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NaBloPoMo – Cameras – Praktica FX

We leave the Soviet Union heading east into East Germany with the Praktica FX.  It was consider a higher quality camera than the Zenits even though I believe the Zenits lasted longer.  It is a M42 screw mount camera.  No … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Cameras – Start

The Start was KMZs attempt at a profession grade 35mm SLR.  They were produced in the early 1960s and maybe 1959 IIRC.  Several interesting features: removable prism so a waist level finder could be used, Bayonet mount for the lense, … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Cameras – Zenit FS122

Going to go by local time for NaBloPoMo.  Its still Tuesday in California.  Anyway here is another Photosniper.  The FS122.  It is based on the Zenit 122 as opposed to the Zenit E or Zenit 12.  Other differences is the … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Cameras – Zenit 122

The Zenit-B/E spawned the Zenit 12 series (seen earlier) which then spawned the Zenit 122.  I do not have my reference material with me at the moment.  So I can not give exact dates of production.  For sure,  they were … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Cameras – Zenit-B

The Zenit-E was produced from 1965 to 1982.  One of the most popular 35mm cameras ever.  Over 3 million made.  It was a redesign of the previous Zenit 3M, Kristall and Zorki 6.  Hinged back with a more "modern" look. … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Cameras – Pentax K1000 #1

It gets rather fuzzy now.  Can't remember all the exact order.  I acquired several in quick order. So here is a Pentax K1000.  The K1000 was in production from 1976 to 1997.  It was the quintessential manual 35mm camera favored … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Cameras – Zenit 12XP

This is the first of the Soviet and Russian cameras I purchased.  It is a Zenit 12 XP made by KMZ near Moscow.  It is a completely manual 35mm with cloth shutter and a M42 lens mount.  The only thing … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Cameras – Argus C3

Today we have an Argus C3 "Brick" camera.  It is a rangefinder.  Basically the Argus C3 introduced 35mm film to the USA.  Probably the best selling US made 35mm camera of all time.  Produced from 1939 to 1966.  They were … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Cameras – Argus CR-1

Next on the list is my second 35mm.  This one is an Argus.  Not sure of the model number.  I got it when I was in high school I believe.  Its made by either Chinon or Cosina.  Argus was just … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo – Cameras – Yashica Electro 35 GSN

Well going to try this NaBloPoMo thingie.  30 days of posting. Ouch!  Definitely need a theme.  What can I post about each day?  Politics,  no, everyone would hate me before the end of the month.  Same for religion.  Hmm,  I … Continue reading

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