Some time ago I visited a local flea market without any intentions of finding something cool. Strolling through I noticed a camera. After analyzing it on the spot I decided it’s in a perfect condition and so after a bit of bargaining I took it for 6€. I couldn’t resist on leaving it there :)
Apart from it being in perfect condition, I didn’t know anything about it. After I left the market, I started googling for information about this make and model.
This is a Konica EE-Matic Deluxe, a point-and-shoot camera that appeared in 1963. It comes with a fixed (that means it’s welded in there) 40mm f/2.8 lens. Some sources say that the company was very proud with this (Hexanon) lens, because it’s so sharp.
Even though it’s only 10mm away from 50, doing some portrait photography is kinda hard, because you gotta get get close to a subject.
Oh hello. So this month I received another antique photocamera from a friend to try it out since he doesn’t need it anymore. This time it was “Minolta XG2“. The Minolta XG cameras are 35mm SLRs of the Minolta SR system, sold from 1977 to 1984.
So I went out again in different times to snap some cool pictures of around where I live. Tried not to do the same shots as I did with previous cameras, so I went the other direction.
Greetings! a few weeks ago I took my Zenit ET for a spin again. I decided it’d be cool to have some images from around where I live in winter time. I did the same in summer, but it was with FED-2. It was great taking pics with FED-2, but it was also not comfortable because of no built-in exponometer.
With Zenit it’s better, and images turn out nicer. So I tried to take some shots at the same spot I did in summer time, I’ll post comparison below :)
Also it looks like the development screwed some of the shots yet again… smeared the film with an ugly white stripe :/
I was on vacation few weeks ago and I took my dad’s old ZENIT ET photo camera and did some amazing (at least to me :P) pictures. Thought it would be a great opportunity to test the camera. Made around… not even sure when, I’m guessing around 1980’s. It has seen a lot of pictures and can still shoot pretty good.
Keep in mind I’m no professional, just an amateur, so don’t yell at me that they suck :)
I am fascinated by old stuff, you probably knew that already. Very long time ago I found my grandfather’s FED-2 photo camera that he brought home from the army. Made in 1955 It still is in a very good shape and makes excellent pictures. Only recently I thought I could still take it for a spin, so I went out and bought a “Fujifilm 200” photo film, 36 shots. Took a “Soligor UF-2” exponometer from a friend and went out to take pictures.
The quality was great, but it’s a bit hard to get the right reading and be damn sure about it, otherwise the image would turn out too dim or too bright. Once you get the aperture and the exposure time just right, the image comes out great.