I thought I would share my camera collection.  New additions are at the bottom!  Each set includes a photo of the camera with an unedited sample photo (if available).

Total Cameras: 24 + four extra lenses

Updated 24 June, 2016: Added: 2 Prakticas


PrinzflexPrinzflex sample

  • 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!

starflickr

  • 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!

FujiKingstec

  • Fuji Finepix E900
  • Year: 2006 (Bought new as a college grad pressie for myself)
  • Film: Digital 9mp + video
  • This is my carry-everywhere camera it goes in my bag or pocket whenever I leave the house, unless I take something better. It’s what launched me from taking snapshots to being more artistic.  However, it’s seen better days and I think she’s on her last legs. I need to replace her, but the alternative (Nikon D40) is too big! What to do…

Nikon D40Icebergs!

  • Nikon D40 dSLR
  • Year: 2006 (Bought new in 2007 to go to Iceland/Greenland! Sample photo is from Greenland)
  • Film: Digital 6mp
  • This has been my workhorse for 6+ years. 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.

HolgaKesX3

  • 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. Even today, actually! 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. Actually, I’ve been trying to find the one I had as a kid, but I can’t find it at the parent’s house and I’ve never even been able to find a photo of it online. :( I never thought to put film in it back then, but I know now that I could have! I want to play with that OMGSOBAD! Have a toy camera you want to get rid of? gimmie! :)  Scroll down for an update!!

LensbabyLensbaby experiment

  • 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. I’m actually thinking of getting rid of it.  Any offers?

OlympusScot's Bay beach

  • Olympus Infinity 80
  • Year: 2006 
  • Film: 35mm
  • I’m considering replacing the Fuji in my bag with this camera. I like it. The sample photo (scanned negative) doesn’t do the camera justice. I like the photos it produces. They’re okay for a point and shoot film camera. For the most part, this would do just as well as the Fuji for the kinds of photos I take while just walking to work or going to the store

Voig60610012

  • 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 cameraTurtle 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.

d3200Night Diamond

  • Nikon D3200 dSLR
  • Year: 2012
  • Film: Digital 24mp + video
  • I got this camera just last Christmas. I went in to buy a new 18-55mm kit lens to replace the one for my D40 that broken 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. (side note: The Tamron 70-300mm lens was purchased with the D40.)

Recesky20480011

  • Recesky Twin Lens Reflex (Kit)
  • Year: ?mid-late 2000s?
  • Film: 35mm
  • This is a ‘model’/kit that I had to build. I actually bought this a couple years ago and the kit sat in my closet until last weekend when 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. 

Brownie Brownie Guts

  • Kodak Six-20 Target Brownie
  • Year: 1941
  • Film: 620
  • I just bought this camera last weekend!  (It could be what spurred me to build the TLR above.) I’m SO looking forward to playing with this!  Need to buy the film first. I’ve been wanting a Brownie for a long time and finally got one. Was so excited I called my mum as soon as I walked away from the flea market table because I was alone and didn’t have anyone else to squee to.

Unboxing Polaroid Model 80

  • Polaroid Model 80 “Highlander”
  • Year: 1957-9
  • Film: Polaroid Type 32
  • Just received this eBay purchase today. Good deal! Came with case, flash, bulbs, and a package of film, though it’s for cameras several decades younger than this. Film on the way. Can’t wait! I did an unboxing video, a loading-the-film photo gallery.

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Dial 35

  • Bell & Howell / Canon Dial 35
  • Year: 1963
  • Film: 35mm
  • Interesting half frame camera. I need to find a battery for it and them I’m interested in playing with it! (If it still works. I’m always afraid when looking at vintage electronic cameras).

Polaroid

  • 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.  Only downside: It’s so similar to my D40, I can imagine picking up the wrong camera. I’ll have to put them in different places!

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.

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  • 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! Can’t wait to use it.

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  • 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.

signet

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

hawkeye

  • 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.

synchro

  • 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?

grans

  • 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.

gdad

  • 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.

 

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