45 Pentax Spotmatic with 35mm Takumar f3,5 lens and expired Kodak Gold 100. Another reliable SLR which is easy to use and Spotmatics are just tireless.
46 Konica IIIA with 50mm f1,8 Hexanon lens and Kodak TMax100. This was an unexpected find on an auction site and what a brilliant viewfinder with a quirky shutter cocking and film advance lever in one. A unique rangefinder.
47 Pentax Me Super with 50mm Pentax SMC f1,7 lens and Fuji Velvia 1996. Another beautiful Pentax and great SLR from the 80s.
48 Nikon F4 with 24-50 zoom lens at 24mm and expired Ilford Delta 100. This F4 was a late entry and it’s a heavy camera with the MB-21 and smooth shutter.
49 Canon F1 with 28mm f2,8 and expired Ilford Delta 100. Having never really owned a Canon camera other than the excellent digital compact G11, the F1 which was bought late 2018 with a motor drive was a pleasant surprise and a whole lot of camera.
50 Canon A1 with 50mm f1,8 and Agfa APX 100. This advanced and desirable black SLR from the 80s was another 2018 purchase and though it had very different ergonomics from the Nikon system is still a great performer.
51 Nikon F100 with Sigma 50mm f1,4 and expired Ektachrome 200 (2002). I had one of these top notch SLRs when they were introduced and it’s one of the finest Nikon cameras. I managed to track one down in 2018 and the Sigma lens is razor sharp.
52 Nikkormat FT with 400mm f3,5 and Kodak Gold 200. This rough body was hand painted black by its previous owner and with a Nikon extension ring managed to focus close enough with the brilliant but manual telephoto lens.
53 Nikon F60 with 35-80mm lens at 35mm and expired Fuji Velvia. This champagne coloured body was a gift and has worked flawlessly with a great time function.
54 Leica M3 with 50mm f3,5 Elmar and expired Ilford Delta 100. Zan’s M3 with so much character and stories to tell. The weight in hand and the simplicity of these masterpieces create such a different feel to film photography.
55 Nikonos III with 35mm lens and Kodak Gold 200. This tough underwater camera was a late entry but was perfectly suited to a close water splash. A solid camera with an unusual shutter release and a bulb function too