In 1968, the KMZ plant (Krasnogorski Mekhanicheskii Zavod - Mechanical Factory of Krasnogorsk) located just outside of Moscow, created an SLR called the Zenit B, and more than half a million were produced between 1968-1973. Zenit B Top Plate In Russian it is Зени́т B, and when translated to English it's Zenit-V. Zenit meaning Zenith, a point… Continue reading The Zenit B – An SLR from the USSR
My camera collection is growing more and more each month. After all, this wouldn't be Aly's Vintage Camera Alley if I didn't have a lot of vintage cameras right? I love these cameras. I can't help it, and I love reviewing different ones for all of you, but the downside is, I don't get to… Continue reading One on One – One Week with One Lens or Film Stock
If you are just starting out in film photography, the Pentax ME Super is a great choice. It is so small you can carry it in your purse or coat jacket. It also has a great blend of automatic and manual features. There is so much packed into such a small body, and yet it… Continue reading The Pentax ME Super – the Camera that Proves Size Isn’t Everything
In my first article on this subject I talked about the specs of my Rolleiflex Automat, and my experiences shooting 35mm film with the Rolleikin 2 installed. In this article, I am going to expand on that by talking more about the adapter and the pictures that can be had with this set-up. The Adapter… Continue reading Shooting 35mm With My Rolleiflex Automat and the Rolleikin 2 Adapter – Part 2
Not to be confused with the Target Brownie 620 made in 1941, the Kodak Brownie Target Six-20 was made from 1946 until 1952. It has the Art Deco stripe design on the front plate that was common back in the era of skyscrapers. The Kodak Brownie Target Six-20 Box Camera Kodak created the Brownie box… Continue reading The Kodak Brownie Target Six-20
this tank of a camera just feels indestructible. When you hold a heavy Nikon F you just feel like this monster could never be broken.
I first saw this camera on a vintage camera Facebook page many years ago and I loved the way it looked. I have an affinity for all things from the 1960's so the design of the camera appealed to me. Back then I wasn't shooting with my collection of vintage cameras because film wasn't as readily available as it is becoming today so I had intended to purchase one for display in my cabinet. For some reason I can't remember, it may have been price, I never bought one. Now that I am shooting film in my cameras I decided to revisit this camera.
My Uncle Barney from Long Island sends me boxes of cameras he finds while on flea market crawls so I can fix them up and bring them back to life to add them to my collection. Recently in one of these boxes came the Fujifilm Discovery 270 Zoom Date. This compact 35mm camera was released… Continue reading Fujifilm Discovery 270 Zoom Date – Compact Camera Review and Shoot