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 …

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 …

Minolta XD11 (1977)

This is a Minolta XD11, a 35mm Single Lens Reflex camera produced by Minolta of Japan from 1977 to 1984.  The XD11 was the first model in Minolta’s new XD series of electronic manual focus cameras.  It was the first SLR camera with both aperture and shutter priority auto exposure, …

KMZ Zorki 1C (1951)

This is a Zorki rangefinder camera, built in the former Soviet Union by Krasnogorsky Mekhanichesky Zavod (KMZ).  Although not marketed this way when it was new, this example is known today as the Zorki 1C as it was the original generation Zorki rangefinder, and the third major variant.  The Zorki …

Fuji TW-3 (1985)

This is a Fuji TW-3, a compact 35mm dual lens point and shoot camera that shoots half-frame 18mm x 24mm images on regular 35mm film.  The Fuji TW-3 was produced by Fuji in Japan for a short while starting in 1985 and has a curious feature set of separate wide …