Konica Pearl II – The queen of gems
The Konica Pearl II is a 1950s folding 6x4.5 medium format film camera which is pocketable. I tried this gem out to see what it can do.
Voigtländer Bessa I – Folding it big
The Voigtländer Bessa I is a folding medium format camera, which shoots 6x9 and 6x4.5. I have used it for shooting during coastal walks.
AGFA Karat 36 v3 – 36 Carat Camera
The AGFA Karat 36 is small folding rangefinder camera with a few quirks.
Kodak Retina IIa – Coat Pocket Rocket
The Kodak Retina is a camera that holds a certain amount of mystique. It was made by a company that by the 1930s was more focussed on manufacturing film and generally created cameras to support that and the multiple formats they were introducing. Kodak never seemed to aim for or achieve anything above a second tier camera manufacturer, but the Retina was different. It was an attempt at a quality 35mm rangefinder, to compete on camera sales rather than just a supporting role. The Retina IIa is a 35mm folding rangefinder bellows camera, which fits well into a coat pocket, although it has a fairly solid, yet fiddly, construction. It…