Camera Reviews

I’ve owned two Minolta Maxxum 7000 bodies and both suffered from the same fatal flaw: a failed aperture-control magnet that made the camera operate only at the mounted lens’s smallest aperture.

It’s a shame, really, because this camera is otherwise a pleasure to use, and the common lenses are quite capable.

I’ve updated my review of this camera; read it here.

Minolta Maxxum 7000
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Updated review: Minolta Maxxum 7000

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Camera Reviews

I’ve extensively updated my review of a classic twin-lens-reflex camera, the Yashica-12.

This wonderful box offers a pair of 80mm Yashinon lenses that do great work. Although this camera is heavy and a little unwieldy to carry, its controls all work with jeweled precision and are a delight. Read my updated review here.

Yashica-12

Updated review: Yashica-12

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Camera Reviews

Here are two more reviews of film cameras from my collection, revised and improved.

The first is of my Zeiss Ikon Contessa LK, a wonderful viewfinder camera with a built-in exposure meter. It’s a great camera to use, and its lens is wonderful. Read the review here.

Zeiss Ikon Contessa LK

Next up is my Nikon F2A, the F2 with the match-needle A viewfinder head. Mine needs its meter fixed; it works but is jumpy. But it’s a solid camera nevertheless. See the review here.

Nikon F2

Updated reviews: Zeiss Ikon Contessa LK and Nikon F2A

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Camera Reviews

I’m back with two more refreshed reviews of cameras from my collection.

Up first is the Nikon N2000, from early in the plastic-body era. The N2000 is a fabulous bargain among Nikon bodies. It doesn’t have the solid all-metal construction of earlier Nikon SLRs but it is still a robust and capable camera. I’ve shot mine a great deal and it just works. See my updated review here.

Nikon N2000

This camera might say Sears on it, but it’s really built by Ricoh — and it’s a solid performer. I got some lovely photographs through those Sears/Ricoh lenses. These are serious bargains on the used market — if you want an inexpensive SLR to knock around with do look at these Ricohs in Sears clothing. See my review here.

Sears KS Super II

Updated reviews: Nikon N2000 and Sears KS Super II

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Camera Reviews

I have two more updated camera reviews for you, this time of a pair of mechanical 35mm SLRs with onboard meters.

The first is the Pentax Spotmatic F. Goodness, I can’t say enough positive about this camera. If you don’t have one, get one. Read my review here.

Pentax Spotmatic F

The Canon FT QL is a competent performer, and very solid under use. I’ve significantly revised this review, with freshly reprocessed images. Read my review here.

Canon FT QL

Updated reviews: Pentax Spotmatic F and Canon FT QL

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Camera Reviews

I’m still freshening my film-camera reviews (and will be for some time; I’ve written 121 of them). I now come to two Nikon 35mm SLRs that couldn’t be more different from each other.

The Nikon FA was a remarkable technological achievement for Nikon, and a darn fine camera to use. See my updated review here.

Nikon FA

The Nikon N60 is an entry-level SLR, but with good Nikon glass attached it can take wonderful photographs all day. See the review here.

Nikon N60

Updated reviews: Nikon FA and Nikon N60

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