Collecting Cameras

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.

Konica Autoreflex T3
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Updated review: Konica Autoreflex T3

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Camera Reviews

I’ve extensively revised my review of the Nikon F2AS, one of the finest, if not the finest, mechanical 35mm SLR ever made. This is a go-to camera for me; I’ve put a lot of film through it. It’s a truly great camera. See my review here.

Nikon F2AS

Updated review: Nikon F2AS

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Blogosphere

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.

A favor I’d like to ask of you

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Camera Reviews

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.

Kodak Pony 135

Updated review: Kodak Pony 135

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Camera Reviews

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.

Canon Canonet Junior

Updated review: Canon Canonet Junior

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Collecting Cameras

From the time they were new I always wanted to try a Polaroid SX-70. It seemed so magical! It took me 41 years to get around to it. I’ve updated my review; read it here.

Polaroid SX-70

Updated review: Polaroid SX-70

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