Zeiss Ikon Box-Tengor 54/2

This is the Zeiss Ikon Box-Tengor which is one of the nicest box cameras I have used. Build quality is solid and thoughtful features, like the shutter lock, make this feel like a premium camera. Everything on this camera works… Read More ›

Watkins Bee Exposure Meter

This is the Watkins Bee Exposure Meter, patented in 1890. This is a pocket-watch sized version of the original light meter produced by Alfred Watkins. It uses round disks of light-sensitive paper and required counting how long it took said… Read More ›

Nikon S2

The Nikon S2 has been on my wish list almost since I started collecting. Thanks to Robert Rotoloni and Mike Eckman I now have the opportunity to own and use this wonderful rangefinder. Much has been written about this camera… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Found Film: Life-o-Rama Edition

    I was excited when I picked up a Life-o-Rama III camera at a local flea market because not only had I not seen the camera before, but it had an exposed roll of Kodak Verichrome Pan 120 film in it…. Read More ›

  • Yashica 35

    This is the Yashica 35 rangefinder, purchased during a phase that also included the Nikon S2. Like the S2 this camera produces excellent images with minimal fuss. I also put the Argus C3 in the same category. Though the rangefinder… Read More ›

  • Bertram Standard Light Meter

    This is the Bertram Standard Light Meter. It is a selenium meter with an auxillary optical meter that is used by looking through the back of the meter. This particular meter was picked up in an antiques mall in Fort… Read More ›

  • Agfa-Gevaert 5.61 Film

    Shot on my now loaned out Fiji STX-2, this is Agfa-Gevaert 561 film positive fine grain film. This was hand-spooled by Adam Paul and is avaliable here. Make sure to check out the other hand-spooled goodies he has for sale…. Read More ›

  • Nikon Coolpix 950 (1999)

    And now for something completely different…. The Nikon Coolpix 950. This is my first vintage digital camera post. The 950 is an interesting camera, though it sports low megapixel count compared to more modern cameras it has gathered followers who… Read More ›

  • Maruso Trading Company Top

    This is the Maruso Trading Co Top, a subminiature camera that produces 14x14mm negatives and features both eye and waist- level viewfinders in a single unit thanks to a semi-transparent mirror. Make Maruso Trading Company Model Top Year ~1965 Format… Read More ›

  • Polaroid OneStep “Rainbow” Land Camera

    This is the Polaroid OneStep “Rainbow” SX-70 type instant camera, known as the Polaroid 1000 in areas outside the United States. When I first came across it at a flea market it’s iconic design reminded me of the Mac Classic… Read More ›