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135 (24x36) and APS format cartridges

135 (24x36) and APS format cartridges

Launched in 1996, the APS film format was virtually dead in 2002. Find out why.
Nikon Pronea S

Nikon Pronea S

The Nikon Pronea S was Nikon’s second – and last – APS SLR camera.

Nikon FM

Nikon FM

The FM: Nikon’s first compact SLR. Launched in 1977, it had a long legacy. The production of its derivative, the FM3a, was stopped as late as 2006, and Nikon could have kept on selling them a bit longer.
Minolta Vectis S-1 with 22-80 zoom
The Minolta Vectis S-1 was the only SLR totally designed from scratch for the APS format, new lens mount included. In spite of all the flaws of APS, with the right lens and 100 ISO film, the camera was capable of delivering nice pictures. It was fragile, though.
Two large rings - one for zooming, one for focus.

Two large rings - one for zooming, one for focus.

The Angenieux 28-70 f:2.6 AF was the first (and the last) Autofocus zoom made in France for the consumer market. This high end product was designed to compete with the best lenses of Canon, Minolta and Nikon. Its design was sold to Tokina when production was stopped in France.
Nikon F3 in the CF-22 bag (Red)

Nikon F3 in the CF-22 bag (Red)

The Nikon F3 looks so conservative and simple now, but when it was launched, most of the pro photographers were shocked by the innovations it brought. Today it’s still a delight to use.

Nikon FE2

The Nikon FE2: a very conventional aperture priority auto SLR, with a superlative shutter. Solid and simple, it is the true ancestor of the FM3a, produced until 2006.
Leica CL with its two lenses

Leica CL with its two lenses

The Leica CL. An entry-level Leica from the 70s. but a true rangefinder Leica nonetheless. A relatively cheap way to put a first step in a great camera system.

Nikon FG

The Nikon FG – Nikon’s most elaborate ultra-compact SLR.
The Sears label on the pentaprism housing. The Sears retained the accessory holder of the Nikkorex.

Sears SL11.

Born Mamiya Prismat, it was modified for Nikon and became the Nikkorex F. When Nikon lost interest, it morphed into a Ricoh Singlex and was ultimately sold by Sears as the SL11.
Nikon FA with the MD-15 motor

An impressive (and heavy) camera: the Nikon FA with the MD-15 motor drive.

The Nikon FA: it premiered matrix metering, and had an impressive specs sheet: titanium shutter, on the film flash metering, multi-mode auto exposure.

Beauty and the beast? Olympus OM-1 / Praktica LTL (sold here as a Cavalier). Both are semi-auto 35mm cameras.

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