Bolsey Jubilee

As with most Bolsey cameras, such as the B2 and Model C, the Jubilee maintains a strong family resemblance. It is, for better or worse, the most technologically advanced of the bunch and was manufactured during the last year of Bolsey’s existence. Like its brethren, the Jubilee has the Set-o-Matic light metering system, which worked very well….

Rollei Rolleicord II Type 3

This is the Rolleicord II Type 3, instead of a Rolleiflex I picked this up soon after starting my camera collection. This medium format twin-lens reflex camera uses 120 format film, though there was an attachment called the Rolleikin that allowed 35mm cassettes to be used. This particular camera currently has 35mm loaded using 3D printed…

Haking Halina 35X

The Halina 35X, manufactured in Hong Kong by Haking starting in 1959 is an attractive 35mm viewfinder with a small form factor. Also known as the Micronta 35X, it is a solidly built, and heavy, camera. The camera was a bit old-fashioned for its time in that the film was wound separately from cocking the…

Ensign Ful-Vue

The Ensign Ful-Vue TLR is a very simple camera to operate. However, if certain precautions are taken, decent results are possible. This camera has been a favorite of mine from the first time I saw one in the pages of McKeown’s. It took some time to locate a beautiful example at a reasonable price. After replacing…