Collecting and Using Classic Cameras


Scroll down this page to see my classic camera collection with detailed information on each model. The listing is divided into three sections: inexpensive and fun play cameras, great user cameras for advanced amateurs, and professional level cameras. I also have a special section for Former Soviet Union (FSU) rangefinder cameras.

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My Classic Camera Collection

Click on each camera model for more info


Inexpensive Fun Cameras

Agfa Isolette I (1951-54)
Agfa Super Solinette (1954-60)

Aires 35V (1958-62)

Ansco Super Regent (1954-60)
Ansco Viking (1946)

Bolsey B2 (1949-56)
Bolsey C22 (1950-56)
Bolsey Jubilee (1955-56)

Canon Canonet 19 (1961)
Canon Canonet QL 19 (1965)
Canon Canonet 28 (1971-76)
Canon Canonet GIII QL17 (1972-82)

Detrola Model H (1939-40)

Diana (1960s)

Foth Derby II (1931-36)

Herold Spartus 35F Model 400 (1960~)

Ihagee Exa 1.3 (1952-53)
Ihagee Exacta VR (1951-1956)

Iloca Rapid B (1954)

Kodak No. 2C Autographic Junior (1914)
Kodak 35 RF (1940-1951)
Kodak Brownie Starflex (1957-64)
Kodak Duaflex (1947-1960)
Kodak Motormatic 35F (1962-1967)
Kodak Instamatic (1965-1969)

Konica Auto S (1963-65)
Konica Auto S3

Kuribayashi Petri 35MX (1955-58)
Kuribayashi Petri 2.8 CCS (1958)
Petri 7s (1963)
Petri Color 35 (1968)
Petri Color 35E (1971)

Leidolf Lordox 24x36 (1952)

Minolta 16 Ps (1960-65)
Minolta Hi-Matic 9 (1966)
Minolta Hi-Matic F (1972)

Minox 35 GL (1979)

Miranda Sensorex (1967)

Olympus Quickmatic EEM (1967)
Olympus Wide-S (1957-58)
Olympus C900 Underwater Digital Camera (2000)

OPL Foca PF2 ** (1947-57)
OPL Foca Sport II (1961-62)

Paul Zeh Camerawerk Zeca (1930s)

Polaroid Pronto Sonar One Step (19xx)
Polaroid Automatic 250 Land Camera (1967)
Polaroid SX-70 (1977)

Riken Adler C (1938)
Ricoh Ricolet
Ricoh 500 Rangefinder (1957-59)

Rollei 35XF (1974-1980)

Sears Tower 41 (1962)
Sears Tower 57A (1961)

Topcon Uni (1964)

ViewMaster Junior Projectors (1950s?)

Voigtländer Bessa (1931-49)

Zeiss Ikon Contaflex II (1954-58)
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex III (1957-59)
Zeiss Ikon Contaflex IV (1957-59)
Zeiss Ikon Contina (1956)
Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex I/II (1939-51)
Zeiss Ikon Symbolica (1959-62)

Zero Image Zero 2000 6x6 Pinhole Camera (2000)


Former Soviet Union (FSU) and Communist Cameras:
FED 3 (1964~1980) - Leica copy
Kiev 4A (1958-1980) - Contax copy
Leningrad (1956) - Leica copy

Zorki 4K (1972-80) - Leica copy
Zorki 10 (1964-78) - AE point-and-shoot

Shanghai 58-II Rangefinder (1958)- Leica copy


Great User Cameras for Advanced Amateurs

Asahi Pentax S1a (1962)
Asahi Pentax Spotmatic
Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP II (1971-76)
Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP500 (1971-74)
Asahi Pentax K1000 (1976-1997)
Asahi Pentax ME (1977-81)
Asahi Pentax MG (1976)

Canon Rangefinder
Canon IV Series (1951-56)
Canon P (1958-61)
Canon 7 (1961-1968)

Canon SLR
Canon Pellix (1965)
Canon FTb (1971)
Canon TX (1975-79)
Canon A-1 (1982-1985)
Canon AE-1 (1976-1985)
Canon AE-1 Program (1981-87)
Canon EOS 1000S QD

Contax 137 MD Quartz (1970)

Fujica ST-605 (1977)

Graflex Pacemaker Baby Speed Graphic (1947-1970)

Kodak Retina I (1939-41)
Kodak Retina Ia (1951-54)
Kodak Retina Ib (1954-57)
Kodak Retina II (1949-50)
Kodak Retina IIa (1951-54)
Kodak Retina IIIc (1957-60)

Kodak Retina Reflex S (1959-61)

Koni-Omega Rapid M (1967-68)

Konica Autoreflex T (1968-1970)
Konica Hexar RF (1999-04)

Leica Rangefinder
Leica III (1933-39)
Leica CL (1973-76)
Leica MD (1966-67)
Leica M2 (1957-68)
Leica M3 (1954-68)

Leica SLR
Leicaflex Series (SL; 1968)
Leica R3-R5 Series (R3; 1976)
Leica R6 / 6.2 (1988)

Mamiya/Sekor 500 TL (1966)
Mamiya/Sekor 1000 DTL (1968)

Minolta 35 Model II Rangefinder (1953-58)
Minolta SRT 101 (1966-75)
Minolta SRT 201 (1973-75)
Minolta SRT MCII (1975-81)
Minolta XG-1 (1979-84)
Minolta TC-1 (1996-2005)

Nikon Rangefinder
Nikon S2 (1954-58)
Nikon S3 (1958-67)

Nikon Nikonos III (1975-79)

Nikon SLR
Nikon F (early; 1959-63)
Nikon F2-AS (1977-1980)
Nikon FE (1978-1984)

Olympus 35 SP (1969-75)
Olympus Pen F Series (1963-70)
Olympus XA Series (1979-85)
Olympus Camedia 3030 Zoom (2000)

Rollei 35 Series (1966~cont.)
Rollei Rolleicord III (1950-53)

Seneca Competitor View (1907-1925)

Voigtländer Bessamatic (1959-62)
Voigtländer Vitomatic II (1958)

Yashica Rangefinder
Yashica Lynx 14 (1965)
Yashica Electro 35 (1966-68)
Yashica Electro 35 G (1968)
Yashica Electro 35 GS/GT (1968)
Yashica Electro 35 GSN (1973-87)
Yashica Electro 35 GX (1975-80)
Yashica Electro MG-1 (1975)

Yashica SLR
Yashica J-7 (1968)
Yashica TL Electro (1972)

Yashica Twin-Lens Reflex (TLR)
Yashica 44 LM (1958)
Yashica Yashicamat LM (1958-62)
Yashica Yashicamat 124 (1968~1971)

Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta BX (1937-52)

Italics = Sold or no longer in my possesion


Canon EF (EOS) Mount
Canon FD (FL/R) Mount
Leica M39 Screw and M Bayonet Mount
Leica R SLR Mount
Micro-Four-Thirds and Four-Thirds Mount (MFT/FT) [NEW]
Nikon and Contax RF (NRF, CS) Mount
Nikon F SLR (AI, AIs) Mount
Pentax M42 Screw and K Bayonet Mount

Lens Adapters


Other Accessories
Accessory Viewfinders / Rangefinders
Flash Bulbs and Electronic Flashes
Light Meters
Stereo Camera Adaptors / Viewers


Professional Level Cameras
Asahi Pentax 67 (1969)
Canon EOS 3 (1998~)
Canon EOS 10D (2003~)
Hasselblad 203FE (1994~)
Hasselblad 500C/M (1970-1989)
Hasselblad Prism Finders and Meters
Leica M7 (2002~)
Panasonic DMC-G10 (2010) [NEW]
Panasonic DMC-GH2 (2011) [NEW]
Mamiya RB67 Pro (1970-74)

p.s. Yes, as you can see, I use modern equipment in my professional work, but I still heartily believe in the ability of inexpensive classic cameras to do 90% of the work of contemporary cameras at 10% the price. For students and others on a low budget, classic cameras are a much better option than a cheapo contemporary.

p.p.s. I've been noticing some unscrupulous people ripping off my images and text and using them in ebay/MercadoLibre auctions. If you see an auction with an image or text from this site, and it doesn't use my ebay ID 'nasukaren' then it's fraudulent. Please report it immediately to me ( ) and I'll have ebay/MercadoLibre remove the listing and blacklist the seller.

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