Mamiya/Sekor 500 DTL 35mm camera

This is a quick pictorial review of the Mamiya/Sekor 500 DTL 35mm SLR camera which was introduced by Mamiya in the late 1960s. Mamiya/Sekor 500 DTL images My Mamiya/Sekor 500 DTL camera This camera is one of a very select few in my collection in that it was gifted to me. In fact, it was surprise gifted to me by a fellow camera collector John Bear, who also runs a vintage camera site called Camera Portraits. The story is that […]

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Ricoh TLS 401 35mm slr

The Ricoh TLS 401 is a 35mm slr which Ricoh produced as an improved version of the Singlex TLS and in many ways it looks and behaves very much the same, but has some rather interesting additional features. Ricoh TLS 401 Images My Ricoh TLS 401 Camera I have been looking for a 401 TLS for quite a while but the only units I could find were very expensive ‘buy it now’ offers which were asking way more than I thought the camera […]

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A Guide to metering modes

This post aims to provide a simple guide to metering modes available in cameras, and to provide the photographer with the information necessary to make the right choice when taking their picture. Introduction Single lens reflex cameras which have built-in, through the lens light meters, have been available for a number of years now; in fact they have been available since 1964 when Pentax introduced the Spotmatic model. On the face of it, the ability to measure light coming through […]

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Miranda Sensorex EE2 35mm camera

A review of another classic 35mm film camera and another Miranda – this time a Miranda Sensorex EE2 from about 1972.

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