A few film bloggers have decided to write about which cameras they have really enjoyed experiencing this year so I thought I would join in. We had to choose 3 cameras we have reviewed this year that have really floated our boat. I have chosen 2 new to me cameras and one camera I have experienced before and have revisited this year, is that cheating?
I chose the ‘cheating’ camera because the camera I really wanted to write about is still in my draft folder and not quite finished.
That means the first camera I want to mention is the Zorki 1. I have used this model before but had to part with it. This example was a whole different experience from the first one. It came from Ukraine after the war started and didn’t actually work. I had to exchange the insides with another example to get it to finally produce an image. What a beautiful camera, I need to take it out again soon to keep it working smoothly.
The first new to me camera I chose was the Olympus OM40. I bought this in order to strip it for parts to fix another camera. But, it was just too good to do that. What a super camera, very underrated in terms of the OM line. The metering system was an eye-opener to me, just look at that backlit hippo.
The final choice for me is the Zenit 122, a cracking camera that came with a super lens. I found it in a charity shop which doesn’t happen very often these days. It was in super condition with the original bag and a manual.
I know these are all 35mm cameras and I was very tempted to add the Yashica A, but when I thought about this list these were the 3 that stuck in my mind. They may not be the sexiest or the trendiest cameras in the world, but I really enjoyed using them.
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