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  • Kodak Linagraph Shellburst 5474 (in a disposable camera)

    This is Kodak Linagraph Shelburst film, originally developed for military use in recording aerial shell explosions, or at least for photographing objects against a bright sky (UFOs anyone?) I am blown away by both the film and camera. These shots… 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 ›

  • 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 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 ›

  • 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 ›

  • 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 ›