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Early cameras

This series consists of original and duplicate early cameras from the beginning of the history of photography. Based on the basic design of the camera obscura and produced between about 1820 and 1870, these simple devices were usually solid or sli...

W.H. Fox Talbot mouse trap camera [replica]

It is a replica built in the style of the small "mousetrap" cameras designed by William Henry Fox Talbot in the mid 1830's . They were simple wooden boxes with a single lens used to expose paper negatives, sensitized by silver nitra...

Nassau, Wilhelm E.

Zeiss Ikon Maximar B 207/7

Item is a high quality folding plate camera with a drop bed style, double extension bellows, rise and fall, plus shift front movements. It came with a brilliant view-finder housing a built in spirit finder and a wire frame finder. The Maximar B 20...

Ihagee Rulex camera

Item is an early folding plate camera with a Rulex triple anastigmat F13, 1:4 lens and an unmarked compound shutter. Includes both a brilliant viewfinder and optical direct finder.

Brownie Target SIX-20

For 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. exposure on 620 film Acromatic lens, 2 aperture settings, rotary shutter. Metal and leatherette case. Case will not separate to open camera.

No. 2C Brownie camera

Item is a fairly large box camera, for 6 7.5 x 12.7 cm (3 x 5") exposures on Kodak 130 film. Simple lens and rotary shutter.

No. 2 Cartridge Hawkeye Model C

Item is a leatherette covered box camera for exposures on 120 film. Originally designed and produced by the Boston Camera Company, Hawk-Eye camera production changed hands twice, once in 1890 when sold to the Blair Camera Company, then again in 19...

Kodak Brownie Twin 20

Item is a plastic box camera for 12 6 x 6 cm (2.36" x 2.36") exposures on 620 film. Simple, single speed shutter and flash synch and double exposure prevention.

Kodak Brownie 127

Item is an eye-level box camera with Bakelite body and rounded edges. Lens is a Meniscus f 14, 65mm and the shutter is single speed, 1/50th.

Kodak Pony 828

Item is a small, Bakelite camera for 8 exposures on 828 format roll film (developed by Kodak in 1935 and similar in size to 135 film, without sprocket holes). The camera features a simple viewfinder, 51mm f 4.5 lens and a 4 speed Flash 200 shutter.

Kodak Duaflex II

Item is a mock twin lens reflex camera with Bakelite body and metal fittings, for use with 620 roll film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder; it is a simple box camera d...

Argus 264 Instant Load

Item is an instant load 126 cartridge film camera with an 44 mm Argus Cintar lens. The camera features fixes shutter speed, auto exposure using a selenium cell and has a flashcube socket, tripod socket, and automatic film speed sensing.

Baby Hawkeye

Item is a small box camera for 4 x 6.5 cm (1.57" x 2.55") exposures on 127 format roll film. Manufactured in England circa 1936, the camera is an all-metal box with a unidentified lens and a simple Kodak shutter. It has a simple wire vie...

Voigtlander Brilliant

Item is a mock twin lens reflex camera with Bakelite body and metal fittings, for use with 120 roll film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder used only to frame the view ...

No. 3 Brownie camera, model B

Item is a wooden box camera with leatherette covering for large 8.25 x 10.8 cm (3.25 x 4.25") exposures on 124 film. The design is simple, with a fixed focus and shutter speed. The roll film was advanced past the lens manually with a small cr...

Agfa synchro box 600

Item is a metal box camera for 8, 6 x 9 cm (2.36" x 3.54") exposures on 120 film. The simple design includes a single-element Meniscus lens, fixed speed rotary shutter and brilliant viewfinder.

Ansco Shur-Flash

Item is an inexpensive box camera made of fiberboard and covered with imitation leather. The camera has a Gallileo-type viewfinder only (no brilliant viewfinder), flash contacts, and a single speed shutter that is fast enough to accommodate bulb f...

Anscoflex

Item is an all-metal camera designed by Raymond Loewy for 6 x 6 cm (2.36" x 2.36") exposures on 620 film. Designed to mimic the look of a twin lens camera, the topmost "lens" is in fact a brilliant viewfinder, it is a simple bo...

No. 2A Antar

Item is a simple, wooden box camera with leatherette covering and brass trim, for use with 116 roll film (or D6 and D12 Agfa film).

Expo Watch Camera

Item is a small novelty film camera that is disguised as a railroad pocket watch, first produced into early 1900's and sold until 1939. The exposure is made through the winding stem and the winding knob serves as a lens cap, and required spec...

Kodak Tele disc

Item is a simple to use camera for use with the proprietary "Disc" film format. Kodak introduced the 15 exposure cartridges in 1982, while they were popular when first introduced, the small negatives 911 x 8 mm) often resulted in poor qu...

Hit miniature camera

Item is a "Hit" type novelty subminiature camera for 14 x 14 mm exposures on 17.5 mm paper-backed rollfilm. This style of camera was named for the original Hit camera design that inspired many similar cameras. This design is a chrome and...

Univex model A

Item is a small, Bakelite camera with a frame viewfinder. This was a proprietary camera design, which used No.00, 6 exposure film only made by the Universal Camera Corporation. Norton Camera filed a patent lawsuit filed against the Universal compa...

Minolta-16-Ps

Item is a subminiature camera taking 9mm film (in cartridge). Lens is a Rokkor F3.5/25mm. Comes with wrist strap, film cartridge, manual, pouch and three filters in original box. Group in original gift box. Shutter works. McKoewn pg.682

Voigtlander Vitoret 110 EL

Item is a Pocket 110 subminiature still camera. Lanthar F5.6/24mm lens. Has programmed mechanical shutter with 4 weather symbols. Has wrist strap, and hot shoe attachment. Includes manual. McKoewn, Pg. 971

Minolta-16 P

Item is a subminiature camera, Model P - in original case with strap. Lens is a Rokkor F3.5 /25mm.

Minolta 16 MG-S

Item is a subminiature camera, similar to the Minolta 16 MG, manufactured between 1966 and 1971. The images produced by 16 MG-S are a substantial improvement over the 16 MG. By using single perforated film format, the negative size was increased f...

Hanimex 110 LF tele

Item is marked with the Hanimex brand, though the camera was manufactured by the Vivitar Corporation. It is a 110 format camera with a built-in flash powered by two AA batteries. It has a fixed focus. The photographer can select either a normal or...

Minolta 16MG

Item is a subminiature camera from the Minolta series, with detachable dedicated electronic flash, carrying case, presentation case, strap. Many accessories were aviailable for this model, including a slide projector, enlarger, and laboratory equi...

Minolta 16II Kit

Item is a silver subminiature camera, for 10 x 14 mm exposures on 16mm film. In original box, includes Minolta brand colour print film, camera case, strap and tripod mount.

Kodak disc 6100 camera outfit

Item is a small, flat, hand-held camera with black plastic body and brushed metal, gold-coloured front plate. Intended by Kodak to replace their instamatic line of cameras, the Kodak Disc cameras were designed to be simple to use, with all automat...

Voigtlander Bessy AK

Item is a camera for use with 126 film. Includes a swing out AG1 flash reflector in body, automatic parallax correction. Three focusing symbols are visible in finder. In autoflash mode distance coupled to aperture. Prontor-matic V 30-125. Automati...

Canon Dial 35-2

Item is a half-frame camera for exposures on 35mm film. Lens is 28mm, surrounded by the Cadmium Sulphide (CdS) sensor cells that make up the light meter.

Linhof master Technika 1

Item is a bellows camera for 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 exposures on sheet or roll film. The lens is mounted on a non Linhof plate and is a substitute - a Schneider Xenar f4.5 105 mm. lens, with a Compur shutter 1-1/250 . Bellows show repair attempt. Cleaned a...

Graflex speed graphic

Item was the official US press photographer's camera. It has a focal plane shutter as well as a front shutter. The lens is Wollensaku 135mm F/4.7 Raptar. The camera has a metal drop bed with two focus knobs. On top is a telescoping sports-fin...

Linhof Super Technika III 6x9

Item is a large format camera for 6 x 9 cm exposures on sheet or roll film. The Technika system used interchangable lenses mounted on boards. The back is extendible and is adjustable no all four corners to control for perspective. A plate for lens...

Fed CTEPEO stereo camera

Item is a 35mm stereo camera with CdS metering. Manual or automatic exposure. 24 x 29mm images. Industar-81 F2.8/38mm lenses. Comes with leather pouch, sun shades, small parts, and hard plastic case.

Action Tracker ADI

Item is a small, plastic novelty camera that shoots four consecutive photos on one frame of 35 mm film. The rotating shutter exposes them in sequence, at intervals of about 0.22 sec.The result is four images on a single negative that show the move...

Nishika N8000

Item is a four-lens, three-dimensional camera, originally developed by the Nimslo company, the Nishika copies were created after Nimslo was taken over by Nishika in 1989. The camera has a plastic body and 4 identical lenses, a fixed 1/60th shutter...

Praktica FX3

Item is an 35mm reflex camera with a waist-level viewfinder and a non auto-return mirror. Manufactured in Soviet controlled East Germany, the company and the Desden factory closed after reunification. The lens is a Meyer Gorlitz Domiplan 1:2.8/50mm.

Popular pressman

Item is the first reflex camera produced by W. Butcher & Sons Ltd. The wood and black leather camera has interchangeable backs for 3.25 x 4.25 and 4 x.5 plates and also has a Graflex 3.25 x 4.25 inch roll film adaptor. Focusing is waist level ...

Mamiya C3 Professional

Item is a medium format twin lens reflex camera for 6 x 6 cm exposures on 120 roll film. Marketed as a professional camera, lenses are interchangeable (both the upper and lower lenses are removed together) without exposing the film. Extra lens inc...

Rolleiflex Grey Baby

Item is a knob-advance twin lens reflex camera for 4 x 4 cm exposures on 127 format film. More compact than other twin lens reflex cameras, with a smaller negatives, the Grey Body has a Xenar f3.5 lens with a Syncrho compur shutter. The camera com...

Argoflex EF

Item is a metal twin lens reflex camera for 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" exposures on 620 format roll film. Coupled front lens focusing.

Nikkormat EL

Item is a 35 mm camera with a 4 second - 1/1000th of a second vertical shutter and interchangeable lenses with aperture priority auto-exposure. Attached lens is a 1:3.2 18mm accura/sigma.

Nippon Kogaku K.

Konica 1

Item is a 35mm camera stamped "Made in Occupied Japan", which began a long history of Konica cameras made for export. The shutter was mounted on the top of a fixed tube.

Konishiroku Photo Ind, Co., Ltd.

Exakta VXIIa

Item is a 35mm camera, the first with interchangeable bayonet-mount lenses. This one has a Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 2/58 lens (serial A# 5545070).

Konica Autoreflex T

Item is the first Japanese 35mm SLR camera. The "T" model has automatic TTL shutter-priority metering. It has a Konica Hexanon 1:4 f=21mm lens, serial #7028597, and also includes a Konica Hexanon 1:2.8 100mm lens serial #7230688.

Konishiroku Photo Ind, Co., Ltd.

Contax 137 MA Quartz

Item is a 35mm camera with a built in electric 3 frames per second motor winder powered by four AA batteries that also run the metering and shutter timing. The camera has modes for aperture priority and manual.

Nikon FA

This camera introduced automatic Multi-Pattern metering and Als lenses. It boasts five exposure modes, TTL metering and a top speed of 1/4000. Shutter is destroyed unfortunately. It comes with a Tamron zoom lens 1:3.8 38mm. This lens had a notatio...

Olympus OM-2 camera

Item is a 35mm camera, similar to the Olympus OM-1 MD, but fully automatic aperture-priority metering. World's first camera with OTF (off-the-film) metering. Chrome. Item comes with 2 manuals.

Olympus Optical Company Limited

Fujica ST801

Item is a manual single-lens reflex 35mm camera. This model is the first to employ an LED light metering system and includes an open aperture metering with Pentax thread lens. The camera comes with Fujinon 1:1.8 55mm lens.

Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.

Kiev-4

Item is a 35 mm rangefinder camera with a smaller and more sensitive exposure meter than the Kiev-3 and 3A. This was an imitation of the CONTAX II, it was built after the original tools had been removed from the Zeiss factory at Jena. The lens is ...

Kiev

Leica AF C1

Item is a compact, black plastic, point and shoot viewfinder camera. The lens has two focal length options, 2.8 F= 40 mm amd 5.6 F= 80mm. Fully automatic, Film speed, distance and exposure are set with no override settings. A small LCD Screen on t...

Kodak Retina I type 117

Item is a 35mm folding camera, the first 35mm model to be produced by the Eastman Kodak Company. The camera was designed by Dr. August Nagel, founder of the Nagel-Werke camera manufacturing company in Stuttgart. Nagel-Werke was purchased by Kodak ...

Kodak A.G.

Agfa Karat 3.5

Item is a 35mm camera, using a proprietary 12 exposure film cassette with no moving parts. The sprockets of the camera simply pull the film out and push it into an empty cartridge on the other side. This system with some modifications eventually l...

Nikon F2

Item is a professional 35mm single lens reflex camera system with interchangeable lenses. The Nikon F2 incorporates features first realized in the Nikon F camera. Controls were updated for easier functionality. Lens, screens and finders are interc...

Nikon FE

Item is a manual focus SLR with manual exposure control or aperture priority auto exposure, and electromechanical components. The FE has a "full information" viewfinder and introduced interchangeable focusing screens to the compact F-ser...

Nikkormat EL

Item is a manual single-lens reflex 35mm camera. The Nikkormat incorporates an electronically controlled vertical travel shutter. Located on the camera's top panel the shutter speed dial offers speeds from 4 sec to 1/1000 sec. Flash sync for ...

Pentax K1000

Item is a single-lens reflex 35mm camera with interchagneable lenses. The camera is a fully mechanical, manual camera without program modes. It is often considered the archetypal "student's camera" due to its simplicity of functions...

Asahi Optical Co., Ltd.

Nikkormat EL

Item is a manual single-lens reflex 35mm camera. The Nikkormat incorporates an electronically controlled vertical travel shutter. Located on the camera's top panel the shutter speed dial offers speeds from 4 sec to 1/1000 sec. Flash sync for ...

Kodak Retina Automatic III

Item is a 35mm film rangefinder camera with a Schneider*Kreuznach Retina-Xenar f:2,8/45mm 4 element lens. The camera allows for shutter priority automatic exposure as well as manual exposure. Exposure is determined with a Gossen Selenium meter. Th...

Kodak A.G.

Argus C3 Matchmatic

Item is a 35mm point and shoot cameras. The Argus C3 Matchmatic camera is similar to the C2 but with different colored leatherette covering and different, propriety markings on the exposure settings. The lens is a 50mm f3.5 coated Cintar lens. The...

Agfa Karat 3.5

Item is a strut-folding 35mm rangefinder camera. To facilitate easy loading of 35mm film, Agfa (and Ansco) introduced a 12 exposure cartridge that required no rewinding of the exposed film. The film was just pushed by a simple claw. Our model has ...

Zorki type 1d

Item is a 35mm rangefinder camera with M39 screw mount interchangeable lens manufactured by KMZ plant in Krasnogorsk, Moscov, USSR, between 1948-56. It is a copy of the Leica II. The lens is a Industar-22 (3.5/50mm) (#6080561). The shutter speeds ...

Krasnogorsk Mechanical Factory (KMZ)

Contax 1c

Item is a 35mm rangefinder camera. Zeiss Tessar introduced in 1932 as a top quality 35mm rangefinder system. The lens is a Carl Zeiss Jana 5cm f2.8 lens (# 1428082). Metal horizontal focal plane shutter for exposures from 1/5 to 1/1000 sec. One fi...

Ansco Memo

Item is a leather covered wooden box camera. The Ansco Memo is a single frame, fixed focus which takes landscape oriented images. Film is advanced by pushing down on a lever in the back of the camera. While not the first American camera made for 3...

Zeiss Ikon Contessa

Item is a 35mm rangefinder camera. The Contessa comes with a four element (coated) Tessar 45mm f2.8 lens (S# 923318) and a 9 speed Synchro Compur + B shutter. A leather case is included.

Contarex Super

Item is an oversized single-lens reflex, 35mm camera with many features. The contarex Super has a data back attached and a "wechsel magazine". Item serial number is 20.7856. it comes with a Zeiss Planar 55mm 1:14 lens. There is a polariz...

Nikon F-401s

Item is a 35 mm camera with auto focus feature and many improvements on the well established F. Type has automatic film transport and fully automatic operation as well as manual operation with the aid of a feature called :Image Master. The attache...

Agfamatic 1A

Item is from a series of camera also known as "Optima" 35mm. Exported to Canada. Has selenium meter. Lens is a Agfa colour Agnar 1:2.8 45mm. Camera has a hot shoe on top, also a leather case (as new). The camera was distributed under the...

Agfa-Gevaert N.V.

Olympus OM-10

Item is a single-lens reflex, 35mm camera with aperture priority auto exposure. Manual exposure is available via an accessory shutter speed dial. Uses OM system lenses. Item includes an Olympus T20 Electronic Flash.

Olympus Optical Company Limited

Agfa Silette Type 1

Item is a simple 35mm camera with Agfa Apotar 1:3.5 45mm lens, Pronto SVS shutter with sync contact, it includes a leather case, And an electric light meter "primat" - also in it's own leather case.

Agfamatic II

Item is a typical, affordable, point and shoot camera of the sixties. The lens is an Agfa Color Apotar F1:2.8 45mm. Pronormatic shutter, selenium type light meter integrated into top of camera, distances had to be set manually. The camera was dist...

Agfa-Gevaert N.V.

Baldina - B

Iterm is a 35mm camera that was part of a series manufacutred in Germany from the 1930's until the 1950's. The Baldina has an integrated selenium meter on top. Schneider Kreuznach Xenon lens f1:2 50mm S# 4866522, synchro-compur 1 - 1/500...

Balda-Werk

Agfamatic II

Item is a 35 mm rangefinder camera manufactured in Munich, Germany. Exposure indicator in the viewfinder shows a green light for correct exposure and a red light for underexposed scenes.

Zeiss Ikon Tenax I

Item is a simple camera for 50 exposures ( 24x24mm ) on regular 35mm film . It was built 1939 t0 1941, the low serial No indicates a small production of this camera , possibly because of the war. The foldable lever transported the film and cocked ...

Contax 137 MA Quartz

Item is an automatic exposure single-lens reflex 35mm camera. Metering is center-weighted and aperture priority.

Polaroid Land camera, Model 95 B (Speedliner)

Brown leatherette folding camera, single-speed shutter Double Anastigmatic f11/135 mm., revolving diaphram for 8 stops. Produced 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. exposures in approximately 1 minute using Polaroid 40 roll film. Originally retailed for $95 US.

110B Pathfinder

Item is a professional grade camera for 7.2 x 9.5 cm instant exposures on Polaroid 40-series rollfilm. B - 1/300 sec. shutter Rodenstock - Ysarex 1:4.7 f127 mm.

Polaroid Square Shooter 2

Item is a snapshot camera for instant photographs using Polaroid Type 80 Packfilm. This model is for use with Hi-Power flashcubes and an exposure system for 75 ASA film.

Polaroid Joycam

Item is a point and shoot camera for 7.3 x 5.4 cm instant photographis with Polaroid 500 Film, originally designed for the failed Captiva camera model (early 1990's). The camera was made very inexpensively, and camera back is held in place by...

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid SX-70 Land camera

Item is a single lens reflex, folding Land camera for instant pictures using Polaroid SX-70 film. The basic folding design was not new, but similar to the "Excentric" camera of R. Guenault (ca. 1905). This compact model incorporates SLR ...

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid Automatic 230

Item is a folding, rangefinder, snapshot camera for instant photographs with Polaroid 200 series pack film. Body is grey plastic and does not have a tripod socket, includes a 3-element f8.8 lens. Manuals, accessory flash, timer and carrying case i...

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid One Step EXPRESS

Item is a snapshot camera with built-in flash for instant photographs with Polaroid 600 film. Includes a close-up feature, fold-down flash bar and single element, fixed-focus plastic lens and automatic exposure metering. Camera body is green plast...

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid i-zone 200

Item is a automatic, snapshot camera with built-in flash for instant 3.81 x 2.54 cm instant photographs on Polaroid iZone 200 film. An inexpensive moel with simple features, mechanical single-speed shutter, 50mm lens with a fixed focus and three a...

Polaroid Corporation

Polaroid One Step

Item is an updated version of the original One Step. Typical consumer Polaroid - Black plastic body with flash - uses 600 film with built-in electronic flash

Polaroid SLR 680

Item is a single-lens reflex 680 camera for instant photographs 4-element 116mm f/8 glass lens with a minimum focal length of 10.4 inches. It has an aperture range from f/8- f/22. Manual focus is possible via an override switch above the focusing ...

Polaroid SX70 Land Camera Model 2

Item is a folding, automatic snapshot camera for instant photographs on Polaroid SX-70 film. Includes a 4-element, 116 mm, f8 lens, built-in electronic meter and tripod socket.

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