SLRs

Single lens reflex 35mm film cameras of the 50s, 60, 70s, and 80s.

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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Pentax K1000 featured image. Pentax K1000 featured image.

Pentax K1000 – Basic and Reliable The Pentax K1000 single lens reflex camera is robust and simple to operate. It is a mechanically operated single lens reflex camera (SLR) with manual focus, and manual exposure control, only. Although there is a single 1.5-volt button cell battery (A76, or LR44, or AG13) housed in the bottom…

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