The most common type of camera today, 35mm cameras were invented in 1914 by Oskar Barnack, and made commercially available by Leica in 1925. In the decades since then, literally hundreds of companies have produced a large variety of 35mm cameras, ranging from "single use" disposable cameras to professional-level SLR systems. As implied by the name, these cameras use 35mm-wide film, spooled into light-tight cartridges. Most 35mm cameras record 24 by 36mm images on the film, but alternate formats (such as 24 x 32mm and 24 x 18mm) do exist. The 35mm format provides a comfortable balance between image clarity, camera size, and affordability that has made the format popular with professional and amateur photographers.
SLR system guides, camera technology and handling, photo technique, news, links, and comments.
Argus C3 Instruction Manual
Illustrated guide to using cameras of the C3 line.
Cees de Groot's Contax SLR Page
Specifications of Contax SLRs from the 1970s to the 1990s, plus information about the Contax/ Yashica mailing list.
Chinon, Ricoh and Sears K-mount cameras
Information on Chinon, Ricoh and Sears K-mount cameras. On-line manuals, links, personal information on how they work and accessories.
Contax G1&G2 -Flickr
Product reviews, competitions, forums, hall of fame, and photo critique for enthusiasts of this rangefinder camera system.
reviews of cameras from various manufacturers
Mike's Praktica Collection
A collection of Praktica cameras as well as their precursors. History of the company.
Miranda Camera Home Page
History and descriptions of the defunct camera company's products.
Praktica - M42 Camera
Detailed history of and technical information on the 42 mm screw-mount single lens reflex cameras.
Praktica B Camera Pages
Specifications and history of Praktica's bayonet mount camera system.
Screw Mount (M42) Cameras
Specifications for cameras from various manufacturers, plus relevant hyperlinks.
The Unofficial Homepage for Mamiya NC Series Cameras
Information on the NC1000 and NC1000S cameras, Mamiya-Sekor Auto CS lenses, and affiliated accessories.
View-Master Personal Stereo Camera
Specifications, owner's manual, and techniques for the 1950s-era stereoscopic camera used to produce View-Master reels.
Yashica - Cees de Groot
Features a Yashica SLR FAQ and information on Yashica-related mailing lists.
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