Vintage Cameras

This is a collection of images from old cameras that I have either used once long ago, or still use today.

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Kodak Autographic

When I bought the Autographic for a dollar, it had an unused roll of Pan F film in it from the 1970's. Shot the roll off and guess at 6 minutes in D-76 - most shots were too fogged (from age) or streaked from pin-holes in the bellows

Mercury Univex

Nifty Universal Mercury Univex I 1/2 frame 35mm camera. Has a rotary focal plane shutter

Brownie 127

Mum's Kodak Brownie 127 camera, 1950's, fixed f11 1/50 sec

Fed 2(d)

A Soviet copy of the Leica II - nice solid, smooth feel to it, though the VF/RF is a bit dim (blue with a clear centre RF spot). A 20$ eBay special. The new metal lens shade almost cost as much as the whole camera!

Zorki 4

Another Russian Leica clone, with a Jupiter 50mm f/2 lens (Soviet copy of the Zeiss Sonar) that I got off of eBay for 25$ - Shown with a Sekonic L-98 light meter. I also have a Jupiter 12 35mm f2.8 lens for it. Bigger brighter VR/RF than the FED but not quite as solid feeling.

Olympus Trip 35

Nifty Olympus Trip 35 camera that I picked up for 5$ at a garage sale in Yellowknife. Nice crisp 40mm f2.8 lens. Automatic exposure 1/40 or 1/200, f2.8 to f22

Canonet QL-17

Got this from someone at work who was clearing out his closet. Often called the "poor mans Leica". Nice 40mm f1.7 lens, shutter priority mode or manual. The QL stands for "Quick Loading".