A review of the 1959 Aires Viscount, a rangefinder camera for 35mm film. Aires made good cameras and this is no exception.
Another Kodak Retina IIa
A review of the Kodak Retina IIa, an early-1950s rangefinder camera for 35mm film from Kodak’s German factory.
Operation Thin the Herd: Olympus XA
I never doubted I’d keep my Olympus XA as I thin the herd of cameras I own. But I shot it anyway because it’s delightful.
The vagaries of old cameras
Konica Auto S2
I’m a sucker for a fast lens. Whenever that magic f number sinks below 2, I’m a goner. And so I can’t believe it took me more than a year to shoot the f/1.8 Konica Auto S2 that a friend donated to my collection. But at long last, this camera has come up in the to-shoot queue.…
Argus C3 Match-Matic
It’s been months since I bought an old camera. I’ve been looking at Argus C3s on eBay for months, looking for the right one. Argus cranked out millions of C3s from 1939 to 1966, and this rugged and relatively inexpensive camera is credited with almost single-handedly popularizing the 35mm film format in the United States.…