Kodak Pony 135 Camera

Kodak Pony 135 Camera

The Kodak Pony cameras are a series of Bakelite bodied small format cameras.

Designer Arthur H Crapsey.

Positioned between the roll film Brownie and the 35mm Signet series.

like the Brownie they lack rangefinders instead using a simple viewfinder.

as with the Signet cameras, they have better glass lenses, the 3 element Anastons and the four element Anastars (all with front element focusing).

variable speed (except for the Pony II), manually cocked Kodak synchronized shutters.

shutter release/film advance interlock (with bypass switch) prevents double exposures

use 35mm film except for the Pony 828 uses roll film, in 35mm width.
film advance and rewind knob.

camera shelf: Nikon Coolpix E5700 (intro 2002)

Nikon Coolpix E5700 - triple view

Nikon Coolpix E5700 – triple view

Nikon Coolpix E5700 (intro 2002) 5 megapixel, 8x zoom – 35-280mm equivalent in 35mm film camera terms, magnesium body, uses compact flash card…The 5700 was very pricey when new. Recently I saw it listed as used for $299 on Henry’s Cameras website. It has what seems today to be a postage stamp sized, articulating 1.5 inch screen. The camera was introduced in May 2002. I have used a Nikon Speedlight 80DX with this camera. Although the balance is a bit special. It makes great flash shots. The EVF, electronic viewfinder was usable, especially in bright sun which made the LCD awkward to use.  I had a lot of fun with this very solid feeling camera.  I will recharge the battery and give it a go in 2013.  Perhaps that will cure me of my advertising driven burn to buy a new camera.

The shot of Grace was taken in August of 2012.  Since then I have acquired  a multi-card reader to get data from the 5700’s compact flash card.


Grace in August 2012, cropped severely from original

Grace in August 2012, cropped severely from original


Midland Public Library before the expansion/renovation, Midland, Ontario, Canada



the late Sundance Kid

the late Shakespeare

the late Shakespeare