A gift a Canon Canonet Rangefinder

Introduced in Jan 1961 a weeks worth of stock was sold in 2 hours. came with a fast f1.9 lens, in two and a half years Canon sold one million of them. The example I have is a gift from Continue reading A gift a Canon Canonet Rangefinder

Minolta Hi-Matic 7 rangefinder

This was in excellent condition a big chunk of camera with a very nice lens only issue was the very faint image using the rangefinder although all the mechanical gubbins work including the parallax correction and the case was in Continue reading Minolta Hi-Matic 7 rangefinder

Ricoh 500ME Rangefinder

Another of my Ebay experiences a full frame 35mm film compact having a key feature an ability to take a multiple exposure it uses a switch to cock the shutter without advancing the film the camera is a very compact Continue reading Ricoh 500ME Rangefinder

Canon Canonet 28 Rangefinder

After a while looking on Ebay and after an unfortunate  purchase of a QL19 that was returned as faulty I dropped on the Canonet 28  in excellent condition with a few visible marks but all operational the case is tatty Continue reading Canon Canonet 28 Rangefinder

Bronica ETR-C Missing frames and light leaks

I have been playing with my recently acquired Bronica ETRC and also a “New” 50mm lens from Ffordes Photographic in Scotland

I have had 2 films back from developing today and a previous film had much of the film blank (all the second half) and the one from the Bronica that came today had blank frames as well

Image below of second test film showing missing frames and light leaks Continue reading Bronica ETR-C Missing frames and light leaks