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by bill339
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Yashica: Yashica-Mat EM
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Yashica: Yashica-Mat EM

Released in 1964, the Yashica-Mat EM features an uncoupled light meter and a Yashinon shooting lens. The "EM" stands for Exposure Meter, referring to the uncoupled selenium cell exposure meter in front of the viewfinder. It's an all-mechanical camera with no batteries needed. It has a Copa...
by bill339
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Riken: Ricohflex Model III
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Views: 336

Riken: Ricohflex Model III

The Ricohflex was a series of 6x6 TLR made by Riken Optical Industries (Ricoh) in the 1950s. The focusing rings around the taking and viewing lens are geared up for synchronous focusing, just as previous Kodak Reflex I/II. Its coated Anastigmat triplet lens provides great result in its class. The Ri...
by bill339
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Polaroid: Spectra SE
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Views: 328

Polaroid: Spectra SE

The Spectra System SE produces 9.2 x 7.3cm images (rather than 600 or SX-70 film's square format) and was released in 1997. The camera has a 125mm f/10 3-element quintic lens and uses a sonar rangefinder to determine the distance to the subject. Silicon photodiodes make up the photocell that measure...
by bill339
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Imperial Camera: Mark 27
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Views: 333

Imperial Camera: Mark 27

The layout is vaguely related to some of the Kodak Star series, with the film advance winder in the base, an aperture selector (marked COLOR/B&W) below the lens and horizontally lined styling on the back. This camera appeared under other nameplates, including Cinex, and the Boy Scouts' 3-Way Cam...
by bill339
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Kodak Eastman: Monitor Six-16
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Views: 386

Kodak Eastman: Monitor Six-16

The Kodak Monitors were robust folding roll film cameras manufactured by Eastman Kodak from 1939 to 1948. They were available in two different models (both introduced in October of 1939), one using 620 roll film and the other 616 roll film. They were called the Monitor Six-20 and the Monitor Six-16....
by bill339
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Mamiya: Mamiya Auto Lux 35
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Mamiya: Mamiya Auto Lux 35

The Auto-Lux 35 is a 35mm fixed lens SLR introduced in 1963 by Mamiya. It features a Copal-X leaf shutter with a Mamiya Sekor 48mm f/2.8 3 group, 3 elements lens. The camera has an external selenium metering. This allows for shutter priority auto-exposure although the camera can also meter in manual...
by bill339
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Chinon: Chinon CM-5
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Views: 417

Chinon: Chinon CM-5

The Chinon CM-5 is a very capable camera. This made in Japan SLR, utilizing the Pentax K mount, and makes a superior backup camera, or a great starter or student camera. Its manual shutter needs no batteries, and the meter is powered by common 1.5-volt cells (two MS-76). It has Chinon’s variant of t...
by bill339
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Canon: EOS 100 (EOS 100 QD / EOS ELAN)
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Canon: EOS 100 (EOS 100 QD / EOS ELAN)

In August of 1991, this was the world’s first AF SLR camera which incorporated the concept of silent operation. The newly-developed silent mechanisms reduced film advance noise and rewind noise by one-eighth to one-half the level of previous models. The built-in flash’s coverage adjusts automaticall...
by bill339
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Zimmermann: Luxette S
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Views: 464

Zimmermann: Luxette S

Solid body camera with an aluminum top and bottom, steel casing, and black crackle paint. The camera uses a 127 roll film that produces 4 x 4cm pictures. It has a Roschlein-Kreuznach-Cymat f/7.7 lens, with apertures of 7.7, 11, and 16mm in rotating plate. It also has a Synchro Cylux shutter with set...
by bill339
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Camera comments
Topic: Kodak Eastman: Vigilant Six-16
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Views: 447

Kodak Eastman: Vigilant Six-16

The Kodak Vigilant Junior Six-16 is a folding roll film camera produced from 1939 to 1948. It has a three-speed shutter (approximately1/25, 1/50, & 1/100 of a second, plus B- and T-settings) in a DAK shutter assembly with f-stops from f/8.8, f/11, f/16, f/22 and f/32. It produced 2-1/2 x 4-1/4 i...

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