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So Many Cool Cameras, So little Time!

So Many Cool Cameras, So little Time!

I wanted to share some portraits of some of my favorite vintage cameras and others of interest. It's fun to trace the evolution of design through the years and see how the cameras have changed as various innovations were made. And it's even more fun to collect them, in some cases clean them up and restore them, and then take them out and shoot some rolls. I suspect you won't be able to do that in 2050 with your 1998 digital cameras. :) First up is the Waldorf Minicam from the 1940's. It's a 127 roll film camera with simple shutter, quite like the Sprocket Rocket in function. Wonderful little pocket camera and I posted a roll from it recently. You get 16 images on one roll of film. LSI should make a 35mm version of this fabulous little half frame cam.

clickiemcpete This photo was shot on film. Taken by clickiemcpete with a Canon 7E loaded with LOMO 400 negative film in Gill, MA, United States. This photo can also be found in the album Trip Down Vintage Lane, Cam Porn Content!.

31 comments

  1. macstef

    macstef

    uuu... hello pretty little thing ;-)

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  2. arurin

    arurin

    Jesus Christ, you own all these cameras?

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  3. rik041

    rik041

    its a very well known cam....in germany

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  4. rik041

    rik041

    its a very well known cam....in germany

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  5. trw

    trw

    This is without a doubt one of my favorite albums of all time!!! I freely admit that I am addicted to camera porn! ;-) Thanks for all the interesting information on the cameras too.

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  6. clickiemcpete

    clickiemcpete

    @arurin, yes indeed, I'm very fortunate to have been able to collect all these and many others over the past few years. It is a joy to try to get decent images out of them too. :)

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  7. superkulisap

    superkulisap

    Seriously, these are all yours? Holy cow! :D

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  8. superkulisap

    superkulisap

    love the way you described your cameras! nice collection *drooling*

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  9. hhjm

    hhjm

    cool :)

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  10. allanbendiksen

    allanbendiksen

    Thanks for sharing. Great album.

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  11. grazie

    grazie

    Wow wow wow

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  12. superlighter

    superlighter

    Oh man! you have a treasure! this album is absolutely amazing also for all the infos, I must bookmark it to my favourites!

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  13. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    OH MAN! :D

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  14. wuxiong

    wuxiong

    Thank you so so much dear pete, your collection is wonderful.. And thank you for taking the time to write about each single camera, they are informative and good knowledge about the history in this beauty industry....<:) Thank you again for the sharing love...<:)

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  15. clickiemcpete

    clickiemcpete

    Thank you so much my friends!

    @wuxiong, thank you, yes, the purpose of this album was not to show off how many cameras I have but to convey information about vintage cameras to the community...for some of us, having the experience of using modern cameras only is like if you heard punk rock music for the first time but you didn't know about the roots of rock and roll, garage rock, British Invasion, rockabilly, blues, etc. I think we all benefit from seeing what has come before and the evolution of these amazing pieces of industrial design. I'm not done yet by the way, I have probably another 100 cameras to go in future albums! :D

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  16. stratski

    stratski

    Lovely collection! I'm looking forward to seeing (and reading about) the rest of your collection. Also, I feel a lot less guilty now about owning about 30 camera's and still wanting more...

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  17. sweetyyydreams

    sweetyyydreams

    Thanks a lot for showing and explaining us about you great collection of cameras, it's very interesting! I can't wait to hear more about the further 100 cameras of yours!

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  18. jackpumpkinhead

    jackpumpkinhead

    Dirty McPete!! I tell you what I like about these old cameras, is that when you use them you hold them to your face, so you get to smell that wonderfully fusty age!

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  19. clickiemcpete

    clickiemcpete

    @jackpumpkinhead, hehe, they have all different smells...some smell clean and others have various degrees of mustiness and age. I try to clean them up and go through a lot of Windex and q tips but some you can never get the stench out of.

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  20. weleasewoger72

    weleasewoger72

    I love this camera. My friend has one but refuses to loan me it! I also agree with you when you said LSI should do a 35mm version of this baby!

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  21. jeniferricken

    jeniferricken

    It is a gorgeous collection!
    Congratulations!
    =)

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  22. jeniferricken

    jeniferricken

    It is a gorgeous collection!
    Congratulations!
    =)

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  23. emkei

    emkei

    great album!

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  24. mafiosa

    mafiosa

    Incredible collection!!!!

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  25. dj3555

    dj3555

    AMAZING COLLECTION =)

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  26. dreadlockboy

    dreadlockboy

    sick album :O

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  27. bravebird

    bravebird

    thanks for sharing that amazing collection with us, peter!!!!

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  28. troch

    troch

    Great album, wonderful collection! Most important, you are keeping them alive by using them.

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  29. vici

    vici

    so cute!

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  30. vip223

    vip223

    what a beauty

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  31. photobarbie

    photobarbie

    Nice looking camera can't believe it's so old! I love classics :) Thanks for sharing.

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