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Bencini CamerasThe Company was founded by Antonio Bencini in 1937 as I.C.A.F. in Milano, Italy. Soon after it changed its name to C.M.F., and after WWII renamed itself to CMF Bencini. CMF Bencini became renowned for their characteristic rigid body cameras but they also made folding cameras such as the Argo rollfilm folder with Aplanatic F:10.5 lens in CMF A3 single-speed shutter.
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Bencini Koroll Camera


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Bencini Koroll - C.M.F Bencini - Koroll (film 120) 1951.

Description - Made in Italy c1951. Forerunner to the Bencini Koroll S. Film 120 rollfilm. The body of the Koroll camera is a single aluminium alloy casting including lens barrel. Some of the main features for the camera included a lens with an extending metal tube with a fixed aperture of f /11, a shutter mechanism with a fixed shutter speed of 1/30 (1/50 in the Koroll S model) and a Focus from 6 feet to infinity.

History - The Bencini Koroll is a simple viewfinder camera manufactured by CMF Bencini around c1951, very similar to the ‘Koroll S’ model introduced in 1953 but without the cold-shoe on the top of the camera which was added to the 'Koroll S' as an additional feature; other models in the Koroll range differ much more significantly.

8 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
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Canon CamerasThe ‘Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory’ (the forerunner of Canon Inc.) was founded in 1937 in Tokyo following their production between 1933 and 1936 of the Kwanon, the prototype for Japan’s first 35mm camera with a focal plane shutter. Kwanon, named after the Buddhist Bodhisattve Guan Yin, is known as Kannon in Japanese; the Company changed its name to Canon in 1947.
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Canon EOS 400D


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Canon EOS 400D Digital SLR Camera. Manufactured by Canon, Japan from 2006.

Description - A fairly modern mid-range digital camera. Canon EOS 400D Digital SLR Camera. Mid-range SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera, introduced by Canon 2006. Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex). EOS (Electro-Optical System). 10 Mega pixels using Compact Flash Type I/II memory cards with JPEG and RAW file formats and Lithium-ion Rechargeable batteries.

13 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
Album viewed 53 times

Canon AF35ML


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The AF35ML, manufactured in 1979 is a compact camera that uses 135 film type.

8 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
Album viewed 43 times

Canon EOS 300


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The Canon EOS 300 is an SLR camera produced between 1999 and 2002 that uses the 135 film type.

7 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
Album viewed 33 times

Canon Snappy QT


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The Canon Snappy QT, introduced in 1997, is a compact camera that uses 135 film.

7 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
Album viewed 41 times

Canon Z115


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The Z115 is a compact camera, using 135 film, that was manufactured in 1993.

4 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
Album viewed 27 times

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FujiFilm Cameras
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FujiFilm FinePix 2800 Zoom


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A compact camera using 135 film type, introduced in 2001.

3 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
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Hanimex CamerasHanimex Corporation founded in 1947 imported and distributed cameras under their brand name in Australia and New Zealand for equipment made by other manufactures in Japan and Germany.
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Hanimex 35hs Camera


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A rather simple 35mm camera the Hanimex 35 HS is a cheap plastic point and shoot camera with a hot-shoe for flash and a fixed-focus 33mm lens with three settings for sunny, cloudy and flash.

1 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
Album viewed 24 times

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Pentax Cameras
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Pentax Espio 115M


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A compact camera using film 135, introduced in 1996.

5 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
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Praktica Cameras
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Praktica LTL3


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Praktica LTL3 35mm SLR. Manufactured in East Germany from 1975 to 1978.

Description - A well designed and solid built German 35mm SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera manufactured by the East German VEB Pentacon Company between 1975 and 1978, with three Carl Zeiss Jena lenses. The lenses were detachable and screwed onto the Pentax/Praktica Universal M42 Screw Mount on the front of the camera. Each lens is also fitted with a clear glass UV (Ultra Violet) B filter to reduce glare from sunlight reflections e.g. for when taking photos of water with sunlight reflecting off it.

History - Pentacon introduced the LTL series in 1972. The LTL3 (model shown here) was introduced in 1975 and replaced by the Prakica MTL3 in 1978 which continued in production until 1984. The lenses featured here are all made by Carl Zeiss Jena lenses; a Company founded by Carl Zeiss (1816-1888) who was a German maker of optical instruments.

19 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
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Praktica BCA Electronic


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An SLR camera using film 135 introduced in 1983 and discontinued in 1990.

6 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
Album viewed 43 times

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Purma Cameras
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Purma Special


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Purma Special 1937-1951.

Description - The Purma Special camera has a plastic body with metal parts and a fixed lens aperture of f6.3 giving a focal length of 10 feet to infinity. This camera was rather special due to the novel innovation of the focal-plane shutter mechanism using gravity to offer three shutter speeds, 1/25 (Slow), 1/50 (Medium) and 1/450 (Fast). There is no shutter speed selector on the camera as the shutter speed is selected by the way the camera is held and used to take photos, and for this reason the film format was square. Fast shutter speed is selected by holding the camera vertically with the wind knob in the up position. Medium shutter speed is selected by holding the camera horizontally, and Slow shutter speed is selected by holding the camera vertically with the wind knob in the down position. The words ‘Fast’ and ‘Slow’ are moulded into the Bakelite on either side of the viewfinder as a reminder in which way to hold the camera; and the Purma Special would take sixteen square photographs on 127 film.

History - The Purma Special, produced by Purma Cameras Ltd of London between 1937 and 1951, was sold by R. F. Hunter of London, England.

5 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2013
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Zenit CamerasThe Zenit is one of a series of 42mm screw mount cameras by Krasnogorski Mekhanicheskii Zavod.
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Zenit B


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The Zenit-B is a 35mm SLR camera manufactured between 1968 and 1973.

4 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2013
Album viewed 27 times

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