Argus C3

Argus C3

Here’s a retro review for you! I once had more Argus C3s than you could shake a stick at. I’m having so much fun, revisiting these old reviews. There’s new stuff toward the bottom of this page. Like, a lot of new stuff. Ha! Argus Cameras. They’re...
Canon FT QL

Canon FT QL

It’s a Canon Ft QL. A client of mine said, “I know you like cameras. I’ve got a Minolta I want you to have.” Then she handed me a Canon FT. I’ve always been a Nikon girl, but what am I gonna do? I gave her a polite thank-you, deciding...
Rollop

Rollop

The Rollop. When my friend first gave this camera to me the name kept reminding me of Trollop. After a while, it became Roll-up … like, fruit roll-up. It hung out in the studio for nearly a year. I picked it up one day and thought, “I’m going to load...
Hollywood Reflex

Hollywood Reflex

They say Hollywood is a tough town to get a break in … and this is one tough camera. A cast metal twin-lens reflex “style” (meaning, not the real thing) camera. Manufactured in 1947 … well, what do you know? I just happen to have a roll of 620...
Univex Iris

Univex Iris

The basics: Made by Universal Camera Corp. USA. The lens is an Ilex Vitar 50mm. 7.9 – 22f. Shutter speeds are “I”, “B” and “T”. Very deco, with a viewfinder on the top. It takes six exposures on Univex film. The lens assembly...