Monday, June 11, 2012
A Famous Camera and a Obscure Camera
Probably the Minolta Maxxum is one of the most well-known cameras. It's success established the demand for auto focus in SLR cameras. I found this one at a church sale for $10. It shows some wear, however it seems to function well. Its not a camera that I was seeking, but now that I have it I think I will enjoy it. There was a roll of Kodak Max 800 with eight exposures already in the camera. I have not idea how old the film is. I will finish up the roll and see what I get.
Zoom Range: 35mm Wide angle to 55 mm
Electronic Flash: 4 feet to 12 feet range
Power: 2 AA alkaline batteries
Motorized film advance and rewind
The most interesting thing about the Kalimar Autowind Zoom is that it has a manual zoom. So far I haven't seen that in the cheap plastic point & shoots. I also kinda liked the way it looks. I think I am safe in saying that The Kalimar Autowind Zoom never was or ever will be a famous camera. Still it is marginally more interesting than many of the cameras that I see of this type. And it was only 50 cents.
I also picked up an another Agfa Isoflash Rapid this weekend for $3. I got it mostly because it had a rapid cassette and was in almost new condition with a nice case. I have to admit that these various Agfa Iso rapid cameras have grown on me. I need to get around to putting some color film in a rapid cassette and see what kind of result I get.
Have been running behind today. Hopefully no one was relying on my usual Monday morning posts. Looks like cameras are still scare in the garage sales around here.