My Camera Collection

I thought I would share my camera collection. New additions are added at the bottom! Each set includes a photo of the camera with an unedited sample photo (if available). This is the second version of this list, with updated photographs.

Total Cameras: 28 + additional lenses and accessories

A great source of old camera manuals: Camera Manual Library.

My Camera Collection

Praktica BC 1

  • Praktica BC 1 SLR + lens and accessories.
  • Year: 1984
  • Film: 35mm
  • This was my grandfather’s camera. Story goes he actually upgraded after purchasing this camera (my uncle has the upgrade) and passed this one on to his father. Eventually, the camera returned to its original owner when my GGrandfather ‘didn’t need it anymore’ and then to my mum for the same reason. Thankfully she still ‘needs it’, but chose to pass it on to me early. I’m looking forward to using it.

  • Prinzflex 500E (SLR) (This was my mum’s camera. :) )
  • Year: Late 60’s
  • Film: 35mm
  • Played with this a few times, though not recently and not since its been cleaned. Looking forward to it!


Kehlsteinhaus

  • Kodak Star Auto Focus
  • Year: 1995
  • Film: 35mm
  • Had this camera for ages! This was my main camera back in my pre-digital days and travelled all through Europe and Canada with me!

Praktica Sport ff2

  • Praktica Sport ff2
  • Year: ? I actually couldn’t find much on this. My guess is late 90’s?
  • Film: 35mm
  • This was my grandmother’s camera. :)  She had simple tastes; just took snapshots.


Icebergs!

  • Nikon D40 dSLR
  • Year: 2006 (Bought new in 2007 to go to Iceland/Greenland! Sample photo is from Greenland)
  • Film: Digital 6mp
  • This was my workhorse for 6 years until I upgraded to the D3200.  Pictured with Tamron 70-300mm lens, purchased at the same time.

  • Holga 120N + filters
  • Year: 1980s (Purchased new in 2007. It came with me to Iceland)
  • Film: 120mm
  • (Sample photo taken with one of the filters.) Played with this quite a bit. I love this little guy. The photos are actually better than ‘promised’… which I was kind of disappointed at. Why use instagram when you can use this? This is classed as a toy camera. I want more of these. Have a toy camera you want to get rid of? gimmie! :)


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  • Lensbaby 3g + aperature filters
  • Year: 2006 (I think I got this as a Christmas present in 2007)
  • Film: This is a lens, people. It doesn’t use film. (But actually, it goes on my Nikon cameras so… digital)
  • I’ve played with this a few times, but I’m horrible with it. The sample pic is the best/only good thing I’ve shot with it.

  • Voigtlander Vito Automatic 1 Rangefinder
  • Year: c.1963
  • Film: 35mm
  • Bought this a couple of years ago. It was really the start of my interesting actually collecting cameras.

GoPro Hero3 Silver

Turtle Turtle

  • GoPro Hero3 White
  • Year: 2012
  • Film: Digital 5mp + video
  • I purchased this camera for my trip to Australia. I wanted an underwater camera for the Great Barrier Reef. I also wanted to bring a video camera with me, just in case, but didn’t want to add even more to the gear I was taking. I chose this in particular for some of the other features like time lapse.

Nikon D3200
Night Diamond

  • Nikon D3200 dSLR
  • Year: 2012
  • Film: Digital 24mp + video
  • I got this camera after returning from Australia. I went in to buy a new 18-55mm kit lens to replace the one for my D40 that broke and came out with this D3200 (with the 18-55mm kit lens I needed), a 50mm f/1.8 lens, and Lightroom 5. Oops. :) I love this camera. BIG upgrade from the D40. Night shots on this are amazing, even handheld. Pictured with that Nikon 50mm f/1.8 prime lens. It broken in Cape Breton in the summer of 2016. It still shoots, so I managed with it until I just couldn’t anymore. I still use it from time to time.

Recesky Twin Lens Reflex

  • Recesky Twin Lens Reflex (Kit)
  • Year: ?mid-late 2000s?
  • Film: 35mm
  • This is a ‘model’/kit that I had to build. It actually sat in my closet for a couple of years until I had a whim to finally build it. It took about 3 hours.  I plan to take this out and play with it after my trip to Nicaragua. I put a few shots of the build at the bottom of this post.  Check out photos of the build here.  ***First try with the camera. Need to work on focusing, clearly. 

 

Kodak Six-20 Target Brownie

  • Kodak Six-20 Target Brownie
  • Year: 1941
  • Film: 620
  • Purchased at a flea market. My first brownie, although it’s a bit ‘new’. I’ve shot with this but need to get the film developed.

Polaroid Model 80 "Highlander"

  • Polaroid Model 80 “Highlander”
  • Year: 1957-9
  • Film: Polaroid Type 32
  • I usually only purchase cameras that I can use. This was an exception, although I did buy some of the film as well. Unfortunately, the nature of Polaroid film means you really can’t use expired film like you can with regular film. It’s a nice talking point though. It was still a good deal. It came with case, flash, bulbs, and a package of film, though it’s for cameras several decades younger than this. I did an unboxing video, a loading-the-film photo gallery.

Polaroid "Swinger" Model 20

Bell & Howell / Canon Dial 35

  • Bell & Howell / Canon Dial 35
  • Year: 1963
  • Film: 35mm
  • This is an interesting half frame camera. And my most disappointing purchase. It is broken. I guess that’s why it’s so cheap. Also a good reason why I don’t usually buy battery-needing/electronic cameras).

Polaroid Land Camera OneStep

  • Polaroid Land Camera OneStep
  • Year: 1977
  • Film: Polaroid SX-70
  • Now this is the kind of Polaroid I remember from my childhood (that I actually knew was a Polaroid!). I never actually owned one of these OneSteps… until now!

Nikon N80

  • Nikon N80 SLR
  • Year: 2000
  • Film: 35mm
  • While it’s not my first SLR (actual film SLR), it feels like it. Maybe because I technically do have multiple lenses for it, unlike the Prinzflex, as I’m able to use my digital lenses with it.

Kellogg’s Promo Microcam

  • Kellogg’s Promo Microcam
  • Year: 1990’s
  • Film: 110
  • I decided I wanted a 110 camera again. (My first camera was a 110 camera and broken decades ago.)  I searched through eBay and found loads of those skinny, rectangular cameras so much like my first.  The others were just regular looking old cameras.  Boring.  Then I saw this one.  I do like interesting things. It’s shown here loaded with film (the curvy bits on either side of white front). The film is held on with elastics because I find that it pops off. I use this one quite regularly, especially when I’m travelling. Haven’t had the money to develop any of the film yet, though!

Jiffy Kodak Six-20

  • Jiffy Kodak Six-20
  • Year: 1933
  • Film: 620
  • After realizing I wouldn’t be able to use my Highlander folding polaroid camera, I wanted to find another folding camera that I could actually use.  It didn’t take me long to find this one. I love it. It almost matches my Brownie! Used, but film not developed.

Kodak Tele-Disc

  • Kodak Tele-Disc
  • Year: 1982
  • Film: Disc film
  • A friend picked this up for me at a thrift store.  It looks super interesting. Bonus: there’s film in it with at least one photo taken.  I love when cameras come with film in them!  Wish a few more shots had been taken though. Rest of the film shot, waiting to develop.

Kodak Signet 35

  • Kodak Signet 35 (Rangefinder)
  • Year: 1951
  • Film: 35mm
  • This looks super interesting. Love the look of it!

Kodak Hawkeye 8 Movie Camera

  • Kodak Hawkeye 8 Movie Camera
  • Year: 1963
  • Film: 8mm
  • Have never really been into collecting the old movie cameras – a lot harder to deal with than still cameras!  But this was like $6, so…. yeah. I bought it.  Sue me. (No, don’t actually do that!) And I got lucky because it’s 8mm which I believe is easier to find than the Super8.

Brownie Reflex Synchro Model

  • Brownie Reflex Synchro Model
  • Year: 1940
  • Film: 127
  • Another “World’s Largest Garage Sale”, another camera. I actually managed to talk myself out of a second one. Go me?

Nikon D3400

Sleepy Cove

  • Nikon D3400 dSLR
  • Year: 2016
  • Digital
  • Well, the D3200 broken in 2016 and by late spring 2017 I couldn’t handle shooting with it anymore, especially with the amount I do shoot. I bought this one to replace it, body only. It wasn’t meant to be a big jump, but it really is! The non-processed images are amazing, compared to the D3200. Pictured with the 18-55mm kit lens from the D3200, which is the camera used to take this guy’s portrait. I’d love to just carry it around everywhere with me, as I mentioned above, but it’s kinda big. You know, for a pocket.

Olympus Pen EE

  • Olympus PEN-EE
  • Year: 1961
  • Film: 35mm
  • A friend told me her friend bought a bunch of cameras at Value Village, so I went the next day. Bought this and the next three cameras there. I have a problem. At least I left some on the shelf! I’ve had an Olympus PEN on my want list for a while, so I’m happy to finally have one!

Petri 1.9

  • Petri 1.9
  • Year: 1958
  • Film: 35mm
  • Value Village purchase.

Agfa/Ansco Speedex B2

And that’s it! … For now…

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