Camera Porn Wednesday

This weeks camera is:

Primarette

The Primarette is a twin-lens camera made by Bentzin in the 1930s, taking 4×6.5cm pictures on 127 film. It was also sold as the Planovista. It is effectively a folding twin lens camera, but not a TLR, with two lenses and bellows, one for viewing and one for taking. There was a choice of taking lens, including a Meyer Trioplan 75mm f3.5, set in a Compur shutter with speeds from 1 to 1/300 second, or a f3.8 Zeiss Tessar in the same shutter, or a f2.7 Meyer Macroplasmat in a Compur shutter with self-timer. The viewing lens projects an image onto a ground glass screen set in a hood on the back of the camera, designed for use at eye-level. Since there is no reflex mirror, the image would be upside-down.

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Camera Porn Wednesday

This weeks camera is:

Canon EOS 5

The Canon EOS 5 of 1992-2000 was an advanced 35mm film SLR. It was represented on the American market by the EOS A2E. Two major technological advances were introduced with this model: 5-point selectable autofocus, and eye-controlled focusing. During the long product cycle of this camera, a QD (Quartzdate) model was also available.

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Camera Porn Wednesday

This weeks camera is:

Ernemann Kino I

As early as 1903 Ernemann introduced its amateur movie camera for 17.5mm middle-perforated cine film, the Ernemann Kino. Especially this handy movie camera made Ernemann popular in Germany since it was the beginning of amateur movie making in that country. The German word Kino for cinema has been derived from that camera type name.

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Camera Porn Wednesday

This weeks camera is:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62

The very compact Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62 was sold since spring 2009. With its four-times zoom lens Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8-5.9/5.5-22.0mm aspherical it covers a range from almost wide angle to long portrait focal length. At the beginning of 2010 it was the cheapest available camera with Leica lens – the cheapest “Leica”. Thus it’s no more available in the shops. It has a moderately good lens and especially a good scene program for snow.

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