Collecting Cameras
Olympus Trip 35

I’ve updated my post of tips for buying vintage film cameras on eBay. Check it out here.

You know how it can be buying a camera you can’t touch or test. There are so many pitfalls. I’ve experienced them all, and my hope is that by sharing what I’ve learned, you can avoid them. So do have a look, here.

Updated: Tips for buying vintage film cameras on eBay

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Camera Reviews

I didn’t much enjoy this camera. Sometimes you just don’t bond. And then I got a bunch of lousy images back. So as you can imagine, I don’t have great things to say about the Kodak Retinette IA in my updated review (here).

Kodak Retinette 1A

Updated review: Kodak Retinette IA

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Camera Reviews

Pentax arguably defined how an SLR should look and work in the 1950s, and kept evolving the idiom through the 1980s. Along the way they introduced the seminal Spotmatic, with stop-down metering aboard. Read my updated review of the Spotmatic SP here.

Pentax Spotmatic SP

Updated review: Pentax Spotmatic SP

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Camera Reviews

This folding camera from the 1940s takes 620 film, which hasn’t been made since 1995. But it’s worth using anyway, because it comes with the excellent Anastigmat Special lens. I’ve updated my review; read it here.

Kodak Monitor Six-20

Updated review: Kodak Monitor Six-20

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Camera Reviews

It’s a Kodak Retina with automatic exposure via a selenium meter. Meet the Kodak Retina Automatic III, and read my updated review here.

Kodak Retina Automatic III

Updated review: Kodak Retina Automatic III

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Collecting Cameras

This little folding camera for 35mm film was introduced in 1949 and competed with, among other cameras, Kodak’s similar Retina line. The Voigtländer Vito II is a capable little shooter, and you can read my updated review here.

Voigtländer Vito II

Updated review: Voigtländer Vito II

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