Classic Cameras Friday! Nikon Nikkorex 35 – 1962

Hey There! This time I bring a nice little machine, the Nikon Nikkorex 35, could you ask yourself how a Nikon D3100 looks like back in the days, well, here is an example and some facts, enjoy: Early consumer Nikon SLR $120 with f2.5 lens in 1963 ($855 in 2010 dollars) A lousy camera, but …

Classic Cameras Friday! Canon Canonet 1961

Hello there! This is a nice rangefinder, I have one, will post photos soon, here some facts: Canon’s first consumer rangefinder $119.50 with f1.9 lens in 1961 ($871 in 2010 dollars) The Canonet was Canon’s first mid-priced camera, a shutter-priority auto-exposure 35mm rangefinder with the meter around the lens, so it automatically compensated for filters. …

Classic Cameras Friday! Ihagee Kine Exakta ~ 1936

Hey There; After a big computer crash, I am back, with my Classic Cameras Friday Section, here is the Ihagee Kine Exakta, a masterpiece from the 30’s. Enjoy First 35mm SLR $150 with f3.5 Tessar lens in 1936 ($2353 in 2010 dollars) The Dresden camera company Industrie- und Handelsgesellschaft was founded in 1912. It’s better …

Classic Cameras Friday! – Nikon F 1959

First perfected mechanical 35mm SLR Many other firsts, too $329.50 with f2 lens in 1959 ($2469 in 2010 dollars) Twenty-three years after the first 35mm SLR, the Kin矇 Exakta, the first perfected mechanical SLR finally appeared: the famous Nikon F. Almost all of its main features had appeared in earlier cameras, but never all together: …

Classic Cameras Friday! – Olympus Pen 1959

Hey There; I want to show you the first Japanese Half Frame Camera, here a few facts: Made half-frame popular $29.50 with f3.5 lens in 1960 ($217 in 2010 dollars) The Pen was the first really popular half-frame camera, and, for a while, anyway, it made half-frame popular, too. But eventually Kodak’s refusal to mount …

New Section starting Now! ~ Classic Cameras Friday!

Hello Again; Today I want to start a new Section over my blog, Classic Cameras Friday!. and today I would like to show you the Nikon S, a rangefinder from 1950. Here a few facts: First Nikon camera imported into US $349 with f1.4 lens in 1951 ($2927 in 2010 dollars) Nikon’s first camera, the …