Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by LouisRG, Feb 28, 2018.
I'm yet to decide whether they're inherently "reliable" - haven't got to use mine yet
I knew what you meant, I've always used cameras that are called tanks; they could probably double as some sort of heavy metal nunchuks if necessary!
edit - What I meant to say was that Cosina should be pretty nice. They've been making (in relatively more recent years) cameras including I think the newer Voigtlander Bessa rangefinders. I have one, and read awhile back about their company and they seemed to know cameras.
I watched a video on it, and the CSM that I'm getting seems to be a re-badged PROST camera, and they are (as far as I know) pretty good, and reliable. Only time will tell I suppose
No, it's made by Cosina, Porst were a German importer, retailer.
Porst Compact-reflex (=Cosina CSM).
IIRC the Zenit SLR was an evolution of the Zorki rangefinders - they added a mirror box, kept the 'L39' screw mount, but changed the registration distance to accomodate the reflex system. So 'Z39' lenses don't work in the same way as L39 Leica mount lenses. The original Helios 44s are Z39.
Cosina are the top camera manufacturer. They have made cameras for Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Zeiss for certain and many other names. They are good enough for Cosina to make many lenses for Zeiss (currently) and made the Zeiss Ikon rangefinder of recent memory. They make all the Voigtlander lenses and made the 35 mm Voigtlander Bessa rangefinders. If you have a camera and find it was made by Cosina, that is a big bonus, quality-wise.
Saw this for sale on ebay; "slight wear to barrel, possible fungus. No returns."
But, that's exactly what you did.
My apologies. I'll delete the posts.
I thought it was a funny. A little humor doesn't hurt sometimes.
I thought so too.
But I'll try not to inject my stupidity in the future.
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