Olympus OM 4-Ti black

So far I have been writing mostly about classic cameras with full mechanical construction with only one exception the Cosina CSM with electro-mechanical shutter. It was because my collection fundamentally consists of such mechanical beauties. But time goes on and my camera count is also…

Underpass music

I admire very much photographers who are able to do street photography of any kind either shooting invisibly or by asking strangers for a photo. Although I love these kind of photographs I was not dare to do anything like this therefore. As you have probably noticed…

Zenit 3M

Little bit of Zenit History The Soviet Union had a colossal internal market and the demand for a simple, affordable  yet reliable SLR was just as huge. Despite the need there was no such camera in the Soviet Union even after the Word War II…

Exakta Varex IIa

“Woow!” This was the first thing came into my mind when I first saw an Exakta in a cabinet in a very small and messy shop of an old camera-repairman a couple of years ago. The second thing? Well I seriously considered to lick it…

Cosina CSM

Cosina Cosina is not a well known trademark among camera manufacturers, at least I have never heard of it before I got this camera. The fact is, this is an existing company which has produced over it’s history many truly nice cameras under their own…

Kiev-4

The Kiev-4 -according to my opinion- is an extremely outstanding camera. It has a fascinating history, an extraordinary construction, a very attractive outfit and on top of all  these it is still a very capable performer if you don’t mind to shoot in full manual….

Yashica TL-SUPER

The Yashica TL-SUPER is my regular walk around film SLR camera. I think this is a very solid piece of craftsmanship and I thought I might share my experience with it. Storyline I have plenty of vintage cameras most of them in a pretty bad…

Iron factory (digital)

These are the digital shoots from the same location in the previous post. Although this post was not intended as a camera review I can not avoid to write a few lines about the camera I used. This was my Ricoh GR Digital compact camera…