Porst 135E is one of the few rangefinders with a built-in flash. This camera is a German copy of the Cosin 35FR model. It has a fully automatic operation mode, and the flash is activated by a button on the top of the housing.
The camera is equipped with a bright 38mm f / 2.7 Cosinon lens.
The Olympus 35ED is a fully automatic 35mm rangefinder camera which is also the last member of the Olympus 35 series EE (electronic-eye, which simply means automatic exposure) cameras. After Olympus introduced the flagship 35SP (the first and only spot-meter equipped compact rangefinder in the world), it released a series of stripped-down models over the years until the introduction of the 35ED in 1974. In other words, the 35ED is a close relative (sharing similar bodies) of the shutter priority/manual exposure 35RC loved by many collectors and also a distant relative of battery-less Trip 35 (also EE/fully automatic but no rangefinder and a different body).
The offered copy has a minimal defect, the lamp informing about underexposure does not work.
The Olympus 35RC seems like a trivial little rangefinder camera, however it's an astoundingly great performer. Not only does it perform magnificently, it's possibly the smallest 35mm rangefinder camera ever made with auto and manual exposure settings.
The Olympus 35RC provides a super-sharp 42mm f/2.8 lens, precise manual rangefinder focus, and amazingly accurate shutter-preferred automatic and manual exposures.
Minolta AL-F from 1967 is a small and very elegant camera with rangefinder, automatic exposure (time priority) and Rokkor lens 38 mm with brightness of 1: 2.7 (4 lenses in 3 groups, filter diameter: 46 mm).
Shutter speed is set in the range from 1/30 to 1/500 second, and the camera selects the aperture. What is very important, pressing the button halfway (to the first noticeable resistance) causes the exposure to be blocked - as in modern digital cameras.
The AL series were sold in parallel with the more advanced rangefinders of the Hi-Matic series, but although advertised as simpler, they are made just as precisely as Hi-Matics. Minolta AL-F has a very compact and solid construction, almost all external ...
The Konica C35 was the first of a number of compact cameras that swept the marketplace in the early seventies. Cameras from other Japanese companies introduced after 1970 show its importance and influence.
Its appeal to the general public was obvious from the start: it was a compact, light and simple to use camera with an excellent lens that was distinctly wider than average for the time and that took good photographs because it could be focused accurately using rangefinder. It was an outstanding sales success throughout the world.
The Ricoh 500 G is a compact coupled rangefinder camera, introduced by Ricoh in 1972. It offers automatic shutter priority exposure, or fully manual control. A projected viewfinder needle pointer indicates the aperture the camera will set for any preferred shutter speed, or the aperture the user should set when on manual control.
It's similar in size to the Konica C35, and similar in features to the Olympus 35RC or Canonet QL28. In other words it has the advantage over the C35 of having full manual override in addition to the aperture priority settings.
ZORKI 4 - AN ANNIVERSARY VERSION "50 YEARS TO SOVIET AUTHORITY"
The Zorki 4 is a 35mm rangefinder camera, manufactured by KMZ near Moscow in the former USSR. Produced between 1956 and 1973, there were 1715677 made in the time. ЗОРКИЙ = Zorki means 'sharp sight' in Russian. The Zorki-4 was possibly the most popular of all Zorki cameras and the first to be exported in large numbers to the west. Exported versions are easily identified as they have text in Latin script whereas those produced for the domestic market have Cyrillic text.
When the Zorki-4 rangefinder was introduced in 1956, its contemporaries included the Zorki 2S, FED 2b, Leica M3 (introduced two years before), Leica IIIg, Nikon S2, Canon ...