1P at a knock-down bargain price on eBay and decided it was too good a bargain to resist. Although this camera was sold as ‘Spares or Repair’ I could see from the pictures that the major area with problems was the lens which had a switch missing from the body, so I took a gamble that the rest of the camera was […]

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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-60 QD 35mm autofocus slr

The Pentax MZ-60 was the last 35mm camera Pentax produced in the MZ series, and in fact the penultimate 35mm film camera they ever produced – only the *ist followed it. It is similar to other cameras in the series, being light weight plastic construction and quite small and follows the route started with the MZ-50, 30 & 7 models by having several picture modes along with standard Aperture, Shutter, Program mode and manual operation. I bought the 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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Pentax MZ-30 35mm autofocus slr

The MZ series of autofocus SLR were the last series of 35mm film cameras which Pentax produced and the Pentax MZ-30 was one of the last cameras in that series with manufacturing starting in about 2000. It’s a quite basic but still well featured camera, which has many of the attributes of that line – light weight, small, easy to use and with great metering and autofocus performance for the day. I have several of this series of cameras and […]

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Pentax MZ-7 35mm autofocus slr

I have an on/off love affair with Pentax. Although I basically love Pentax cameras I have a bit of a problem at the moment with reliability. I’m looking for a good autofocus 35mm camera to carry with me when I’m out with my Nex 6 or Pentax K5 and an obvious choice would be a Pentax since the majority of my K-mount lenses are actually full frame. Because of that I’ve bought a few from the MZ series but I’ve […]

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Rank Mamiya Auto Lux 35

This Rank Mamiya Auto Lux 35 is the latest addition to my collection of 35mm film cameras. It is a fixed lens, SLR camera with a leaf shutter and a Mamiya Sekor 48mm F/2.8 lens which was made about 1963. In many ways this camera reminds me of the Topcon unirex and IC-1 Auto cameras that I own because of the fact that it is an SLR camera but fitted with a leaf shutter rather than a focal plane shutter. […]

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