MinoltaMinolta 16 II Minolta AL Minolta Minoltina S Minolta X-300 Minolta X-500 Minolta XD-7 Minolta 9000
OlympusOlympus 35 SP Olympus OM1 MD Olympus Trip 35 Olympus Pen F series Olympus Mju Olympus Mju II Olympus Ecru Olympus XA Olympus OM707
PentaxPentax Spotmatic F Pentax MX Pentax Auto 110 Pentax Super A Pentax Z1 Pentax MZ-3
PolaroidPolaroid 195 Polaroid 350 Polaroid SX-70 (original model) Polaroid SX-70 Model 2 Polaroid SX-70 Alpha 1 Polaroid SX-70 Polasonic SE Polaroid 1000 Polaroid SLR 680 Polaroid ProCam Polaroid i-Zone Polaroid 1200si
MiscellaneousMamiya/Sekor Auto XTL Kodak Retinette 1B Voigtlander Bessa L SEM Semflex Oto 3.5 Kodak No. 2 Folding Autographic Brownie Exakta RTL1000 Yashica Electro 35 CC Fujica ST901 Praktica MTL3 Canon EOS 5 Kiev 15 Automat Miranda Auto Sensorex EE Chinon CP-7m Ricoh 500GX
- Mamiya/Sekor Auto XTL profile added.
- Minolta 9000 profile added.
- Minolta X-500 profile added.
- First all new profile for some time! The Minolta X-500.
- Added photo of 20mm lens on the Kiev 15 Automat.
- Added details of the latest addition to my Pentax Auto 110 collection: a Pentax-110 20-40mm f/2.8 lens.
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Photography has been a passion of mine ever since I inherited the family Kodak 126 Instamatic at the age of 10. And because I’ve always been something of a gadget geek too, it’s not surprising that I love cameras almost as much as I love taking photographs with them. And there’s something about a design that is strong enough to have stood the test of time that is also very appealing. It all adds up to one thing… classic cameras!
As you will see from this page I have a pretty broad definition of what counts as a ‘classic’ camera. Here you will find everything from a 1920s Kodak folder, to auto-everything SLRs. If I find it interesting I'll find room for it in my collection!
These days my collection revolves mainly around Olympus, Pentax and Polaroid and more recently, Minolta. I’ve always been something of an Olympus fan (ever since I got my 1st ever serious SLR: an Olympus OM3). My interest in Pentax is rather more recent: it began when I bought a Pentax DSLR along with a few legacy lenses to use with it… and it just grew from there! And Polaroid photography is one of my main photographic obsessions, so of course I need plenty of Polaroid cameras so I can use as many different kinds of Polaroid film as possible!
2nd hand camera shops
- Leica Shop Vintage
- London Camera Exchange
- Peter Loy
- MW Classic Cameras
- Teddington Photographic
- The Vintage & Classic Camera Company
- West Yorkshire Cameras