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Testament – Agfa Silette

Testament – Agfa Silette

As a New Year comes in I get mellow and like to reflect on the years gone by, and hopefully the ones to come. On my mind today is a question and a reflection. When is a camera more than a camera? What is any camera REALLY worth? Sometimes, and this may happen only once […]
What is Lens Fungus: – The Reason Why

What is Lens Fungus: – The Reason Why

What is Lens Fungus: – 2,400 Million years ago fungus developed.  Long before most life on the planet and it’s been going ever since. These days if you’re an avid photographer with a penchant for classic lenses you’re most likely to discover it in a lens and want to remove lens fungus quickly. So, what […]
Toy Story – Konica Pop Review

Toy Story – Konica Pop Review

Konica Pop Review: Dating from 1982 the Konica Pop is a classic budget point and shoot.  This one comes from 1985 or later as its shows the ‘Hexanon’ lens marking. The lens is stated as being a 36mm f4 and is of course fix focused. The specification for the shutter was 125th but I timed […]
The Revenant – Minolta XG-1 Restoration

The Revenant – Minolta XG-1 Restoration

The Minolta XG-1 was the second in the XG series launched in 1977 as a budget camera to complement the top of the line XD series. Unlike its predecessor the SRT series, the XG series was all electronic. By the time the XG series came to market the SRT series was looking tired but would […]
Film Camera Buyers Guide

Film Camera Buyers Guide

If you have read the previous articles about buying cameras on eBay then this quick film camera buyers guide will give you the essentials for the most common cameras for sale. This film camera buyers guide is not fully comprehensive, doesn’t cover every 35mm SLR ever made but is based on hard-won experience of cameras […]

Testament – Agfa Silette

MelJan 3, 20235 min read
Testament – Agfa Silette
As a New Year comes in I get mellow and like to reflect on the years gone by, and hopefully the ones to come. On my mind today is a question and a reflection. When is a camera more than a camera? What is any camera REALLY worth? Sometimes, and this may happen only once […]

What is Lens Fungus: – The Reason…

MelDec 11, 202216 min read
What is Lens Fungus: – The Reason…
What is Lens Fungus: – 2,400 Million years ago fungus developed.  Long before most life on the planet and it’s been going ever since. These days if you’re an avid photographer with a penchant for classic lenses you’re most likely to discover it in a lens and want to remove lens fungus quickly. So, what […]

Toy Story – Konica Pop Review

MelSep 19, 20227 min read
Toy Story – Konica Pop Review
Konica Pop Review: Dating from 1982 the Konica Pop is a classic budget point and shoot.  This one comes from 1985 or later as its shows the ‘Hexanon’ lens marking. The lens is stated as being a 36mm f4 and is of course fix focused. The specification for the shutter was 125th but I timed […]

The Revenant – Minolta XG-1 Restoration

MelSep 18, 202213 min read
The Revenant – Minolta XG-1 Restoration
The Minolta XG-1 was the second in the XG series launched in 1977 as a budget camera to complement the top of the line XD series. Unlike its predecessor the SRT series, the XG series was all electronic. By the time the XG series came to market the SRT series was looking tired but would […]

Film Camera Buyers Guide

MelSep 6, 202217 min read
Film Camera Buyers Guide
If you have read the previous articles about buying cameras on eBay then this quick film camera buyers guide will give you the essentials for the most common cameras for sale. This film camera buyers guide is not fully comprehensive, doesn’t cover every 35mm SLR ever made but is based on hard-won experience of cameras […]

So You Want to Buy a Camera…

MelJul 31, 202211 min read
So You Want to Buy a Camera…
If you don’t want to be on the receiving end of a camera that looks like the one above then read on and learn how to buy a camera on eBay. A quick look on google will find you hundreds of similar articles. However, on close review, they all describe how to best shop on […]