Mamiya EE Super merit (AKA Mansfield Eye-tronic)

Mamiya made cameras both for themselves and for re-badging by other companies.  This camera is re-badged by the USA company of Mansfield. It is badged as a Mansfield Eye-tronic but is actually a Mamiya EE Super Merit. This model was also available in the USA as a Honeywell Electric Eye 35 and in the UKContinue reading “Mamiya EE Super merit (AKA Mansfield Eye-tronic)”

Yashica Minister III

This is a rangefinder camera from Yashica that is pretty standard for its time.  It is almost exactly the same size as Zeiss Ikon’s Contessa LKE of the same period and looks very similar as well. It is slightly larger than Voigtlander’s Vitomatic II which is slightly earlier. lens:  Yashinon-DX focal length:  45 mm apertures:Continue reading “Yashica Minister III”

Zeiss Ikon Voigtlander Vitessa 100 SR

This camera outlines the dangers of buying online.  One is reliant on the written description given by the seller and a photo or two.  Unfortunately, it is just not possible to physically examine what you are buying. In this case, the camera was described as ‘good and clean’ with the seller saying that they knewContinue reading “Zeiss Ikon Voigtlander Vitessa 100 SR”

Braun Paxette IIM

Braun Paxette II M lens: Steinheil Munchen Cassarit focal length:  45 mm apertures: 2.8 to 16 focus range: 1 m to infinity lens fitting: 39 mm (non-Leica) shutter: Prontor SVS speeds: 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 300 flash: m, x, v  PC connector film size: 35 mm Braun made collecting their camera tedious. Continue reading “Braun Paxette IIM”