Olympus Trip 35 Olympus Trip 35

Olympus Trip 35 The Olympus Trip 35 was extremely popular back in the 1970s and 1980s. According to the Olympus camera website, the Olympus Trip first went on sale in 1968. Over the next two decades, Olympus produced and sold over 10 million of these little zone focus film cameras. Those made prior to 1978 had…

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Wellington airport giant Gollum from Lord Of The Rings installed in the restaurant area by Weta - Lord of the Rings directed by Peter Jackson Wellington airport giant Gollum from Lord Of The Rings installed in the restaurant area by Weta - Lord of the Rings directed by Peter Jackson

A Quick Look at Wellington City through the Camera Lens Wellington City is one of the few places in New Zealand where you can live very comfortably without the need for a car. The other is central Auckland. Everything you could need like shops, banks, public transport, entertainment, theatres, museums like Te Papa, restaurants cafes,…

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Olympus mju II Olympus mju II

Olympus Mju II – first released in 1997 Some 3.8 million copies of the Olympus Mju II were sold. It was called Stylus Epic in the US market. It is an iconic example of design and function coming as it did near the end of the 35mm film era, just before the arrival digital cameras…

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Pentax P-30 featured image of camera. Pentax P-30 featured image of camera.

Pentax P30 I really like the Pentax P30. It is quite small being almost as compact as a Pentax MX. It also reminds me a bit of the old Pentax ME Super which immediately proceeded it. Some cameras I just like. The P30 is one of them. The Pentax P30 came out in 1985 making…

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Pentax MX film SLR camera Pentax MX film SLR camera

Pentax MX manual only If you have never handled a Pentax MX you are in for a real treat. This little compact camera is an absolute joy to handle. If you can find a good working black paint version you really have struck gold – the black paint models are highly prized by Pentax users and collectors. The…

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Ricoh XR-1s featured image. Ricoh XR-1s featured image.

Ricoh XR-1s manual exposure The Ricoh XR-1s is a manual-exposure-only 35mm film SLR. Though nothing fancy it has depth-of-field preview, self-timer, black paint, battery check, and a switch that turns the meter off, and locks the shutter, when the wind-on lever is returned to its normal position. Shutter flash x-sync is at 1/125 second flash sync…

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