Some photos from the Smena 35 camera

Some photos from the Smena 35 camera

I haven’t had much luck so far with the Russian made Smena camera. In my last attempt, the Smena 8M busted on me whilst rewinding the film, so I decided to try the more modern looking, and later produced, Smena 35. Here’s a photo of it: My Experience with...
Pentax Spotmatic – what type of battery to use?

Pentax Spotmatic – what type of battery to use?

The Pentax Spotmatic was a classic film camera, first produced by Asahi in 1964. It was a completely mechanical camera, apart from the battery powered Through The Lens (TTL) light meter. Like so many cameras of this era, the metering circuits were powered by now...
Diana Mini camera – some photos

Diana Mini camera – some photos

In this post, I described my recent film loading disaster with the Lomography Diana Mini camera; a modern remake of the classic plastic 1960s Diana camera. I got some scans back a few months ago from a roll of Kodak Ultramax 400 I’d managed to successfully run...
Superheadz 22mm – The new Vivitar Ultra Wide

Superheadz 22mm – The new Vivitar Ultra Wide

The Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim was a cheap plastic 35mm camera sold in retail stores during the 90s. It’s long been discontinued in the choppy wake of the digital revolution, but the Japanese Superheadz company have cloned and revived it. Original Vivitar Ultra...