Kodak Duo Six-20 Series II (1937)

What is it? This is a Kodak Duo Six-20 Series II medium format camera which was designed by Nagel Kamera Werk for Kodak AG by August Nagel.  The word “duo” was Kodak’s way of saying “half frame”, meaning the camera too 6cm x 4.5cm images instead of “full frame” 6cm …

Kodak Monitor Six-20 (1940)

What is it? This is a Kodak Monitor Six-20 folding camera made in the USA by the Eastman-Kodak company.  This was one of the last medium format folding cameras made by Kodak, and is loaded with features including a 9-speed shutter and well built lens.  It is the spiritual successor to the …

Argus Argoflex EF (1948)

What is it? This is an Argoflex EF twin lens reflex camera made by Argus, which was based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  This Argoflex is the same as the Argoflex EM, except it has a flash synchronized shutter and a flash hotshoe on the side of the camera.  The …

Kodak Medalist (1944)

What is it? This is a Kodak Medalist rangefinder camera made in 1944 by the Eastman Kodak company out of Rochester, NY.  This camera is considered by many to be the pinnacle of American camera manufacturing.  Other highly regarded Kodak cameras were actually made in Germany, but not this one. …

Argus Seventy-Five (1955)

 What is it? This an Argus Seventy-Five (originally called the Argoflex Seventy-Five) which is an inexpensive plastic bodied box camera made by Argus out of Ann Arbor, MI.  Although it resembles a Twin Lens Reflex, it is still a box camera in that the camera has a fixed focus, and …