Tag: rangefinder camera

  • Yashica Electro 35 GSN: My Redscale Buddy

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-03-12 #gear
    Yashica Electro 35 GSN: My Redscale Buddy

    Rangefinder cameras are best known for the exceptionally sharp images that they produce, making them much sought after analogue goodies by lomographers and professional photographers alike. But for me, my beloved rangefinder, the Yashica Electro 35 GSN, is one best for redscaled photos. Let me show you why after the jump!

  • EFEKTA - Druopta Praha

    written by drumfire on 2009-11-23 #gear
    EFEKTA  - Druopta Praha

    All behold the Efekta - an old vintage Czechoslovak camera for 120 film format 6x6 mm.

  • Lomopedia: Fujica G690

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-03-19 #gear
    Lomopedia: Fujica G690

    Another impressive analogue beauty from Fujifilm, the Fujica G690 was the Japanese camera company's first medium format rangefinder camera introduced in 1968. Find out more about this landmark rangefinder camera from Fuji in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Lomopedia: Argus C3

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-06-12 #gear
    Lomopedia: Argus C3

    Manufactured between 1939 and 1957 by Michigan-based camera maker Argus, the Argus C3 is a 35mm rangefinder that has earned some intriguing nicknames, as well as spots in various camera lists for its design. Find out more about this intriguing camera in this installment of Lomopedia.

  • Lomopedia: Zorki 1

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-12-09 #gear
    Lomopedia: Zorki 1

    A popular Soviet-era 35mm rangefinder camera, the original Zorki was manufactured by KMZ between 1948 to 1956. Read on if you want to know more about this highly collectible Soviet beauty!

  • Lomopedia: Olympus XA

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-10-04 #gear
    Lomopedia: Olympus XA

    Another classic compact from Japanese camera-maker Olympus, the original Olympus XA was the first and said to be the finest model from the XA Series. Find out more about this impressive compact camera after the jump!

  • Lomopedia: Voigtlander Bessa R2A

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-15 #gear
    Lomopedia: Voigtlander Bessa R2A

    Introduced in 2004, the Bessa R2A and R3A are 35mm autoexposure rangefinder cameras that belong to Cosina's line of Voigtlander revival cameras. Find out more about these luxurious-looking analogue rangefinder snappers in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Lomopedia: Petri 7s

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-03 #gear
    Lomopedia: Petri 7s

    Made and introduced in 1962, the Petri 7s is a 35mm rangefinder camera that featured several important improvements from the previous model. Find out more about this analogue beauty from the 1960s in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Lomopedia: Minolta Hi-Matic

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-03-25 #gear
    Lomopedia: Minolta Hi-Matic

    The first model in Minolta's long-running series of 35mm rangefinder cameras, the original Hi-Matic from the early 1960s is a historic analogue beauty in more ways than one. Find out what catapulted this camera to stardom during its heydays in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Lomopedia: Nikon S2

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-02-06 #gear
    Lomopedia: Nikon S2

    A landmark camera introduced by Nikon in December 1954, the S2 was the first Japan-made camera to have a film advance lever and film rewind crank. Read on to find out more about this classic rangefinder camera after the jump!

  • Lomopedia: Agfa Ambi Silette

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-03-20 #gear
    Lomopedia: Agfa Ambi Silette

    Aside from films, box cameras, 110 pocket cameras, and even folding cameras, German camera and film manufacturer Agfa also made some 35mm rangefinder cameras. One of them was the Agfa Ambi Silette.

  • Lomopedia: Contax G series

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-03-21 #gear
    Lomopedia: Contax G series

    An interesting line from Contax, the G series was comprised of two interchangeable-lens autofocus rangefinder cameras introduced in 1994 and 1996, and produced until the end of 2005.

  • Lomopedia: Canon Canonet

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-02-05 #gear
    Lomopedia: Canon Canonet

    One of Canon's best remembered cameras, the Canonet was the company's first intermediate-class offering, and the first model of its highly successful line of 35mm rangefinder cameras.

  • Lomopedia: Leica II

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-07-15 #gear
    Lomopedia: Leica II

    Touted as one of the most notable cameras by Leica, the Leica II rangefinder camera was also an important piece for 35mm photography itself. Find out why in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Lomopedia: Kiev 4M

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-02-26 #gear
    Lomopedia: Kiev 4M

    The last model of Arsenal Factory's Kiev line of Contax clones, the Kiev 4M remains a popular rangefinder camera among Soviet camera fans up to the present. Find out more about this analogue beauty in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Lomopedia: Kodak Signet 80

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-01-07 #gear
    Lomopedia: Kodak Signet 80

    For this installment of Lomopedia, let's take a look at the last and most sophisticated model of Kodak's Signet rangefinder camera line, introduced in 1958.

  • Lomopedia: Nikon SP

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-03-14 #gear
    Lomopedia: Nikon SP

    Touted as Nikon's first professional camera, the Nikon SP was one of the most impressive rangefinder cameras one could ever have back in the days. Still, it remains a wonderfully functional and luxurious rangefinder that works smoother and quieter than today's SLR and DSLR cameras.

  • Lomopedia: Konica Hexar RF

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-02-28 #gear
    Lomopedia: Konica Hexar RF

    If our previous installment featuring the Konica Hexar (AF) got you intrigued, we're sure we'll have your undivided attention in this installment dedicated to its equally sought-after rangefinder counterpart!

  • Lomopedia: Agfa Optima 1535 Sensor

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-05-08 #gear
    Lomopedia: Agfa Optima 1535 Sensor

    Introduced in the late 1970s, the Agfa Optima Sensor 1535 was a popular option for photographers who preferred compact rangefinders. Check out this Lomopedia installment to see if this 35mm rangefinder is to your liking!

  • Lomopedia: Voigtlander Bessa-T

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-04-01 #gear
    Lomopedia: Voigtlander Bessa-T

    A handsome model from the Voigtlander revival cameras, the Bessa-T was introduced by Cosina in 2001 and supplemented the previous Bessa-L model. Find out more about this interesting 35mm rangefinder camera in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Lomopedia: Yashica MG-1

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-02-10 #gear
    Lomopedia: Yashica MG-1

    The Yashica MG-1 was a typical 35mm rangefinder camera from the 1970s, and among the last sturdy, full-sized cameras before the so-called Plastic Age. Find out more about this popular rangefinder beauty from Yashica in this installment of Lomopedia!

  • Lomopedia: Zeiss Contax I

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-03-26 #gear
    Lomopedia: Zeiss Contax I

    The first camera by German camera maker Zeiss Ikon and the first model under the Contax camera brand, the Zeiss Contax I was made to rival the then popular Leica rangefinder cameras. Find out more about this historic snapper in this installment of Lomopedia!