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.
Cheers for you input…
Looks like I’m reviewing the AiBorg first then…
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