10 Pre-Digital Era Photo Cameras

While the digital age may have dawned recently with an extreme popularity, the practice of pre-digital reflex camera using remains largely. We believe that this endless try to bend nature to our will, with only one shot available, will never abandon the minds of the dexterous photographers. They will keep on tracing those unique vintage cameras which, at the time of their manufacturing, were the most advanced photography devices. As opposed to digital cameras, today we’ll feature the set of pre-digital era photo cameras that contribute a lot in producing a higher quality product in the middle of the past century. This is made for the lovers of the remarkable antique!

Voigtlander Vitoret DR

Manufactured: 1965
Film: 135 (35 mm cartridge film)
Frame size: 24 x 36 mm
Lens: f/2.8 Color Lanthar 50 mm
Shutter: Prontor 300 leaf shutter

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Zorki 35M

Manufactured: the late 1960′s
Frame size: 35mm
Lens: viewfinder for 50mm and 85mm lenses
Shutter speed: from 1 to 1/1000 sec


Manufactured: 1960
Film: 35mm
Picture size: 24 x 36 mm
Lens: Canon EX 1.8/50mm
Lens mount: dedicated screw mount
Shutter: two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane shutter with cloth curtains.

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Nikon F

Manufactured: 1959
Film: 35mm
Exposure time: 1/500 sec (0.002)
F-number: f/7.1
Lens: focal length 60 mm

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Asahiflex IIB

Manufactured: 1954-1956
Film: 35 mm
Exposure time: 3/10 sec (0.3)
F Number: f/9 ISO
Lens mount: Interchangeable screw mount

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Aires Reflex

Manufactured: 1960
Film: 35 mm
Lens: non interchangeable, but accept supplementary wide angle lens

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Zenit E

Manufactured: during 1967 through 1969
Film type: 35mm
Frame size: 24X36mm
Shutter speeds: 1/30 -1/500 of a second
Focusing: 0,65M – 20M
F-number: f/2.6
Lens focal length: 6.1 mm

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Leica IIIF

Manufactured: 1950
Film format: Minox 8 x 11mm
Lens: 50mm/f1.5 Summarit
Depth of field: 1.2 meters to infinity / 4 feet to infinity

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Kodak Retina IIIC

Manufactured: 1965
Lens: 50 mm f/3.5 Schneider Kreuznach Retina-Xenar
Shutter: Synchro-Compur 1-1/500 MXV
Additional features: flash synchronization and selenium light meter

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Contax S

Manufactured: 1949
Film: 35 mm
Lens: M42 lens mount
Shutter: horizontal focal-plane

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