Recently made an odd acquisition.
A weird one. Wrote an opening post here and another is to follow. Another is to follow mainly because of this post. Bought the camera. Liked the camera. Should have worked due to it being new old stock that did not appear to have been used. But you never KNOW a camera works until you test it. So much can go wrong even with cameras that go unused. A prime example is a recent beauty I tested for my favorite local camera shop.
A beautiful thing… that has a significant flaw. Many holes in the cloth shutter. While I did enjoy the experience of shooting an old timey rangefinder camera I must admit that some images would have been nice. As mentioned in that prior T80 post when I returned the IVSB this very different Canon caught my eye. Same brand name but it was the polar opposite of the IVSB. SLR instead of a rangefinder. Auto exposure instead of all manual. Autofocus instead of manual focus. Plastic fantastic instead of metal switchgear. A different type of allure for me. But. Does it work?
A definite success. Rollei RPX 400 this go around.
Will give more information on performance and user experience in my This Old Camera follow-up post. For now here are my favorites from test roll two.