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Cameras – Real World Honest Views by a Non-Hipster

Xmas, More Pentax’s

Xmas, More Pentax’s

With my new found enthusiasm for film photography alive again, I thought I’d have a go at trying some pot luck on ebay. I’ve always loved Pentax 70’s/80’s SLR’s and already own a ME/Super ME/Program A x2. I am getting quite good at repairing the […]

Sold some cameras, and another MJU2

Sold some cameras, and another MJU2

We’re still alive It’s been a little while since I’ve wrote anything on The Developist, but like all websites ran by normal people, life can sometimes get in the way. I’ve had house renovations to do which take priority over photography which is just a […]

XA2 – Bargain Compact

XA2 – Bargain Compact

In an earlier post, I gave the original XA a good bashing. Whilst it’s a very good camera for some, I found it went against what a compact was about, ie. ease of use and full automation. (And I personally don’t like rangefinders) In truth, […]

MJU II – Change of Heart

MJU II – Change of Heart

*Generic coffeeshop camera pic, its the law to do one on instagram 🙂 * If you haven’t read my first ramblings on this little plastic camera, please check it out here, prior to reading this. I’ve had a change of heart with this little plastic […]

Program A – A worthy ME upgrade?

Program A – A worthy ME upgrade?

Don’t get me wrong, I love my ME Super and ME, so much so that I bought a spare just in case my main one goes wrong. To compare the Program A to the ME standard model is a bit unfair. The Program A is […]

A Modern Favourite – EOS 30/33/Elan7

A Modern Favourite – EOS 30/33/Elan7

For me, the EOS/30/33/Elan7 is the perfect ‘Jack of all trades’ camera. It was introduced pretty late in the film scene of the late nineties, hence has almost any film setting you could ever want on it. It takes any EF canon lens, even ones […]

Don’t Buy Polaroids on Ebay

Don’t Buy Polaroids on Ebay

The days of finding bargain expensive cameras at car boot sales have gone now. Most sellers now google before flogging stuff, any expensive gear ends up on ebay or at auctions and the rest of the tat makes it to the boot stall, along with […]

Best Camera Ever Made?

Best Camera Ever Made?

Well if your a 10 year old boy in 1992 and are going on a family holiday to Blackpool in a few weeks time then yes it is! Back in the late eighties and early nineties, if you were a family of normal means (eg. […]

The ME Super – Best Classic SLR?

The ME Super – Best Classic SLR?

I got my first ME Super in 2007 after some much earlier advice in 2001 when casually talking about classic cameras with a colleague at the time who was a camera fanatic. Anyway I bought one off ebay, took it to Paris with some FP4+. […]

Olympus MJUII – Worth It?

Olympus MJUII – Worth It?

Is it small? – yes, Does it take good pictures? – yes, Is it worth the current price tag it commands – hell no. I picked this one up for £15 off ebay lately, knackered, like most of them out there. I took a gamble […]

Why I love the Pentax PC35AF-M

Why I love the Pentax PC35AF-M

No I’m not mad, this is an 80’s plastic not-so compact, BUT it’s still cheap, solidly built and embodies the 80’s which I love. OK its not small, its fairly light, but is roughly the same size as your average pentax slr body without the […]

Konica – AA35 Rare and Fun

Konica – AA35 Rare and Fun

Not sure where to start with this one. I aquired it by accident really. I part ex’ed it for a roll of expired Vision2 200T, after I ordered it by accident from a dodgy Israel ebay seller after thinking it was 500T (Don’t ask). They […]

Olympus XA – Bit of a Faff

Olympus XA – Bit of a Faff

The Olympus XA was the first of the XA lineup in the 80’s. I’m not gonna rant on about its specs as just about every other hipster analogue site has already done that. It’s a rangefinder with a decent lens in a compact body. I […]