My first SLR (from 25 years ago)

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Steve Smith, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Steve Smith

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    I have just visited my parents and whilst I was there I picked up a camera which was my first SLR.

    It is an Edixa Prismaflex with its original Edixa-Auto-Cassaron 50mm, f2.8 lens.
    It also came with a 35mm non auto stop down lens.

    Lens mount is 42mm and shutter speeds go from 1/30 to 1/500.

    About 25 years ago my father handed it to me in a box and said "here, do you want this?"

    It hasn't had a film through it for about 18 years but it all seems to work correctly so I intend to try it out soon.



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  2. Ian Grant

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    I had an Edixa around 1972, solid, very heavy not a subtle camera, lacking any refinement, you could see why the German camera industry lost its way. Although reliable it really couldn't compare to the Pentax I replaced it with.

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    I find that I shoot very differently when I use quirky cameras, and I think this camera would fall solidly into that category.

    Definitely fire a few films through it for old time's sake. Let us know if you find that you shoot differently now with this camera than you do with your usual gear.
     
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    My dad recently gave me my Pentax K1000 that I learned on just about 25 years ago. Like yours it still works fine.
    I thought the camera was lost until he brought it to me and said " i think this is yours". It was originally his until he gave it to me to learn with.
     
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    My first camera I got 30 years ago, a Nikon F2AS. It got stolen 7 years after I bought it. I wish I still have it today.