Topcon R (1957)

This is a Topcon R, a 35mm single lens reflex camera made by Tokyo Kogaku in Tokyo, Japan between the years 1957 and 1960.  The Topcon R was Tokyo Kogaku’s first 35mm SLR and like their later RE series, used the Exakta bayonet mount and had interchangeable viewfinders.  The Topcon …

DOOMO Meter S

I don’t normally deal in reviews of new products as I generally leave that up to one of the many other excellent bloggers out there, but for this, my review of the new DOOMO Meter S, I decided to give it a shot. Although Sunny 16 and my simplified Outdoor …

Foto-Flex (1947)

This is the Foto-Flex, a twin lens box camera made by the Hadds Mfg. Co. for the Foto-Flex Corporation of Chicago, Illinois starting in 1947.  The Foto-Flex was an inexpensive camera made of plastic and stamped metal and makes twelve 4cm x 4cm images on 127 format roll film.  It …