Boots Pacemaker CM viewfinder camera

The Boots Pacemaker CM camera is a version of the Regula Sprintic model C made for the Boots company at a time when Boots were a major supplier to amateur photographers. Boots Pacemaker CM Images My Boots Pacemaker CM camera I was given this camera by John, a reader of my blog who had a number of cameras donated to him and he didn’t need this particular model in his collection. The unit is in very good condition for it’s […]

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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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Voigtlander Vitoret D viewfinder camera

This is a review of the Voigtlander Vitoret D, which was a simple 35mm viewfinder camera made in the early 1960’s and was part of Voigtlander’s consumer camera offering, below the Vito range and aimed at the holiday snap-shot photographer market. Voigtlander Vitoret D Images My Voigtlander Vitoret D Camera This camera was purchase for about £5 from ebay with no guarantee and it turns out that the light meter built into the top panel is defective. I will need […]

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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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Pentacon Six project – Step 4 Pentacon Six Viewfinder repair

Whilst I’m carrying out repairs and adjustments on the shutter assembly of my Pentacon Six, I’ve also been looking at the viewfinder and lens which both needed some attention.  In this post I’m going to show the repairs and cleaning which took place on the viewfinder. When I first received the Pentacon Six the viewfinder was in a reasonable state cosmetically, with just a couple of scratches, but optically it had a couple of chips in the prism, and these […]

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Ilford sportsman 35mm viewfinder camera

This Ilford Sportsman is a camera which I inherited from my Dad a few years ago. It’s a simple 35mm viewfinder camera with a Dacora Dignar 45mm f/2.8 lens and was made about 1959. Ilford Sportsman Images Ilford Sportsman Description I’ve had this camera in a box in my office since the day Dad gave it to me and never really looked at it until today when I decided to dig it out. I had always assumed it was just […]

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Miranda Fv TTL viewfinder repair.

I recently bought a Miranda FV 35mm SLR camera which has a TTL metered viewfinder fitted. I got the camera quite cheaply, because the viewfinder is marked and dull but I thought I would look at what, if anything, I could do to get the viewfinder repaired and working again. This post therefore covers the Miranda Fv TTL viewfinder repair. At first I thought the major problem with the marking in the viewfinder was caused by a leaking battery because […]

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Miranda Fv with TTL metering.

A review of a vintage 35mm film camera the Miranda Fv with a TTL metering viewfinder. Although long gone, the Miranda SLR was a camera of distinction and quality.

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