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Pioneer Vato

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I picked up this FT several years ago on the cheap at a thrift store. It came with an original f1.2 lens but was stolen along with an Olympus Pen digital. It was a beautiful and sharp lens.

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fiddlefye

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Often underrated but an awesome 2 1/4 Square (6x6) Yashica with a very sharp fixed lens!

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My interest in 6x6 cameras started with borrowing a Yashica-Mat 124G to take photos of my first wife's graduation. A few days later I bought my Rolleiflex 3.5 Xenotar, now the camera I've owned the longest and probably the last I would let go. The 6x6 TLR is a wonderful thing.
 

fiddlefye

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Rolleiflex 3.5 (C?) Xenotar. We've had nearly three and a half decades of photo-taking together and I'd be happy to have the same again. Great camera, marvelous lens.

DSC_6765 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
 

fiddlefye

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I've handled a lot of Zenits over the years and even taken pictures with a few of them, but never so modern as that one!
 
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fiddlefye

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I starved myself to get a K1000 since I was clueless about Soviet/Eastern bloc photo equipment back in the early 80s. 🙁
Soviet cameras were pretty common in Canada in the 70s and early 80s and dirt cheap - reliability optional. At the time I was shooting with an ancient Pentax H3v/55 f1.8 Takumar.
 

GuyK

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I starved myself to get a K1000 since I was clueless about Soviet/Eastern bloc photo equipment back in the early 80s. 🙁
Soviet cameras were pretty common in Canada in the 70s and early 80s and dirt cheap - reliability optional. At the time I was shooting with an ancient Pentax H3v/55 f1.8 Takumar.
Probably more kids in my area had K1000's than all others combined. I used my dad's Spotmatic, and a couple rich kids used their folk's Nikon rigs. I still have never even seen a Zenit in reality, only pics. Not terribly common 'round these parts.
 

fiddlefye

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Something a bit different - my grandfather's Kodak No.3 made between 1900 and 1903. I got this from my grandmother about three decades ago and it is still something I adore. He was still using the camera right on into the 40s. There will be another post that includes it soon...
DSC_7234 by fiddlefye, on Flickr
 
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