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

Updated review: Minolta Maxxum 7000

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.


Updated review: Yashica-12

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

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

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

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