The ubiquitous Minolta X-700

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 in Analog, Analoog, Video, Youtube

I ramble about the all-conquering Minolta X-700, the European Camera Of The Year 1981 and one of my 35mm favorites.

How to retrieve the film leader from a 35mm film canister

Does your film camera automatically spool the film back into the canister all the way? Do you crank the film back completely yourself? Would you like to retrieve the film from the canister without ruining the canister, perhaps to bulk load new film into it? Here’s a short video how to retrieve the film leader […]

Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 520/2 video review

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Analog, Video, Youtube

A video review of a pre-war Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 520/2 This model was in production between 1929 and 1933, this particular one being from 1930. A wonderful camera that produces beautiful images, a few of which you can find on this very website. Camera specs: 120 film, takes 6x9cm images 105mm Novar-Anastigmat F6.3 lens Derval […]

So you have a 620 format camera and you want to use it?

Posted on Mar 28, 2015 in Analog, Video, Youtube

There are many weird and wonderful 620 format cameras out there and its a pity that many of them end up as door stops or decorative pieces. We made a video about how to bring that old 620 camera back to life by re-spooling some brand new 120 format film to 620 spools.