As I come to the end of one review, I like to overlap it with the next. In this case, I am coming to the end of my Leica M6 review, but for one reason or another I can’t decide which camera to follow it with. The Rollei Qz35w, the Konica AiBorg or Petri Color 35.
All three of these cameras are pretty odd in their own right, and I think that might be what is stopping me from coming to a decision.
The Rollei was aimed at the same market as the likes of the high end Contax cameras, Ricoh GR1 etc. It has a very high quality feel to the build and is fairly unique as a compact in that it has full manual controls. Though the word “compact” is quite a stretch.
The Konica AiBorg is one of the most ugly cameras I have even laid eyes on, yet reputedly has a surprisingly good lens, it also has some interesting features like interval shooting that I intend to think up some of use for.
Lastly there is the Petri Color 35, a camera I have had for ages, but haven’t got around to shooting with in any meaningful way. Like the Rollei 35SE it is a metered, fully manual, 40mm f/2.8 retractable lensed camera with an unusual method of controlling the settings. Unlike the Rollei, it is widely regarded as being very intuitive to control.
Which camera should I review first?
- Konica AiBorg (44%, 69 Votes)
- Petri Color 35 (37%, 58 Votes)
- Rollei QZ35W (19%, 30 Votes)
Total Voters: 157
Cheers for you input…
Looks like I’m reviewing the AiBorg first then…
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