dad gave me his camera

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    so today I went on my boat with my dad and mom for mothers day and my dad noticed that I liked taking photos with my kodak z650.and when we got back he gave me his camera. its a kalimar sr200 slr. its about 35-40 years old. and for a lens it has a bushnell 90-230mm. has anyone herd of these companys I no kalimar is still alive but dose anyone no much about slr and this camera?
     
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    If it's a Kalimar, it's a rebadged version of someone else's design.

    Does it look like a Zenit-E? (couple of links there).

    If so there are scans of manuals here and here.

    Basically it's a fully manual 35mm SLR with the 'm42' screw mount, meaning you can use it with an endless variety of second-hand lenses from various manufacturers including Pentax, Fuji, Carl Zeiss, Cosina, Mamiya, Schneider... in other words there's plenty of choice. Sorry I don't know anything about the Bushnell. I expect it's safe to say that it's someone else's lens rebranded but I'm not even 100% on that.
     
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    Bushnell is known more for telescopic rifle sights, spotting scopes and binoculars than for camera lenses. A Bushnell M42 lens is most probably a rebrand. Kalimar 200 and Zenit E appear to be the same animal.
     
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    Congrads. That's how I started out. Dad gave me his Nikon FE (about the same age). I hope he gave you a manual as well :)
     
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    it is the same camera but the len on mine is about a foot long. and mine dose not have a flash holder. but other than that the only difference is names. its a awesome camera and its alot more fun than my z650 and thank you for the links and manuals. ill post a pic
     
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    sorry for the over sized photo
     
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    My Dad gave me my first camera also. It was his old Yashica 35mm, and let me tell you it took some really NICE photos! Enjoy learning on this camera :wink:
     
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    WOHOAH!! that's one wicked lens.
     
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    found out how to resize. this is my first time ever putting film in a camera. its a lot different than what im use to. and I messed up my first role. but luckly I got the 4 pack.:D. and it might just be me but I think I can take a lot better photos with this camera than my kodak z650.
     

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