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The Very Cheap Man's Leica!

I saw this camera in an antiques centre where I often head either to chat to the camera guy there or to buy one of the old cameras there. It looked enough like a Leica (from a distance) for me to have to have it. £10 said I could.

  • Tags
  • Brand
    Halina
  • Name
    Super 35x
  • Format
    35mm
  • Focus
    rangefinder
  • Flash Types
    hot shoe
  • Exposure
    fully manual
  • Advance
    coupled to shutter
  • Cable Release
    yes
  • Tripod Screw Mount
    yes
  • metal

The 35X was only produced for 4 years (1959-1963) and offered a 45mm 1:3.5 Triplet glass lens. It also boast 5 shutter speeds (200, 100, 50, 25 and B), and an intuitive frame counter!

Its a great little ‘pop-in-the-pocket’ camera except that it weighs a ton! But its worth building up your muscle to carry it around, ’cos it takes great shots!

Well worth getting if you can get one.

written by rspreston

5 comments

  1. dogtanian

    dogtanian

    i have this camera :D

    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  2. marmite

    i have this camera found it on a good old car boot £3 :) yer its great but is heavy for little camera i would highly recomend it :D
    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  3. esmee

    esmee

    Thanks!
    I think I'll pick one up one of these days :)

    over 4 years ago · report as spam
  4. ishoothorizon

    ishoothorizon

    I have a Leica M6, Leica M8, Leica III, so what!

    almost 4 years ago · report as spam
  5. josephsnelling

    I have just bought this camera but can't work out how to load the film. There is no slot to feed the film into. Any help ?
    over 2 years ago · report as spam