Yashica 35 Rangefinder book

Yashica 35 Rangefinder Cameras – Resources and Links for The Yaschica 35 Camera Book

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The Yashica 35 Camera Book Welcome. This is a link page is for The Yashica 35 Camera book, the second in the series of Vintage Camera Guides by Richard W Jemmett. The book is available from Amazon and Lulu. The first book in the series is The Purma Camera Book: A Vintage Camera Guide – […]


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Kodak Vecta

Kodak Brownie Vecta is it a Modern Design Classic Camera?

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Introduced in 1963, the Vecta was a bold modern replacement for the Brownie 127 model II. However it was short lived as the vecta was discontinued in 1966, shortly after the (equally unsucsessful) 127 Model 3 was introduced. This camera was designed by Kenneth Grange. It is a moulded grey plastic upright box. It features […]


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Purma Book Front Cover

The Purma Camera Book: A Vintage Camera Guide – Using and Buying Purma Cameras

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Purma manufactured three very innovative cameras between 1936 and 1959. The Purma Camera Group explores how to use these cameras, how to buy them and the history fo the company. The book has lots of diagrams, images captured with the cameras and more general information about using a vintage film camera. Picking up a camera […]


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Group of Photography Log Books

Here is how to Improve your Film Analogue Photography with a Photography Log Book

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We are somewhat spoilt with digital cameras as the digital image not only records the image but also some of the important data about how the photograph was captured. The Exif data embedded in the image when the shutter is pressed includes the camera model, exposure details, lens and often the location via GPS data. […]


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Ricoh FF-9 35mm Compact Camera

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Overview The Ricoh FF-9 is a 35mm moderate wide angle ultra compact camera which was released in 1988. It was also released as FF-7. It is a basic camera with some extra features. Features and Operation Its main features are: 35mm F3.5 Ricoh lens, 4 elements in 4 groups, autofocus with focus lock, min. focus […]


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Baby Rolleiflex

Rolleiflex – 127 Baby Rolleiflex

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By far the most famous 127 camera’s are the baby Rolleiflex’s. The original baby Rolleiflex was introduced in 1931 and discontinued in 39, following the launch of the Rolleiflex “sport” (1938-41). The Sport features a 2.8 lens – allowing it to capture fast-moving action more easily. However, the easiest way to tell these apart is that […]


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Fujifilm Zoom Date140

Fujifilm Zoom Date 145, 35mm Film Compact Camera – Results and Feelings about this Film Camera

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The Fujifilm Zoom Date 145 is a simple to use compact camera. The camera was made by Fuji in Japan from around 2000 and fitted with a 38-145mm zoom lens and databack. It has automatic focus, metering, film transport and flash systems built-in. Fitted with self-timer and tripod mount. It requires an easy to find […]


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Fujifilm Zoom Date 145

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Fujifilm Zoom Date 145


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Jupiter 11 lens

Jupiter 11, 135mm f4.0

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The Jupiter 11 135mm 4.0 is a copy of a Zeiss Sonnar 135mm 4.0 lens and maf=de in the USSR. The lens evolved over the years and I obtained a 1990s version when I bought a Fed-4 from ebay. To be honest I was not expecting the lens and so it was a bonus. It […]


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Olympus AF10 Super

Olympus AF 10 Super, an Easy to use Compact Film Camera

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Overview The Olympus AF10 Super (Infinity Junior in the US) was released in 1987, a fully automatic 35mm film camera. It inherited the sliding cover design from the XA. Small and lightweight, with an integrated flash, it’s smaller than the XA with flash attached. Features and Operation The camera’s main features are: 35mm F3.5 lens, […]


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FED Cameras – LinkPage

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Where to buy a Fed Camera FED Cameras and more for sale on Etsy FED Cameras for sale on eBay Directory of Vintage Camera Retailers Film, Film Processing and More Film Process and Supply (Directory) My Film Captured Photos for Download on Etsy Social Media and More Some Fed cameras and accessories on eBay UK […]


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Purma Cameras – Resources and Links for The Purma Camera Book

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The Purma Camera Book The Purma Camera Book: A Vintage Camera Guide – Using and Buying Purma Cameras. Read more about the Purma Camera Book Purma Book Contributors and Links Mike O’Connell – Art Deco Cameras James Rod Tony Platt Matthew Davidson Neal Wellons Adrian Gray Maurice Fisher Adrian Gray More about Purma Cameras Early […]


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Olympus Pen EE

Pen EE – LinkPage

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My New Olympus Pen EE, 1964 – What’s in the Box? (Blog Post) Olympus Pen EE – Results and Feelings about this Film Camera (Blog Post) Into the Forest – A Forest Adventure With Camera and Poodle: An ebook zine by RW Jemmett (Photo and Camera Zine 1) Kindle Edition What about a great Photography […]


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Painshill Minolta 110 SLR MkII

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Bracknell photo walk with Minolta 110 SLR

Minolta 110 SLR Mk II Results – a successful photoshoot

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I enjoyed using the robust simple to use Minolta 110 SLR. It is a true SLR although it does not have interchangeable lenses. Just a zoom. You can read more about the camera on this blog at Minolta 110 SLR Mk II Film camera – an easy to use portable SLR I am also please […]


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Bracknell Minolta 110 SLR MkII

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Photos taken on a Photo Walk around Bracknell with my Minolta 110 SLR MkII


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Robot Star

Robot Star, a Square Format 35mm Camera, how Strange

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The Robots are a world apart. They are ultra-small, spring-wound 35mm film cameras with interchangeable lenses. To keep the cameras small, they chose the 24x24mm picture format. They are completely mechanical. They are designed for discreet, hyperfocal use, colour-points on the distance scale of each lens indicate the depth of the field according to the […]


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Voigtländer Vito C / Balda CA35 a Lightweight Automatic Camera to Look out for

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If you look at the Voigtländer Vito C, you are certainly reminded of the Minox 35 series. There is a very similar Minox model, the Minox 35 ML. And there is a Balda CA 35, which is technically the same camera as the Vito C. There is a reason for this. Karl-Heinz Lange, chief camera […]


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Canon Dial 35

Canon Dial 35 (Bell & Howell Dial 35)

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Overview The Canon Dial 35 was first released in 1963. It already has a CDS meter and film is advanced via a spring motor. It’s a horizontally orientated semi automatic camera, you choose the speed and it sets the aperture. In 1968 a second version was released, the 35-2, which has major improvements: a much […]


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