Vintage camera collection

(Up left – right).

  • Vintage Polaroid OneStep Closeup Instant 600 Film Camera. This is part of a new generation models produced around 1997. The shutter is electronic; automatic speed between 1/4-1/200 sec. The integral auto flash works in low light but cannot be forced on or off.
  • The Canon EOS 650 is a 35 mm single-lens reflex camera. It was introduced on 2 March 1987.
  • The Canon T50, introduced in March 1983 and discontinued in December 1989, was the first in Canon’s new T series of 35mm single-lens reflex cameras compatible with Canon’s FD lens mount.
  • Stereo Realist is a stereo camera that was manufactured by the David White Company from 1947 to 1971. It was the most popular 35mm stereo camera ever manufactured and started the era of stereo photography for the masses that continued even after it was no longer manufactured.
  • Kodak Automatic and Motormatic series were Kodak’s last American made 35mm cameras, and their first automatic exposure 35mm cameras. Tracing their original roots back to the Kodak 35 of 1938, there were seven different models; the first, the Kodak Automatic 35, was introduced in 1959 while the last, the Motormatic 35R4, was introduced in 1965. Production ceased in 1969.
  • The Kodak Instamatic 404 is a series of inexpensive, easy-to-load 126 and 110 cameras made by Kodak beginning in 1963. The Instamatic was immensely successful, introducing a generation to low-cost photography and spawning numerous imitators. During its heyday, the range was so ubiquitous that the Instamatic name is still frequently used (erroneously) to refer to any inexpensive point-and-shoot camera. (It is also frequently used incorrectly to describe Kodak’s line of instant-picture cameras, the Kodamatic series.).  The Instamatic name was also used by Kodak on some Super 8-based home-cine cameras.


Second Row (left – Right)

  • Brownie Six-20 camera model E
    Manufacturer: Kodak Ltd.
    Place manufactured: England, Harrow
    Text on strap:Made by * Kodak Ltd.* London.
    Introduction date: 1947
    Production dates: 1953-1957
    Film type: 620 roll film Image size: 2¼ x 3¼ inch.
    Standard lenses/shutters: meniscus f/11, 100 mm with portrait lens, single blade shutter
    Model E had flash contacts on both versions.
    Imitation-pigskin covered metal body; two brilliant finders; yellow filter; 2-pin flash contacts; shutter safety catch; tripod sockets; cable release socket.
    1947-1953: vertically striped front, metal wind knob and release button.
    1953-1957: horizontally striped front, plastic wind knob and release button, triangular spring back catch.
  • Six-20 Brownie USA model (level range in meters)
    Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company
    Place manufactured: US, NY, Rochester
    Introduction date: May 1933
    Inside label number: 54670
    Production dates: May 1933-April 1941
    Film type: 620 rollfilm IMAGE SIZE: 2¼ x 3¼ inch.
    Standard lenses/shutters: Diway, with close-up lens rotary shutter.
    Leatherette covered body with front panel with geometric Art Deco design; two brilliant finders.
    Level range in meter on the front some others have the level range in feet on the front.
    Sold also in special Christmas Box – “Merry Christmas – Six-20 Brownie”
    Also manufactured in Canada by Canadian Kodak Co. ltd.
  • Brownie Target Six-16 (Embossed front)
    Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company
    Place manufactured: US, NY, Rochester
    text on strap: Brownie Target * Six-20.
    Introduction date: April 1946
    Inside label number: 98874
    Production dates: 1946
    Film type: 616 roll film IMAGE SIZE: 2½ x 4¼ inch.
    Standard lenses/shutters: meniscus lens, rotary shutter.
    Name changed from Target brownie to Brownie Target in 1946. two brilliant finders; vertical line design on front panel.
    The cameras are also being made in Canada by Canadian Kodak Co. ltd
    Picture; Brownie Target Six-16 Embossed front and flat front.
  • No.2 Beau Brownie black
    Manufacturer: Eastman Kodak Company
    Place manufactured: US, NY, Rochester
    Text on strap: none
    Introduction date: Oct. 1930
    Inside label number: 40.994
    Production dates: 1930-1931
    Film type: 120 rollfilm IMAGE SIZE: 2¼ x 3¼ inch.
    Standard lenses/shutters: doublet lens rotary shutter
    No.2 Beau Brownie with special made cable release.
    The cable is made by Kodak in Germany for the France marked.    Kodak-Fabrique de Allemagne.
    Camera styled by Walter Dorwin Teague with two-tone enameled geometric Art Deco design front panel, in five colours; black, blue, rose, green and tan, with matching leatherette covering (green and rose models sold only     in 1930 and 1931, and were not available in UK).      The doublet lens allowed a shorter body than      with the usual Brownie boxes.
    Some have “Eastman Kodak” but not all    cameras. Also manufactured in Canada by Canadian Kodak Co. ltd. some have a logo inside “made in Canada” but not all cameras
  • Brownie Reflex Synchro Model
    Type: Box rollfilm
    Introduced: May 1940 (1946 in the UK)
    Discontinued: May 1952 (May 1960 in the UK)
    Film Size: 127
    Picture Size: 1 5/8 X 1 5/8″
    Manufactured: US and UK
    Lens: Meniscus
    Shutter: Rotary
    Original price: $6.00
    Descriptions/Remarks: “Twin-lens reflex” pattern,
    large brilliant finder with folding hood.
    1940-Aug 1941:non.synchronised model.
    Sept 1941-May 1952:Syncro Model with 2 pin flash contacts.
  • Brownie Fiesta Flash Camera
    Manufacturer: Kodak Ltd.
    Place manufactured: USA
    Introduction date: 1950
    Production dates: 1950 – 1961
    Film type: 620
    Spanish language version of the Brownie Hawkeye Flash camera, Camera Brownie Modelo Flash printed on the label inside the camera.
    Bakalite camera with metal winding knob.
    ‘B’ marking on side of brief time exposure knob.
  • Rolleicord IIc Model 4 – Model K3 – 542
    The Rolleicord was a popular medium-format twin lens reflex camera made by Franke & Heidecke (Rollei) between 1933 and 1976.
    The models that has the letters DRP on the left and to the right DRGM on the front of the camera means that they were made before World War II, because DRP means ‘Deutsches Reichs Patent’ (German Reich Patent) and DRGM means ‘Deutsches Reichs Gebrauchs Muster’ (basically a copyright for the name). In post WW2 models you will find DBP and DBGM. They switched from “Reichs” to “Bundes” (German Federal Patent).
    This model of camera was built between February 1939 – October 1949. Due this camera has the letters DRP and DRGM this camera was built after World War II.
    Taking Lens: Zeiss Triotar 3,5/75mm, bayonet I.
    Finder lens: Anastigmat 3,2/75mm, bayonet I.
    Non interchangeable focusing screen. F&H emblem in hood.
    Shutter: Compur C00, 1 – 1/300 sec., T&B.
    Film: 6×6 (120), 35mm adapter Rolleikin I, sheet film adapter.
    Measurements: 9.3×9.6×13.8cm
    Weight: 878 grams.
  •  The Kodak Vigilant Junior Six-20 was a folding camera made in the USA and Canada by Kodak from 1940 to 1948. It took 6x9cm images on 620 film. It was similar to the Kodak Vigilant Six-20, but with a simpler lens and shutter. There was also a larger model, the Vigilant Junior Six-16.
    The camera came equipped with either a simple fixed focus Kodet meniscus lens in a Dak shutter, or a better 3 element Bimat lens in a Dakon shutter.
  • AGFA anastigmat jgestar f 7.7
    Produced between 1933-42+
    Lens: Agfa Anastigmat Igestar 1:7.7/100mm (three optical elements)
    Shutter: Agfa Automat, speeds 1/25 – 1/100 sec.
    Aperture: 1:7.7-1:32
    Weight: 560 g
    Dimensions: 165×88×37mm (closed), 165×108×131mm (open)
    The 7.7 model was also available in 1949 and sold in the USA and UK as Speedex Record. (Probably using pre-war inventory or parts)
    Agfa Billy Record is a series of medium format film folding camera made by Agfa and produced between 1933-49. Billy record cameras were listed in catalogs by lens openings as models 8.8, 7.7, 6.3 and 4.5. The names are based on the maximum lens opening. The basic body is the same for 8.8, 7.7 and 6.3 models. The 4.5 model uses the body style of the Agfa Billy Compur. All models use 120 roll film for 6×9 cm frames. The lens is Agfa Anastigmat Igestar in Automat shutter in 8.8, 7.7 and 6.3 models. There are some cosmetic variations, like chrome decors, during their production period.
  • The Canon AE-1 Program is a 35 mm single-lens reflex camera that uses Canon’s FD mount lenses. It was introduced in 1981 as the successor to the Canon AE-1, five years after that camera’s introduction. The major difference was the addition of the Program AE mode first seen in the A-1. This mode sets both the shutter speed and aperture automatically—albeit with a slight bias towards the shutter speed setting. The user focuses the camera and then presses the shutter button. For those desiring more control, the AE-1’s shutter priority auto-exposure and full manual modes are still available.
    Like the A-1, the AE-1 Program has a right-hand “action grip” on the front of the camera. It also supports the A-1’s Motor Drive MA; this requires another electrical contact on the base plate. The AE-1’s Power Winder A, and a new, faster Power Winder A2, are also supported. The viewfinder uses LEDs to show information to the user.
  • The Zenit 12xp is a Russian-made (formerly Soviet) camera of the 80’s; it’s classic manual focus film SLR camera body. The Zenit 12XP was my first SLR camera where I learned photography.
    Click here for picture samples
    Here are the technical specifications:
    Brand: Zenit
    Model: 12xp
    Format: 35mm
    Manufacturing: U.R.S.S
    ISO: 16 to 500
    Speed: 1 / 30, 1 / 60, 1 / 125, 1 / 250, 1 / 500 and Bulb mode
    Objective Series: Helios 58mm f2
    Weight: 0.95 Kg (Heavy)