Foth Derby Type 3

I knew virtually nothing about the Foth-Derby except that a friend of mine had one and found the camera intriguing. When one became available at a price too good to pass up, I snapped up this little 127 viewfinder camera. The Derby feels well built, except for the viewfinder which looks like it would be…

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 the photographer to draw notes directly onto the film via a small door using the…

Kodak Petite

The Kodak Petite, manufactured between 1929 and 1934 (originally marketed to women) is a fun, simple shooter that will bring much needed color to any collection. The controls and features are straightforward, and the rotary aperture is a neat feature. No f-numbers are given. Instead the camera’s manual indicates the following: No. 1 – For…

Yashica 44LM

Oft regarded as a Japanese interpretation of the baby Rolleiflex, the Yashica 44LM easily stands on its own as a capable small TLR. It’s compact size and solid build quality lends this camera to being carried on a regular basis. As compared to the original 44, the LM has a semi-coupled selenium light meter and…