• M1a

    Olympus M-1

    Many think of the OM-1 as the first in Olympus’ range of compact film SLR’s, however there was in fact another model that proceeded it. In July 1972 Olympus introduced the M-1. This new “M system” spearheaded by the legendary Maitani Yoshihisa, introduced a new design philosophy focused …

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    Olympus OM-3

    The Olympus OM-3. One of the most advanced mechanical shutter cameras ever made. It is also one of the rarest OM series cameras around as it was only produced for 3 years (1983-1986). As a result it is often hoarded by collectors who sit them in …

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    Some new Books – Araki Bresson

    Ok, I never really used to be into photo books that much. I mean, they were nice and everything, but I never understood the big attraction and would rather spend the money somewhere else. However, over the last year I’ve developed bit of an appreciation for …

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    “Instant” 35mm Film

    Well, not quite “instant”, but pretty damn close. I didn’t know this (maybe you did), but Polaroid used to make 35mm film that you could process at home without messy chemicals, in a matter of minutes. The system seems to of had some popularity at one …

  • omgawesome

    Olympus Pen EF

    The Olympus Pen EF is bit of an unusual camera. I originally saw this little guy covered in dust at a market last weekend. It stood out form the other cameras with its compact size, selenium light meter and flash. When i picked it up i …

  • canonp

    Canon P

    I got this little beast a while ago now, but have only got a chance to make a post about it today. The Canon P (“Populaire”) was made between 1958 and 1961. It’s one of Canon’s last screw mount rangefinders and regarded by many as one …

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    Tokyo pictorial book

    I bought this pretty interesting book for $3 the other day. Its just called “Tokyo” and was published by The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, printed in 1970. It seems to just be a tourist souvenir book, or something sent out to encourage travel to Japan, im not …

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    Voigtlander Bessa R3A

    I only recently purchased a Bessa R3A but it’s already one of my favourite cameras. For those who arent familiar with this model, here is a bit of info about it. The Bessa R3A is a 35mm film rangefinder camera made by Cosina Voigtlander in Japan. …

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    Mr Voigtlander Vito BL

    I say “Mr” out of respect because he’s damn old.. Well compared to my other cameras anyway. I have acquired yet another camera, it’s a Voigtlander Vito BL which looks like a terrific little thing. They’re not particularly a fashionable camera or have much of a cult following, …

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    Olympus 35-SP

    There are quite a lot of options available if you’re looking for a 70’s rangefinder. Some good, some bad, some just mediocre. This variety however produces opportunity to find something interesting or “quirky” that may suit your style or at the very least be a lasting …

  • mjuiiho9me9

    The Olympus mju:-II (Stylus Epic)

    Ok, quick question. How many cameras can you think of that satisfy the below criteria? compact rugged/all weather construction super sharp and contrasty fast lens spot metering auto focus auto film winding decent flash with various modes Thought of any? Ok, now tell me how many of …

  • gtn

    Yashica Electro 35 GTN

    Yeah, another camera, but this one wasn’t an eBay purchase, and its not an Olympus! Early this morning I found out about a small, relatively unadvertised Camera Market being held near the city. I was very curious so decided to go along. I’d never been to …