Classic Camera Revival – Episode 137 – Cursed Cameras


The team here digs into the cursed cameras as we get into the spooky season. Those that never worked right or had something strange going on made us want to call in a young priest and an old priest. These cameras include the Zenit 3m that John kept trying to find a working body, but at least got that sweet Helios 44 lens (in m39 mount), and even his one working body ended up having shutter issues. Bill and the Canon F-1 with a mysterious light leak due to a bad repair job. Alex and his struggles with the iconic Argus C3 and the strange tale of Nikon’s first attempt at a consumer line of cameras, the Nikkorex 35|2.

Camera Review Blog No. 141 - KMZ Zenit 3m
While the Zenit 3m is a fine looking camera, finding one that still works is getting far more tricky.
Classic Camera Revival - Episode 68 - Going Pro
While the Canon F-1 is usually a solid camera, when repair jobs go bad, you can get a bit of a mystery.
Camera Review Blog No. 23 - Argus C3
An American Brick, but why did they make this camera so darned finicky.
Camera Review Blog No. 118 - Nikon Nikkorex 35|2
When is a Nikon, not a Nikon, when it’s a Nikkorex.

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