List of Film Camera Reviews - Photo Jottings

List of Film Camera Reviews

Below are all the film cameras I’ve reviewed.  The unlinked models are being reviewed, and are not yet ready to post.


135 Format:

Canon Snappy 30   A good camera if used correctly.  I bought one brand new in the late 1980s.

Canon Sure Shot Zoom 85  An excellent low price compact zoom, with an above average lens.

FujiFilm Big View-finder Auto 10  The worst 35mm camera I’ve ever used. Don’t waste your time on this one.

FujiFilm QuickSnap single use  Better than you think.

Ilford HP5 single use, B&W  Worse than you think, don’t bother reading the review.

Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash Model  The classic Crapsey, this flash model is from the 1950s.

Kodak HD power Flash Single use  Better than you think.

Kodak Pony II, 44mm Anastar F/3.9  coming soon.

Kodak Star 535  Worse than you think.

Minolta Freedom Zoom 169 Date  very small with excellent metering and focusing.

Nikon 35Ti  One of the very best compact fixed lens film cameras.

Olympus XA 35mm F/2.8  Super small, but not great technical image quality.

Olympus 35 SP  Possibly the best full manual control fixed lens rangefinder of all time.

Pentax ME Super with 40mm F/2.8 pancake lens  A very compact SLR, and no batteries required!!


Medium Format:

Agfa Record III  A classic 1950s 6×9 folder, way better than you think, and my favorite film camera!

Ansco Color Clipper Outfit  A goofy camera of dubious quality and value, 1950s; 6×6.

Fuji GA645W 45mm F/4  Wide Professional  A superb autofocusing 6×4.5 wide-angle camera from the late 1990s.

Fuji GA645 60mm F/4 Professional  Same as above but with a slightly longer lens; 6×4.5.

Fuji GS645 60mm F/4  Wide 60  Works with no batteries, and an excellent 6×4.5.

Fuji GSW690III 65mm F/5.6  A beast, but great quality; 6×9 format.

Fuji GW690III 90mm F/3.5  Another great beast, but with a longer lens, 6×9 format.

Kodak Duaflex IV Kodar F/8 lens  A fake 6×6 TLR with good technical image quality.

Kodak No. 1 Pocket Camera, Green  A pretty camera that stands out; with an excellent achromat lens; 6×9 format.

Spartus Spartaflex F/7.7 Achromat  A cheap, (but real) 6×6 TLR with surprisingly good image quality.

Zeiss Ikon Ikonta 75mm Novar F/4.5  A low-end 6×6 folder from the early 1950s; my dad bought this one brand new.


Oddball cameras:

Canon Elph Jr APS  Surprising image quality for a super small camera, better than some 35mm cameras.

Canon 110 ED  One of the very best 110 cameras, too bad it’s a 110 camera.

Contax Tix APS  Over the top image quality with an excellent Zeiss lens; will out perform many good 35mm cameras.

Minolta AutoPak 460Tx  Uses 110 Cartridge film.  A fun and top quality ‘telephoto’ camera from the 1980s.

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