A Conglomeration of Cameras

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by rick_drawbridge, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. I've been putting together an album of photographs of some of the cameras that have found their way onto my shelves. It's a work in progress but, mercifully, the rate of acquisition has slowed to a trickle as the supply has diminished and the prices have risen. Many of these images have appeared on CMC over the past years; there's nothing of great rarity or value but you might find a few of interest.

    The Cameras
  2. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Moderator Staff Member

    Very nice collection, extremely well depicted!
  3. Awesome! Now, if my wife says I have too many cameras, I can say "But look at all these cool ones I don't have, yet."
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  4. Super!
    really nice presentation.
  5. Great collection. Thanks for sharing.
  6. Nice collection; great condition. Even the Argus lacks the traditional aluminium corrosion.
  7. Great collection! I've never seen the Konica SII. And I'm envious of the Minolta 24 Rapid. :)
  8. SCL


    Lovely camera porn! With all those beauties around, how do you find time to actually go out & shoot, then develop & print all those terrific shots?:)
  9. Rick,

    This is a wonderful display. Thanks for sharing.
  10. Thanks for the responses! I'm pleased the album meets with approval, and sharing these images makes the project worthwhile.

    With difficulty, SCL. It's deciding which camera to use that takes the time...
  11. An impressive collection Rick. Nice to see the gems in there.
  12. Blimey Rick, you've got it BAD!

    Super photos and an enviable collection. I especially like the fruit with your SRT 202!

    What are you going to get next I wonder?
  13. Beautiful collection. I feel some gas comming up.
  14. Sure looks like a lot of work
  15. Beautiful cameras and great photos! I am missing a Minolta SR-2 ;-)
  16. I'm jealous! The photo of the Minolta SRT-202 is a wonderful classic still life.
  17. Oddly enough, a SR-1 turned up this morning. I'll attach a snapshot of the outfit. I haven't had a chance to clean it, but it looks very tidy and seems to be all go, and has the original 55mm Rokkor PF f/2 lens. It's interesting to note that, now many people such as myself are using the old lenses on a digital platform, it's becoming apparent that many of these "lesser" f/2 or f/2.2 lenses perform as well (and in some cases better) than their more hallowed f/1.7 and f/1.4 brethren. I still don't have a copy of the original SR-2, oddly enough the predecessor of the SR-1. They seem to be a little hard to come by.

    Thanks Fred; that pic is one of my favourites, too.

    Minolta SR-1 (model V)

    Minolta SR 1 Pnet.JPG
  18. Very nice example. I have an SR-3 with the 55mm f1.8 Auto Rokkor and the 100mm f3.5 Auto Rokkor. I've heard there were two versions of the SR-3 with the first one having semi auto aperture. One source stated the first version had split screen focusing aid. The version I have has fully auto diaphragm but microprism focusing.

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