This metal, mechanical 35mm SLR is fairly typical of its early-1970s era. What sets it apart is a wonderful 50mm f/1.7 lens. Check out my updated review here.
If you don’t block ads in your browser, you’ll see two small ads at the bottom of every post on this blog. I make somewhere between $2 and $8 a week from them. That won’t let me quit my day job, but it does cover this blog’s hosting costs and pays for some of my film and processing.
I’m inserting a couple more ads into my camera reviews as I update them. I’m also inserting more ads into a few other evergreen posts. Those posts drive a lot of search traffic to my blog and I figure I might as well let them drop a few more pennies into my PayPal account.
If you block ads, I’d be grateful if you’d turn off blocking for my blog. I’d consider it a favor. I get it, ads are a scourge — but the little bit of money I make from them really does help me keep publishing this blog.
The Kodak Pony 135 is a surprisingly good performer given that it was the first step up over Kodak’s basic box cameras. It offered no exposure or focusing help to the photographer, but with the Sunny 16 rule you could go very far with a Pony 135. Mine suffers from a wicked light leak, unfortunately. Check out my refreshed review here.
Arguably the least-popular Canonet, the 1963 Canonet Junior isn’t even that much smaller than its bigger Canonet brother. This despite its name!
It’s also the only Canonet that isn’t a rangefiner. You guess focus on the Junior.
I found a roll of film in mine, half shot. So I finished shooting it, had it processed and scanned, Photoshopped the hell out of the images to make them marginally usable, and shared them with you in a review. See it here.