Suzuki Press Van (1953)

This is a Suzuki Press Van, a medium format folding camera made by Suzuki Kōgaku Kōgyō K.K. in 1953.  The Press Van is dual format, and can shoot both 6cm x 6cm images on 120 roll film and 24mm x 36mm images on 35mm film.  This is the first version …

Alfred C. Kemper Kombi (1893)

This is a Kemper Kombi, an early miniature roll film box camera and graphoscope produced by the Alfred C. Kemper Company of Chicago, Illinois, USA starting in 1893.  The Kombi used a proprietary paper backed roll film developed specifically for it by the Eastman Kodak company and shot up to …

Marc Bergman 1949 – 2021

There is a saying that the only two things guaranteed in life are death and taxes, and since I don’t have any interest in writing about taxes, I am sorry to say that this post is about yet another member of the film photography community who has passed away. I …

Argus C4 Geiss (1954)

This is an Argus C4, a 35mm rangefinder camera produced by Argus in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  This particular example has what’s called the Geiss modification offered by Argus from 1954 to 1956, which for $10 they would send the camera to a Chicago company called Geiss where it’s lens would …

Polaroid SX-70 (1972)

This is the Polaroid SX-70 an instant film camera produced by Polaroid between the years of 1972 and 1981.  The SX-70 was a landmark camera as it was the first instant camera in the world to use pack film, instead of the more common roll film as all previous Polaroids …

Zenith Winpro 35 (1947)

This is a Winpro 35, a 35mm point and shoot camera first made by Webster Industries and then later by Zenith Film Corp., both of Rochester, New York, USA between the years 1947 and 1955.  The Winpro 35 is historically significant as it was the first camera to have a …

Nikon F2 (1971)

This is the Nikon F2, a 35mm single lens reflex camera produced by Nippon Kogaku in Tokyo, Japan from 1971 to 1980.  The Nikon F2 was the follow up to the very successful Nikon F.  It was a high end and rugged camera aimed at professional photographers with a huge …