This is a 1967 Sears TLS camera in black finish. This is, without a doubt, the coolest looking 35mm film camera I own. Whenever I take it out, it always gets plenty of looks and comments. This manual classic is actually a Ricoh Singlex TLS rebranded with the Sears logo. Sears never made cameras but contracted with third parties to supply their stores. It’s the stylized S-R initials (Sears-Roebuck) against the shiny jet-black paint that gives it the cool looks. Some say it looks like an “atomic age butterfly”. Although few people today recognize it, it did have a couple of seconds of screen time in Oliver Stone’s movie J.F.K. The Sears TLS is a tank of a camera. Solidly built and heavy, over 2lbs, it offers photographers a precision steel platform that takes commonly found M42 screw mount lenses. It offers shutter speeds from B, 1- 1/1000 of a second from the legendary Copal Metal Square shutter and syncs flash at 1/125 second. The 675 1.3v mercury battery (I have a secret stash) only runs the match-needle CdS meter on this all-mechanical beauty. It has ASA speeds from 25-to-1600.