Thursday, December 04, 2014

Camera Collection: Revue ML

Quite a number of German companies purchased products in the former GDR (East Germany) and sold the items in the West German market re-branded under different names. Foto-Quelle, the largest photo retailer in 1970, did this with quite a number of cameras (more info). This specific model, the Revue ML, is a re-labeled Praktica MLT 5B by Pentacon. They produced more than 500.000 of it between 1985 and 1989. There are dozens of it for sale at Ebay, mostly at unreasonable high buy-now prices at 30 Euro and more, I got 2 for 12 Euro.

Foto Quelle Revue ML
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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Panorama Camera Collection: Kodak Fun Save Panoramic 35

This camera is the other/lower end compared with my other panorama cameras. You could buy this disposable camera in the 80's and 90's for a few bucks in any convenience store. This particular model was made for the Japanese market and expired in 1991. Hard to find them nowadays, I will keep in my collection.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Camera Collection: Canon AE1

This fantastic camera was introduced in 1976 and successfully sold until 1984 (1 million units). Quite a milestone in SLR history, the first camera equipped with a microprocessor. You can find them easily on Ebay from 20 to 100 Euro in average.
Canon AE-1
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