Gelto DIII : A gem among cameras

Gelto DIII camera

There are cameras that you find and wonder “How on Earth did I not know about this?” The Gelto DIII is one of those cameras. It’s a beautiful little camera that packs a big punch Backstory The Gelto camera line is comprised of a series of medium format cameras built both before and after WWII … Read more

Pax M4 35mm film camera

Pax M4 35mm film camera

The Pax M4, a compact 35mm film camera that’s the perfect size to toss in your bag and take everywhere. The M4 is the next iteration of the Pax M3 and there aren’t that many differences. Adding a frosted center panel to the rangefinder makes the M4 bright-line viewfinder bright and clear. There are subtle … Read more

The Nikon F3 – Cadillac of film cameras

Nikon F3 with a 45mm f/2.8 lens

The F3 was Nikon’s third professional film camera and would remain a top-of-line body in the family until it was discontinued in 2000. Even though there were newer cameras with more advanced features like the F4 and F5, Nikon continued to produce the F3. There are several models of the F3, each with their own … Read more

Bronica S2 medium format camera

Bronica S2 medium format film camera

Bronica started designing and producing medium format cameras when it was founded 1958 by Zenzabur Yoshino in Tokyo, Japan. They continued to produce high quality cameras until 2005 when the last model, the RF645 was discontinued and ended their 47 year run. I stumbled onto the Bronica S2 system in 1995 while wandering around a … Read more

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