Minor point- you said the Olympus OM-1 was the only fully mechanical SLR model Olympus made, —that all other models had an electronic shutter. Excellent article. Nikon Film Cameras, Which one is right for you? Parking is available on the south side of West Ridge Road off Primrose Street.

It’s successor, the Autoreflex T4, incorporated plastic body panels and was smaller and lighter.

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He succeeded brilliantly. This is my humble contribution to that effort. eBay shopping: search - Kodak - Shopyshake: Shop online Then go out and buy two or three of them and have the tech overhaul them from top to bottom. Free shipping . While I mostly use Nikons for my film work, I do have a sizable collection of screw mount Pentax Taks.


They may not have the kudos of a pentax spotmatic but they are a great quality alternative and are far less expensive. I (and many others) have used 675 hearing aid batteries with great success in cameras that used the old mercurys. If you’re the sort of person who values individuality and enjoys being different simply for the sake of being different, but you don’t want to sacrifice quality and reliability, then the Olympus OM-system may be right for you.

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Earn up to 5x points when you use your eBay Mastercard®. If you are of the “the camera is just a box, the lens makes the image” school of thought, Pentax may be right for you. The number of qualified technicians who know how to fix these old cameras is diminishing rapidly. The major disadvantage of an M42 system is the need for stop-down metering, assuming you can find a camera with a working light meter. If you Buy It Now, you'll only be purchasing this item. Originally known as the Asahi Optical Company, their Takumar and SMC lenses are renowned for optical excellence. Well, the mount? $38.80. applicable).

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Explore experimental development techniques, pushing and pulling film, cross processing, red scale photography and much, much more here. My local repair tech says he bought a replacement shutter for a Nikon FM thirty years ago just to have in stock for repairs and he’s never needed it. Just like it's range of disposable cameras, M35 has fixed focus lens, manual film winding and rewinding and switch to turn flash On/Off. The following year Minolta introduced its XG-series and the massive Nikkormat was replaced by the lighter, compact FM. I got my dads last Yashica 124.

Attendees will receive a complimentary roll of film to get started. Great cameras, though XD better. The Pentax K mount is far more compatible. The last major competitor is Konica, the company which produced the first auto-exposure SLR (the Auto-Reflex with external light meter) and the first auto-exposure SLR with TTL metering, the Autoreflex T. All Konica SLRs offered shutter-preferred auto exposure with full manual control available. Sure didn’t think it would go this way. If you wish to make an informed choice you need to know what your other options are. It’s the best of both worlds: exquisite, small, Pentax Takumars with the T90’s excellent metering. If you are looking for oh-so-cool “swirly bokeh” or “bubble bokeh” and other super-groovy optical defects, then this is the system for you. The shutter will fire on all speeds without a battery. The old joke was that you needed three hands to change a Canon lens, one to grip the camera body, one to grip the lens and a third to rotate the breech locking ring. All Autoreflexes utilize the vertically travelling, stainless-steel Copal Square shutter, require mercury batteries and use CdS metering cells. If you like what you're reading you can also help this personal passion project by heading on over to the EMULSIVE Patreon page and giving as little as a dollar a month. There is a wide selection of superior cameras.

A Leica III-series rangefinder with a collapsible Elmar lens could easily fit in a coat pocket. Other than the professional system LX your high-end K-mount camera choices are a bit limited, though the KX is a worthy competitor to Nikon’s FM. I had an auto Minolta that worked exceptional well for all auto. Here was a small, light and ergonomically intuitive SLR which sacrificed nothing in terms of functionality and reliability. My Canon FT was a tank. Also, while I appreciate the Spotmatic range of cameras are an excellent choice for M42 lenses, don’t discount the Chinon CS or CX , M42 cameras which again are very well made and also extremely reliable and are very cheap on the used market.

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Not even an M42 screw mount. Canon TOP, built like a tank and called The Tank! EMULSIVE is a space for film photographers of all backgrounds to spread knowledge, experience and thoughts about everything related to film photography. Intro to 35mm Film Photography & Photo Walk. So just like the OM1, the meter required a battery but the camera shutter did not. Came earlier than expected, which is quite a surprise! A word of caution: By the late 70s the K-mount had become the standard for aftermarket manufacturers seeking a slice of the bottom end of the market. Here an insider: The Canon EF. the item arrived in perfect condition!!! I cover this more extensively in the book but Nikon’s current DSLRs use the same basic lens mount introduced in 1959 on the original Nikon F. Fourth is Nikon’s extensive use of the Copal Square shutter, one of the most well-engineered photographic tools of the twentieth century. My primary criticism of the FL-series and FD-series lenses is that they are larger and heavier than their competitors and the breech-lock lens mount can be tricky in the field. You now have a tank-like workhorse which will outlive your grandchildren (though the same could be said for the Canon FTb or Pentax Spotmatic).

If you are a novice leave it on automatic and let the metering take over for you if you are unsure what to do. The K-1000 is the stripped-down entry-level consumer version of the KM, which itself was merely a Spotmatic converted to K-mount and positioned below the top-tier KX. …made their name in the 1960s with the SRT-series of 35mm SLRs.

Photo: Juan Martinez. By 1970 SLRs with internal light meters had replaced meterless rangefinders. Prior to the introduction of the K-mount in 1975 Pentax used the M42 screw mount originally invented in East Germany and popularized by Pentacon’s Praktica line of 35mm SLRs. NEW - Kodak Vintage retro M35 35mm Reusable Film Camera Pink Purple YE Green US.

With cheap, and simple, m42 to Canon FD adapters, they mount easily (and yes, focus to infinity) on my Canon T90. At the heart of EMULSIVE is the concept of helping promote the transfer of knowledge across the film photography community. Find all of EMULSIVE’s darkroom-related articles right here. Most of the other plastic Minoltas have a major flaw: the light meter does not operate in manual mode. EMULSIVE is bringing the photographic community and industry together, one Community Interview at a time. Konica’s Hexanon lenses are exceptionally sharp and are regularly referred to as “legendary” in photographic literature. See registration page for details. Walk up and say hello! You can fit anything on to a new Canon or mirrorless but I have to tell people – ‘You bought a Nikon ***D?’ Nothing fits on that.

Subject to credit approval. Cameras, on the other hand, need to be serviced and maintained. Awesome camera and the most reliable of all of Konica’s cameras. Enthusiasts of other brands, particularly Pentax, can make the case that their preferred brand’s lenses are as good as, and in some cases better than Nikkor lenses, but none can credibly boast both better lenses and better cameras.

To make matters worse, the OM-1 was designed to use mercury batteries to power the light meter (the OM-2 and subsequent models used 1.5-volt silver oxide batteries) and the viewfinder displayed no information other than a meter needle and index mark. All the plastic-body Konicas suffer one major drawback: the leatherette covering shrinks and peels over time, no matter how carefully the camera has been stored. I own cameras and lenses from all of them apart from Olympus and in my experience, apart from Canon & Nikon the quality of the cameras is pretty much on an equal par. The metering is turned off in manual mode. Read EMULSIVE’s travelogue articles; travel stories brought to you by the EMULSIVE film photography community. Please enter a number less than or equal to 83. On the one hand you can collect the bokeh-monsters of East Germany (Carl Zeiss Jena, Meyer Optic Goerlitz, Pentacon), the Soviet Union (Helios, Zenit) and the early offerings of Mamiya, Yashica, Rikenon, Fujica and others plus the tack-sharp no-nonsense Pentax Takumars.

Kodak M35 Bundle set film camera purple red yellow mint green teal. That said the pentax LX and the Minolta SRT series are every bit as good as a Nikon FM or Canon FTB. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. My dad was a photographer in WWII station in Germany where he met my mom, he took shots of Ike, Bradly etc. The K-1000 was sold at K-Mart to bargain shoppers and art students. My only concern is the price of film. If there is one company which can boast lenses comparable or superior to Nikkors it is Pentax. Greg Weber has an awesome table of Konica models with reliability ratings on his website. These are large, massive cameras. They functioned beautifully, and I never had any problems with them. It’s fun to see the old ads. While this increased the capabilities of the 35mm camera, it did so at the cost of bulk and mass. My first camera i brought was a Nikon FTn from a pawnshop when i lived in NYC back in 1973. The second edition presents detailed price analysis of the FM/FE series of cameras, the mechanical Nikkormats, and the F3, plus lenses including the 24/2.8, 35/2.8, 50/2, 50/1.4, 85/1.8, 85/2, 105/2.5, 135/3.5 and 135/2.8, with unmodified pre-AI and AI-compatible versions analyzed separately. View all photographs taken by EMULSIVE on 65mm large format IMAX film. Brian Grossman is a fairly smart guy who can't do math so he went to law school. Great product, took a while but that was expected, would recommend. YASHICA MF-2 Super 35mm Rangefinder Film Camera with Flash, Lomography LomoChrome Purple 400 27exp SIMPLE USE Reloadable 35mm Film Camera US, Escura 60s Hand-powered Instant Camera PINK - Use Fujifilm Instax mini film, Escura 60s Hand-powered Instant Camera PINK - Use Fujifilm Instax mini film US, Jenoptik JC 46 JC46D DATE 135mm Compact Film Camera - NEW with BOX, Polaroid Official Refurbished - 600 Impulse Instant Film Camera with Box, Lomography SIMPLE USE Color 400 ISO 36exp Reloadable 35mm Film Camera US, NEW Escura Instant 60s Hand-powered Camera Use Fujifilm Instax mini film ORANGE, Holga Single Use Color 400 ISO 36exp Disposable 35mm Transparent Film Camera, A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is.

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