[REPOST] 5 Best Japanese 35mm Film SLR Cameras

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The last time we compiled a “Top Five” list we were focused on the simple joy of point-and-shoot cameras. The automated nature of the five cameras we chose was perfect for those photo geeks interested in making beautiful photos with ease. But today we’re going to talk about something a bit different.

Today’s top five is all about vintage SLR (single lens reflex) cameras. Back in their heyday, these machines were the diametric counterpoint to point-and-shoot cameras, and for more than half a century their robust construction and fully adjustable nature made them the choice of working photographers all over the world.

We know that experienced photophiles are already rolling their eyes, wondering how we could possibly distill the thousands of amazing SLR cameras into a list of only five. We understand, and we agree that there are too many fantastic SLRs to call this an all-encompassing list.

Instead, we’re here to present five of the very best…

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