Konica EFP-2 is a 35mm point & shoot compact film camera with Hexanon 38mm prime lens. It was manufactured or assembled in Japan from 1984. It’s a completely plastic camera (except for the lens, a Hexanon 38mm). It has one shutter speed (1/60) and two ISO settings (100/200 and 400). It’s very simple and easy…Details
Kodak Jiffy Six 16 Series II, 1937-1948, Folding Camera, PhotoMuse Collection, 2015, Donation of Mr. Herbert Ascherman Jr.
Kodak Jiffy six 16 Series II was a medium format folding camera made by Eastman Kodak Co. Ltd., Rochester, U.S.A between 1937 and 1948. It had a Twindar lens with a distance selector. Only two apertures were selectable. But it had two viewfinders in the pop-out lens board, one for vertical and one for horizontal…Details
FED-5C 5 Russian USSR RF, 1983, Rangefinder Camera, PhotoMuse Collection, 2017, Donation of Mr. Sajan Raju.
The FED 5 variant, the last Leica-derived camera design by FED, the FED 5C, appeared in 1983. This version has an uncoupled selenium light meter and projected (but non-parallax-compensated) frame lines in the viewfinder, but it lost the eyepiece diopter adjustment. It is a 35mm rangefinder camera that accepts Leica screw-mount lenses. It has a…Details
Belca Belfoca, 1950-1956, Folding Camera, PhotoMuse Collection, 2014, Donation of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal, Source – Herbert Ascherman Collection
The Belfoca camera was manufactured by Belca-Werk Company from c.1950 to 1956. A vertical folding camera capable of capturing 6 x 9 cm exposures on 120 roll film. It could be used with a mask for 6 x 6 cm exposures. The frame finder, the optional accessory brilliant finder and the shutter release button on…Details
Asahi-Pentax MX, 1976-1985, 35mm SLR Camera, PhotoMuse Collection, 2020, Donation of Dr. Varghese Mani.
The Pentax M series cameras were noted for their compact size and are among the smallest 35 mm SLRs ever made. The Pentax MX was introduced in 1976 and was designed as a manual-only SLR system. It has a set of accessories that were mostly incompatible with the other M series cameras. It was very…Details
The Pentax KX was one of the three original K-mount 35mm SLR cameras introduced by Pentax as a replacement for the Spotmatic family of screw mount cameras. The K mount offered greater convenience and enabled the production of faster lenses such as the 50 mm f/1.2. The KX model was one step up from the…Details
Asahi Pentax K1000, 1976-1997, SLR Camera, PhotoMuse Collection, 2015, Donation of Mr. Sunil Kuzhur.
The Pentax K1000 (Asahi Pentax K1000) is an interchangeable lens 35 mm SLR camera manufactured by Asahi Optical Co., Ltd. from 1976 to 1997. The K1000’s extraordinary longevity makes it a historically significant camera. It is the simplest member of Pentax K-series 35mm SLRs. K-series all have the same basic body design, but with differing…Details
Zeiss Ikon Contina Ia, 1954-1955, Viewfinder Camera, PhotoMuse Collection, 2016, Donation of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal.
The Zeiss Ikon Contina la is a rigid viewfinder camera manufactured in Stuttgart, Germany by Zeiss Ikon between 1954 and 1955. Its code is 526/24, where 24 indicates that it is a 35mm film camera. It has a small, centered viewfinder and flat lens front. Lens: Novar – Anastigmat 1:3.5 f/ 45. The minimum focus of the lens…Details
The Nikon F-301 (sold in the United States as the N2000) is probably the smallest Nikon 35mm film camera with a motorized film transport. It was introduced in 1985. This is a manual focus SLR with motorized film advance, and an automatic programmed exposure system controlled by TTL metering. It is the manual focus version of the N2020.…Details
Graflex Stereo Graphic, 1955-1960, PhotoMuse Collection, 2014, Donation of Dr. Unni Krishnan Pulikkal.
The Stereo Graphic is a 35mm stereo camera that was made by Graflex from 1955-1960. It makes pairs of 24 x 23 mm pictures at each exposure. Viewing these images in a 3-D slide viewer creates a realistic 3D image. The camera has a fixed focus. The lenses are a pair of Graflex Graflar 35mm…Details
Isoly is a series of medium format viewfinder film cameras made by Agfa and produced between 1960-71. These cameras use 120 film for 16 frames of 4 x 4cm, the reduction of 6 x 6 cm. Diapositive films can also be used. They also offered a different lens option. Later cameras have the name Isoly I. Introduced…Details
The Pentacon six is a single-lens reflex (SLR) medium format camera system made by East German manufacturer Pentacon from 1966 to 1992. It accepts lenses with the Pentacon Six mount, a breech-lock bayonet mount. When the TTL-metered prism was introduced in 1968, the letters ‘TL’ was added to the nameplate but no other changes were…Details