(I also have an Olympus OM1 camera) Olympus OM10 front view Excepting my Canon EOS cameras, this is my newest camera dating from between 1979 and 1987. Behind the pressure plate inside the camera is a code which tells us exactly when it was made. The first digit is the factory code, the next digitContinue reading “Olympus OM 10”
Canon EOS 50E This is a serious amateur camera aimed at the top of the amateur (or “consumer” to be modern) market. It contains a number of features not found on most EOS cameras. The most significant of these is eye-controlled focussing. More of this later. As well as this EOS film camera, I haveContinue reading “Canon EOS 50E”
Voigtlander Bessamatic – 1961 This is Voigtlander’s answer to Zeiss Ikon’s Contaflex range and Kodak’s Retina reflex range. It was developed sometime after the Zeiss Ikon and Kodak models and this allowed Voigtlander to learn from its competitors’ mistakes. The most obvious lesson learnt is that the entire lens assembly is detachable rather than justContinue reading “Voigtlander Bessamatic”
Zenit E – a 35mm film SLR from the KMZ factory in Russia.
I have been after a Contaflex for while now. Zeiss Ikon put a lot of thought into the design of their cameras and all that I have come across have been a joy to hold. The Contaflex is no exception. After WWII with the partition of Germany, Zeiss Ikon became two concerns. Both continued toContinue reading “Zeiss Ikon Contaflex”