Monday, September 30, 2013

Kodak 35 Rangefinder

The Kodak 35 RF is a 35mm rangefinder camera manufactured by Eastman Kodak between 1940-1951.  The first Kodak 35 was produced in 1938 and did not have a rangefinder.  It was also the first 35mm camera manufactured by Kodak in the United States.  Instead of redesigning the Kodak 35 to include a rangefinder, the existing model was simply modified.  This was Kodak's attempt to compete with the successful Argus C3 that was popular at the time.  The outcome was a very unique looking camera with an external housing near the lens that contained the range mirror positioning arm.


The camera features a black Bakelite body with chrome top and base plates.  The centrally positioned window is the viewfinder, and the rangefinder window is below the rewind knob.  The camera also has a Flash Kodamatic shutter with speeds of B, T, 10, 25, 50, 100 and 200 that are selected by rotating the outer ring.  This particular Kodak 35 RF comes with a Kodak 50mm f3.5 Anastigmat Special lens.  The shutter release is located on the lens barrel instead of on the top plate like most cameras.  To load or remove the film, the entire back and bottom plate detaches from the camera.  While it may not have been the most aptly designed camera of the era, the Kodak 35 RF was certainly unique.      

Click HERE to view the Kodak 35 Rangefinder on the KEH Camera Outlet on eBay.
~L.M.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Photographic Equipment Spotlight

From cameras and lenses to accessories and collectibles, we are proud to offer a great selection of used photographic equipment for every taste and budget.  Featured below is a selection of the unique offerings that we currently have available in our inventory.   Click on the name of the item underneath the photo to go straight to the listing.










Thursday, September 26, 2013

Canon EOS Digital Rebel

The Canon EOS Digital Rebel is a great starter camera for shooters that are new to digital photography, SLR cameras or photography in general.  The Digital Rebel features advanced digital capabilities, yet is fun and easy to use.  It is a nice option for students or beginners looking to expand their creativity and skill beyond a point and shoot camera.      


The Canon EOS Digital Rebel features a 6.3 mega pixel CMOS sensor, DIGIC image processor and compatibility with Canon's range of EF lenses.  Other features include automatic and manual controls, a built-in pop up flash with a 3 second recycle time and a 1.8'' LCD screen with playback zooms ranging from 1x to 10x.  The Digital Rebel also has 7 auto focus points, ISO speeds ranging from 100 to 1600 and an array of other features.  A great entry level digital SLR camera! 

Click HERE to view the Canon EOS Digital Rebel on the KEH Camera website.  The Canon EOS Digital Rebel body is currently available in EX+, EX and BGN condition.
~L.M.  

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

KEH's Most Wanted

Featured below is a selection of KEH Camera's "most wanted" items of the month.  We are currently seeking digital & film bodies, lenses, flashes and major accessories in all formats, but the featured items below are at the top of our "most wanted" list this month.







In addition to the photographic equipment featured above, we are actively seeking the following items:

Monday, September 23, 2013

Vintage Camera Finds

Featured below are a selection of the unique vintage offerings that we currently have available in our inventory.   Click on the name of the camera underneath the photo to go straight to the listing.



 

  

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Focus on Collectibles

We have a nice selection of collectible cameras available on the KEH Camera Outlet on eBay that would be perfect for the vintage lover or collector.  We've featured several items of interest below with a focus on folding cameras.  Click on the name of the item underneath the image to go straight to the listing.










Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Photos of the Month

All images submitted to and chosen from the KEH Camera Flickr Group pool.  To view a photographer's profile or to enjoy a larger version of their photograph, click on the link below the image to be directed to their Flickr page.

Thank you to our Flickr members for the wonderful submissions.  Please join our group, and your photograph might be featured in next month's post!















Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fujifilm X10

The Fujifilm X10 is a compact point and shoot camera perfect for the advanced photo enthusiast.  It features a retro style design, a 12 mega pixel 2/3'' EXR CMOS sensor and a high definition Fujinon 4x manual optical 28-112mm zoom lens.  The X10 also offers four diverse manual shooting modes that can be selected according to scene type, which include Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority and Manual.  


Other features of the Fujifilm X10 include a 2.8'' LCD screen, bright optical viewfinder (85% coverage), RAW shooting and in-camera RAW conversion and a manual pop-up flash with a range of approximately 23 feet.  The X10 has an electronic horizon leveling gauge, which works to ensure that the camera is held level while shooting.  The camera also features a histogram display to check image gradation. 

The die-cast magnesium alloy construction make the X10 lightweight and durable, and the use of a manual barrel zoom lens aids to reduce the overall size of the camera.  The X10 also features 1080p HD movie recording capabilities, eight film simulation modes and 360 degree panoramic shooting.  The design, image quality and function of the X10 make it a great option for the advanced photo enthusiast.  
   
Click HERE to view the Fujifilm X10 on the KEH Camera website.  The X10 is currently available in EX, EX+ and LN- condition.  Click HERE to view the black leather case for the Fujifilm X10.  
~L.M.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Focus on Leica

We have several collectible Leica cameras and accessories available on the KEH Camera Outlet on eBay.  We've featured several items of interest below that are currently in stock in our inventory.  Click on the name of the item underneath the image to go straight to the listing.

 






Thursday, September 12, 2013

Canon P Rangefinder

The Canon P is a 35mm rangefinder camera that was manufactured in Japan by Canon Inc. between 1958-61.  The "P" designation stands for "Populaire", and as stated in the camera's instruction manual it was the first time a "camera of Canon quality" was ever offered at a "popular price."  The Canon P was marketed as a more economical option to the Canon VI-L available at the time.  The Canon P was also the predecessor to the Canon 7 rangefinder camera.  Less than 100,000 units were made during its production run.  There was also a black version of the camera, which is even more rare than the chrome.  The Canon P is compatible with both Canon and Leica screw mount lenses.       


The name of the camera is labeled on the top plate with a "P" right in front of the accessory clip.  The Canon P features a large film winding lever, shutter speed dial and an exposure counting dial on the top of the camera as well.  The camera also has a large rewind crank that folds back into the body when not in use.  Specifications include a shutter speed range of 1 to 1/1000, B and X flash sync at 1/55th of a second.  The camera has a horizontal focal plane shutter, and it is made of coated stainless steel.  The camera's finder is parallax corrected with built in frame lines for 35mm, 50mm and 100mm lenses.  The chrome plating, durable construction and classic design make the Canon P a neat vintage find!           

Click HERE to view the Canon P Rangefinder on the KEH Camera website.
~L.M.