I really liked this camera, unfortunately I only got to shoot one roll of film with it, before it broke. The winder is stuck, I’m still considering getting it fixed, or try to fix it myself, because the camera is otherwise in a really nice condition.
Even though, mine is broken I think the build quality is pretty good, it has a nice size and weight.

And while on other rangefinders I sometimes find it hard to hit focus, it was pretty easy on this A5. So a thumbs up for the view- and rangefinder combo on this camera.

But – as always – take a look at the photo gallery below and judge for yourself. The film I used was a 10 year expired Fujicolor Super HQ, ISO 200. Some was converted to black and white in post.

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  • The Looks
  • The Quality
  • The Handling
  • The Price
  • The Output
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In short!

Good and rather cheap rangefinder camera.

Pros

  • Good rangefinder
  • Nice size
  • Great lens
  • Prize

Cons

  • The winder broke on mine (on the list, if it’s a common problem)

Photo Gallery


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