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Event Horizon

This is the KMZ Horizon Kompakt, new old stock that recently arrived from Russia. It is an interesting beast: fixed aperture, swing arm shutter with 120 degrees of view, and no tripod mount! Seriously… given that the two shutter speeds… Read More ›

The London Four

I recently took a weekend trip to London and decided to see what I could find in the way of British cameras. Happily, hours spent at the Portobello Road Market were not in vain as I came away with four… Read More ›

Zeiss Ikon Box-Tengor 54/2

This is the Zeiss Ikon Box-Tengor which is one of the nicest box cameras I have used. Build quality is solid and thoughtful features, like the shutter lock, make this feel like a premium camera. Everything on this camera works… Read More ›

Watkins Bee Exposure Meter

This is the Watkins Bee Exposure Meter, patented in 1890. This is a pocket-watch sized version of the original light meter produced by Alfred Watkins. It uses round disks of light-sensitive paper and required counting how long it took said… Read More ›

Nikon S2

The Nikon S2 has been on my wish list almost since I started collecting. Thanks to Robert Rotoloni and Mike Eckman I now have the opportunity to own and use this wonderful rangefinder. Much has been written about this camera… Read More ›