Miranda Sensoret 35mm camera

The Miranda Sensoret is a small, compact 35mm camera and was the only rangefinder model that Miranda made. It was available in chrome and black; this article reviews the chrome model. Miranda Sensoret Images My Miranda Sensoret Camera I found this camera on eBay amongst a series of cameras all being sold by the same person. They were all marked as ‘spares or repair’ and seemed to belong to a collection they had acquired and were disposing of. I almost […]

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Vintage camera Index Page

This is the index to my vintage camera collection.

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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. Pentax SF10 Images My Pentax SF10 Camera I purchased […]

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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. Pentax MZ-60 Images I bought […]

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A handful of Gossen light meters

The latest additions to my vintage camera collection are not cameras at all but a couple of lightmeters. I have the Gossen Sixtomat which was a popular model in the 1950’s, and a Gossen Sixtino, a very small neat unit which was made about 1960. Both of these cost about £1 to buy from eBay UK. Gossen Sixtomat The Sixtomat unit is fitted in a tight fitting leather case with a brass chain which passes through a hole in the […]

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Miranda Sensomat RE-II 35mm slr camera

This is the latest addition to my Miranda camera collection – a Miranda Sensomat RE-II. I bought this as a spares or repair purchase for £20 postage paid, but I messaged the seller prior to buying it to find out what was wrong with it. The message I received, which turned out to be pretty accurate, was that the shutter fires but the speed selector doesn’t turn and the aperture blades in the lens are displaced. I was fairly sure […]

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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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Kodak Brownie Twin 20 camera

This Kodak Brownie Twin 20 is probably the oldest camera I own, and also one of the simplest. It’s a 620 roll film box type camera which was made by Kodak in England sometime between about 1959 and 1964. Kodak Brownie Twin 20 Images The Kodak Brownie Twin 20 is a family snap-shot style camera which was sold in the millions and was a logical design progression from the box camera. There is a simple single speed shutter, an aperture […]

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Praktica BMS 35mm electronic camera

This Praktica BMS is the sister of another Praktica camera in my collection that I posted about a while ago, the Praktica B100 electronic. Whereas the B100 was an attempt at a fully automatic camera, on the BMS the exposure is set completely manually. Praktica BMS Images My Praktica BMS Camera I obtained this camera, as with most of my vintage camera collection, from eBay uk for a very reasonable £5.73 + £4.90 p&p. It seems to be in just about […]

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Pentax S1a 35mm slr camera

I’ve broken the rule I set a couple of months ago when I decided to concentrate on only Miranda and Topcon cameras for my collection because I saw another 35mm camera on eBay which I’ve always wanted to own and I managed to get it very cheaply. In reality it is a bit battered and worse for wear, but I’m still pleased I got it – it is the subject of this post, a Pentax S1a. Pentax S1a Images My […]

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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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