Inside the Yashica Electro 35

If you’re here, you already know that the Yashica Electro is one of the best picture-takers your lunch money can buy. You also know that they’re as common as they are inexpensive, and that they are as likely as not to have at least one Read More …

Industar 61 Relubing

If you own one I probably don’t even have to explain it, but for the uninitiated, the very common and very excellent ‘Russian’ (actually Ukranian) lenses Industar-26 and Industar-61 (found on the long-lived FED 2 and later FED cameras) are frequently found gummed-up with grease Read More …

Light Seal Replacement

Introduction You’ve all seen it, the bits of black crud that are somehow both crumbly and gummy at the same time, sticking to your camera door, the film rails, maybe even your mirror bumper. Nasty stuff that when it gets on your fingers you find Read More …

Sears TLS (Ricoh Singlex TLS)

  Produced circa 1967, Ricoh Co., Ltd. Japan Film type 135 (35mm) Picture size 24 x 36mm Weight 26.4oz (748.4g) body only; with Auto Sears 1.4/55mm lens 2 lbs, 5.6 oz (1.66kg) Lens M42 screw-mount Auto Sears (Rikenon) 1.4/55mm Filter size Shutter Copal metal square Read More …

Salyut-C

  Produced 1972-1980 (1975) Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine Film type 120 Picture size 6cm x 6cm Weight Lens Bela/Vega-12B 90mm 1:2.8-22 (Kiev 88 screw mount) Focal range .6m to infinity Filter size 58mm Shutter foil focal plane Shutter speeds B, 1/2-1/1000 (sync at 1/30) Viewfinder SLR: Read More …

Praktica Super TL (Hanimex)

  Produced around 1968-1975 VEB Pentacon AG Dresden, Germany Film type 135 (35mm) Picture size 24 x 36mm Lens M42 screw-mount Meyer-Optik Oreston 50mm 1:1.8-16 Filter size 49mm threaded Shutter cloth focal plane Shutter speeds B, 1-1/500 Viewfinder SLR Exposure meter TTL CdS Battery originally Read More …

Praktica MTL 3

  Produced 1978-1984 VEB Pentacon AG Dresden, Germany Film type 135 (35mm) Picture size 24 x 36mm Weight 19.8oz (561.3g) body only; with auto Pentacon normal lens 26.6oz (754.1g) Lens M42 screw-mount auto Pentacon 50mm 1.8-16 Filter size 49mm threaded Shutter metal focal plane Shutter Read More …

Konica Autoreflex T3

  Produced 1973-? Konishiroku Co., Japan Film type 135 (35mm) Picture size 24mm x 36mm Weight 26oz (737g) body only; 35oz (992g) with 1.7 50mm lens Lens Konica bayonet mount Hexanon AR 1.7/50mm (6 elements in 5 groups) Filter size 55mm Focal range 18″ to Read More …

Konica Autoreflex T

  Produced T 1968-70 Konishiroku Co., Japan Film type 135 (35mm) Picture size 24mm x 36mm Weight 26oz (737g) body only; 34oz (964g) with 1.8 52mm lens — OOF! Lens Konica bayonet mount Hexanon AR 1.8/52mm (6 elements in 5 groups) Filter size 55mm Focal Read More …

Kiev 60

  Produced 1984 – present (1987) Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine Film type 120 Picture size 6cm x 6cm Weight 55oz body and prism only, 69oz. with 80mm lens (Holy Boat Anchors, Batman!) Lens Volna-3 80mm 1:2.8-22 (Pentacon Six ‘B’ mount) Focal range .6m to infinity Filter Read More …