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Part of my collection is focused on 19th century wooden view cameras made in the United States and they must be 4x5 or smaller in size. Ideal candidates for my collection are quarter plate cameras of the 's and 's by the likes of Scovill, Anthony, Blair, Rochester Optical, Horsman, American Optical, as well as more uncommon or unknown makers of the dry plate period. Below are a few of the cameras in my collection.
John Wade reveals some great vintage buys you can shoot with today. News earlier this year that a Leica had sold at auction for a record-breaking Not so.
What is, however, being replaced constantly is the equipment that enables us to take pictures. That results, in the old gear to finally take its road towards becoming obsolete. If your equipment is still in working order, you can sell it to a photography shop that deals in second-hand equipment.
Does a camera alone make a photographer great? Absolutely not. But the right tool in the right hands are both essential to achieving perfection.
It's a fantastic time to be a film shooter, but purchasing your first film camera can be a little intimidating. Just a few years ago prices on the secondary market were quite low, but the recent resurgence of film photography has driven them up substantially. Photographers who are just getting started can still find deals in thrift stores, garage salesand occasionally an online auction, but there are definitely some technical aspects that you will want to be aware of so you don't end up paying a lot of money for a fancy looking paperweight.
This comes with the original leather case and a filter. Works on all shutter speeds. Old school, this was made without a meter.
Throughout the history of the camera, there are a few models that gain a special status. Either they house some special feature, an interesting setting range, or simply, have a great shutter sound. We are looking toward vintage cameras that have cult status, that you can still find today.