Another week, another camera, another Ebay find, another Kodak. I've been wanting a straight up box camera for a while and was able to find this one for $5.50. Yes, there are more exotic, more colorful boxes out there, but this one is original--the "Model-T" of cameras that made photography affordable to the masses. It retailed for $1 in 1900.
Now that I have basic Brownie, the standard bearer box camera, I'll be on the lookout for some of the more unique and harder to find front designs and body colors.
The latest vintage camera buy--a Yashica Electro 35. The Electro 35 is a rangefinder camera, first introduced in 1966. I like the cheap price, $10 on Ebay for what was once a revolutionary camera.
The Electro 35 features a light light meter that remains active as long as the shutter is open, so if during the exposure the scene happens to darken or lighten, the exposure control responds. In addition, it is an aperture-priority camera which means you set your desired aperture/depth of field, and the camera adjusts shutter speed for you. There are two warning lights on top of the camera to help you with this.
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