Yashica J-P 35mm slr camera

The Yashica J-P is a 35mm single lens reflex camera which according to camera wiki was made in about 1964, and was a modified version of an earlier camera, the Penta J. Yashica J-P Images My Yashica J-P Camera I added this camera to my collection because it was being sold quite cheaply as unworking, but I thought I knew what was wrong with it. On the pictures I could see that the self timer was angled down, so when […]

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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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Pentacon six project – Step 3, Pentacon Six shutter assembly

This is the third post in my Pentacon Six project and follows on from my last one where I removed the shutter from the chassis and carried out a bit of a clean and lubrication. Since then I’ve had a look at the Pentacon Six shutter assembly and I’ve come to a few conclusions/observations. For a start I was surprised at how flimsy the shutter assembly is when out of the chassis. The plate that the film advance assembly fits […]

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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. Rank Mamiya Auto Lux 35 Images 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 […]

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Vintage camera collection – Canon T70

This is a brief post about the Canon T70 35mm SLR, which I purchased from eBay UK for £11.50 about 9 months ago. Canon T70 Images Canon T70 Description This camera was the second in canon’s T series of manual focus, 35mm SLR’s following on from the T50. It was introduced by Canon in about 1984 and was considered to be an advanced camera in it’s day being one of the first cameras to include a micro-processor to control the […]

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