Thursday, October 31, 2013
There are five versions of this zoom according to buhla.de. Here I have the first and fourth versions. The tripod mount socket on the later version is closer to the lens mount, this may be better to balance the zoom and camera on a mono/tri-pod. The glass in my copy of the first version becomes yellowish through age (the last image).
Thursday, September 26, 2013
This body feels bigger in my mid-size hand, sharing the eye-piece rubber but not the battery cover with N80.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Promaster 2500 PK Super is a camera body with a plastic shell, and functionally similar to Pentax K1000, K1000 SE and KM. However, 2500 PK Super is much newer (manufactured in 1990s or 2000s?), not many aging parts (e.g., light sealing straps) should be found in 2500 PK Super. If you want to shoot film, get one copy of 2500 PK Super to use.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
X-370, X-300 and Seagull DF-300 are the same. X-300 is all black as the one I saw; DF-300, a licensed copy from the Chinese manufacture, is in the same colors of X-370 as shown here. Other colones include Carena DF-300, Carena SX-300, Centon DF-300, Kalimar KX 5000 and 7000 (aperture setting displayed in the finder), and Vivitar V50. These colonies use cheaper materials and have slightly modified right-hand grips. Minolta also released a X-370N and X-300S with modified grip and switches of power and AEL/Timer.