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Inspecting vintage film cameras before you buy, part 2: Advanced features

Recently I shared how to check an old film camera’s fundamental functions so you don’t end up buying junk. (Read it here, if you missed it.) But many cameras offer features beyond those fundamentals. 1,106 more words


The Leica M10 Rangefinder Camera, First Digital Leica I Would Consider Buying

In assembling the very first Leica camera in 1913 and 1914, Oskar Barnack created the archetypal small, solid-bodied roll-film camera, an archetype that has influenced cameramakers to this day. 1,025 more words


Voigtländer VF 135

New camera, same problem – will it even work?

After speaking to a friend, Pat, about his interest in getting into film photography, we visited some of our local charity shops to scope the prices of their SLRs for him. 824 more words


Konica Auto S2

I’m a sucker for a fast lens. Whenever that magic number sinks below 2, I’m a goner.

And so I can’t believe it took me more than a year to shoot the f/1.8 Konica Auto S2 that John Smith donated to my collection. 800 more words