Wednesday, 20 January 2010
The next two cameras looks as if they may be distant cousins. The Ilford Advocate dates from 1953 and is all metal with a cream/ivory finish. The Olympus Ecru from 1991 is a deliberately retro styled camera aimed at the collectors market, it is in fact one of the Stylus range of auto-focus cameras (I think it's the "Infinity") which has been housed in a designer casing. The colour and the curves of the two cameras have something in common, and they both have 35mm lenses.