Single Lens Reflex Film Camera

Pentax Medium Format 6x7 SLR

Pentax Medium Format 6x7 SLR from the 1980s. Used 120/220 roll film and featured an electronically-timed focal plane shutter and interchangeable lenses and prisms.


Asahi's first model, the AsahiflexI, went into production in 1952, making it the first Japanese-built 35mm SLR.

Contax S SLR

The historic Contax S (1949), the first pentaprism SLR for eye-level viewing.

Ihagee Kine Exakta

The first 35mm SLR, the Ihagee Kine Exakta, produced in 1936, had a left-handed shutter release and rapid film wind thumb lever, folding waist level finder and 12 to 1/1000th second focal plane shutter.

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