Month: May 2016

Futura Kamerawerke Futura Standard

This sturdy and well built camera from Futura Kamerawerke is a somewhat unusual example of German 35mm rangefinder engineering. It was designed as a camera system with numerous interchangeable lens and accessories. Make Futura Kamerawerke Model Futura Standard Year 1950… Read More ›

Kodak Vest Pocket Autographic

Manufactured between 1915 and 1926, the Eastman Kodak Vest Pocket Autographic strut folding camera is a great example of the quality mass produced models the company sold at that time.  The special autographic 127 film, unfortunately no longer available, allowed… Read More ›

CiroFlex Model B

The Ciro-Flex is a 6×6 TLR camera manufactured in the early 1940s by American manufacturer Ciro. This particular camera is a post-WWII Model B with Alphax shutter.  Make Ciro Model Ciro-Flex Model B Year 1946 Format 120 Shutter Alphax Speed… Read More ›

Ricoh “35”

The Ricoh “35”, manufactured starting in 1955 is uniquely beautiful coupled-rangefinder 35mm camera. The most unique feature is the bottom mounted film advance lever that allows for rapid shot taking. From the front the “35” is visually similar to slightly earlier… Read More ›

Argus Argoflex Seventy-Five

The Argus Argoflex Seventy-Five was produced by Michigan based Argus starting in 1949.  Typically considered a pseudo TLR, the Seventy-Five does feature double exposure prevention and a handy taking lens marker to indicate when the film has been properly advanced…. Read More ›

Praktica MTL3

The Praktica MTL3, produced between 1978 and 1984 by East German manufacturer Pentacon, is an SLR with an interesting mix of features. Perhaps most notable are the rock solid metal shutter curtains and the TTL metering system integrated into the… Read More ›