Category Archives: Reflex

Pentax ME

Introduced in 1976 along with the fully mechanical MX, Pentax ME measures only 13.1cm in width and weights only 460g, compared to 14.3cm and 620g of the K1000. Together with the MX, it marks the start of the miniaturized M-series … Continue reading

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Nikon D40

Nikon D40 is 6 mega-pixels APS-C sensor DSLR introduced in late 2006. It is the first “miniaturized” DSLR body from Nikon. The “miniaturization” include omission of the top LCD display, the use of penta-mirror instead of penta-prism for the viewfinder, … Continue reading

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Minolta XG-1

Unlike the more well-known Minolta XD series from which the Leica R SLRs were based on, the XG series is aimed for budget buyers. Thus, instead of having both aperture priority and shutter priority auto, XG series cameras only offer … Continue reading

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Pentax S3

The Pentax S3 is a fully manual and mechanical M42 screw mount SLR introduced in 1960. Pentax produced a total of 9 different M42 SLRs (AP/Asahi-Pentax, S, K, S2, S3, S1, Super S2, SV and S1a) before the introduction of … Continue reading

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Praktica LLC

The Praktica LLC was introduced in 1969 as one of the two top models (the other one being the VLC with removable pentaprism) in the long-running (1969-1989) in the Praktica L-Series. The LLC belongs to the first generation L-Series cameras … Continue reading

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Ricoh KR-5 Super

The Ricoh KR-5 Super is the successor of the original KR-5 that was introduced in 1978. The original KR-5 is a very basic 35mm mechanical SLR which was sold only at a fraction of its competitors’ price tags. It has a … Continue reading

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Pentax K1000

The Pentax K1000 is a 35mm fully mechanical SLR released in 1976, one year after Pentax introduced the first three K mount bodies, K2, KX, and KM (not to be confused with the digital K-x and K-m). K1000 is a … Continue reading

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