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 …

Bronica S2 (1965)

This is a Bronica S2, a medium format single lens reflex camera produced by Zenza Bronica Kogyo from 1965 to 1969.  Originally built as a discount option to the Hasselblad medium format SLR, the Bronica S2 was an upgrade to the earlier Bronica S with the most significant change being …

Super Fujica-6 (1955)

This is a Super Fujica-6, a medium format folding camera made by Fuji Photo Industries in Japan starting in 1955.  The Super Fujica-6 shoots 6×6 images on 120 format roll film and is an upgraded version of the original Fujica Six series that first went on sale in 1948, adding …

Royer Teleroy (1950)

This is a Royer Teleroy, a medium format folding camera made in France by Société Industrielle de Technique Optique, or SITO for short, starting in 1950.  The Teleroy featured a coupled rangefinder and shoots both 6cm x 9cm and 4.5cm x 6cm images on 120 or 620 roll film.  This …

ANSCO Color Clipper (1958)

This is an ANSCO Color Clipper, a rigid bodied scale focus camera that shoots 6cm x 6cm images on 120 format roll film.  The Color Clipper was part of ANSCO’s Clipper line which first went into production in the mid 1930s.  Like all Clippers that came before it, the Color …

WZFO Start B (1960)

This is a Start B, a Twin Lens Reflex camera produced in Warsaw, Poland by Warsaw Photo-Optical Works or WZFO for short between the years of 1960 and 1967.  The Start B was an updated version of the original Start TLR from 1954.  WZFO was Poland’s first and only consumer …

Plaubel Makina IIS (1936)

This is a Plaubel Makina IIS, a folding medium format rangefinder camera made by Plaubel Feinmechanik und Optik in Frankfurt, Germany from 1936 to 1949.  The Makina name was used on a series of professional cameras that date back to 1912 and came with a huge number of features, lenses, …

Meopta Flexaret VII (1968)

This is a Flexaret VII Twin Lens Reflex camera made between the years 1966 – 71 by Meopta, a camera company based out of the former Czechoslovakia.  The Flexaret VII was the very last, and most advanced, in a line of TLRs dating back to the Kamarad Mk II from 1937. …

Bolsey-Flex (1954)

This is a Bolsey-Flex, a twin lens box camera produced by Ising of West Germany for the Bolsey Corp. of America around 1954.  A couple of different cameras were produced for Bolsey, all with the same Bolseyflex name, but they were often made by different companies.  This particular model is …