Category Archives: Vintage Camera

© John Neel
Stereo Pinhole Camera
Argus Cintar adapted to the Sony A7

Argus Lenses Go Sony A7 Camera

I was almost to the point of making my own mount when I discovered an eBay dealer who has begun making and selling adapters for Argus lenses to be mounted to digital cameras.

Diana F

The Real Diana Camera – A Plastic Wonder

In the early seventies, there was an interest in the Diana as a serious camera by art photographers and by fine art photography instructors who saw the camera as a simple and inexpensive way to teach photography.

FujiFilm X-A1

FujiFilm X-A1 w/ an auxiliary viewfinder

FujiFilm X-A1 Camera…While many people have become used to shooting using only the view-screen, there are some like myself that like to frame and shoot by …viewfinder, which among other things, just seems more professional. Auxiliary Viewfinders …

Bolsey B - © John Neel

The American Camera – Bolsey

  There was a time when America made some of the worlds best cameras and lenses. Believe it or not, many of the most interesting cameras ever produced were made…

Box-Tengor - John Neel

A Box and a Lens – A look at an amazing little box camera

Most of these cameras were made from wood and covered with a pebbled grain cloth or paper. There were some that were made from paperboard and used a pinhole rather than a lens. More expensive versions were made from stamped metal and covered in leather. They had simple shutters and apertures.

Oscar Bailey with his Cirkuit Camera Penland NC 1980

I knew Oscar Bailey – He was my teacher

Oscar was the first to open my eyes to photography, the related arts and to many great photographers. He also promoted the idea of play…

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Voigtlander Baby Bessa w/ Skopar

Collecting Old Folding Cameras – A few from my collection

  There was a time not too long ago when folding cameras were King.     Many folders built around the 1930’s to the 1950’s were small, with beautiful lenses…