Monday, March 22, 2010

Vintage Cameras

Recently I have decided that I will be a camera collector because there is nothing better than a Vintage camera.
About a month ago my mom and myself went to a local flea market, and came across an old lady who is moving into a retirement home, as her husband has recently passed away. She was selling his camera equipment. I got everything in the below pictures for R160. And as she starts packing up her home, she will keep aside any more items she may find. Very exciting!

My New Children

Pentax ESIIPentax ESII

This is a Pentax ESII. It was released in 1973. The Lense came with the camera, but I think it is more than likely a Macro lense...because everything is super zoomed all the time. lol. It's a SLR 35mm and still works, quite nicely.

Cool Cases

Fold Out Camerafold out camera

Both the cameras came in customized leather holders, and then a larger leather carry case. The second camera is a Yoigtlander Perkeo III/E. It's a 120mm fold out camera and quite beautiful. It still works, I just need to get film for it.

Cool Flashlight meter

I also got a flash, it's quite old and made out of plastic and came with light filters.That little thing with the copper chord is a Horvex 3 light meter, still trying to figure out how to work it. hehe!

And those are my exciting finds for now. More to come, soon I hope!

I ♥ Vintage cameras


nicoleshmicole said...

Oooo lucky


Amy-Sue Crabtree said...

thanks, so keen to use the fold out camera, i think i may just put 35mm in and see what happens =P